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PrussianBleu 09-12-2020 12:12 PM

August Retrospective: Six in One Day and Stood Up
 
Well folks, it's time once again for a monthly round-up. And what a month it was!


August was again a monthly silver coin record-breaker for the third month running, with fourteen total. In addition, I was able to break my silver coins in one hunt record, with six recoveries in one crazy 90 minute hunt. That was pretty wild! :mder:


The huge standout from this month to me is the 1918 D SLQ. That was one of those "can't believe your eyes" finds for me. I had already found a 1905 Barber Dime that day, so I was riding high as it was, and I got a just perfect deep quarter signal. "Oh man," I said to myself, "if this is a deep silver quarter, I'm going home!" And sure enough, the SLQ pops out and I lose my mind. Suffice it to say, I went straight home! :D


My other favorite find of this month are the Sterling Paratrooper Jumpwings. In addition to collecting coins, I also collect military antiques, so this is absolutely one of my favorite finds. It's something I never even considered finding so that kind of blew me away..


Also recovered were 49 Wheats, the oldest being 1911, and the big green Sterling ring, Sharpie cap for size comparison. I've never found a Susan B before, so I threw that on the board too. The School Safety Patrol badge came from the same place as the SLQ but was way down there, over a full pinpointer deep. I thought that was pretty neat also.

I picked up a USB microscope which will work out great for detail pics in the future.

Wood flavor of the month is Brazilian Rosewood.


GF & HH to all in September!

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PrussianBleu 09-12-2020 12:17 PM

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Ron 71 09-12-2020 12:44 PM

WOW! That's some killer loot! Paratrooper jump wings are without a doubt #1 on my bucket list of things I want to find.
If my year end wrap up looks as good as your August I'll be thrilled, Big Congrats on a great month!

deeper 09-12-2020 05:20 PM

Thatís a very good month in my estimation! Congrats and I hope you have a stellar September!

Lee1968 09-12-2020 08:47 PM

Awesome finds!

claddy 09-12-2020 08:51 PM

Cool hunt Iím jealous!!

claddy 09-12-2020 08:57 PM

Cool hunt Iím jealous!!

NCtoad 09-12-2020 11:46 PM

Congrats on a month of great finds! Awesome that you found a readable date slq.

LovestheShiny! 09-12-2020 11:48 PM

Wow, a very nice group of finds! A full date Stander, Paratroop wings, and lots of other goodies, congrats!

jimther 09-13-2020 10:36 AM

Awesome month PB ! Great photos and close-ups too. Might have to look into a USB microscope myself.

Love the in-situ pic of the paratrooper wings in the mud with the parachute mud impression just below the wings. Neat !

metaladdict 09-13-2020 10:52 AM

That stander is a keeper all the Silva is no weeper👍:lol:

Chipk 09-13-2020 10:59 AM

All great finds

matmit 09-13-2020 04:43 PM

Fantastic finds Anthony, and love the pictures to boot!

jruckman38 09-13-2020 05:33 PM

Congrats on a good month. I found the same winged pin a few months ago.

JAK 09-13-2020 08:26 PM

Well done with all those wonderful finds...congrats!

Wom 27 09-13-2020 10:14 PM

Ok,so whereís the ring?

PrussianBleu 09-13-2020 11:20 PM

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PrussianBleu 09-15-2020 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by jimther (Post 3255416)
Awesome month PB ! Great photos and close-ups too. Might have to look into a USB microscope myself.

Love the in-situ pic of the paratrooper wings in the mud with the parachute mud impression just below the wings. Neat !

Thanks indeed! I knew right when I saw it that everyone would appreciate the parachute impression :D

I went with the USB microscope that RobFindsTreasure uses and I am very happy with it. I decided to go with the "reconditioned" version as it was 33% less but it looked new to me and functioned perfectly.

Many thanks to everyone for the encouragement and nice comments. I'm having a blast! :mder:

Dewsweeper894 09-16-2020 06:31 AM

Love the zoom on that stander .
The Washington in the dirt look great also .
Great post PB.
Congratulations
,Dew

Silversmith45 09-16-2020 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron 71 (Post 3255195)
WOW! That's some killer loot! Paratrooper jump wings are without a doubt #1 on my bucket list of things I want to find.

I was with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam. I made a ring out of my sterling wings.
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