Thursday, August 1, 2013

Where There's Wheat... There's Silver

This was a fun hunt early on in my metal detecting career. 

This was before my MXT, when I was using the White's Prizm V.

I was hunting a mansion from the 1850's, and this is what I found during the first hour onsite:

Bam!

walking liberty half, 2 silver Washington quarters, a mercury dime, and 8 wheat pennies

If you start to find wheat pennies, but not much modern change, it might be an indication that the property was active in the past, but not recently.

There may be older items hidden a little deeper...

Sometimes, wheat pennies mean that there are silver coins just waiting for you to find them.

What was your best day?  Have you had experience finding wheaties before silvers?  Let me know in the comments section.

Thanks for reading and keep on diggin'.

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