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    May was my best month ever for clad value and ended with a pair of Merc dimes

    This week has been an unusual one. My schedule worked so I was able to do some things around the house in the morning and detect in the afternoon some days so I actually got out and swung the CZ21 five days out of seven. 2 of those were actually full days at the scout camp.

    Tuesday I spent 6 hours at camp. I finished the big popular site and started a new, smaller site. All together I found 191 coins with a face value of $16.23, 57 camp pegs, an aluminum mess kit plate, mess kit silverware, a dead pocket knife, fishing sinkers, a part of a pistol charm, a first class pin, a camp hat pin from 2000, a fired blank pistol cartridge (LC 82 headstamp, Lake City Arsenal 1982), a stainless knife blade, a spoon handle and a Rockforge hatchet.

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    Wednesday I went back to camp and worked on the new site again. In 6 hours I found 169 coins with a face $12.27, 86 camp pegs, 3 blank rifle cartridges (one is still live), fishing sinkers, a Webelos Outdoorsman pin, a fishing spinner, a rope tensioner, a pin army ranger pin, a troop annniversay pin and a Lincoln Penney that has been cut up to make a weird shape.

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    The blanks have a headstamp FN and a star that I believe is Belgian. The one on the left is unfired and the primer is still intact.

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    I went to an old softball field Friday for 2.5 hours and found 55 coins with a face value of $3.05, a hex bit, a 2003 Chuckie Cheese token and a squashed quarter (you can see the ribbed edge).

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    Yesterday I went to a different park and spent 3 hours and found 48 coins with a face value of $2.40, a copper rivet with an 8 ray marking, a mercury dime, a crusty wheatie and 2 NO CASH VALUE tokens.

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    The merc is a 1920 D and the wheatie is a 1914.

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    Today I went back to the softball park for 2 hours and found 56 coins with a face value of $2.92, a key and a marble.

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    Then I went back to the park I found the merc dime in yesterday and found 29 coins with a face value of $2.30, another mercury dime and part of an old kerosene lamp.

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    The merc in dated 1945 D.

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    So it has been a busy month with record results. This has been my best month for clad. May was the first month of my 19th year of detecting and I found a total of 2,594 coins with a face value of $164.07. I usually only find about $800 to $900 a year so this is a wonderful start. The finds included 3 foreign coins, 2 mercs, one Barber quarter, a silver ring and a silver earring. Usually by now I would be doing some water detecting and finding more silver and a little gold. With the pandemic the swimming areas have been closed and the weather has been too cold to swim anyway. I cleaned the areas up pretty well in the fall before it got cold so there is not much point in water detecting until the contributors have had a chance to make their deposits.

    So a great start to my year and 2 more silvers. Thanks for looking, stay safe and keep swingin.
    If you’re not digging trash you are missing treasure.

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    I'm amazed at the number of targets you dug. It would take a year for my poor old back to recover. Your forum name should be tnt-hoover because I don't think you leave much behind. Keep up the good work! Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddsPoint View Post
    I'm amazed at the number of targets you dug. It would take a year for my poor old back to recover. Your forum name should be tnt-hoover because I don't think you leave much behind. Keep up the good work! Gary
    Thanks Gary. I do my best to get all the goodies. Stay safe and keep swingin.
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    If you’re not digging trash you are missing treasure.

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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    Pretty awesome finds I hunt a few old Boy and Girl scout camps tons of good stuff like your finding. All kinds of tent stakes and equipment and clad and Jewelry its a good hunting spot Keep up the great finds

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    Congrats on your record month, really nice collection of finds!
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    Very nice hunt, congratulations!
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