Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Week Long Dig - Part 3

**This is part 3 of a 5-part series.  If you'd like to start at the beginning, please read Part 1 and Part 2.**

After a long night of work, I got through the next day, but I couldn't stop thinking about getting back to the site.

I got right back there after work, and this time I got right to digging.  The first target in looked to be another Indian head penny,

but I can't get a date off of it - it's pretty crusty.

I took a few more steps and got a nice high silver signal...

It was a 1942 mercury dime.

I noticed that Anthony's father was watching me, so I stopped and formally introduced myself.

He said, "I don't care if you find a gold coin, a million dollars, whatever... you keep it.  But I'm gonna tell you right now, I lost a quarter yesterday and I want it back."

I laughed - I thought it was funny.

We talked for a few minutes about the hobby and I could tell that he was a very interesting man.

Again, he told me to enjoy myself and that he hoped I found something worth keeping.  He's a genuinely nice guy.  Someone I'd like to form a friendship with.

He told me to get back to it, he didn't want to hold me up.

And, as fate would have it, the next target in was a quarter!  

A bicentennial 1976 drummer boy quarter.

I took my headphones off and looked up and yelled, "Hey!  I found your quarter."

He laughed - and told me to keep it.

With only a limited amount of daylight remaining, I finished up with a 1939 Jefferson nickel, a few wheat pennies, and some bullet casings.

Finds for the day.

Even as I was putting my gear away, I was anxious to return again tomorrow.

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