First SLQ and two large cents in one hole

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Last weekend I got my machine out for the first time of the season to attempt to find a watch for a relative. She thought she had dropped it along her sidewalk, me and my dad searched for three or four hours with no success, at least no watch. I did find two Indians, a buffalo nickel, a handful of wheat pennies, a silver Roosevelt dime, a barber dime, a smashed silver ring and a president taft token.

That brought back the itch to dig. Monday we went to an old property that a friend of my dad just bought. The yard had been leveled with fill dirt at some point I was getting energy drink cans 6" deep. I thought the day was going to be a bust until I got a 30 signal beside the old spring and popped out an 1825 large cent that looks like it was a whizzer at some point. It was pretty rough, but was the first coin in about two hours that was older than me. It is the oldest I have found with a legible (barely) date. I rechecked the hole and got a 26 signal, thought I had a seated dime, but it was another large cent. It's a 38 or 39, I couldn't make out the last digit. Then after about two more very slow hours within a detectors length of the road I got a 24 signal, I thought probably a memorial penny since that's about all I had been finding the last two hours. I carelessly cut a plug and saw the scratched back of my first standing liberty quarter. : P I have no idea why it rang in so low, I rechecked the hole and found nothing else. It was pretty pocket worn already so I didn't feel too bad. It felt good checking that one off the list. 4-5 hours digging that day and only two good holes made it feel like a successful hunt.
 

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Florida Finder

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Last weekend I got my machine out for the first time of the season to attempt to find a watch for a relative. She thought she had dropped it along her sidewalk, me and my dad searched for three or four hours with no success, at least no watch. I did find two Indians, a buffalo nickel, a handful of wheat pennies, a silver Roosevelt dime, a barber dime, a smashed silver ring and a president taft token.

That brought back the itch to dig. Monday we went to an old property that a friend of my dad just bought. The yard had been leveled with fill dirt at some point I was getting energy drink cans 6" deep. I thought the day was going to be a bust until I got a 30 signal beside the old spring and popped out an 1825 large cent that looks like it was a whizzer at some point. It was pretty rough, but was the first coin in about two hours that was older than me. It is the oldest I have found with a legible (barely) date. I rechecked the hole and got a 26 signal, thought I had a seated dime, but it was another large cent. It's a 38 or 39, I couldn't make out the last digit. Then after about two more very slow hours within a detectors length of the road I got a 24 signal, I thought probably a memorial penny since that's about all I had been finding the last two hours. I carelessly cut a plug and saw the scratched back of my first standing liberty quarter. : P I have no idea why it rang in so low, I rechecked the hole and found nothing else. It was pretty pocket worn already so I didn't feel too bad. It felt good checking that one off the list. 4-5 hours digging that day and only two good holes made it feel like a successful hunt.
Very nice finds. It almost looks like one of the largies was trying to be a button
 
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_muppet_

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Thanks, yeah it could have been a button too. I was calling it a whizzer just because of how it was holed. At least they knocked that awful nose off. :laughing7:
 

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Last weekend I got my machine out for the first time of the season to attempt to find a watch for a relative. She thought she had dropped it along her sidewalk, me and my dad searched for three or four hours with no success, at least no watch. I did find two Indians, a buffalo nickel, a handful of wheat pennies, a silver Roosevelt dime, a barber dime, a smashed silver ring and a president taft token.

That brought back the itch to dig. Monday we went to an old property that a friend of my dad just bought. The yard had been leveled with fill dirt at some point I was getting energy drink cans 6" deep. I thought the day was going to be a bust until I got a 30 signal beside the old spring and popped out an 1825 large cent that looks like it was a whizzer at some point. It was pretty rough, but was the first coin in about two hours that was older than me. It is the oldest I have found with a legible (barely) date. I rechecked the hole and got a 26 signal, thought I had a seated dime, but it was another large cent. It's a 38 or 39, I couldn't make out the last digit. Then after about two more very slow hours within a detectors length of the road I got a 24 signal, I thought probably a memorial penny since that's about all I had been finding the last two hours. I carelessly cut a plug and saw the scratched back of my first standing liberty quarter. : P I have no idea why it rang in so low, I rechecked the hole and found nothing else. It was pretty pocket worn already so I didn't feel too bad. It felt good checking that one off the list. 4-5 hours digging that day and only two good holes made it feel like a successful hunt.
I would see if you could find out where the fill dirt came from and try to detect there where it was sitting, there could be more coins in the fill?
 

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Last weekend I got my machine out for the first time of the season to attempt to find a watch for a relative. She thought she had dropped it along her sidewalk, me and my dad searched for three or four hours with no success, at least no watch. I did find two Indians, a buffalo nickel, a handful of wheat pennies, a silver Roosevelt dime, a barber dime, a smashed silver ring and a president taft token.

