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Old 01-19-2020, 04:28 PM
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Default 2019 Wrap up!

Well temps are below zero and ground is covered in snow so I figured it was time for a wrap up. I had my best year detecting ever! Ended up with exactly 60 silver coins including a few bucketlisters for me. A franklin half, walker half, and standing liberty quarter! Ended up with over 100 wheat pennies and 31 indian head pennies including my 2nd key date 1877! Found some silver jewelry and a couple of tokens. Too many relics to really show. Also found my first silver coins in a field site that used to be a church thanks to pastor Bob! Can't wait to see what we find in 2020! Already have some great sites lined up for spring! I have a new camera as well so I am hoping to get more video footage and live digs for my YouTube channel Detectorben! Thanks for looking and happy hunting to all those in warmer areas!

The last 2 photos are from my last hunt of the year in a small town park I frequent. I had one of my best days ever with 5 silvers 1 Indian and a bunch of wheats.

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Old 01-19-2020, 07:58 PM
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Heck of a year. Those are some prime spots you're hunting digging just over 100 wheats for 60 silver and 31 IHPs. Nice variety of silver, too.

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Old 01-19-2020, 08:22 PM
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Mind boggling to say the least...congrats on a great 2019

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Nice hunting there! Where you digging to find Indian heads as pretty as that 1877??
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by ToySoldier View post
Heck of a year. Those are some prime spots you're hunting digging just over 100 wheats for 60 silver and 31 IHPs. Nice variety of silver, too.
Thanks a lot! You know I didn't really think about the silver to wheat ratio until you mentioned it lol. That is surprising even to me. I feel like I dig a lot more wheats than silvers but I guess it wasn't a bad ratio. Last year I dug about the same amount of wheats but only around 30 silvers so I stepped up my game this year. I hope to hit 100 silvers in 2020 but that is a lofty goal that will be tough to hit.

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Nice hunting there! Where you digging to find Indian heads as pretty as that 1877??
Thanks! I am in Nebraska and hunt mainly in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Soil is generally pretty kind to coins around here. I found the 1877 in a very small town park here in Nebraska.

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Old 01-19-2020, 09:13 PM
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Mind boggling to say the least...congrats on a great 2019
Thanks!!

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Very nice finds Ben! Those coins look great, a wonderful year for you!
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:21 PM
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Congrats those are nice totals! Some special coins and relics.

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You really had a awesome year detecting Ben. The beautiful 1877 tops the list of your finds and that coin is spectacular. Looking forward to the new year and hope to be able to share a outing. Trapper

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Congrats on a great year !
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Look at all that sweet stuff !

Love the wrap up Ben .
That 1877 Indian was a major score .
Thanks for laying at all our so we can salivate.

Good luck in 2020
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Very impressive year and nice display Ben. Congrats on all the shiny and other goodies. I hope this year is as good or better than 19. Good luck Mark

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Nice way to take care of all of them too, looking great! Can you believe youíre just ONE PERSON in ONE SEASON finding all of those items? Can you begin to imagine whatís really in the ground everywhere? To think about it is is absolutely stupefying. And....and....we are finding this stuff even after 50 years of hunters using everything possible have been over most of the places we hunt. Some like to say that detectors havenít really changed all that much in decades. I would like to politely disagree...
Thatís a lot of hard work and perseverance Ben, you ought to be proud to display the fruit of the labor!

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Very impressive and the layout is great!!


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Old 01-20-2020, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by LovestheShiny! View post
Very nice finds Ben! Those coins look great, a wonderful year for you!
Thanks!!

Originally Posted by Gimmie The Loot View post
Congrats those are nice totals! Some special coins and relics.
Thanks!!

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You really had a awesome year detecting Ben. The beautiful 1877 tops the list of your finds and that coin is spectacular. Looking forward to the new year and hope to be able to share a outing. Trapper
Thanks a lot trapper! I hope we get the opportunity to hunt together as well!

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Congrats on a great year !
Thanks!!

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Look at all that sweet stuff !

Love the wrap up Ben .
That 1877 Indian was a major score .
Thanks for laying at all our so we can salivate.

Good luck in 2020
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Haha thanks dew!!

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Very impressive year and nice display Ben. Congrats on all the shiny and other goodies. I hope this year is as good or better than 19. Good luck Mark
Thanks Mark same to you!!

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Nice way to take care of all of them too, looking great! Can you believe youíre just ONE PERSON in ONE SEASON finding all of those items? Can you begin to imagine whatís really in the ground everywhere? To think about it is is absolutely stupefying. And....and....we are finding this stuff even after 50 years of hunters using everything possible have been over most of the places we hunt. Some like to say that detectors havenít really changed all that much in decades. I would like to politely disagree...
Thatís a lot of hard work and perseverance Ben, you ought to be proud to display the fruit of the labor!
It is crazy to think about how much has been found and how much more is likely out there. It keeps me motivated I know that! Thanks a lot for the kind words!


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Nice wrap-up report .
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Great year Bud! Glad I was around to see you find some of that stuff. Looking forward to getting out in 2020!
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Awesome year Ben! That 77 Indian is crazy!! Nice hunting

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Nice year for you, not only quantity but some serious quality as well! HH in 2020!

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