The week starts with a heavy silver bracelet (1 toz) and ends with 4 silvers (1 big silver) a V and a Buffalo

tnt-hunter

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I always text or call my permissions at least a day or 2 beforehand to be sure it is ok if I come out to detect. Monday I was still waiting for a response and the weather was nice for a change so I decided to go to the local dog park. It used to be a pair of ball fields years ago and about 10 or 12 years ago they turned them into a dog park. Before the change I had detected most of the 2 fields pretty thoroughly. I started on the outside of the fences in areas where spectators would have watched the games and then in between people bringing their dogs I did one of the fenced dog areas.

In 4 hours I managed to find 49 coins with a face value of $2.93, a bracelet, a toy tank, 2 keys, a bird band, a small knife, a silver dime and the usual tabs and an slaw.

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The dime is a 1964 in decent shape. It would be better if it was a merc, but it’s silver so I’ll take it. The bracelet is a nice heavy one. It is marked 950 MILOR ITALY. It was in the ground all balled up about 4 inches down by the entrance to one of the dog pens. It has a kink in it that I might be able to work out with a little effort. It weighs 1.01 troy ounces or 31.3 grams.

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The bird band is from a training bird for training retrievers. It is labeled DOKKEN’S DEAD FOWL TRAINER and has a patent number.

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I took my weekly trip to the scout camp. I have done most of camp pretty thoroughly over the past few years and there is not a lot left except all the woods where finds are not likely. I went with low expectations because the spots I was doing don’t usually produce much. Boy was I wrong. It’s a good thing I did them.

In 6.5 hours I found 303 coins with a face value of $20.51, only 15 camp tent pegs, a hatchet head, a dead combination lock, a fork, a knife hook for a scout belt, a sinker, 3 rope tensioners (2 from camp tents and 1 from a personal tent), a girls hair clip, a live .22 round, 2 slides, a toasted NAMCO token, a 1945 wheatie, 2 leather stamps and some aluminum cans and tabs.

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Nothing super special, but I did pull over $3 from one hole (7Q, 9D, 8N & 16 P). I’d scoop dirt out pinpoint the coins in the dirt, check the hole dig out more dirt and find more coins. They just kept coming out. Too bad they weren’t silver LOL. A very busy day.

I went back to the Franklin half permission to finish up the yard. I didn’t have a lot left and the part that was left did not look promising from the quick walk through I did on the first hunt. Appearances can be deceiving.

It only took 4 hours to finish up the undetected portion of the yard and I found 17 coins with a face value of $1.05, a pocket watch frame, a brass whatzit, part of a wire clamp, 2 stainless medical syringe ends, a key, a buckle, a chromed collar, part of a horse head pin, another whatzit, 3 silver dimes, a walking half, a V nickel, a buffalo nickel, 4 wheaties, a few tabs and the usual foil and junk.

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The merc is a 1942D, the rosies are a 1946 and 1948. The walking half is a 1941. The V nickel is only in fair shape, but the date is pretty clear, 1905 the oldest coin from the yard. The buffalo is toasted.

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The 1948 dime was my first coin of the day. The yard was pretty quiet as before. I was almost done the yard when I found the walking half and the 48 dime in the same hole. In a hole right beside that one I found the merc and the buffalo. So a nice 4 coin spill, my best in a long time. That is one reason I normally grid search. If I had been just walking around I could have easily missed that spill. And let’s face it that spill was the best part of the day. It was my birthday so a nice present for my 72nd birthday. The old man scores again. LOL

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So that makes 7 silvers since the first of May when my new year started. A good start to the year. I will be camping this weekend at a state park where I can water detect. So I broke out the ATPRO and will see what my first water hunt of the year produces. This park is heavily detected during the summer, but you can’t detect the water when the swim ropes have been removed for the winter. With a little luck I should find some small silver and gold even if they are only earring backs.

Thanks for looking, stay safe, good luck and may your coil lead you to good things.


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HuntH2002

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Beautiful bracelet:occasion14:

Grats on the nice finds and start:icon_thumright:
 

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I always text or call my permissions at least a day or 2 beforehand to be sure it is ok if I come out to detect. Monday I was still waiting for a response and the weather was nice for a change so I decided to go to the local dog park. It used to be a pair of ball fields years ago and about 10 or 12 years ago they turned them into a dog park. Before the change I had detected most of the 2 fields pretty thoroughly. I started on the outside of the fences in areas where spectators would have watched the games and then in between people bringing their dogs I did one of the fenced dog areas.

