Took the day off work and went hunting......Starky joined me for the day. We hit two old farm houses. Farm #1 the owner told me it had been hunted by at least 3 different people, go figure. Anyhow I scored a 1917 merc and a couple wheats, and a ton of shotgun shells, Starky got several wheats not much else there. After 3 hours we went to another farm house, same thing, I was told this place had been hunted as well. Got a wheat right off the bat, then I got a real scratchy high tone and I cut the plug, first thing out of the hole was a rusty clothes pin clip. Right under that was a 1944 merc......cool
Nailed one more wheat then that was about it in the front, went to the side yard and got a 8" deep 08-36, I called out that it was an indian before I even cut the plug, sure enough, but not just any indian, an awesome semi key almost full liberty 1864L
this thing is beautiful! Pics don't do it justice, you can CLEARLY see the "L" with the naked eye..... got a couple buckles and that was it for me. Starky got a couple wheats and a trade token.
From there we hit a ballfield and there was tons of clad but it was all deep! FILL dirt!!!! Starky got a 1940's wheat at 9" so you know for sure there was fill.....eventually he got a silver a 1944 quarter. I dug over $4 in clad but no oldies, did manage to get the smiley face sterling ring....hey silver is silver!
We hit one last ballfield and the VERY first signal I got was a 5" deep 12-44, I figured it was a clad dime, but nope! it was a 1944 merc. From there it was all downhill, nothing but clad! It was a fun day, and much better than working...lol
I got a video from today not sure when I will get it all done!
Last night after work, knocked door at an old farm got a few goodies.....not sure what the decorative piece is, looks like a dragon head to me, measures about 3" across.
Got a couple mercs, few wheats, 1882 indian. Not a lot to say, lol, here are the pics.
nothing special here guys, everytime I tried to do a full dig it was clad, and when I didn't film it, then it turned out to be something good, go figure! I really need to make more videos. I enjoy making them.....just get caught up in the good signals and forget to pull out the camera till it is too late....lol
anyhow, here it is....
A guy down the road from me about a mile saw me detecting a field across from his house about 2 weeks ago, I detected till dark and when I went to pack up and stopped me and told me how his lost his wedding band in his backyard a year ago. He asked if anyway possible I could search for it for him. I said sure but it is dark now I will come back. Well I got busy with life, work, detecting etc….lol
Today I got off work early and headed down there, I knocked on his door and no answer, so I went ahead and started searching in his backyard, LUCKILY it was a fairly new home and it was a clean backyard, not a trashy old farm! First signal was a pulltab, and the very next signal was a 12-17, I was praying it was the ring, …..cut a plug, flipped it up and there it was staring back at me!!!! Took me UNDER 10 minutes total from the time I got to his house!
No one was home like I mentioned, so I left a note for him to call me. I brought it home, washed off the mud and shined it up, ....waiting on his call. I am excited to see how he reacts when I hand it to him!
His wife got home first and called me, I explained to her I found the ring, she was estatic!!! I asked her to please NOT tell her husband I wanted to surprise him, she told me she would text me when he got home.
I drove down to his house and knocked on the door, I told him I came down today to search for your ring, but bad news, I couldn't locate it, he instantly said "it's ok, I appreciate you trying for me"..........
Then I said, with as straight face as possible... "I did find one item that you might find interesting" and held out my hand. He reached his hand out and I dropped his ring into his palm.....his face lit up and he got the biggest smile ever and was so happy! I explained to him I had to tease him a bit before I gave it to him. His wife stood behind him and giggled. Great day, I was very happy to be able to find this for him, they were a young couple and it meant a lot to both of them.
Saturday BadJim and I went to an old ball field we found from an old newspaper clipping, started getting lots of shallow clad right away and I knew that was a good sign this place wasn't pounded to death. Was almost an hour of nothing but clad then The first silver showed up, 1947 rosie, a few feet away a merc popped out, one lone wheat, then a third silver dime another merc was found there. Jim wasn't getting anything good so we decided to try somewhere else. We hit beside an old church and I nabbed another silver rosie there, then the last stop we knocked doors and got permission at a farm, I got a nice sterling ring, couple wheats and a WWI button. I was more than happy with a 5 silver saturday!
Sunday we hit a field site that I just got permission for yesterday, I actually called the farmer on april 1st and he said he would call back....well 18 days later he called and gave me the go ahead! I was surprised to even hear back from him. This field was loaded with non ferrous targets, bits and scraps of copper and brass everywhere, tons of harmonica reeds, 22 casings, shotgun shells, you name it! For the good stuff there I found a nice point laying on the surface, 3 indians, 2 CW general service buttons, one is toast, but the other is real nice. Last good find of the day was a CW token. Oh almost forgot the small silver disk has ZERO detail on either side but has EXACT diameter of a 3 cent silver.....so it may be an extrememly worn 3 cent piece
Great weekend for sure!
I don't even know where to start, this weekend was so good for me, we hunted so much and so many places, felt like I dug a million holes!
Friday nite BadJim and I hit a couple old houses, I got a few wheats, clad, the tiniest sterling baby ring I have ever saw in my life, on my ring sizer it doesn't even go down to a size one, look at it compared to the dime, Also got a cut up merc, it was literally sliced so I stuck it in a vice to bring the slice back together! Lastly I got the 10K gold filled ring. Jim kicked my butt friday as he got 5 silver!!
Saturday I went to Deshler, Ohio to hunt with Erich and we hit curb strips, an old house, more curb strips, another house....was only getting wheats and clad, then finally got a real nice 5 cent trade token from Deshler Ohio, from there we went to a lil podunk town, and it had an old ball field next to an even older church. I finally nabbed the first silver of the day a 1964 rosie, got some wheats and that was about it, wandered around behind the church, it had a playground behind it, and I scored the second 1964 rosie and the 1918 merc as well. Great day with a good buddy despite the 40 degree temps with 25 MPH winds, even rained and snowed on us!
Sunday met up again with BadJim, sunday was gorgeous weather out almost 70 degrees and sunny, unreal difference from saturday. We hit an old school, got some clad and nothing else, then we hit an old sports field where I again got a wheat and clad. We went knocking doors and the first place was loaded, right away started nabbing wheats at 3" deep, that is a good sign. Got a merc, the real nice sterling Boyscout ring, HUGE WWI or WWII button if you know let me know! Also got a token with a wheat penny in it, that says "Keep me and never go broke"
My best find was a signal in the backyard that was jumpy but showed 6" deep, it bounced from like 12-24 to 12-30's and around....I dug it and I got a 10 gram 10K ring, it is smashed and even the band is broke, and stone is missing....but it is 10 grams of gold, I am NOT complaining!
This is 5 days worth of finds.......lol. Sun, tues, wed, thur and friday. 17 hours of hunt time, been rough at my sites, Just can't get my coil over silver to save my life. Hunted several fields, few farm houses, and couple houses in town.
Hopefully my silver slump will come to an end SOON!!!!!
Got a pair of 2 piece buttons and I can't find much info on the backmark, Leavenworth Extra.....any help would be appreciated. The little white button appears to be enameled, no idea on that one either. Picked up pile of wheats not shown, one lone 1907 injun, and my only real good keeper was the 1859 Canadian LC found last night, the 2nd year coins were minted in Canada. Looks like there is a bunch of varieties of the 1859 LC can anyone help me deciding which one it is? It looks like the LOW 9 variety to me, what's your opinion?