That brought back the itch to dig. Monday we went to an old property that a friend of my dad just bought. The yard had been leveled with fill dirt at some point I was getting energy drink cans 6" deep. I thought the day was going to be a bust until I got a 30 signal beside the old spring and popped out an 1825 large cent that looks like it was a whizzer at some point. It was pretty rough, but was the first coin in about two hours that was older than me. It is the oldest I have found with a legible (barely) date. I rechecked the hole and got a 26 signal, thought I had a seated dime, but it was another large cent. It's a 38 or 39, I couldn't make out the last digit. Then after about two more very slow hours within a detectors length of the road I got a 24 signal, I thought probably a memorial penny since that's about all I had been finding the last two hours. I carelessly cut a plug and saw the scratched back of my first standing liberty quarter. : P I have no idea why it rang in so low, I rechecked the hole and found nothing else. It was pretty pocket worn already so I didn't feel too bad. It felt good checking that one off the list. 4-5 hours digging that day and only two good holes made it feel like a successful hunt.
What an odd date range for a spill…would love to know the backstory to this one. Cool finds
 
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I would see if you could find out where the fill dirt came from and try to detect there where it was sitting, there could be more coins in the fill?
I'd rather dig what's under the fill dirt. : ) There is an 1800's house on this lot, just most of the good stuff is likely over a foot deep under the fill. I didn't get a single wheat penny from this yard or Indian, I think I only got 3 copper pennies, the rest were all zinc. You can see a very clear cut in the yard where it was dozed off to level out the hill. Lots of the yard has a good amount of gravel like highway fill maybe. I got a few old trinkets by the spring and almost nothing else over maybe 30 years old. The property is something over 300 acres, I'm sure there are other good finds to be had there, but the close to the house items are likely gone forever.
 

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Last weekend I got my machine out for the first time of the season to attempt to find a watch for a relative. She thought she had dropped it along her sidewalk, me and my dad searched for three or four hours with no success, at least no watch. I did find two Indians, a buffalo nickel, a handful of wheat pennies, a silver Roosevelt dime, a barber dime, a smashed silver ring and a president taft token.

That brought back the itch to dig. Monday we went to an old property that a friend of my dad just bought. The yard had been leveled with fill dirt at some point I was getting energy drink cans 6" deep. I thought the day was going to be a bust until I got a 30 signal beside the old spring and popped out an 1825 large cent that looks like it was a whizzer at some point. It was pretty rough, but was the first coin in about two hours that was older than me. It is the oldest I have found with a legible (barely) date. I rechecked the hole and got a 26 signal, thought I had a seated dime, but it was another large cent. It's a 38 or 39, I couldn't make out the last digit. Then after about two more very slow hours within a detectors length of the road I got a 24 signal, I thought probably a memorial penny since that's about all I had been finding the last two hours. I carelessly cut a plug and saw the scratched back of my first standing liberty quarter. : P I have no idea why it rang in so low, I rechecked the hole and found nothing else. It was pretty pocket worn already so I didn't feel too bad. It felt good checking that one off the list. 4-5 hours digging that day and only two good holes made it feel like a successful hunt.
Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
 

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Last weekend I got my machine out for the first time of the season to attempt to find a watch for a relative. She thought she had dropped it along her sidewalk, me and my dad searched for three or four hours with no success, at least no watch. I did find two Indians, a buffalo nickel, a handful of wheat pennies, a silver Roosevelt dime, a barber dime, a smashed silver ring and a president taft token.

That brought back the itch to dig. Monday we went to an old property that a friend of my dad just bought. The yard had been leveled with fill dirt at some point I was getting energy drink cans 6" deep. I thought the day was going to be a bust until I got a 30 signal beside the old spring and popped out an 1825 large cent that looks like it was a whizzer at some point. It was pretty rough, but was the first coin in about two hours that was older than me. It is the oldest I have found with a legible (barely) date. I rechecked the hole and got a 26 signal, thought I had a seated dime, but it was another large cent. It's a 38 or 39, I couldn't make out the last digit. Then after about two more very slow hours within a detectors length of the road I got a 24 signal, I thought probably a memorial penny since that's about all I had been finding the last two hours. I carelessly cut a plug and saw the scratched back of my first standing liberty quarter. : P I have no idea why it rang in so low, I rechecked the hole and found nothing else. It was pretty pocket worn already so I didn't feel too bad. It felt good checking that one off the list. 4-5 hours digging that day and only two good holes made it feel like a successful hunt.
great saves all around! love that silver and your SLQ is gorgeous, they rarely come out of the ground that nice, well done indeed
 

JeffInMass

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Congrats for all those great finds! As a long-time SLQ collector and hunter, I always look forward to seeing them posted- yours has a quite a bit of detail remaining- looks like it could be a 1920???
 

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Your persistence paid off well, congrats!
 

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