Relaxing morning at a park - and then a Walking Half appeared!

brianc053

Hero Member
Jan 27, 2015
974
3,371
Morris County, NJ
๐Ÿ† Honorable Mentions:
3
Detector(s) used
Minelab Equinox 800
XP Deus 2
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Hi everyone. Yesterday I detected some farm fields and frankly didn't find anything despite locating one old homesite (broken glass, oyster shells, brick, etc.). The only interesting relic was a suspender clip.
So, after a quiet day yesterday I decided this morning to hit a local park to just hear the Equinox hit some nice coin signals. This park is from the 1960's so while I was hoping for a silver I was more realistically expecting all modern coins.
I found plenty of those modern coins - around 40 of them in about 90 minutes, and only 3 pieces of trash that tricked me.
But toward the end of the hunt the Nox screamed out 33-35 and I said out loud, "show me a silver quarter!" Well fortune did me one better and produced a 1944 Walking Liberty half dollar!

I scanned the area around where I found it and didn't get any good signals, and since I needed to get to work on my day job I packed up and headed home at about 8:45.

Honestly that coin shouldn't have been there - but I'm not complaining! And I plan to head back soon, maybe there's more!

- Brian

IMG_0395.jpg
IMG_0392.JPG
 

Upvote 32

Digger RJ

Gold Member
Aug 24, 2017
19,689
33,771
SW Missouri/Oklahoma
๐Ÿฅ‡ Banner finds
1
๐Ÿ† Honorable Mentions:
2
Detector(s) used
Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Hi everyone. Yesterday I detected some farm fields and frankly didn't find anything despite locating one old homesite (broken glass, oyster shells, brick, etc.). The only interesting relic was a suspender clip.
So, after a quiet day yesterday I decided this morning to hit a local park to just hear the Equinox hit some nice coin signals. This park is from the 1960's so while I was hoping for a silver I was more realistically expecting all modern coins.
I found plenty of those modern coins - around 40 of them in about 90 minutes, and only 3 pieces of trash that tricked me.
But toward the end of the hunt the Nox screamed out 33-35 and I said out loud, "show me a silver quarter!" Well fortune did me one better and produced a 1944 Walking Liberty half dollar!

I scanned the area around where I found it and didn't get any good signals, and since I needed to get to work on my day job I packed up and headed home at about 8:45.

Honestly that coin shouldn't have been there - but I'm not complaining! And I plan to head back soon, maybe there's more!

- Brian

View attachment 1988695 View attachment 1988698
Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

WannaDig3687

Gold Member
Jun 5, 2017
23,801
112,404
O-H-I-O
Detector(s) used
Garret ATMAX
Primary Interest:
Other
So you have a nice relaxing hunt, find the silver, which gets your adrenaline pumping , and then , have to go to work. Iโ€™m guessing you had a hard time concentrating on your job. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Nice score. Congratulations!
 

pepperj

Gold Member
Feb 3, 2009
37,857
140,663
๐Ÿฅ‡ Banner finds
1
Detector(s) used
Deus, Deus 2, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Some of the best recoveries are when you least expect them-making for a many moons memory.
Congrats on the beautiful half Brian.
 

pulltabfelix

Bronze Member
Jan 29, 2018
1,011
1,631
North Atlanta
Detector(s) used
Currently have CTX3030 and Vanquish 440.
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Congrats on a great find. Kids will sometime snag some of dad's or grandpa's coins and lose them. Found three wheats right together in a new tot lot.
 

Trezurehunter

Gold Member
Mar 22, 2003
17,900
21,546
Illinois / Oklahoma
๐Ÿ† Honorable Mentions:
8
Detector(s) used
Minelab Equinox 800 - Fisher CZ 5
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Nice job on that big silver Brian. It's always nice to see a Walking Liberty Half. Bet your day at work went quickly because of your adrenalin !
 

mddavis3

Hero Member
May 13, 2019
508
1,349
Oklahoma
Detector(s) used
Garrett AT Pro
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Hi everyone. Yesterday I detected some farm fields and frankly didn't find anything despite locating one old homesite (broken glass, oyster shells, brick, etc.). The only interesting relic was a suspender clip.
So, after a quiet day yesterday I decided this morning to hit a local park to just hear the Equinox hit some nice coin signals. This park is from the 1960's so while I was hoping for a silver I was more realistically expecting all modern coins.
I found plenty of those modern coins - around 40 of them in about 90 minutes, and only 3 pieces of trash that tricked me.
But toward the end of the hunt the Nox screamed out 33-35 and I said out loud, "show me a silver quarter!" Well fortune did me one better and produced a 1944 Walking Liberty half dollar!

I scanned the area around where I found it and didn't get any good signals, and since I needed to get to work on my day job I packed up and headed home at about 8:45.

Honestly that coin shouldn't have been there - but I'm not complaining! And I plan to head back soon, maybe there's more!

- Brian

View attachment 1988695 View attachment 1988698
Awesome Half!
 

RichsEquinox

Hero Member
Jan 20, 2021
535
705
Southwest Florida
Detector(s) used
Minelab Equinox 600
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Congrats Brian! Really nice 1944 Walking Half. Hope thereโ€™s a few more around there waiting for ya.
 

Hunk-a-lead

Bronze Member
Dec 20, 2020
2,148
3,363
Kansas City
Detector(s) used
Nokta Legend, Predator Phoenix Shovel
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Hi everyone. Yesterday I detected some farm fields and frankly didn't find anything despite locating one old homesite (broken glass, oyster shells, brick, etc.). The only interesting relic was a suspender clip.
So, after a quiet day yesterday I decided this morning to hit a local park to just hear the Equinox hit some nice coin signals. This park is from the 1960's so while I was hoping for a silver I was more realistically expecting all modern coins.
I found plenty of those modern coins - around 40 of them in about 90 minutes, and only 3 pieces of trash that tricked me.
But toward the end of the hunt the Nox screamed out 33-35 and I said out loud, "show me a silver quarter!" Well fortune did me one better and produced a 1944 Walking Liberty half dollar!

I scanned the area around where I found it and didn't get any good signals, and since I needed to get to work on my day job I packed up and headed home at about 8:45.

Honestly that coin shouldn't have been there - but I'm not complaining! And I plan to head back soon, maybe there's more!

- Brian

View attachment 1988695 View attachment 1988698
gorgeous recovery there, wtg
 

ArfieBoy

Silver Member
Aug 11, 2011
3,464
5,779
N.E. Oregon
Detector(s) used
Compass X-70, Compass X-80, Compass X-90, Compass Judge 2, Garrett AT Pro
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Great finds! Congratulations on the silver WL half! Thanks for posting.
 

Top Member Reactions

Users who are viewing this thread

Top