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Old 05-31-2020, 07:56 PM
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Default Big Silver in a Public Park Today.

I had intentions of trying water hunting today, but realized that the resiviour would be packed today and didn't feel like crowds. Went to an older park that I can usually dig a few wheats from. Scored an awesome old Salt Lake City transit token. I've found a few of these, but love to find them. I like the punched out design and the bee hive. Then... I dug a Franklin half. These public parks still have treasure to give up. I was really thrilled with it. First half I've dug this year. Used a little baking soda paste and it shined up pretty good. That half was surrounded by 70s era pull tabs. I was running the 6 inch coil with a 7 recovery speed. I was able to sniff it out. Thanks for looking.
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Old 05-31-2020, 08:01 PM
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Nice live-in-situ reveal shot !
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Old 05-31-2020, 08:05 PM
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That Ben is a beauty, & I love that token too.
Congrats

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Old 05-31-2020, 08:35 PM
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That's one of the best big silver coins you can find. Big Congrats! Those aren't found every day.

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Old 05-31-2020, 08:36 PM
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Congrats on the big silver Benny! Those halves always make the pouch feel that much heavier.

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Old 05-31-2020, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Stiffwrists View post
I had intentions of trying water hunting today, but realized that the resiviour would be packed today and didn't feel like crowds. Went to an older park that I can usually dig a few wheats from. Scored an awesome old Salt Lake City transit token. I've found a few of these, but love to find them......
Congrats. If a Ben was the the only silver I found for the rest of the year I would be happy. (C'mon metal detecting gods....prove me wrong!!!) It's the coin I was hoping to knock off the list this year.

Love those transit tokens!

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Old 05-31-2020, 11:17 PM
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Congrats on the Franklin! I just don't find big silver. One Walker in 3.5 years. It weighs on me.

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Amazing to see big silver left in a park, congrats! A great looking token as well. I have to ask did you find any Wheats too?

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Old 06-01-2020, 01:26 AM
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Amazing to see big silver left in a park, congrats! A great looking token as well. I have to ask did you find any Wheats too?
Just 3 today. They are the crusty looking coins next to the half. I keep going back to that park until I get skunked on wheats a few times. Hasnt happened yet!

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Old 06-01-2020, 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Stiffwrists View post
Just 3 today. They are the crusty looking coins next to the half. I keep going back to that park until I get skunked on wheats a few times. Hasnt happened yet!
Great to hear! The Wheats often do seem to be the proverbial "coal mine canaries" for many detecting sites. Hopeful the park will be a hotbed for years to come. HH

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Old 06-01-2020, 08:16 AM
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Congrats on the big silver Benny

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Congrats on the big Ben! I was finally able to cross that coin off my list this year, as well as a 1964 JFK. Big silver cant help but produce a big smile, keep up the good hunting!

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Old 06-01-2020, 09:55 AM
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Congrats on the Big Ben Stiffy. Sweet save. As others have said I just can't seem to find big silver, 1, a Walker in 5 years is it for me. The token is very cool also. Good luck, Mark

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Old 06-01-2020, 10:05 AM
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That and the Kennedy half are rare. Congrats.
I am surprised you haven't emptied that park of all it's signals?

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Old 06-01-2020, 11:05 AM
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Great day, congrats on the finds.
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Old 06-01-2020, 11:11 AM
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Wow! Awesome finds man!

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Old 06-01-2020, 11:34 AM
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Those old SLC transit tokens are awesome.

Way better looking than the new ones!


And lemme tell ya... the Franklin 50-cent is on my bucket list. I just think it's one of the "cleanest" looking coins. I like the Walking Liberty for beauty, but the sheer awesomeness of Ben's face and how smooth it is, makes it a favorite for me! Plus... the bell looks good.

Congrats on a super fun hunt!

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Old 06-01-2020, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by metaladdict View post
That and the Kennedy half are rare. Congrats.
I am surprised you haven't emptied that park of all it's signals?
This wasn't the best signal. It was amongst pull tabs. I need to do a major pull tab removal project when I have the patience. Surprisingly, I've dug more Franklin's than any other half. Must be the areas I hunt.

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Old 06-01-2020, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Skippy SH13 View post
Those old SLC transit tokens are awesome.

Way better looking than the new ones!


And lemme tell ya... the Franklin 50-cent is on my bucket list. I just think it's one of the "cleanest" looking coins. I like the Walking Liberty for beauty, but the sheer awesomeness of Ben's face and how smooth it is, makes it a favorite for me! Plus... the bell looks good.

Congrats on a super fun hunt!
Thanks Skippy. I like those old transit tokens too. There are a couple variations/sizes and a square shaped child's fare one that is cool too.

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Big congratulations on the Big Ben (my nemesis)
I would gladly trade you one of the two Walkers I found last week for it, would that count??

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