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Old 11-22-2021, 04:45 AM
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Default 1812 yard !!!

I had secured this permission a few days ago but couldn't get out there due to work and the fact that we got 4 inches of snow the night before.....

I was so anxious to hit a yard this old I really had trouble sleeping the past two nights.....And the day finally arrived and I shot up to the old house in the old hamlet I'd been so giddily awaiting......

I wasn't at the yard for 5 minutes when I got a nice deep signal worthy of digging. It was at the edge of the gravel driveway. I think I recorded for about 5 or 6 minutes before giving up on the target entirely ...I decided to chip at the gravel with my little hand shovel for a few more chips and finally got a hit on the propointer. I was stirring around in the hole looking for something shiny forever then I saw the dull big copper rolling around. I was bummed but finding a largie early in the hunt was definitely promising.
Fastforward 2 hours........still no silvers.....I finally stumble upon a hi hi tone.....shallow , 12-46....I fire up the GoPro again anticipating my first bust silver , but oh no....another copper.....
In the end I ended up with 3 beat up coppers and the oh-so-familiar realization that this yards been combed over before.....
Oh well.....I guess I've had worse hunts before for sure.
The one largie is a pretty clear 1822. The second appears to be a draped. Its rough, but the top of the fraction is visible on the reverse. I doubt I'll get a exact date off of it. The 3rd is complete toast.....

Included are some pix from my previous hunt where I actually did manage to get a few shinies and get over 50 to make my goal.
The weathers starting to turn ugly here in western ny and I'm not foreseeing too many more dig days ,unless I do another Florida trip again. Of course last time I went down there I didn't score any silvers at all.....
Well, happy hunting everyone.
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Old 11-22-2021, 05:12 AM
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I really like the sterling ring, congrats man! We havent got snow yet this fall, but I'm sure it's coming. Good luck with the remainder of the season!

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Old 11-22-2021, 06:01 AM
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Really?? Your unhappy about large coppers?

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Old 11-22-2021, 06:29 AM
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Great variety, good hunt!
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Old 11-22-2021, 08:15 AM
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That Yellowstone Park ring is awesome! Nice collection of finds! Got to love the old permissions!

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Old 11-22-2021, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by bobac View post
... . The 3rd is complete toast......
The poor beleaguered east coast md'r. Finds 3 large coppers IN A SINGLE HUNT. But he has to suffer the indignity that one of the three was toast.

Oh boo-hoo.
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Old 11-22-2021, 01:09 PM
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Great digs! Even if it has been detected they did a terrible job leaving those signals. I am willing to bet a silver will pop up there once you remove more signals that could be masking them. If all else fails a good ground freeze here in western ny, with how wet it has been this year, might stir some signals up for the spring!
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Old 11-22-2021, 04:45 PM
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Congrats on the silvers and LCs! I'm jealous of those large cents, I just cant seem to get my coil over one.

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Old 11-23-2021, 10:17 AM
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3 silver, 3 largies, a bunch of wheats and very cool sterling ring. Now thats what I call a great hunt. Congrats. I like the old dog tag too. If that place was hit before, whoever hunted it didn't do a very good job. I would hit hit that place again. Good luck, Mark

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Old 11-24-2021, 07:51 AM
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Nice hunts....I like the 1939 dog license. The silver ring is neat and has definitely seen some usage. Those maker's marks could possibly tell you the date name of the maker and the year it was made.

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Old 11-24-2021, 08:11 PM
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I like the silver and dog tag and L.C.👍

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Old 11-24-2021, 08:36 PM
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Excellent hauls! The ring is awesome! Worn down silver always looks cool, and it has a bear! Love the dog tag too. Those old ones are treasures. Looks like a pocket knife or 2 in there too. If that Merc was a year older, we'd all be talking about that too. Very nice!
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Old 11-24-2021, 09:59 PM
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Amazing! Man Iím jealous of you east coasters

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Old 11-24-2021, 10:11 PM
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Nice largies, bobac! Hope you can return and find some more!

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Old 11-24-2021, 10:16 PM
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Nice Finds

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