Silver is scarce here in northern illinois.

Merf

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Been a while but I saw the shiny dime in the dirt. Only a 1947 Roosevelt but. Also found a couple of Indian heads, The soil is rough on the Indian heads here. I was away from detecting the sites in this area for about 8 years. Gave it up because findings were scarce. I had pounded about 30 sites many times. With the new detectors it makes it worthwhile again. More of a challenge but I still love dirt fishing.
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Digger RJ

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Been a while but I saw the shiny dime in the dirt. Only a 1947 Roosevelt but. Also found a couple of Indian heads, The soil is rough on the Indian heads here. I was away from detecting the sites in this area for about 8 years. Gave it up because findings were scarce. I had pounded about 30 sites many times. With the new detectors it makes it worthwhile again. More of a challenge but I still love dirt fishing. View attachment 2026516 View attachment 2026517 View attachment 2026518

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Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

NorILdigcollector

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I would have to agree with you there. I haven't found any silver for over a year. The only place in the area that I have found silver regularly is an old camp. It seems like the old farm sites just don't yield much silver.
 

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It's scarce for me in Maryland. I/we actually found four silvers in my lawn, but am certain two dimes were from the test garden I "lost" some 20 years ago. Friends found the others.+
 

JeffInMass

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I agree, it certainly is getting more difficult to find silver, but it's out there. Better equipment has re-opened many sites for me personally. Congrats for those excellent finds- the 1873 Indian has quite the combination of green and pinkish/orange. The other one looks like a 186x- is it a fattie??
 

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Nice find on the Silver. There's more, just gotta get your coil over it. Good luck and Congrats!
 
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Merf

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I agree, it certainly is getting more difficult to find silver, but it's out there. Better equipment has re-opened many sites for me personally. Congrats for those excellent finds- the 1873 Indian has quite the combination of green and pinkish/orange. The other one looks like a 186x- is it a fattie??
I don’t think so. One was so corroded that I had to put it in the tumbler for an hour just to see it was an indianhead.
 

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Been a while but I saw the shiny dime in the dirt. Only a 1947 Roosevelt but. Also found a couple of Indian heads, The soil is rough on the Indian heads here. I was away from detecting the sites in this area for about 8 years. Gave it up because findings were scarce. I had pounded about 30 sites many times. With the new detectors it makes it worthwhile again. More of a challenge but I still love dirt fishing. View attachment 2026516 View attachment 2026517 View attachment 2026518

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Nice finds !
All of which are hard to find out this place too!
 

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