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Old 01-05-2020, 12:00 PM
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Default Tale of two (weird) hunts, includes silver #1 for the year

I took the opportunity during winter break to go for a longer hunt at a school where aerial images show a farmhouse where the rear parking lot and playground now stand. Right next to it, the school has a multipurpose field that would have been the side yard and part of a farm field.

Long story short, I dug a bunch of clad at the first spot plus a bunch of small rings. One turned out to be sterling. With an hour left before dark, I ran over to a pre-1960's public school spot I had been eyeballing for years. I dug a Barber dime.

Weird things for the day:

-Digging a lot of clad. I often go multiple hunts on old private permissions without finding quarters, and I only dug one dollar coin last year. Apparently kids are still carrying quarters. I dug a quarter spill and a modern clad dollar.

-This is one of the only days where I've ever dug a silver coin and no wheat pennies.

-I had a very positive police encounter at the first school. He apologized for bothering me, but saw my car in the empty school lot and not me.

- A Chuck E Cheese token spill, if two of them counts as a spill. Beat that!

-I can't find anything for sure related to that farmhouse. There's the tell-tale sound of iron in that field, though. I did dig a mystery button (with an "M" on it) that seems to have some age to it. (Any ideas?) I also found a small vintage sterling Uncas marked ring, but that could have been lost by a kid at the school.

-I dug a 50 cent piece. Sort of.

-The 1900 Barber dime was in my first hole at the second site. Not a strong, obvious signal at all. Just a squeak at first. It was on a bit of a hill but I was able to get the signal to come together and thought it was worth digging. If I was tired and hit that signal late in a long hunt after already digging some goodies, then I admit I might have skipped it. So, silver coin #1 for the year. I only had enough daylight to dig 13 more cents. Yeah, I'm going back sometime.

Two different public school spots. Two totally different hunts.

Good luck out there in 2020.
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Old 01-05-2020, 04:13 PM
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All in all you had a good hunt. Congrats on the Barber, ring, clad and the rest of the miscellaneous goodies.

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Old 01-05-2020, 10:51 PM
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Some very nice hunting Soldier. Congrats on the Barber, the Sterling and a very fine clad count. Trapper

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TS, congrats on the Barber, sweet opening silver. If I dig just one coin 100 yrs. old or more that makes a great hunt in my book. The sterling ring is cool and that's one nice Buff. Congrats on a couple of successful outings. HH Mark

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Congrats on all the treasures you found and especially that Barber!

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Nice hunt, LOVE that ring what a beauty! Oh and the barber is nice too....
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Congrats , a great way to start the year .
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Originally Posted by aviationgale View post
Nice hunt, LOVE that ring what a beauty! Oh and the barber is nice too....
+1!

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That was a great day of hunting. I love the silver ring, they were just made so pretty back in the day and Sterling is so much more impressive than 925 to me.

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Originally Posted by ecmo View post
All in all you had a good hunt. Congrats on the Barber, ring, clad and the rest of the miscellaneous goodies.

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Originally Posted by jack&jill View post
Some very nice hunting Soldier. Congrats on the Barber, the Sterling and a very fine clad count. Trapper
Originally Posted by markinswpa View post
TS, congrats on the Barber, sweet opening silver. If I dig just one coin 100 yrs. old or more that makes a great hunt in my book. The sterling ring is cool and that's one nice Buff. Congrats on a couple of successful outings. HH Mark
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Congrats on all the treasures you found and especially that Barber!
Originally Posted by aviationgale View post
Nice hunt, LOVE that ring what a beauty! Oh and the barber is nice too....
Originally Posted by Soil Surgeon View post
Congrats , a great way to start the year .
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Originally Posted by Jim Bob View post
That was a great day of hunting. I love the silver ring, they were just made so pretty back in the day and Sterling is so much more impressive than 925 to me.
Thanks all! I like to get out and hunt regardless, but having at least one old coin or weird object to research is a bonus!

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