Here is my final pictures of my 2013 detecting finds, I saved the silver for last. I only got 94 silver coins this year, my worse yr in the last 5 yrs for silver count. But I had a blast, met a lot of new friends, helped a few new guys get started in the hobby. So I'd still say it was a good year!
Here is all my indians from 2013, didn't even come close to last yr's total of 174, but I dug a respectable number of 112 indians, and one decent 1857 flying eagle. My best two condition indians I showed close ups of, 1887 and a beautiful 1864-L a few didn't make the picture because they were either too crusty or on coin holders.
and Here is all my old nickels for 2013, my numbers were WAY down from previous yrs and it wasn't from lack of trying! I dug a million nickel signals, just didn't get many under my coil this year. But I did manage to get one GOOD one that made up for it, and that was my 1885 key date V nickel.
All my large coppers from 2013 this was my best season ever since I have started detecting. Hit a lot of old sites to get these. They are hard to come by in my area. Took a few different shots hope u enjoy!
Well everyone time to start wrapping up my 2013 season with pictures of basically all my non coin items. Hunted a lot this year, found some nice items and wanted to share them with you. Will get to all the coins when I get a chance.
Sunday I went out with Badjim and Joe, a buddy of mine who want to get into detecting. We hit a virgin field site and it was rough, corn stalks two feet high, weeds galore that prevented you from getting coil any closer than 4 inches from the ground, what a mess. A lot of rows were so bad we had to completely skip them, surely a place we need to hit next yr when it is a beanfield.
Even though conditions were bad, still managed some keepers, 1882 indian, 1851 LC a crotal bell and few relics. Good day with friends!
this weekend I dug a grand total of 10 cents!!!
5 Large cents
1 two cent piece
3 indians.........not a bad way to dig ten cents!
My buddy Erich invited me to come hunt with him, he had researched a couple sites that looked real old and had some promise to them. We went down a mile long dirt road and it dead ended with fields on both sides, there was a homesite on both sides of the road. It was 27 degrees and the ground was froze hard down at least 4-5", getting these finds was a LOT of work, but well worth the effort!
We hit the right side first and Jeremy got a 5 cent trade token and a couple min late I dug the exact same one, then Erich got one as well. We ended up getting 6 of the same token on that site, two were found by me. There was a lot of trash on this site so Erich walked over to try out the one on the left side. Wasn't 5 minutes and he yelled "Large cent"! We said be right there and in the 5 minutes before we got there Erich has dug two more large cents within 5 ft from the first one!
I got a nice 12-46 and dug out a nice frozen chunk of dirt I could not break it open so I stuck it in my pouch and after about 30 minutes from the warmth of my body I was able to break it open to reveal my first for the day a 1833 largie!
This site was awesome, virtually NO trash, every signal was either a flat button or a large cent. I think I dug around 5 pieces of lead and couple pieces of scrap, all other targets were keepers! This site gave up 14 large cents, and 25 flat buttons.
Erich won the day with day with 7 large cents
I was in second place with 4 largies
and Jeremy came in last but not least with 3 nice largies to call his own.
We all had a nice selection of buttons as well. We hunted here for hours gridding back and forth till we got no more signals, we had time for one more site before dark and this site gave up 5 indians, I got two of them 1880 and 1874.
Today I hit a site with BadJim and managed a decent 1865 two center from the frozen ground. I'd say it was a great weekend! I included a pic of ALL 14 large cents found at the site, unreal BEST field I have ever hunted hands down