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Old 08-07-2018, 08:51 PM
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Default Great yard! Silver Dollar, 20 cent piece, more silver too!

Well, got permission at a ca 1930 home here in town, and turned out to have a great couple of hours detecting with the AT Pro!

First coin was a wheat penny, and other than a couple of Memorials and a clad dime and quarter, all the targets today were old. First precious was a Silver Rosie followed by a clipped Silver GW quarter. I am calling that coin my first US 20 cent piece as about 1/5 of the coin is gone, knocking the value down to 20 cents!

Another section of the front yard produced a large but kinda shaky signal that still had some good high tones. I dug a generous plug, and was delighted and surprised to pull out a 1922 Silver Dollar! This coin is the second Silver Dollar I've dug, last year I found a 1925-S Peace Dollar in a local curb strip. So, I guess I've renewed my membership this year!

Wondering why the signal was odd (for a silver dollar), I rechecked the hole with my pinpointer, and found a 1940 Jefferson Nickel. I replaced the dirt from my towel and watered the grass roots from my gallon jug of water. As it turned out, I should have rechecked again, as swinging the coil over that area produced a nice faint high tone, and out came a 1936 Silver Merc.

Other finds in the yard were another Silver Merc and Silver Rosie, along with a Silver charm bracelet with some precious and non precious charms. The one legged figurine or soldier was a cool find too. The ratio today of shiny to copper was great, with 7 silvers and 3 wheaties. Usually that ratio is very skewed the other way! Anyway, a fun couple of hours and am grateful for some good finds!
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:54 PM
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Great photos and great hunt! I love that dollar design. Awesome!

Oldest coin dug- 1927 wheatie.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:17 PM
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Excellent finds!

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Wow, what a nice collection of silver you got there!!

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Old 08-07-2018, 09:33 PM
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Thatís a great day,glad to see your at pro is getting the goods!,congrats
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:41 PM
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Wow, congratulations!!
Nice photos too- America used to have some beautiful coins


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Old 08-07-2018, 09:44 PM
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Awesome! I need to hunt more old homes like that congrats on some really nice silver finds

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Old 08-07-2018, 10:11 PM
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Wow what a great haul, congrats!

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Nice finds!!


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Old 08-07-2018, 11:31 PM
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Thank you, appreciate the comments! Yep... was sure surprised to pull that Silver Dollar out today, plus the other goodies!
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Really nice finds. I was really curious about that 20 cent piece. Haha.

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Old 08-07-2018, 11:37 PM
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What a great silver day. Think the peace dollar is one of the nicest and I want to find my own badly. Congrats to you sir.

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Old 08-07-2018, 11:39 PM
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Thank you ecmo, and stiffwrists... yeah, I figure that that clipped quarter is probably the closest I'll come to a real US 20 cent piece out here in Montana!
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Now that's a dream hunt. You found plenty, and found big! And thanks. Now I know what a 20 cent piece looks like.
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Wow! Great stuff there. I have done a couple of older yards this week but I haven't found the silver yet. I did best my oldest coin by two more years - 1936 Wheat -. I know the silver is there, maybe I need a more modern detector., Yeah..... that's it... I need a new detector!!

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Old 08-08-2018, 06:57 AM
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Congrats on a good hunt with really nice finds. I'd hunt that site again with all the silver finds. Grid it and take your time. Maybe more goodies ??

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Old 08-08-2018, 10:49 AM
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Thanks for the comments!

MTtrashdigger - congrats on your oldest wheatie, and keep checking those private yards they are the last untouched areas to metal detect with a good chance of finding nice stuff.

bubbaron - good advice, and I did just that. After finding the first two silvers then the dollar, I really searched carefully and from different directions.
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:55 AM
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What a hunt!

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Old 08-08-2018, 11:21 AM
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Love the backdrop you got all those coins displayed upon.....you should probably go throw a few of them back to reseed the place...!

Congratulations on a massive Silver Streak you got going LTS!

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Old 08-08-2018, 11:24 AM
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Those are some great finds! The dollar coin produced on the shaky signal reinforces digging every good signal and always rechecking the hole. Congrats!

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