Sunday, August 11, 2013

One Afternoon, Two Hunts




Today I took a nice ride to an old historic park with Jim and Mary.

After hunting for about 35 minutes, the signals were few and far between.  Besides the usual trash, I only dug a clad quarter and a memorial penny.

Finally, I managed a decent deep signal and turned up a 1906 Indian head penny about 6 inches deep.


Jim scored a store token from the civil war period. A Robinson Ballou Grocers token, dated 1863.

There weren't too many signals at the park, just those two keepers; so we reluctantly called it a day.

On my way home, I stopped at another site that I recently got permission to detect. I immediately started turning up wheat pennies.  And you know what I say about finding wheats...

Well, after being questioned by a "concerned" neighbor:  Who are you? What are you doing? Do you have permission to be here?  (Of course I had permission. He found that out when he called 'to verify that I wasn't lying'.)  I finally got started.

A few signals later, I got a 1940 silver Washington quarter.  I also found a 1968 coin  (Un Centesimo) from Panama, which I mistook for a wheatie at first; an old costume ring missing the stone; and a Chucky Cheese token.



It felt great to get out digging today - I hadn't been out in a few days and I needed it for my soul.  

But the best part of the day was when I got home and cleaned up my finds.  I realized that one of the wheats I dug was a key date - a 1909 VDB! Unfortunately it's not an 'S', but I was still pretty thrilled.

8 comments:

  1. SWEET save on that 1909 VDB!!!

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  2. I found a1968 Panama Penny a few months ago - here on the beach :)

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  3. I found a1968 Panama Penny a few months ago - here on the beach :)

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  4. Wow, that's great! I think it's so cool how we all find the same stuff - up & down the east coast.

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  5. Thanks. I was thrilled when I saw those 3 little letters. I immediately checked for the S. Multiple times - hahaha. No luck!

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  6. Testing the comments section (sorry)

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