Today's after work hunt started off horrible. Hit a large corner yard and it was trash city only got clad and one wheat. With only an hour left to hunt we quickly found another spot and it was a vacant lot where an old house burnt down. Got several wheats 1952 silver dime, 1936 buffalo , 1902 Indian, cool button with a moon face on it and a old sterling ring too bad it is smashed flat, the purple stone is all intact and the sterling has a lot of cool details on it.
Yesterday I took a day off work and spent it in the fields detecting with Barber Dan, started off at 21 degrees, ground a little frosty and the fingers numb. But it was a day well spent. Field one started off great I got the 5 cent trade token, a wheat and the buckle dated 1879 then it all went downhill, both my buddy and I started digging clad and buckets of trash. This site would be put on a back burner for a day when there is nowhere to go! Field two was on the 1872 map but GONE by the 1914 map, so I was hoping for some oldies, we located the homesite right away, saw glass and pottery, found the iron patch, and the first good signal was a screaming 12-47, I was hoping for a large copper but when I broke open the partially frozen clump and saw the silver rim peeking out of the dirt, my heart started to race, it was a silver quarter, I saw the rays on the back around the eagle and knew right away it was a 1853, since that was the only year rays were present. I started doing the happy dance since this was only my second seated quarter in over 6 yrs of detecting. It has some plow damage from a lot of years of plowing but I am NOT complaining!
This site also gave up 1879 and 1880 indians, CW button, misc relics as well. It was a great day, My buddy Dan had never before yesterday gotten a CW button and by the end of the day, he had TWO in his keeper pouch!
I was on call at work today so had to stay close. Found a field site that was 2 miles away not overly old but still a fun place to go on a 27 degree windy day lol. Got 5 wheats 1909, 1911, 1916, 1919, and 1920. Got a 1947 Ohio chauffeur badge, a marble and a cool looking piece that looks like a monster head to me!
Hit a public spot today for 5 hours. Dug a ton! $8.64 in clad, 5 wheaties, war nickel, and a merc. Surprise of the day was the Civil War Infantry button it was 2-3 inches deep. Makes me wonder if it was brought in with fill dirt.
Stopped at a small park on way home. This park has have up 20+ silver in last 5 years I've been hitting it. First dig was the silver war nickel then I got the silver quarter. On the way to my car got a 1910 wheat. Not a bad after work hunt!
After work I hit the field we were at Saturday. Didn't give up much but got one 1864 Two cent piece, couple bells and a suspenders buckle.
I started on a new field site today. When we first got there the ground was pretty firm since temps were in low 30s, we started getting some relics and as the sun warmed up the ground it got softer and softer. We had to leave when every step we were sinking clear to our ankles. We then went into town and hit a grassy area, got my first silver of the year. 1951 franklin half. Found two junk rings, 2 wheats, $5.64 in clad and last dig of the day was a. 1945 merc. Good day!
First hunt of the year had to get out!!! Hit a couple field sites I hunted in the fall. Ground was froze down 4-5 inches I chiseled out every target! I was choosy on what signals I dug. First coin of the year was 1829 large cent , got a toasted Indian , glass button and an arrow head. I was a muddy mess but it was worth it!