In 4 hours I managed to find 49 coins with a face value of $2.93, a bracelet, a toy tank, 2 keys, a bird band, a small knife, a silver dime and the usual tabs and an slaw.

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The dime is a 1964 in decent shape. It would be better if it was a merc, but it’s silver so I’ll take it. The bracelet is a nice heavy one. It is marked 950 MILOR ITALY. It was in the ground all balled up about 4 inches down by the entrance to one of the dog pens. It has a kink in it that I might be able to work out with a little effort. It weighs 1.01 troy ounces or 31.3 grams.

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The bird band is from a training bird for training retrievers. It is labeled DOKKEN’S DEAD FOWL TRAINER and has a patent number.

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I took my weekly trip to the scout camp. I have done most of camp pretty thoroughly over the past few years and there is not a lot left except all the woods where finds are not likely. I went with low expectations because the spots I was doing don’t usually produce much. Boy was I wrong. It’s a good thing I did them.

In 6.5 hours I found 303 coins with a face value of $20.51, only 15 camp tent pegs, a hatchet head, a dead combination lock, a fork, a knife hook for a scout belt, a sinker, 3 rope tensioners (2 from camp tents and 1 from a personal tent), a girls hair clip, a live .22 round, 2 slides, a toasted NAMCO token, a 1945 wheatie, 2 leather stamps and some aluminum cans and tabs.

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Nothing super special, but I did pull over $3 from one hole (7Q, 9D, 8N & 16 P). I’d scoop dirt out pinpoint the coins in the dirt, check the hole dig out more dirt and find more coins. They just kept coming out. Too bad they weren’t silver LOL. A very busy day.

I went back to the Franklin half permission to finish up the yard. I didn’t have a lot left and the part that was left did not look promising from the quick walk through I did on the first hunt. Appearances can be deceiving.

It only took 4 hours to finish up the undetected portion of the yard and I found 17 coins with a face value of $1.05, a pocket watch frame, a brass whatzit, part of a wire clamp, 2 stainless medical syringe ends, a key, a buckle, a chromed collar, part of a horse head pin, another whatzit, 3 silver dimes, a walking half, a V nickel, a buffalo nickel, 4 wheaties, a few tabs and the usual foil and junk.

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The merc is a 1942D, the rosies are a 1946 and 1948. The walking half is a 1941. The V nickel is only in fair shape, but the date is pretty clear, 1905 the oldest coin from the yard. The buffalo is toasted.

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The 1948 dime was my first coin of the day. The yard was pretty quiet as before. I was almost done the yard when I found the walking half and the 48 dime in the same hole. In a hole right beside that one I found the merc and the buffalo. So a nice 4 coin spill, my best in a long time. That is one reason I normally grid search. If I had been just walking around I could have easily missed that spill. And let’s face it that spill was the best part of the day. It was my birthday so a nice present for my 72nd birthday. The old man scores again. LOL

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So that makes 7 silvers since the first of May when my new year started. A good start to the year. I will be camping this weekend at a state park where I can water detect. So I broke out the ATPRO and will see what my first water hunt of the year produces. This park is heavily detected during the summer, but you can’t detect the water when the swim ropes have been removed for the winter. With a little luck I should find some small silver and gold even if they are only earring backs.

Thanks for looking, stay safe, good luck and may your coil lead you to good things.


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Awesome Hunt!!! Congrats!!!
 

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Happy Birthday!! Great finds!!
 

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You're one busy digger my friend! :hello2:
The silver bracelet, the '41 Walker and the letter 'M' (looks like a printing plate block) are all great finds.

You've got 14 years on me... but just seeing all the great stuff you dig make my knees ache! :laughing7:

A belated Happy Birthday and best of luck to you!
Dave
 

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I always text or call my permissions at least a day or 2 beforehand to be sure it is ok if I come out to detect. Monday I was still waiting for a response and the weather was nice for a change so I decided to go to the local dog park. It used to be a pair of ball fields years ago and about 10 or 12 years ago they turned them into a dog park. Before the change I had detected most of the 2 fields pretty thoroughly. I started on the outside of the fences in areas where spectators would have watched the games and then in between people bringing their dogs I did one of the fenced dog areas.

In 4 hours I managed to find 49 coins with a face value of $2.93, a bracelet, a toy tank, 2 keys, a bird band, a small knife, a silver dime and the usual tabs and an slaw.

