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Old 02-18-2018, 06:50 PM
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Default Whoever said "Low and slow" on another thread - thanks!!

One small spot of an old schoolyard produced a couple of IHPs, a V nickel, and a silver Rosie for me. I went back two or three times and dug nothing cool at all, figured it was hunted out. Last week I saw somebody reply on another thread to the effect that "no place is hunted out, hit it low and slow." I was nearby yesterday and decided to give it a few minutes, low and slow. Before long, I hit a 1951 D wheat. Within two feet of that, I popped an Indian out that I could actually read the reverse on right out of the dirt. Stayed there a while longer and found the neat 1950s Hartford Insurance Junior Fire Marshal ring - that red paint must be really durable. It has fire axe and helmet designs on the sides. The Fitz Overalls button I found a couple days earlier, was just popping clad out of a sand playground and it was in the dirt below the sand. Any idea on its age? The IHP didn't clean as well as the last two, soaking it a little longer.
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Old 02-18-2018, 07:19 PM
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The Indian is 1906. Photos aren't too great.
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:37 PM
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:42 PM
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Low n Slow paid off!

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Old 02-18-2018, 09:54 PM
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Old 02-18-2018, 11:09 PM
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Low and slow nailed it for you that time.
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Old 02-18-2018, 11:30 PM
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Thanks everybody. My tendency is fast and hyperactive, need to work on that!
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Old 02-18-2018, 11:58 PM
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Here is a link to an eBay sale of one of your rings:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Junior-Fire...-/291952568928

Looks like 40s or 50s.

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Old 02-19-2018, 04:42 AM
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Real nice finds, I guess I'd better find the original post and read up on Low and Slow.
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Low and slow is mentioned frequently. It means nothing more than that. Coil low, tight to the ground, real tight. Coil moving slow. Swing slower, not like you have 4 hours to cover a 4 acre field. The slow n low combination will help you eek out those deep or tuff signals.

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Great digs! Nice score!

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Originally Posted by Iggyks View post
Thanks everybody. My tendency is fast and hyperactive, need to work on that!
Nothing wrong with that! Same here! Quick broom! I paired up with a likewise rig that matched my personality, skills, style, AO...!

Plenty of time to go 'low and slow' when I'm super old and in a wheelchair I figure!

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Old 02-19-2018, 07:28 PM
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Congrats on the finds! Nice hunt!

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Thanks everybody. My tendency is fast and hyperactive, need to work on that!
No better cure then fresh air . Slow down and enjoy every inch of dirt . No rush ... if you skip over something that little bugger might hafta wait another hundread years before someone swings by again . 😎

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Old 02-20-2018, 12:14 AM
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Thank you, everyone... The schoolyard is good sized but only a fairly small section has yielded coins. Maybe the other parts have had dirt moved.
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An Indian, that pretty cool. I go pretty fast until I hear a good sound, then go L&S. Congrates.
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Nice job! I am trying to slow down too...

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