Junior Member
Jun 21, 2021
Khabarovsk, Russia
I noticed that if I came back to outhunted sites in a year or two, I can find some new targets, but my version is the ground oscillation especially after cold winter. The layers of the ground goes chaotically and the coin go round from edge to horizontal position and not only horizontal but up and down, so we can easy hear it , but year before we thought it is trash
I think it’s seems to be real , because the 1000 year coin is about 30 centimetres underground only.
And the ground Layers above the coin is the dust+ rotten leaves And trees
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Mar 21, 2012
California High Desert
I've often wondered how an IH penny can be 2-3" down, while on the same lot a 1978 Quarter can be 6-8"?
You have walked through a dirt or gravel parking lot, or down a dirt road. The ground is very hard. Coins will not sink very far. Or maybe you've walked in a wet field where you sink in. Those are two extremes, but to a lesser degree, those conditions can exist on the same lot. Erosion can cause coins to be exposed at the surface. I once spotted a standing liberty quarter on the surface, it turned black from being in the sun. Just yesterday I dug an Indian Head Nickel one inch down, it was on top of a root. Most of the time the harder the ground your digging the less your target will sink. I know, I know, I've done the same thing, a ten year old quarter might be eight inches, and not ten feet away a wheat penny is only two inches. Sometimes I am puzzled too.
HH everyone