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  1. Half Dime and Carson City Dime

    Hi Folks, I have not had anything to post for over two years. Beans are out and I hit my old standby fairgrounds I have hunted for about 8 yrs. some days I find nothing and think of not going back, but the crops are still in my other places. Glad I decided to go back, they say a place is never...
  2. 1853 Half Dime, V Nickel, Silver Thimble and Crotal Bell

    Hi Folks, These find's are from two different hunts. The silver thimble and crotal bell are from an old house site and are a first for me. The half dime and V nickel are from the old fairground site I have been working for the last 7 or 8 yrs. The half dime is paper thin but it's a seated so I...
  3. Took a Seat twice today!

    Hi Folks, I have not had anything to post for awhile. Places I researched this spring turned out to be a bust this fall. Went back to an old fairgrounds ( 1867-1907 ), I have beat to death for the last eight or so yrs., and to my surprise came away with a couple of nice dimes. An 1854 O with...
  4. A Seated and Fatty Indian

    Hi Folks, Got out to an old Agricultural Fairgrounds (1867-1910) that I have worked every other year when it is in beans for the last 8 yrs. one of those place's where the finds are getting harder to come by but are still here if you work it slow. Was here for 4 hrs. and managed a 1863"fatty"...
  5. 3 - OLD SEATED DAY

    HI FOLKS, CROP'S HAVE BEEN PICKED IN OUR PART OF THE STATE. MY SON AND I GOT OUT TO TRY AND LOCATE AN OLD METHODIST CAMP MEETING GROUNDS. IT'S LOCATED SOMEWHERE ON THE 160 ACRES WE ARE SEARCHING, STILL HAVE NOT LOCATED WHERE THE MEETINGS WERE HELD, BUT HAVE LOCATED WHERE THE CHAPEL WAS. BACK...
  6. 1840 "O" Seated Quarter My First in 43 yrs.

    Hi Folks, The ground has thawed and temps. finally are getting warmer. Spent the winter researching an old Methodist Camp meeting grounds I read about in an autobiography. It sits somewhere on the 160 acres I am detecting, 160 acres doesn't sound like much until you start walking it and not...
  7. Shield Nickels, Indians, 1858 Canadian 5-Cent Piece

    Hi Folks, The weather warmed up and ground thawed enough for me to get out twice. Hit my old camp meeting grounds I have been detecting since 2007. Amazes me how I keep pulling stuff out of here. Found 3 Indians 1898,1888 and a 1860 Fattie which someone tried to put a hole in. Two Shield...
  8. SEATED,BARBERS,INDIANS AND "V" NICKEL

    Hi Folks, Their getting the beans picked in our area. Hit an old camp meeting grounds I have been detecting for the last 5 or 6 yrs. Spent about 6 hrs. there and came away with a 1875S seated Dime, 2 1901 Barber Dimes, 4 Indian Head Pennies 1883,1900 and 2 semi key's 1876, 1868. Also found a...
  9. Two-Cent,Shield Nickel,Indians.

    Hi Folks, Have not posted any coin since last Nov. Got out yesterday to the old camp meeting grounds I have been pounding since 2008. Hunted for about 4 hrs. and came away with a 1865 two-cent piece, 1867 Shield Nickel and two Indians 1890, 1891. Fertilizers are not kind to them but I will...
  10. Scoville MFG.- Police Button

    Hi Folks, Found this, what I believe is a cuff button at an old Methodist camp meeting ground (1860's-1910) still has gold gilt on it. Was wondering if anyone could put a date to it? As I don't know much about buttons, has Scoville MFG. Co. on back...
  11. 3 Seateds, Barber & Indian

    3 Seated's, Barber & Indian Hi Folks Have not posted any finds since early last spring as most of my hunting is done in farm fields. Researched a few places this summer when it was really hot around here, needless to say they didn't pan out. Since the crops are being picked I went back to...
  12. 3 Seateds, Barber & Indian

    3 Seated's, Barber & Indian Hi Folks Have not posted any finds since early last spring as most of my hunting is done in farm fields. Researched a few places this summer when it was really hot around here, needless to say they didn't pan out. Since the crops are being picked I went back to an...
  13. Half-Dime from Old Fairgrounds

    Hi Folks, Went back to the old fairgrounds I posted about the other day (couple seated's from the old fairgrounds) and found a 1855 half-dime. Was there for about 4 1/2 hrs and found the half-dime about an hour into the hunt. Was around 4 inches deep and was found about 20 feet from where I left...
  14. Couple of Seateds from Old Fairgrounds

    Couple of Seated's from Old Fairgrounds Hi Folks, Hit an old fairground that I had pretty good luck at back in 2008. For the last two years it has been in corn. Finally was in beans this year. Coin's are here but are getting harder to find, wish they would plow it, an 1874 and 1875 S Dime, took...
  15. Barbers, V, Indian

    Barber's, V, Indian Hi Folks: Been almost a year since I had anything worth posting. I hit a spot that used to be an old Chautauqua Grounds. The lake that used to be there had been drained years ago and most of the grounds is now timber and weeds. Did manage a few finds, 1899,1902 Barber Dimes...
  16. Seateds, 3 cent piece,Indians

    Seated's, 3 cent piece,Indians Hi Folk's Finally getting crops picked in my part of the state. The boy and I hit a field that I had pretty good luck at in the fall of 2007. Managed to find a few keepers this time around also. Found 3 seated dimes 1841,1857,1891, four Indians...
  17. 3 cent piece, Shield Nickel, 3 Indians

    Hi folks, This is my first time out this year ( 2-10-09 ). Hit the old agricultral Fairgrounds ( 1866-1900 ). I left off at in Nov. managed to pull out these 5 coins. An 1866 3 cent piece, a 1866 Shield Nickel with rays, and 3 well worn Indian heads ( 1880,1881,? ). The 3 cent piece came in as...
  18. Natural or Man Made?

    This item was found along spoon river in Fulton Co. Illinois probably 40 yrs ago. Was given to me by my uncle. Have always wonered if nature done this or if its Indian made? Was found just as is with the round rock inside the holder. Quarter is for sizing. Thanks Mike
  19. 7- 1800s Coins (Part)

    7- 1800's Coins (Part) Finally made it back out to the Agricultural Fairgrounds I posted about Nov. 4 (16-1800's coins). Weather has either been to rainy or to cold. Made it out Thursday Nov 13 and got in about 4 hrs. No silver this time but did manage 4 shield nickels (1866 with rays and 3...
  20. 16 - 1800s Coins

    16 - 1800's Coins Hit an old Agricultural Fair Grounds (1866-1900). This is now a field which was in beans this year. The old gentleman (80) who lived across the road said it had been hit hard over the years. Grounds consisted of 15 acres. Managed to find 4 seated dimes (1850,1855,1874,1876) 1...
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