Milestone reached and also a first!!

JeffInMass

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Those of you who know me or have seen my posts through the years know I have been hunting a park in my old hometown that I have affectionately called Seated Park. I started hunting there in September of 1996- finds that day were a 1906 Barber dime, 1929 & 1945 Mercs and a 1934 Washington quarter- not a bad beginning! Fast forward 35 Seated coins later to today, my 326th visit, and I needed 2 keepers to hit the 1000 milestone.

Not 10 minutes in to today's hunt, I nabbed a 1902 Indian- #999! Then came the first- got a very loud 33/34 signal on the Nox, pinpointed very shallow- can slaw or big piece of junk I'm thinking- what do I find- a pair of Bicentennial Kennedy halves- first time ever finding 2 halves in one hole.

Add a pair of 1912 wheats into the equation and, after 2 1/2 hours, I'm still one short. Then it happened- a repeating 18/19 about 6" deep- popped out an obvious small cent, but very crusty. Cleaned it for seemingly 4 - 5 minutes and I could finally make out the word cent, using a loupe.

Further cleaning at home revealed a VERY worn 1864 Indian- date is flat but readable and I couldn't care less about its condition- I reached #1000!!

Lots of years, lots of different machines, lots of holes, lots of wear and tear on my shot knees, but all of that is forgotten- I'll celebrate this one for the rest of my days!

Enjoy the pics and HH all!
Jeff
 

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pepperj

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Well that's certainly a milestone to remember, and a lot of visits.
That's what I'd call an old friend-a place that you know better then the back of the hand.
Query: How large is this park btw?
 

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Those of you who know me or have seen my posts through the years know I have been hunting a park in my old hometown that I have affectionately called Seated Park. I started hunting there in September of 1996- finds that day were a 1906 Barber dime, 1929 & 1945 Mercs and a 1934 Washington quarter- not a bad beginning! Fast forward 35 Seated coins later to today, my 326th visit, and I needed 2 keepers to hit the 1000 milestone.

Not 10 minutes in to today's hunt, I nabbed a 1902 Indian- #999! Then came the first- got a very loud 33/34 signal on the Nox, pinpointed very shallow- can slaw or big piece of junk I'm thinking- what do I find- a pair of Bicentennial Kennedy halves- first time ever finding 2 halves in one hole.

Add a pair of 1912 wheats into the equation and, after 2 1/2 hours, I'm still one short. Then it happened- a repeating 18/19 about 6" deep- popped out an obvious small cent, but very crusty. Cleaned it for seemingly 4 - 5 minutes and I could finally make out the word cent, using a loupe.

Further cleaning at home revealed a VERY worn 1864 Indian- date is flat but readable and I couldn't care less about its condition- I reached #1000!!

Lots of years, lots of different machines, lots of holes, lots of wear and tear on my shot knees, but all of that is forgotten- I'll celebrate this one for the rest of my days!

Enjoy the pics and HH all!
Jeff
Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 
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WOW ... 1000 Indian Cents - a day to remember for sure ! :occasion14:
Seems my verbiage may have been misleading- my 1000th keeper, meaning all the Indians, silver coins and others through the years. Total # of Indians is now 582.
 
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That sounds like a really nice park you've found. Congrats on your 1000th IHP. Was it 1k from that park or in total from all the other sites you hit?
Seems my verbiage may have been misleading- my 1000th keeper from that park, meaning all the Indians, silver coins and others through the years. Total # of Indians is now 582.
 
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Well that's certainly a milestone to remember, and a lot of visits.
That's what I'd call an old friend-a place that you know better then the back of the hand.
Query: How large is this park btw?
The park is 57 acres, built in 1868. Seems my verbiage may have been misleading- my 1000th keeper from the park, meaning all the Indians, silver coins and others through the years. Total # of Indians is now 582.
 

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Congratulations on the milestone :thumbsup:
But I'm having a hard time with your math....

Not 10 minutes in to today's hunt, I nabbed a 1902 Indian- #999! Then came the first- got a very loud 33/34 signal on the Nox, pinpointed very shallow- can slaw or big piece of junk I'm thinking- what do I find- a pair of Bicentennial Kennedy halves- first time ever finding 2 halves in one hole.
Add a pair of 1912 wheats into the equation and, after 2 1/2 hours, I'm still one short.

Seems like the first Kennedy half should have been #1000 :dontknow:
 
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Congratulations on the milestone :thumbsup:
But I'm having a hard time with your math....

