1870's Farm Yard Glory

jack&jill

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Time has been very limited since trapping season arrived. The hunts a total of 4, all took place the last week of Oct and the first few days of Nov. The site a country stone house built in the 1870's with about a acre and a half yard. The owners a elderly couple in their 80's. This home has been in their family since the the 1890's and I was told by them somebody detected the yard in the mid 80's. Guess some items were missed. First hunt produced 5 Silvers including my 2nd Seated Dime for the year. It also put my first of the year Standing Liberty Quarter, a nice looking Barber Half along with a pair of Rosie's. The second outing again put 5 more Silver's into my coffers and again another Half. This one a Walker. Added two more Barbers one being a Quarter plus a Washington and a Rosie. The third trip back I added 4 Dimes, one being a Barber, the other 3 were all Rosie's. My last hunt only produced 2 more Dimes with one being a Merc. The combined hunts also produced over 70 Wheat's and almost $13 in clad. Most of important I have permission to come back next Spring. Also dug on these hunts a couple pieces of float copper and several old toy cars along with a lost set of car and house keys and several small tools of which I left with the owners. I did get out for several short outings after trap line checks and will post those finds down the road. Anyways thank you all for looking. Trapper
 

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Time has been very limited since trapping season arrived. The hunts a total of 4, all took place the last week of Oct and the first few days of Nov. The site a country stone house built in the 1870's with about a acre and a half yard. The owners a elderly couple in their 80's. This home has been in their family since the the 1890's and I was told by them somebody detected the yard in the mid 80's. Guess some items were missed. First hunt produced 5 Silvers including my 2nd Seated Dime for the year. It also put my first of the year Standing Liberty Quarter, a nice looking Barber Half along with a pair of Rosie's. The second outing again put 5 more Silver's into my coffers and again another Half. This one a Walker. Added two more Barbers one being a Quarter plus a Washington and a Rosie. The third trip back I added 4 Dimes, one being a Barber, the other 3 were all Rosie's. My last hunt only produced 2 more Dimes with one being a Merc. The combined hunts also produced over 70 Wheat's and almost $13 in clad. Most of important I have permission to come back next Spring. Also dug on these hunts a couple pieces of float copper and several old toy cars along with a lost set of car and house keys and several small tools of which I left with the owners. I did get out for several short outings after trap line checks and will post those finds down the road. Anyways thank you all for looking. Trapper
Fantastic permission ! What a haul ! Way to go Trapper, congrats on all the silver, wheats, clad and relics. Sounds like you hit that place pretty good. Can't wait to see what else is there. Good luck on your return. Mark
 
Great hunt trapper. What kinds of game do you run traps for?
Thank you Roger for your reply. Been a trapper since I was 8 (not to good at it back then) so over the years I've pretty much trapped a little of everything. As I aged though I have preferred to play pretty much in the water and target Mink, Muskrat, Beaver and Otter. Although I still do occasional nuisance work with removal of Raccoons, Coyotes or other problem critters. Back a fer years now I would run Spring lines for Beaver, Otter and Muskrats along with with the Fall/Winter seasons pursuing Raccoons, Fox an Coyotes. Lots of history and fantastic adventures in my times over the years. Trapper
 
You might not get out much but when you do you knocked it out of the park. Congrats đź‘Ť
Appreciate your comments and support Andy, thank you. I still get out some what, just much shorter time periods than I like. Wish every site I hunt would be like this place. There has been a lot of busts that I don't boast any to much on. I look forward to my return in Spring as there is a lot of yard that I have left to explore. The couple that lives here are some fantastic hosts and seem to celebrate with me as the adventure continues. Trapper
 
Great quality finds always great to see a seated coin.
Thank you so much for your reply. The Seated is only the 2nd I dug this year. The surprise for me was the wide variety of the finds. I'm very sure there will be a lot more surprises in store for me when I get back there. Trapper
 
Wow, Trapper! Those sure are a commendable amount of old silvers, especially with the Seated and Barbers. You certainly have honed your skill and dedication to consistently producing the good stuff. Congrats on achieving silver #84 fty! John
 
Amazing permission and outstanding finds! I have a feeling that your return next spring will result in another story for the Friendly Forum!
 
What a haul of silver, where are all of the coppers?

Mark in Michigan
Thanks Mark. A very amazing site for sure, not only for the finds but the residents are very fantastic people. As far as Coppers the site may hold some but the oldest coin so far is the Seated and that dated 1887. I'm sure they were somewhat still in circulation but small cents started in 1856. My surprise is that I have not pulled a Indian yet. Trapper
 
Outstanding hunts and awesome finds for sure. Float copper, the early stage of a large cent.:rofl2:
Hoser, I never thought of float as the early stage of Largie's before but very true. I have now dug 4 from this location maybe I can count them as prehistoric undated Large Cents. The home owners want at least one for each of their grandkids. Trapper
 
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