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    Awesome Yard Hunt: Spanish Silver, DBLC, and Tons of Indian Head Pennies!

    I've had my eye on this yard for awhile and I finally got the go-ahead this past weekend. The owner said it had been hunted before by her son and another detectorist years before so my expectations were low, but I ended up surprising myself. The ground wasn't especially mineralized and most of these targets where within 6 inches of the surface so I'm not sure how so many coins were missed. This is by far my new record for Indian Head pennies in a single hunt:

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    All of them along with the barber dime were found somewhat clustered in one section of the side yard and the dates are grouped together too. Not a good spot for laundry, but I'm thinking some sort of farm stand would make sense. The IHP dates are 1883, 1884, 1895, 1897, 1901, (2x) 1903, and 1907. The barber dime is an 1908.

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    Much to my surprise a 1775 1 real turned up in the middle of the IHP cluster. It was a very choppy signal and I didn't think for one second it was silver until the plug fell apart. It's well worn so I can't get the mintmark, but the date is at least still there. In terms of condition though the two large cents really take the cake!

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    1808 isn't an especially rare date, but you can't beat the condition. The ground usually chews up the classic heads even when other copper coins are reserved. The draped bust is also a stunner:

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    I especially like the look of the mottled patina and fortunately I was able to leave most of it in place. Both of these large cents were 10" down, but gave clear 95 signals on the Deus so I dug nice large plugs on both and didn't even come close to scratching them. You have to love it when it works out like that!

    There were a handful of other coins including two buffalo nickels (1916 and 1920) and a few wheats.

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    I did find one crusty V-Nickel that looks like it could be an 1889, but the ground wasn't as kind to it as it was the other coins. There were also a handful of buttons, but not as many as I would have expected:

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    What was also odd is there was almost none of the usual Victorian trash you usually come across in old yards. Things like oil lamp parts or spoon bits which I usually find in abundance. Fortunately I'm far from done with the yard; this was all in just one section so I have high hopes for the next hunt!

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    That's a tribe of indian cents, dream hunt

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    nice hunt

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    Amazing hunt! One has to wonder if the other guys found anything because they certainly left a lot!

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    Jul 2010
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    Congrats on some fine coins. Good luck on your next trip there.
    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 18
    Half Reals = 29
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars

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    WOW!! Nice Hunt!!

    Kace

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    I had to look at this post twice because it was so good! haha.

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    Nice haul!

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    Oh Man I dream of hunting a yard like that!! Congrats

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    Jedi Master

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    Amazeballs. Epic dream hunt. Dont ever wake up from that one. Awesome saves. Go get the rest. Looking forward to the pics

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    That's an incredible hunt. A few yards like that would be enough for the year.
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    Rust never rests

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    An awesome hunt huh? With 8 IH PENNIES,An old Spanish 1 reale. Barber dime,two old large cents, Buff nickles,Lincoln cents, and old buttons.

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    Rust never rests

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    paleomaxx,from what I see on your recent posts it appears you are the finest detectorist in your State bar none.

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    Great finds! 8 IH's in one hunt ain't too bad

    The LC's are stunners too

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    Max

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    paleomaxx,from what I see on your recent posts it appears you are the finest detectorist in your State bar none.
    I've been having an extremely good year so far, but there's some very heavy competition for that title! Some of the other guys in my area have been doing this 20-30 years and put us in the same field, they'd swing circles around me every day of the week. Still; practice, practice, practice!
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