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Old 06-29-2020, 09:05 AM
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I hunt historical Fernandina Beach, Florida and I especially love curb strip hunting

There is a 50 foot strip that I have now visited three times. The first time I pulled a buffalo nickel out. The second time gave me an 1887 Indian Head penny, my first.

Went back a few days ago. The heat was oppressive and I didnít even finish the whole strip. But managed 3 nice wheat pennies. One has ďIN GOD WE TRUSĒ stamped on it. Nice little oddball coin.

Also an 1899 Barber dime. Been awhile since Iíve uncovered one of these.

I have the property ownerís blessings to search her property. Currently her yard is covered with bricks inches deep. She plans on getting them dug up and then Iím going to teach her to MD as we search the yard.
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:34 AM
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Nice hunt!

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Old 06-29-2020, 01:15 PM
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nice Barber Chip! that yard sounds mouthwatering...

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Old 06-29-2020, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Chipk View post
I hunt historical Fernandina Beach, Florida...........
Years ago I used to visit relatives just few minutes from Fernandina and we'd visit the beach and historic district at least once per trip. I wasn't thinking about metal detecting back then.

What's the soil like? Is it mostly sand?

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Old 06-29-2020, 03:11 PM
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Amazing there's anything that hasn't sunk deep in the Florida sand beyond reach???

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Old 06-29-2020, 07:26 PM
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Nice saves, that looks like a "greased die" error

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Old 06-29-2020, 10:08 PM
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My town is very old and yet Iíve nehad any luck with the curb strips. Go figure !

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Old 06-30-2020, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by ToySoldier View post
Years ago I used to visit relatives just few minutes from Fernandina and we'd visit the beach and historic district at least once per trip. I wasn't thinking about metal detecting back then.

What's the soil like? Is it mostly sand?
Yes, mostly sand. Right before the Civil War there was a terrible drainage issue. But there was an oyster canning plant with a mountain of oyster shells which were spread out everywhere. You encounter them all the time but anything below that level is very possibly pre CW.

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Old 06-30-2020, 10:53 AM
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My town is very old and yet Iíve nehad any luck with the curb strips. Go figure !
Donít give up. My oldest coin, a 1718 1Reale and this pocket watch both came from curb strips. The watch had emeralds outlined with gold for hour marks and the minute marks are dots of gold
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never hunted out. found my first Reale at a church where even clad is scarce.
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