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Old 08-12-2017, 11:21 AM
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Thumbs up Early 1900's high school hunt: silver ring, $2.71 in clad, good times, etc.

Hit a local high school this morning with my son that was allegedly built on top of the old fairgrounds. We were hoping for old relics and coins, but got lots of "teenager trash" and clad instead. We got so many clad pennies in fact, that we discrim'd out 70-80 in Coin Mode towards the end to avoid digging so much. Many of the pennies were 1982 and older which we'll keep, so that's cool, but we got no wheaties or silver coins. The good news is that I am pretty sure no one has detected this school (recently anyway). So we'll go back and hit it again.

The find of the day was a Sterling ring next to the sidewalk. While not particularly valuable, it was a win because it boosted my son's confidence. He wants to find old or valuable stuff and all the clad is frustrating him. In my eyes, this was a good hunt. We had a great time together and in the end that's really what matters.
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:50 AM
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Looks to me like you had a great hunt! And the ring fits you perfectly too. Congrats...

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Old 08-12-2017, 11:51 AM
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Grats on the silver ring and taco bell money.

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Old 08-12-2017, 06:46 PM
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Good job on getting the silver, the clad is just icing on the cake. Glad you had fun!

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Old 08-12-2017, 07:25 PM
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Cool ring!

Copper cents are way better than zincs for sure too!

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Old 08-12-2017, 08:03 PM
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Great post and Finds!

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Old 08-12-2017, 09:02 PM
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Thanks everyone. It was fun and I just know there is some old stuff at that site...I just have to find it!

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ACE 400, AT-MAX. IHP's (7). Wheats (45). V-Nickels (1). Barber dimes (3). Mercs (4). Rosies (3). Rings (10). Headstamps (150). Clad total: $175.50. Oldest coin: 1879 IHP.

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Old 08-13-2017, 08:16 AM
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Congrats, sounds like you had a great time! That ring looks nice too!

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Nice job to you both, congrats!

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