was a slow day at work so I turned in a vacation day and hit the bean field! First 4 hours produced nothing but scraps, horrible site. Although I did dig my first ever jew harp there, thought that was cool. Drove down the road to a site I hunted hard last year, but it had messy corn stalks in it. This year it was a nice smooth cut bean field. Second signal I got was a 12-47 solid on the etrac, I was hoping large cent, but to my surprise it was a 1877 seated quarter! Also got a rough 1892 V nickel, some buckles, a cufflink, tons of lead, and shotgun shells. Good day in my book! The seated quarter has a lot of dings and scratches from 100 years of plowing, but this guy is NOT complaining!
Yesterday I went to a field that I hunted last year and it was in corn last season. I got a large cent, some indians, shield nickel, CW buttons, assorted relics etc.....I wanted to return this year when it was a nice flat cut bean field hoping for more goodies. This site was on the 1872 map and gone by the 1914 map, so gone for 100+ years. Started getting signals right off the bat and I couldn't believe how much was missed because of the previous years corn stalks. I got a screaming 07-49 signal and it sounded sweet. This site is right at 1/2 mile off the road, so I knew it was NOT a beer can lol. I took two big scoops out and checked the hole, now it was a solid 12-47 from both directions....oh boy I am thinking a large cent or big silver. I put my pinpointer in the hole and at the bottom of the hole it goes off, I brush away some dirt and see a flat brass looking thing standing straight up and down on edge. I pull it out and at first I am greatly disappointed as I thought it was a brass door lock thingee.....lol, then I wiped away some dirt and saw the eagle on the plate, I about fell over....I jumped up and started screaming like a fool! I was so happy as I never DREAMED, I would EVER find a CW sword plate in NW Ohio. This will be a memorable day for a long time for me.......by far my BEST relic ever!!!!
Some Finds from this weeks
Fields. Not much in way of coinage only a 1909 wheat. Got a CW button, Abraham Lincoln fob that was cool.
took a day off work..........just got back home and stuff is cleaned up found some relics. Two Indians 1867 and 1880. The LC is a 1853, seated dime is pitted bad from fertilizer and is 1873. Also found a cool token from farm across the road