New Spot Yields $1.00 In U.S. Silver Coins

Silvermonkey

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So far this year I have detected 20 new locations. Most of these sites were losers. However, five spots turned out to be productive, giving up old relics, old coins or both. Yesterday's hunt falls into this category. Three hours of detecting produced five silver coins: 1901-O Barber dime, 1941 Mercury dime, 1936 Washington quarter, 1942-P war nickel, and a 1941 Walking Liberty half dollar. I also dug two musket balls and a woman's hair barrette. This wooded site is roughly 100 acres, and has history dating back to the late 1600's when it was used for farming and grazing cattle. I'm hoping that future visits will produce some colonial era finds.

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Bob, the blue dinosaur , was recovered on a different hunt, but wanted his 15 minutes of fame, so I added him to this last pic for your viewing enjoyment. Thanks for looking an Happy Hunting to all!
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So far this year I have detected 20 new locations. Most of these sites were losers. However, five spots turned out to be productive, giving up old relics, old coins or both. Yesterday's hunt falls into this category. Three hours of detecting produced five silver coins: 1901-O Barber dime, 1941 Mercury dime, 1936 Washington quarter, 1942-P war nickel, and a 1941 Walking Liberty half dollar. I also dug two musket balls and a woman's hair barrette. This wooded site is roughly 100 acres, and has history dating back to the late 1600's when it was used for farming and grazing cattle. I'm hoping that future visits will produce some colonial era finds.

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Bob, the blue dinosaur , was recovered on a different hunt, but wanted his 15 minutes of fame, so I added him to this last pic for your viewing enjoyment. Thanks for looking an Happy Hunting to all!
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What kind of site?
 

So far this year I have detected 20 new locations. Most of these sites were losers. However, five spots turned out to be productive, giving up old relics, old coins or both. Yesterday's hunt falls into this category. Three hours of detecting produced five silver coins: 1901-O Barber dime, 1941 Mercury dime, 1936 Washington quarter, 1942-P war nickel, and a 1941 Walking Liberty half dollar. I also dug two musket balls and a woman's hair barrette. This wooded site is roughly 100 acres, and has history dating back to the late 1600's when it was used for farming and grazing cattle. I'm hoping that future visits will produce some colonial era finds.

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Bob, the blue dinosaur , was recovered on a different hunt, but wanted his 15 minutes of fame, so I added him to this last pic for your viewing enjoyment. Thanks for looking an Happy Hunting to all!
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Silvermonkey ,

Nice recoveries! And they cleaned up beautifully! Love Bob the blue dinosaur...I think he should be added to each post. :)
 

So far this year I have detected 20 new locations. Most of these sites were losers. However, five spots turned out to be productive, giving up old relics, old coins or both. Yesterday's hunt falls into this category. Three hours of detecting produced five silver coins: 1901-O Barber dime, 1941 Mercury dime, 1936 Washington quarter, 1942-P war nickel, and a 1941 Walking Liberty half dollar. I also dug two musket balls and a woman's hair barrette. This wooded site is roughly 100 acres, and has history dating back to the late 1600's when it was used for farming and grazing cattle. I'm hoping that future visits will produce some colonial era finds.

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Bob, the blue dinosaur , was recovered on a different hunt, but wanted his 15 minutes of fame, so I added him to this last pic for your viewing enjoyment. Thanks for looking an Happy Hunting to all!
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Nice finds.
 

Well done on the silvers.
 

That’s more silver than I have found all year!. Those Liberty Walking halves are a favorite of mine. Congrats on the great finds.
 

So far this year I have detected 20 new locations. Most of these sites were losers. However, five spots turned out to be productive, giving up old relics, old coins or both. Yesterday's hunt falls into this category. Three hours of detecting produced five silver coins: 1901-O Barber dime, 1941 Mercury dime, 1936 Washington quarter, 1942-P war nickel, and a 1941 Walking Liberty half dollar. I also dug two musket balls and a woman's hair barrette. This wooded site is roughly 100 acres, and has history dating back to the late 1600's when it was used for farming and grazing cattle. I'm hoping that future visits will produce some colonial era finds.

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Bob, the blue dinosaur , was recovered on a different hunt, but wanted his 15 minutes of fame, so I added him to this last pic for your viewing enjoyment. Thanks for looking an Happy Hunting to all!
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Dulce!

Would you be willing to share more about the site - certainly not where it is, but what it is? You wrote that it is wooded and was farmed. Did you hunt near house foundations? In the plowed fields?

I'm a big believer is studying success -

Thank you!

Good luck to all,

The Old Bookaroo
 

Dulce!

Would you be willing to share more about the site - certainly not where it is, but what it is? You wrote that it is wooded and was farmed. Did you hunt near house foundations? In the plowed fields?

I'm a big believer is studying success -

Thank you!

Good luck to all,

The Old Bookaroo
Thanks Old Bookaroo. I'm always seeking out new spots to detect that look to have some history. This typically means I'm banging around in the woods, often blindly, looking for signs of habitation ( foundations, stonewalls, old paths, etc). This particular site was interesting in that there was a lot of acreage, but only a couple of remaining out-building foundations. None of my finds were near the foundations. I'm guessing those spots were hit hard in the past. I had all of my success away from the foundations, on slightly elevated ground ( think grazing, not farm fields). I was back today and found a very nice dandy button ( no shank) and a couple more 20th century silvers. I'm hoping that with some continuing effort I can find some LC's and maybe some Spanish silver. We'll see. I'll keep you all posted.
 

Thank you for a thoughtful and generous reply1 There's enough out there for everyone.

In the Midwest, to identify where the farmhouse once stood (often they had no foundations) we'd look for rose bushes.

Good luck to all,

The Old Bookaroo
 

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