Finally Found A Silver Quarter

bologna321

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Aug 26, 2017
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Metal Detecting
I've been whining about not being able to find a silver quarter anywhere in my short detecting career, I've tried parks, homesteads, farms, yards.... I feel lucky in my finds, as I've found civil war items, capped bust dime, etc. But I couldn't pull a 1964 or earlier quarter anywhere.

I've been hitting a new farm with my 6" coil, not tons of signals around, I suspect it's been hit hard in the past. However the grass is thick and tall and the items seem deeper than normal in the black dirt, so I broke out the stock coil to see if I've been missing deep targets. Didnt find much until I got a jumpy 25-32 vdi in the the side of the median between ruts in on an old farm path. I wasn't too excited yet as there has been some high tone melted aluminum in several places near here.

Dug it up, looked at how shiny it was, checked the date, i swear it said 1984. Looked at the rim, this is silver, then realized its 1934. Finally after 4 years.

Thanks for looking
 

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Back-of-the-boat

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Apr 18, 2013
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7,350
California
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All Treasure Hunting
It took me forever to find my first silvers also I got lucky with a dime and a quarter. Congrats on yours, My oldest came from a tot lot Imagine that, it must have been a show and tell loss. You never know where you will find them.
 

xr7ator

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Sep 2, 2011
4,781
6,317
Denver, Colorado
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Got a pic all cleaned up? It looks like it was dropped in 1934. Most of these 30's Washingtons come out very well worn. So, it looks like it was worth the wait.
I bet you find another silver quarter in the next five hunts.
Grats and thanks for the great post.
 

Tommybuckets

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Mar 2, 2015
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1,894
Bodymore, Metalland
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Once you hear one they'll come to you. I'm on a kick where i can't find a dime but every outing I'm getting a silver quarter. Last 6 outings SLQ, Barber, skunk, Wash, Wash, Barber but not no silver dimes. one surface 64' but didn't get to use the machine. No complaints but I wonder how many I walked away from thinking it was a shard of that nearby can I started digging.
 

Terry Soloman

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May 28, 2010
19,358
29,804
White Plains, New York
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Nokta Makro Legend// Pulsedive// Minelab GPZ 7000// Vanquish 540// Minelab Pro Find 35// Dune Kraken Sandscoop// Grave Digger Tools Tombstone shovel & Sidekick digger// Bunk's Hermit Pick
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Metal Detecting
Congrats on getting your First!:headbang:
 

Hunk-a-lead

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Dec 20, 2020
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3,143
Kansas City
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Nokta Legend, Garrett Carrot, Predator Phoenix Shovel, White's hand digger
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I've been whining about not being able to find a silver quarter anywhere in my short detecting career, I've tried parks, homesteads, farms, yards.... I feel lucky in my finds, as I've found civil war items, capped bust dime, etc. But I couldn't pull a 1964 or earlier quarter anywhere.

I've been hitting a new farm with my 6" coil, not tons of signals around, I suspect it's been hit hard in the past. However the grass is thick and tall and the items seem deeper than normal in the black dirt, so I broke out the stock coil to see if I've been missing deep targets. Didnt find much until I got a jumpy 25-32 vdi in the the side of the median between ruts in on an old farm path. I wasn't too excited yet as there has been some high tone melted aluminum in several places near here.

Dug it up, looked at how shiny it was, checked the date, i swear it said 1984. Looked at the rim, this is silver, then realized its 1934. Finally after 4 years.

Thanks for looking
big time gratz on that beauty! love that silver............
 

billb

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Sep 23, 2010
3,833
7,920
Upstate NY
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Excalibur2,,silver sabre
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I've been whining about not being able to find a silver quarter anywhere in my short detecting career, I've tried parks, homesteads, farms, yards.... I feel lucky in my finds, as I've found civil war items, capped bust dime, etc. But I couldn't pull a 1964 or earlier quarter anywhere.

I've been hitting a new farm with my 6" coil, not tons of signals around, I suspect it's been hit hard in the past. However the grass is thick and tall and the items seem deeper than normal in the black dirt, so I broke out the stock coil to see if I've been missing deep targets. Didnt find much until I got a jumpy 25-32 vdi in the the side of the median between ruts in on an old farm path. I wasn't too excited yet as there has been some high tone melted aluminum in several places near here.

Dug it up, looked at how shiny it was, checked the date, i swear it said 1984. Looked at the rim, this is silver, then realized its 1934. Finally after 4 years.

Thanks for looking
Congratulations on your beautiful recovery
 

Digger RJ

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Aug 24, 2017
15,384
26,761
SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
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All Treasure Hunting
I've been whining about not being able to find a silver quarter anywhere in my short detecting career, I've tried parks, homesteads, farms, yards.... I feel lucky in my finds, as I've found civil war items, capped bust dime, etc. But I couldn't pull a 1964 or earlier quarter anywhere.

I've been hitting a new farm with my 6" coil, not tons of signals around, I suspect it's been hit hard in the past. However the grass is thick and tall and the items seem deeper than normal in the black dirt, so I broke out the stock coil to see if I've been missing deep targets. Didnt find much until I got a jumpy 25-32 vdi in the the side of the median between ruts in on an old farm path. I wasn't too excited yet as there has been some high tone melted aluminum in several places near here.

Dug it up, looked at how shiny it was, checked the date, i swear it said 1984. Looked at the rim, this is silver, then realized its 1934. Finally after 4 years.

Thanks for looking
Sweet!!! Congrats!!!
 

cudamark

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Mar 16, 2011
12,297
12,167
San Diego
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XP Deus 2, Equinox 800, Fisher Impulse AQ, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
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Looks in nice shape. :icon_thumleft: If it's from the "D"enver mint, it's worth a bit more than a Philly mint.
 

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