So I went to the park I've been at a dozen times and took Tim (Fred sanford) to the other day where he found the 1857 LC. I went there and as I was walking to where I was going to start I told myself I WILL find a Merc today. Very first target was reading 82-85ish at 10" deep on the AT Pro. The signal was scratchy but loud. I remembered the other day when I found a rosie at 8" and it was very loud. I thought to myself I bet this is a Merc. Dug a good deep hole, pinpointed and dug out some more dirt. Found the silver edge and then recorded it. Picked it up knowing it was a silver dime. I was just hoping it wasn't a Rosie. Though I didnt mind if it was a Barber. Broke off the dirt and sure enough it is my very first Merc in 14 months of hunting. It is a 1944 no mintmark. I know most of you dig these like kids getting candy on Halloween but I am just so happy to get this monkey off my back. The very next target I was sure I had silver again. It was reading 86-88 at 8". Dug it out and saw a silver edge. But it wasnt reeded and the size of a nickel. Turned it over and it was this very cool indian button. Thought it might be silver anyway, but there are no markings and it is too light weight. So another very successful lunch hunt and I am finally getting silver on a semi regular basis. Now I just need to find more than one in an outing. As always thanks for looking and HH!!
Here is the video. Sorry It is a little crappy...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNkZr28jFgE