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    Dig those Crappy signals or risk loosing the good stuff!

    Today i took a trip to my standing permission and once again walked away with a couple keepers.
    Considering i have pounded this permission hard, my plan was simple...dig all signals that ring up mid tone and higher.
    So, when i dug my first hole, I was not disappointed to see a large stainless flat washer pop out of the hole.
    Two hours later i picked up a V nickel and called it quits.

    Back at the car i dumped my finds pouch to separate my trash from coins and the washer caught my eye.
    Go figure...that smooth washer turned out to be a well worn Barber HALF! I guess i need to be a bit more observant in the future!
    Here is a picture of all my finds for the day.

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    Turns out the Half dollar is an 1896-S. Funny thing is...this is my second Barber half and it is the same year as my first.
    My first being an 1896-O in way better condition found 38 years ago!

    Anyhow...the V nickel turned out to be a 1911
    Here are the two coins together.
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    HH everyone and remember...Dig all those crappy signals or risk loosing the good stuff!
    Last edited by Ammoman; Nov 07, 2019 at 07:35 PM.
    Dig till you drop!

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    Damn, you better get your eyes checked if you that thought that was a stainless washer . Congrats
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    LOL I was wearing sunglasses and the edge of the coin has no ridges..its very smooth.
    Also, when i say crappy signal...it rang up mid tone and in the 60s....not a silver signal at all so it was pretty easy to assume washer.

    Oh yea...also...who gets a Silver Half as the very first signal of the day? LOL Nobody.
    Last edited by Ammoman; Nov 07, 2019 at 07:53 PM.
    Dig till you drop!

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    yep, you need to learn what silver looks like!

    Digging crappy signals is the only way to get silver from many places that have been pounded to death. You gotta pick your battles though, otherwise it would be faster and cleaner to just dig and sift every square foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason in Enid View Post
    yep, you need to learn what silver looks like!

    Digging crappy signals is the only way to get silver from many places that have been pounded to death. You gotta pick your battles though, otherwise it would be faster and cleaner to just dig and sift every square foot.
    Lesson learned for sure...I think it was just the mindset i was in. Never have i dug a signal so low and so crappy. and since it was my first signal of the day I was thinking trash or possibly an Indian penny so when i saw big and smooth i didn't give it a second glance. It just went into the finds pouch and i carried on.
    Dig till you drop!

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    You have to dig ALL the mid tones. One of my recent mid tones was a 2 gram gold nugget!
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    I did one time, i had permission to hunt the yard of a old home in Abington Va. It was being renovated to become the visitors center..I walked over to the yard and started swinging made a few sweeps and bong first coin was a 1902 Barber half wow i thought my first one i scanned a little further and bong again this time a 1907 half after that i just started swinging madly lol I ended up with a dime, nickel and a couple of pennies. One heck of a morning for sure... The park next to the old house yielded too, some nice finds, but a lot of it now has had fill dirt added.....Had some nice hunts there...
    Last edited by alaskaseeker; Nov 07, 2019 at 08:24 PM.

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    Very nice! The 1896 S is a semi-key date, and worth a lot more than without the S!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Cache View Post
    Very nice! The 1896 S is a semi-key date, and worth a lot more than without the S!
    I don't think this one is worth more than a few bucks over melt because of the condition. That said, My 1896 -O is in Fine to very fine condition making it worth a few dollars for sure!
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    Dig till you drop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaseeker View Post
    I did one time, i had permission to hunt the yard of a old home in Abington Va. It was being renovated to become the visitors center..I walked over to the yard and started swinging made a few sweeps and bong first coin was a 1902 Barber half wow i thought my first one i scanned a little further and bong again this time a 1907 half after that i just started swinging madly lol I ended up with a dime, nickel and a couple of pennies. One heck of a morning for sure... The park next to the old house yielded too, some nice finds, but a lot of it now has had fill dirt added.....Had some nice hunts there...
    Now that is a dream hunt! My best silver day was a walking liberty half and a 40 percent Kennedy half along with a merc and Barber dime.
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    Dig till you drop!

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    Nice old coin shooting! You are correct...did everything!

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    BTW I HATE those SS washers. I do dig them!
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    Great hunt. Congrat's on some very nice coins.

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    What a far cry from a washer. Great job!
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    8 Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it?
    9 And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!’ - Luke 15:8-9

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    Nice find!

    one of the few times you wish it would have been a quarter instead of a half!
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