My first (kinda) Buff and another Barber
So I have been hunting several homesteads on a friends ranch. Last night just before dark I tried one in a field he had showed me and pulled a thimble, a couple buttons and some misc interesting stuff in a short time period. Figured there has to be silver there. I left a little florecent flag on a wire in the field where I had found the thimble. I go back today and start at my flag, about 15 ft away, Ihave a faint hit but consistent, I dig it and out pops the shiniest Buffalo nickel I have ever seen. I mean, I have never dug one but always wanted to. My favorite looking coin. I take a pic with cell phone and send evryone....then I am thinking. This thing is way to shiny. All I see pics of that have been dug are dull. Another 15 feet and I get a nice dime hit. I know it's a dime before I dig it and it is. A 1912 S. Still thinking about my nickel which is way shinier than my barber. Also, the nickel is a 36. This home was gone well before that. Hrmmmmmm....could my buddy have seeded the nickel? The soil was not disturbed, I dug it fresh, no doubt about it. Thick dense sod. I go back and inspect hole....and around it. There is an eggshaped rock jammed in the ground about a foot from hole. Long story short. I put 2 and 2 together. About dark here comes my buddy on his Mule. He was a little panicy I had picked up my flag from the night before. I told him I found a suspiciously shiny coin if he could name it he could have it. He was grinning ear to ear. Turns out he was fertilizing today, kind of figured I would be back tonight so he paced off from flag I left due north, pounded a big metal bolt in the ground at a 45 angle and pushed nickel down in, then put rock in hole bolt had made. Darn it anyway. I really wanted to find a Buffalo. This one was just too good (shiny) to be true. I must say my friend was pretty impressed I found it. I should have moved my flag and his eggshaped rock about 50 ft and not said anything!