Large old small cent spill down a hillside. 12 Indian Heads, 3 flying eagles, 3 wheats, a random 1918 merc, 1930s Jersey beach tag

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I hunted along a walkway here back in June 2021 and found the 1924D merc, the 1915 barber dime, the silver earing, a few wheats in the woods, popped a 1920s milk bottle in the woods. few months later a few more bottles along the hill. I was convinced there had to be some older coins in the woods somewhere other than wheats. I found that somewhere the end of last week and of course it's this small section of semi over grown hill with baby poison ivy, dried leaves and branches I never checked.... the 1911, 1919 and 1925 wheaty and all 12 indians and 3 flying eagles came from the same small area. an 1864 indian and 1858 flying eagle were were right next to each other. A flying eagle was a bucket lister for me and I still can't believe i found three in the same place. The 1918 merc was a random drop farther in the woods. Lot of old trash was thrown down one section of the hill and that is where the fork and 1936 New Jersey brass beach tag came from. Bottles were also thrown down the hill in the later 1800s to 1920s and show up in random spots as water erodes the hill side. The lydia Pinkham's vegetable compound was a hill side wash out find saturday. My friend found a 1920s milk and he thinks and 1872 indian that day. I really want to know what happen here and why they lost no nickels, no 1800s silvers, trimes or buttons. or it seems that way so far. If someone did cherry pick the hill for high tones ( there are a lot of pull tabs and cola caps signals) they'd still miss say a V or shield Nickel or a trime as they aren't really high and obvious silver tones.

Indians are as follows:
1 x 1859 1st year Indian (no shield on reverse) front isn't as good as back but you can read the date clearly.
1 x 1863
1x 1864 thick
2 x 1864 thin
1 x 1867 semi key date mintage of 9,821,000
1 x 1868 semi key date mintage of 10, 266,00
3 x 1880
2 x 1881

flying eagles:
1 x toasted front no date, almost toasted off reverse but enough of the wreath for an id under magnification
1 x rough 1858
1 x really nice 1858

Silvers:
1 x 1915 barber dime
1 x 1918 merc
1 x 1924D merc
1 x silver earing.

Wheats from the hill: 1911 ,1919 and 1925
 

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cannonball

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I hunted along a walkway here back in June 2021 and found the 1924D merc, the 1915 barber dime, the silver earing, a few wheats in the woods, popped a 1920s milk bottle in the woods. few months later a few more bottles along the hill. I was convinced there had to be some older coins in the woods somewhere other than wheats. I found that somewhere the end of last week and of course it's this small section of semi over grown hill with baby poison ivy, dried leaves and branches I never checked.... the 1911, 1919 and 1925 wheaty and all 12 indians and 3 flying eagles came from the same small area. an 1864 indian and 1858 flying eagle were were right next to each other. A flying eagle was a bucket lister for me and I still can't believe i found three in the same place. The 1918 merc was a random drop farther in the woods. Lot of old trash was thrown down one section of the hill and that is where the fork and 1936 New Jersey brass beach tag came from. Bottles were also thrown down the hill in the later 1800s to 1920s and show up in random spots as water erodes the hill side. The lydia Pinkham's vegetable compound was a hill side wash out find saturday. My friend found a 1920s milk and he thinks and 1872 indian that day. I really want to know what happen here and why they lost no nickels, no 1800s silvers, trimes or buttons. or it seems that way so far. If someone did cherry pick the hill for high tones ( there are a lot of pull tabs and cola caps signals) they'd still miss say a V or shield Nickel or a trime as they aren't really high and obvious silver tones.

Indians are as follows:
1 x 1859 1st year Indian (no shield on reverse) front isn't as good as back but you can read the date clearly.
1 x 1863
1x 1864 thick
2 x 1864 thin
1 x 1867 semi key date mintage of 9,821,000
1 x 1868 semi key date mintage of 10, 266,00
3 x 1880
2 x 1881

flying eagles:
1 x toasted front no date, almost toasted off reverse but enough of the wreath for an id under magnification
1 x rough 1858
1 x really nice 1858

Silvers:
1 x 1915 barber dime
1 x 1918 merc
1 x 1924D merc
1 x silver earing.

Wheats from the hill: 1911 ,1919 and 1925
Nice spill! Watch out for the ticks
 

BLK HOLE

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Great hunt!!! Congrats on those flying eagles:icon_thumleft:
 

Lenrac2

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What an awesome day! Congrats! I'd be itching to go back! Or itching from the ivy! πŸ˜„
 

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I hunted along a walkway here back in June 2021 and found the 1924D merc, the 1915 barber dime, the silver earing, a few wheats in the woods, popped a 1920s milk bottle in the woods. few months later a few more bottles along the hill. I was convinced there had to be some older coins in the woods somewhere other than wheats. I found that somewhere the end of last week and of course it's this small section of semi over grown hill with baby poison ivy, dried leaves and branches I never checked.... the 1911, 1919 and 1925 wheaty and all 12 indians and 3 flying eagles came from the same small area. an 1864 indian and 1858 flying eagle were were right next to each other. A flying eagle was a bucket lister for me and I still can't believe i found three in the same place. The 1918 merc was a random drop farther in the woods. Lot of old trash was thrown down one section of the hill and that is where the fork and 1936 New Jersey brass beach tag came from. Bottles were also thrown down the hill in the later 1800s to 1920s and show up in random spots as water erodes the hill side. The lydia Pinkham's vegetable compound was a hill side wash out find saturday. My friend found a 1920s milk and he thinks and 1872 indian that day. I really want to know what happen here and why they lost no nickels, no 1800s silvers, trimes or buttons. or it seems that way so far. If someone did cherry pick the hill for high tones ( there are a lot of pull tabs and cola caps signals) they'd still miss say a V or shield Nickel or a trime as they aren't really high and obvious silver tones.

