It Pays to Metal Detect in the Rain! Indian Head Cent!

FreeBirdTim

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Heavy rain this morning, but it was 60 degrees outside. When the rain turned to drizzle this afternoon, I hit the woods. Only one good find in two hours of detecting, an 1873 Indian Head cent. Really crusty out of the ground, but it cleaned up nice with warm hydrogen peroxide. Still has a little crud on it ,but I'm going to leave it alone. Not a bad day for mid-December in Rhode Island!













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Metal does pop in in heavy soaked soils....nice job!
 

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Heavy rain this morning, but it was 60 degrees outside. When the rain turned to drizzle this afternoon, I hit the woods. Only one good find in two hours of detecting, an 1873 Indian Head cent. Really crusty out of the ground, but it cleaned up nice with warm hydrogen peroxide. Still has a little crud on it ,but I'm going to leave it alone. Not a bad day for mid-December in Rhode Island!













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Nice!!! Congrats!!!! Great Shape!!!
 

sprinter

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Metal does pop in in heavy soaked soils....nice job!
You may be need to consider if metal gets wet it in the ground it does becomes more conductive but so does the ground its self which is detected along with your target ,Ive always found when out having a days detecting best finds come after youve had your lunch.
 

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I love hunting in the rain or shortly after. Congrats on the IHC, that’s a tough date to find
 
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nice Indian head. Looks like the 'open 3' variety


Yes, definitely the open "3" variety, which is more common than the closed "3".
 

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Heavy rain this morning, but it was 60 degrees outside. When the rain turned to drizzle this afternoon, I hit the woods. Only one good find in two hours of detecting, an 1873 Indian Head cent. Really crusty out of the ground, but it cleaned up nice with warm hydrogen peroxide. Still has a little crud on it ,but I'm going to leave it alone. Not a bad day for mid-December in Rhode Island!













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looks great imo , any 1870 's IH is a big score here in N GA .
 
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Thanks for all the great replies! Forgot to mention that it rang up as a 77 on my AT Pro, so I had a good idea that it was an IHC before I dug it. Strange how they ring up lower than wheaties, even though they're both 95% copper...
 

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