View attachment 2026454

The dime is a 1964 in decent shape. It would be better if it was a merc, but it’s silver so I’ll take it. The bracelet is a nice heavy one. It is marked 950 MILOR ITALY. It was in the ground all balled up about 4 inches down by the entrance to one of the dog pens. It has a kink in it that I might be able to work out with a little effort. It weighs 1.01 troy ounces or 31.3 grams.

View attachment 2026453

The bird band is from a training bird for training retrievers. It is labeled DOKKEN’S DEAD FOWL TRAINER and has a patent number.

View attachment 2026456

I took my weekly trip to the scout camp. I have done most of camp pretty thoroughly over the past few years and there is not a lot left except all the woods where finds are not likely. I went with low expectations because the spots I was doing don’t usually produce much. Boy was I wrong. It’s a good thing I did them.

In 6.5 hours I found 303 coins with a face value of $20.51, only 15 camp tent pegs, a hatchet head, a dead combination lock, a fork, a knife hook for a scout belt, a sinker, 3 rope tensioners (2 from camp tents and 1 from a personal tent), a girls hair clip, a live .22 round, 2 slides, a toasted NAMCO token, a 1945 wheatie, 2 leather stamps and some aluminum cans and tabs.

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Nothing super special, but I did pull over $3 from one hole (7Q, 9D, 8N & 16 P). I’d scoop dirt out pinpoint the coins in the dirt, check the hole dig out more dirt and find more coins. They just kept coming out. Too bad they weren’t silver LOL. A very busy day.

I went back to the Franklin half permission to finish up the yard. I didn’t have a lot left and the part that was left did not look promising from the quick walk through I did on the first hunt. Appearances can be deceiving.

It only took 4 hours to finish up the undetected portion of the yard and I found 17 coins with a face value of $1.05, a pocket watch frame, a brass whatzit, part of a wire clamp, 2 stainless medical syringe ends, a key, a buckle, a chromed collar, part of a horse head pin, another whatzit, 3 silver dimes, a walking half, a V nickel, a buffalo nickel, 4 wheaties, a few tabs and the usual foil and junk.

View attachment 2026463

The merc is a 1942D, the rosies are a 1946 and 1948. The walking half is a 1941. The V nickel is only in fair shape, but the date is pretty clear, 1905 the oldest coin from the yard. The buffalo is toasted.

View attachment 2026464

The 1948 dime was my first coin of the day. The yard was pretty quiet as before. I was almost done the yard when I found the walking half and the 48 dime in the same hole. In a hole right beside that one I found the merc and the buffalo. So a nice 4 coin spill, my best in a long time. That is one reason I normally grid search. If I had been just walking around I could have easily missed that spill. And let’s face it that spill was the best part of the day. It was my birthday so a nice present for my 72nd birthday. The old man scores again. LOL

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So that makes 7 silvers since the first of May when my new year started. A good start to the year. I will be camping this weekend at a state park where I can water detect. So I broke out the ATPRO and will see what my first water hunt of the year produces. This park is heavily detected during the summer, but you can’t detect the water when the swim ropes have been removed for the winter. With a little luck I should find some small silver and gold even if they are only earring backs.

Thanks for looking, stay safe, good luck and may your coil lead you to good things.


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Awesome dig. Beautiful silvers and bracelet. Congratulations!!
 
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You're one busy digger my friend! :hello2:
The silver bracelet, the '41 Walker and the letter 'M' (looks like a printing plate block) are all great finds.

You've got 14 years on me... but just seeing all the great stuff you dig make my knees ache! :laughing7:

A belated Happy Birthday and best of luck to you!
Dave
Thanks Dave. The letter M is actually a leather stamp tool as well as the small bow tie like one beside it. They use sets of them that have a detachable handle for the leatherwork merit badge. I have found a wide variety of them in the past.

Thanks again, stay safe and keep swingin. Steve
 

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Your threaded whatsit is probably copper and part of a wire cable clamp, usually used for a ground wire junction.
 
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Your threaded whatsit is probably copper and part of a wire cable clamp, usually used for a ground wire junction.
Thanks for the input. I did list that one as part of a wire clamp. The whatzit is the half moon with the flat bottom right above the buckle in the picture.

Stay safe and keep swingin.
 

