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Old 11-07-2017, 10:22 PM
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Default Keeper ratio kept getting better!

With cold weather and shorter days approaching, I took advantage of nice Sunday weather for a full day of detecting. First stop was a small neighborhood church built in the 1930s where I had a nice chat with the pastor who gave me the go-ahead to search. The grass was fairly free of trash and in two hours I managed to locate a 1943 mercury and a 1937 buff along with over two bucks in clad and a couple of modern arcade tokens. Then after a brunch break I met up with a fellow detectorist and we tried our luck at a rural school building (still in use) built in the 1920s. We didn't bother with the playground but instead hit the front lawn. I dug a weak low-50's signal and pulled out a 1903 V nickel, my first ever. It was so worn flat that at first I thought it was a blank slug, but I'll take it! Unfortunately the coin signals were few and far between and I only dug two more coins in the time we were there, but one of them was another mercury. So, two out of three were keepers! Finally, we headed to an 1850's house owned by a friend, and although we dug some small relics including a pocket knife, I only dug one coin the entire time we were there. But what a nice one, a lightly circulated 1890 IHP with beautiful patina, my oldest coin ever! So I'll call that 100 percent keeper ratio. I'm pretty confident that all three of the day's sites had been hunted before but if I can find one good deep coin that others have missed I'm happy!
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:46 PM
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:08 PM
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Those are some pretty nice finds! A buff with a date, some silver, a V and a beautiful, old, green Injun are all things we'd love to find! The other relics are also very cool. Good work!

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Old 11-07-2017, 11:10 PM
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Very cool! Nice finds


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Old 11-08-2017, 06:31 AM
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Thats a great mixed bag of some nice old coins! Well Done!

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Old 11-08-2017, 06:51 AM
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Nice haul - congrats !

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Old 11-08-2017, 07:35 AM
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Nice finds. That is an awesome day.

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Old 11-08-2017, 08:18 AM
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Thanks for showing your results of a great day of detecting. Continued good luck!
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:56 AM
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Congrats on a successful hunt... Probably more left there for you to find HH

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Old 11-08-2017, 10:56 AM
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:48 PM
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Really great finds there sir. Congrats!

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Old 11-08-2017, 06:46 PM
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wow , old nickels with dates!!!! Where are you hunting?? I never get a buf with a date...
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Cool finds, that 1890 Indian is in nice condition!

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Old 11-08-2017, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bobac View post
wow , old nickels with dates!!!! Where are you hunting?? I never get a buf with a date...
Nice hunt......
Thanks! I've only found a couple of Buffs before and this one was the nicest. Actually didn't know I had found it until I got home and rinsed off the handful of clad I dug that morning.
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That's just out of this world great! I'd be in hog heaven if I had day like that. Big Super Congrats!

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Congrats on your first V nickel, the pair of Mercs, Buffalo, Indian and the rest...a fine day of digging!

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I just imagine people walking around with those as spending money...it's bizarre to realize that it was very normal,when if WE find one of those it's like we found the Crown Jewels! Very nicely done,great group of coins! I'd be proud as HELL of that hunt!
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:29 PM
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Congratulations on a nice group of finds. I don't think that V nickel is that badly worn, typical for the ones I have found, plus most of mine have little pimples on them, lol.

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Old 11-09-2017, 10:27 PM
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:55 PM
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Some nice coins.

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