Nickel trifecta... the weird way!

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I got out for what was supposed to be a couple hour hunt yesterday... that turned out to be 6 hours!
Not finding too many high tones in my favorite corner of my new honey hole, so I've been digging the low tones and going for gold. I know it's there!
Started the afternoon with a buffalo, followed shortly by a wheat. Nothing else but can slaw and bottle caps for the next hour or so. Watched a couple pull up at the hundred year old church across the street... he hollers from across the way, "You finding anything?" I reply with, "Just a few old nickels and pennies."
He nods and follows his wife into the church. I figure they're getting communion set up or turning on the A/C for Sunday morning. While they are inside, I get a solid 18 at 4 inches on the Minelab Equinox. Pop the plug... war nickel! Yes... some silver. Five minutes later, they come back out and I drop everything to ease across the road and show them my finds and tell them about the hobby. Five minutes later, I am detecting in front of the church with the lady's blessing and her name if anyone stops and questions me. Not much but clad there... and a 1943 merc! Yes! Silver number 2.
After working the church yard and not finding anything else old, I went back to nickel scrubbing for an hour with no luck... and then hit a row I must have previously only cherry-picked. Got a signal that sounded wheatie tone one way, half dollar tone at 90 degrees. Popped the plug for an on-edge 1938 merc. Yes! More silver. Two steps later, I get a deep low tone that could be a war nickel... around a 17 on the nox. Cut a plug... there is a TINY silver coin! Looks foreign...

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I see a king... it's gotta be a fish scale! What the heck is a Canadian 5 cent silver doing in Texas? I've seen them dug on YouTube, but never imagined I'd dig one around here. Well, I had to keep going... because I've had several 4 silver coin days before... but never 5.
Five minutes later, another 18 signal buys me another war nickel and I head to the car with a new personal best!
Here's the good stuff...

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Front and back of the silvers and buff...

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A closeup of the Canadian fish scale...

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And... does this count as a nickel trifecta?!?

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Found this tiny filled ring in a short hunt there Friday...

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And got a few more keepers, including a sterling handle and a war nickel, this afternoon (Sunday) in a 2 hour hunt!

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Thanks for looking! HH and GL!
 
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It never occurred to me till I talked with a buddy this morning who dug a Canadian 5 cent piece in a spill with an IHP... that a fish scale, with a diameter of 15.5 mm, would have traded easily here in the US, as half dimes are the same diameter. They may not have been strictly legal currency, but they would have spent, I suppose! So, I guess it's not a big mystery that one made it to my part of Texas somewhere around 1914, but I am happy to have it!
 
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And, by the way, I am proud to say all 3 of my detecting buddies have gotten a silver from there, as of this afternoon. My brother was first with a 1906 dime on his first trip, a friend from the next city over got a 1900 quarter on his first time there... and my regular detecting buddy finally got a 1935 Washington after 6 or 7 trips!
I have pics of all my previous goodies from this spot from before I started posting here... if anyone is interested. I've only been here twice that I didn't get a silver coin. I don't know if I can post those here or do I start another thread in a different forum? Rules?
 

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Looks like a great spot to re-grid over and over........congrats!!
 

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And, by the way, I am proud to say all 3 of my detecting buddies have gotten a silver from there, as of this afternoon. My brother was first with a 1906 dime on his first trip, a friend from the next city over got a 1900 quarter on his first time there... and my regular detecting buddy finally got a 1935 Washington after 6 or 7 trips!
I have pics of all my previous goodies from this spot from before I started posting here... if anyone is interested. I've only been here twice that I didn't get a silver coin. I don't know if I can post those here or do I start another thread in a different forum? Rules?
There is not really a "past finds" place to post, but I am sure most of us would love to see some more pics of your other finds..you may start a post on the My Best Finds forum:
My Best Finds!
 
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Looks like a great spot to re-grid over and over........congrats!!

Looks like a nice site!! :thumbsup:

Thanks, guys!
While there's not a whole lot from here I would call Best Finds, I think that category will work close enough for 6 or 7 pics of previous finds from this place. Thanks, Lairmo, for the advice. I'll start a new thread there tomorrow.
 

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Very nice finds! I never found a fish scale but I found a Canadian Quarter this past weekend. I agree, time really does fly by swinging the coil.
 

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Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 
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Nice old finds, congrats! :occasion14:
 
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Very nice finds! I never found a fish scale but I found a Canadian Quarter this past weekend. I agree, time really does fly by swinging the coil.

Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!

Nice old finds, congrats! :occasion14:

God that Canadian Silver is cool. Great digs and a great day. Way to go!!

Great hunt & congratulations on all the silver

Thanks, guys! I'm looking at all you with locations ~1000 miles north of me and know what it must be like to see fresh digs. I'm up to 21 silvers for the year and some of you can't even break ground yet.
I like that Canadian, too, washingtonian (neat toning on the reverse), but I sure would have liked a half dime first. Oh, I'll take it, though. In a town founded in 1842, I surely can get a half dime here somewhere!
Thanks for commenting!
 

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Your bucket overflowith cool finds thats a good day oh ye of little faith. havith been blessed
 

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Very nice hunt!! Love that silver:icon_thumleft:
 

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Nice bunch of Silver.:thumbsup: Congrats and good luck out there.
 

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