Not 10 minutes in to today's hunt, I nabbed a 1902 Indian- #999! Then came the first- got a very loud 33/34 signal on the Nox, pinpointed very shallow- can slaw or big piece of junk I'm thinking- what do I find- a pair of Bicentennial Kennedy halves- first time ever finding 2 halves in one hole.
Add a pair of 1912 wheats into the equation and, after 2 1/2 hours, I'm still one short.

Seems like the first Kennedy half should have been #1000 :dontknow:
Yeah, seems like my verbiage was confusing. Very simple, I had found 998 of what I consider keeper coins in 26 years of hunting this place- those include Indians, silver coins, LC's and so on. Wheats and clad are not included. The 1902 Indian was #999, took a while but the 64 Indian was #1000.
 

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The park is 57 acres, built in 1868. Seems my verbiage may have been misleading- my 1000th keeper from the park, meaning all the Indians, silver coins and others through the years. Total # of Indians is now 582.
Well that's what I kind of figured it was the # of total keepers.
The Kennedy Halves kind of threw me also.
Still from a 57 acre park that's a great amount of pouch keepers.
Congrats on the #1000 goal-geez 582 IHPs is an achievement that few get to see.

I hunted the 400 acre park in Toronto for yrs.
Just became a good friend to me, a keeper every 2 hrs was the average hunt.
No lawns at all in the last few years-just bush trails and ravines.
Still in 2008 I pulled 100+ silvers out of the park 28 I think were Fish Scales (little 5 cent close to a Trime size)
 

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Seems my verbiage may have been misleading- my 1000th keeper from that park, meaning all the Indians, silver coins and others through the years. Total # of Indians is now 582.
LOL, seems like everyone misunderstood you. Let me ask you this: out of 582 IHP, how many came from that park since you started detecting it back in '96?
 
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Well that's what I kind of figured it was the # of total keepers.
The Kennedy Halves kind of threw me also.
Still from a 57 acre park that's a great amount of pouch keepers.
Congrats on the #1000 goal-geez 582 IHPs is an achievement that few get to see.

I hunted the 400 acre park in Toronto for yrs.
Just became a good friend to me, a keeper every 2 hrs was the average hunt.
No lawns at all in the last few years-just bush trails and ravines.
Still in 2008 I pulled 100+ silvers out of the park 28 I think were Fish Scales (little 5 cent close to a Trime size)
I think I was still a little too pumped when I did the post- should've taken a few hundred breaths and gone a little slower! It is amazing when you have a location like this though, we've been fortunate!
 
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LOL, seems like everyone misunderstood you. Let me ask you this: out of 582 IHP, how many came from that park since you started detecting it back in '96?
I almost wish I could pull this post and start over :icon_scratch::icon_scratch: Those 582 IHPs are just the ones I've found at this park- I've found 1229 Indians in my hunting career.
 

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I almost wish I could pull this post and start over :icon_scratch::icon_scratch: Those 582 IHPs are just the ones I've found at this park- I've found 1229 Indians in my hunting career.
Nothing wrong with the post up, just shows that you still have the passion.
Getting to know now that you have one large collection 1229 is an achievement :notworthy:
It's one of my favourite coppers to pull out of the dirt.
 

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Those of you who know me or have seen my posts through the years know I have been hunting a park in my old hometown that I have affectionately called Seated Park. I started hunting there in September of 1996- finds that day were a 1906 Barber dime, 1929 & 1945 Mercs and a 1934 Washington quarter- not a bad beginning! Fast forward 35 Seated coins later to today, my 326th visit, and I needed 2 keepers to hit the 1000 milestone.

Not 10 minutes in to today's hunt, I nabbed a 1902 Indian- #999! Then came the first- got a very loud 33/34 signal on the Nox, pinpointed very shallow- can slaw or big piece of junk I'm thinking- what do I find- a pair of Bicentennial Kennedy halves- first time ever finding 2 halves in one hole.

Add a pair of 1912 wheats into the equation and, after 2 1/2 hours, I'm still one short. Then it happened- a repeating 18/19 about 6" deep- popped out an obvious small cent, but very crusty. Cleaned it for seemingly 4 - 5 minutes and I could finally make out the word cent, using a loupe.

Further cleaning at home revealed a VERY worn 1864 Indian- date is flat but readable and I couldn't care less about its condition- I reached #1000!!

Lots of years, lots of different machines, lots of holes, lots of wear and tear on my shot knees, but all of that is forgotten- I'll celebrate this one for the rest of my days!

Enjoy the pics and HH all!
Jeff
I thought for sure you were going to hit that 1,000 milestone when Ed and i were their. But it only took one more trip to make it happen congrats my friend.:icon_thumleft::icon_thumright:
 

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