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Old 01-15-2020, 01:15 AM
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Went out for a bit today to relax and de-people after a stressful last two days. Slogged around in 35 degree, muddy ground, with a light sleet falling. Must have been in a bad mood cause my first few trash finds just seemed to irritate me even more. Started to just wander and ended up landing my second silver. Not only was in my second silver of the year, it also happened to be my first war nickel! Spirits buoyed, dug a few more signals and ended up with two clad pennies and my first wheatie of the year. Not wanting to potentially damage the wheatie, I packed it in and headed for home as it was then dark. While it was a little difficult to read, my wheatie ended up being my second oldest coin...a 1909! I'd say that my day ended up pretty good
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2020 (Totals): Silver 3 (4) | Sterling 1 (0) | Gold 0 (0) | Wheats 3 (4) | IHP 0 (0) | Clad $7.67 ($10.80). Notables: 1935 Merc ('19), 1871 Can Qtr ('20), 1909 Wheat ('20).

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Old 01-15-2020, 01:19 AM
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Congrats! I assume no s vdb?
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Old 01-15-2020, 01:23 AM
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Not that I can see...was on the phone with my dad talking about the war nickel and when I read him the date on the wheatie, I think he peed himself a little bit

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Old 01-15-2020, 07:10 AM
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Congrats on the war nickel and first year wheatie. Both fine saves, and nothing seems to put you troubles out of mind like a good dig. HH Mark

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Congratulations!
We were in the single digits last night and we are expecting 3-4 inches of white death today.
My machines are cleaned and in the "coin cellar" waiting for spring

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Thatís a dang good hunt! Congrats on your first war nickel and the oldie wheat!

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Old 01-17-2020, 03:33 PM
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Congrats! I assume no s vdb?
No. We don't allow our key date S mints to travel east of the Mississippi. Remember ?
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No. We don't allow our key date S mints to travel east of the Mississippi. Remember ?
Oh don't worry Tom, im holding a few hostage here that managed to escape
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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
No. We don't allow our key date S mints to travel east of the Mississippi. Remember ?
Tom, even though you donít allow Ďsí mints this Far East, I did, indeed almost wet myself when he told me he found a 1909 wheatie.
Good job kid!
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Originally Posted by YooperBSN View post
Went out for a bit today to relax and de-people after a stressful last two days. Slogged around in 35 degree, muddy ground, with a light sleet falling. Must have been in a bad mood cause my first few trash finds just seemed to irritate me even more. Started to just wander and ended up landing my second silver. Not only was in my second silver of the year, it also happened to be my first war nickel! Spirits buoyed, dug a few more signals and ended up with two clad pennies and my first wheatie of the year. Not wanting to potentially damage the wheatie, I packed it in and headed for home as it was then dark. While it was a little difficult to read, my wheatie ended up being my second oldest coin...a 1909! I'd say that my day ended up pretty good
Nice finds! I love finding war nickels. I still like finding wheat pennies, and the early ones like yours can be a sign of silver nearby. I got a wheat penny book last year and I've been trying to complete it. So, even when I "just" dig a wheat penny it's fun to get home and see if it's a date I need. Warman's makes a good wheat penny book.

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I have dug two 1909 wheats and both got me super excited. But both ended up not being a s. Congratulations on the nice finds.

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Congrats on getting out in miserable weather conditions and another congrats for the nice findsÖ..

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Old 01-17-2020, 11:27 PM
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Thanks everyone! Always fun finding something old and special like that. I got out for a bit today in our 24 degree weather and managed $0.12 in clad, the center ring of a 1950s era gyroscope and another zinc and milk glass Ball mason jar lid. That wind sure cuts deep though! Only lasted about 3 hours!

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2020 (Totals): Silver 3 (4) | Sterling 1 (0) | Gold 0 (0) | Wheats 3 (4) | IHP 0 (0) | Clad $7.67 ($10.80). Notables: 1935 Merc ('19), 1871 Can Qtr ('20), 1909 Wheat ('20).

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Nothing like metal detecting to change a mood - it often changes mine and always in a positive way. Enjoy.
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Nice find fellow Michiganders.

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A day that ends well is good day ! Congrats !
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