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I always text or call my permissions at least a day or 2 beforehand to be sure it is ok if I come out to detect. Monday I was still waiting for a response and the weather was nice for a change so I decided to go to the local dog park. It used to be a pair of ball fields years ago and about 10 or 12 years ago they turned them into a dog park. Before the change I had detected most of the 2 fields pretty thoroughly. I started on the outside of the fences in areas where spectators would have watched the games and then in between people bringing their dogs I did one of the fenced dog areas.

In 4 hours I managed to find 49 coins with a face value of $2.93, a bracelet, a toy tank, 2 keys, a bird band, a small knife, a silver dime and the usual tabs and an slaw.

View attachment 2026454

The dime is a 1964 in decent shape. It would be better if it was a merc, but it’s silver so I’ll take it. The bracelet is a nice heavy one. It is marked 950 MILOR ITALY. It was in the ground all balled up about 4 inches down by the entrance to one of the dog pens. It has a kink in it that I might be able to work out with a little effort. It weighs 1.01 troy ounces or 31.3 grams.

View attachment 2026453

The bird band is from a training bird for training retrievers. It is labeled DOKKEN’S DEAD FOWL TRAINER and has a patent number.

View attachment 2026456

I took my weekly trip to the scout camp. I have done most of camp pretty thoroughly over the past few years and there is not a lot left except all the woods where finds are not likely. I went with low expectations because the spots I was doing don’t usually produce much. Boy was I wrong. It’s a good thing I did them.

In 6.5 hours I found 303 coins with a face value of $20.51, only 15 camp tent pegs, a hatchet head, a dead combination lock, a fork, a knife hook for a scout belt, a sinker, 3 rope tensioners (2 from camp tents and 1 from a personal tent), a girls hair clip, a live .22 round, 2 slides, a toasted NAMCO token, a 1945 wheatie, 2 leather stamps and some aluminum cans and tabs.

View attachment 2026458

View attachment 2026460

View attachment 2026461

Nothing super special, but I did pull over $3 from one hole (7Q, 9D, 8N & 16 P). I’d scoop dirt out pinpoint the coins in the dirt, check the hole dig out more dirt and find more coins. They just kept coming out. Too bad they weren’t silver LOL. A very busy day.

I went back to the Franklin half permission to finish up the yard. I didn’t have a lot left and the part that was left did not look promising from the quick walk through I did on the first hunt. Appearances can be deceiving.

It only took 4 hours to finish up the undetected portion of the yard and I found 17 coins with a face value of $1.05, a pocket watch frame, a brass whatzit, part of a wire clamp, 2 stainless medical syringe ends, a key, a buckle, a chromed collar, part of a horse head pin, another whatzit, 3 silver dimes, a walking half, a V nickel, a buffalo nickel, 4 wheaties, a few tabs and the usual foil and junk.

View attachment 2026463

The merc is a 1942D, the rosies are a 1946 and 1948. The walking half is a 1941. The V nickel is only in fair shape, but the date is pretty clear, 1905 the oldest coin from the yard. The buffalo is toasted.

View attachment 2026464

The 1948 dime was my first coin of the day. The yard was pretty quiet as before. I was almost done the yard when I found the walking half and the 48 dime in the same hole. In a hole right beside that one I found the merc and the buffalo. So a nice 4 coin spill, my best in a long time. That is one reason I normally grid search. If I had been just walking around I could have easily missed that spill. And let’s face it that spill was the best part of the day. It was my birthday so a nice present for my 72nd birthday. The old man scores again. LOL

View attachment 2026462

So that makes 7 silvers since the first of May when my new year started. A good start to the year. I will be camping this weekend at a state park where I can water detect. So I broke out the ATPRO and will see what my first water hunt of the year produces. This park is heavily detected during the summer, but you can’t detect the water when the swim ropes have been removed for the winter. With a little luck I should find some small silver and gold even if they are only earring backs.

Thanks for looking, stay safe, good luck and may your coil lead you to good things.


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I really like that tank for obvious reasons. (I was a tank crewman back in the day)
Silver pocket spills are a thrill, when they keep coming out of one hole it really makes your day.
 

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Thanks Dave. The letter M is actually a leather stamp tool as well as the small bow tie like one beside it. They use sets of them that have a detachable handle for the leatherwork merit badge. I have found a wide variety of them in the past.

Thanks again, stay safe and keep swingin. Steve
Thanks very much for the follow up information Steve. :thumbsup:
It's going to be humid up here this weekend, so it's certainly going to be moist in your area too. :laughing7:
Dave
 

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Looks like you had a good day there and a lot of fun !! Thanks for sharing
 

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