Indians are as follows:
1 x 1859 1st year Indian (no shield on reverse) front isn't as good as back but you can read the date clearly.
1 x 1863
1x 1864 thick
2 x 1864 thin
1 x 1867 semi key date mintage of 9,821,000
1 x 1868 semi key date mintage of 10, 266,00
3 x 1880
2 x 1881

flying eagles:
1 x toasted front no date, almost toasted off reverse but enough of the wreath for an id under magnification
1 x rough 1858
1 x really nice 1858

Silvers:
1 x 1915 barber dime
1 x 1918 merc
1 x 1924D merc
1 x silver earing.

Wheats from the hill: 1911 ,1919 and 1925
Wow!
 

Digger RJ

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I hunted along a walkway here back in June 2021 and found the 1924D merc, the 1915 barber dime, the silver earing, a few wheats in the woods, popped a 1920s milk bottle in the woods. few months later a few more bottles along the hill. I was convinced there had to be some older coins in the woods somewhere other than wheats. I found that somewhere the end of last week and of course it's this small section of semi over grown hill with baby poison ivy, dried leaves and branches I never checked.... the 1911, 1919 and 1925 wheaty and all 12 indians and 3 flying eagles came from the same small area. an 1864 indian and 1858 flying eagle were were right next to each other. A flying eagle was a bucket lister for me and I still can't believe i found three in the same place. The 1918 merc was a random drop farther in the woods. Lot of old trash was thrown down one section of the hill and that is where the fork and 1936 New Jersey brass beach tag came from. Bottles were also thrown down the hill in the later 1800s to 1920s and show up in random spots as water erodes the hill side. The lydia Pinkham's vegetable compound was a hill side wash out find saturday. My friend found a 1920s milk and he thinks and 1872 indian that day. I really want to know what happen here and why they lost no nickels, no 1800s silvers, trimes or buttons. or it seems that way so far. If someone did cherry pick the hill for high tones ( there are a lot of pull tabs and cola caps signals) they'd still miss say a V or shield Nickel or a trime as they aren't really high and obvious silver tones.

Indians are as follows:
1 x 1859 1st year Indian (no shield on reverse) front isn't as good as back but you can read the date clearly.
1 x 1863
1x 1864 thick
2 x 1864 thin
1 x 1867 semi key date mintage of 9,821,000
1 x 1868 semi key date mintage of 10, 266,00
3 x 1880
2 x 1881

flying eagles:
1 x toasted front no date, almost toasted off reverse but enough of the wreath for an id under magnification
1 x rough 1858
1 x really nice 1858

Silvers:
1 x 1915 barber dime
1 x 1918 merc
1 x 1924D merc
1 x silver earing.

Wheats from the hill: 1911 ,1919 and 1925
Very Nice Hunt!!! Congrats!!!
 

ModernMiner

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Holy smokes!!!! You got the whole tribe there. One of my favorite coin designs is the IH penny.
Great haul.
 

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I hunted along a walkway here back in June 2021 and found the 1924D merc, the 1915 barber dime, the silver earing, a few wheats in the woods, popped a 1920s milk bottle in the woods. few months later a few more bottles along the hill. I was convinced there had to be some older coins in the woods somewhere other than wheats. I found that somewhere the end of last week and of course it's this small section of semi over grown hill with baby poison ivy, dried leaves and branches I never checked.... the 1911, 1919 and 1925 wheaty and all 12 indians and 3 flying eagles came from the same small area. an 1864 indian and 1858 flying eagle were were right next to each other. A flying eagle was a bucket lister for me and I still can't believe i found three in the same place. The 1918 merc was a random drop farther in the woods. Lot of old trash was thrown down one section of the hill and that is where the fork and 1936 New Jersey brass beach tag came from. Bottles were also thrown down the hill in the later 1800s to 1920s and show up in random spots as water erodes the hill side. The lydia Pinkham's vegetable compound was a hill side wash out find saturday. My friend found a 1920s milk and he thinks and 1872 indian that day. I really want to know what happen here and why they lost no nickels, no 1800s silvers, trimes or buttons. or it seems that way so far. If someone did cherry pick the hill for high tones ( there are a lot of pull tabs and cola caps signals) they'd still miss say a V or shield Nickel or a trime as they aren't really high and obvious silver tones.

Indians are as follows:
1 x 1859 1st year Indian (no shield on reverse) front isn't as good as back but you can read the date clearly.
1 x 1863
1x 1864 thick
2 x 1864 thin
1 x 1867 semi key date mintage of 9,821,000
1 x 1868 semi key date mintage of 10, 266,00
3 x 1880
2 x 1881

flying eagles:
1 x toasted front no date, almost toasted off reverse but enough of the wreath for an id under magnification
1 x rough 1858
1 x really nice 1858

Silvers:
1 x 1915 barber dime
1 x 1918 merc
1 x 1924D merc
1 x silver earing.

Wheats from the hill: 1911 ,1919 and 1925
Wow, three Flying Eagles! Finding one is a big deal.
 
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RatherBeDigging

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Started with a Minelab X-Terra 505 with stock coil or 18.75khz elliptical coil depending upon the site. Upgraded to Equinox 600 with stock coil, xl coil and sinper coil depending on circumstances.
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Thanks all. I'm still itching a little ha have to wear rubber gloves under my rubber dipped gloves from now on.. weird no buttons have come out.
 

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