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Old 07-31-2020, 03:17 PM
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Default One-room schoolhouse, part III: big silvers, big token

I have been out to my schoolhouse permission twice since my last report. Both hunts were fruitful, though signals other than pull tabs have become scarce. I went well over an hour with no coin signals on my last excursion, so I'm planning to let it lie fallow until it gets cold and the vegetation is shorter.

Both of the silvers here were on edge. The half (my second at this site) got scratched because of its odd position and the SLQ (my first ever!) was bouncing between 81 and 87, which usually means penny in my experience, but I was gratified to see a silver rim and managed to avoid scratching it. It's wild to me that I have found no silver dimes at a little old schoolhouse, but found two halves and a quarter. Those are big silvers for a little country school.

Other highlights are the silver-dollar sized Excelsior Shoe Company BSA token (lion and unicorn variety), a dateless buffalo, and a US military cuff button. Thanks for looking!



















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Old 07-31-2020, 03:24 PM
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Great hunt! Love that "big silver still in the dirt" pic. I bet you come across a couple dimes too at that site.

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Old 07-31-2020, 04:06 PM
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Sweet finds and pictures. I love the look of Big Silver in the hole

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Old 07-31-2020, 04:06 PM
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Very nice finds, especially the big shinny silver...congrats!

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Old 07-31-2020, 04:15 PM
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Your photos are spectacular! Those finds aren't too shabby either. Congrats on your first SLQ! I hope it is the first of many.

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Old 07-31-2020, 04:33 PM
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Very nice! The one-rooms around here have been pounded to death! That is, unless you can find “the invisible schoolhouse”, which is what I look for.

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Old 07-31-2020, 04:37 PM
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Good show. And I like the in-situ reveal shots.
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Old 07-31-2020, 07:52 PM
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Awesome finds! CONGRATS.

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Congrats on the great finds! It must be very exciting to dig an old silver half like that.

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Congrats on the Walker and your first SLQ. Sweet save on the Buff and old tokens. Good luck, Mark

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Old 08-01-2020, 11:48 AM
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Congrats on some terrific finds!

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Old 08-01-2020, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Jodo_Kast501 View post
I have been out to my schoolhouse permission twice since my last report..........

Very nice results, and congrats on grinding out some good results. I agree that it's a bit odd to find the quarters and halves but no dimes. There very well might be some old dimes and Indians but they're all masked by iron.

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Old 08-01-2020, 06:24 PM
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Never gets old finding big silver! Congrats on those great finds!

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Old 08-01-2020, 07:56 PM
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Congrats on the "BIG Silver". Those are very nice finds. I've hunted a few one room schoool houses in my time and have always come up empty. Congratulations.....

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Old 08-02-2020, 10:39 AM
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Nice recoveries . What machine did you use?

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Old 08-02-2020, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Metal Maniac View post
Nice recoveries . What machine did you use?
Thanks! I'm using an AT Pro with the 5x8 coil.
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ToySoldier View post
Very nice results, and congrats on grinding out some good results. I agree that it's a bit odd to find the quarters and halves but no dimes. There very well might be some old dimes and Indians but they're all masked by iron.
Thank you! I have found a couple of Indians (very worn 1864 and a nice 1905) there and at least a dozen wheats. One imagines there has to be at least a dime or two laying around. The iron is tough in the around immediately around the schoolhouse and I do wonder if some things could be hiding there.
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Old 08-05-2020, 10:44 AM
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Congrats and I'm a little jealous, I've been looking for a SLQ for going on 10 years now!
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Old 08-05-2020, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
Good show. And I like the in-situ reveal shots.
The real "come to papa" moments!!

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