I'm not able to get out as often these days, and such will be my lot the remainder of the year, but with what time I do have to detect I have been concentrating on slowly working old parks to try and coax the older coins from the ground. Fortunately today I had some time, and since it was such a beautiful day I headed out to enjoy an afternoon of detecting.
The recent snow we had was completely gone from the park, and though the soil was slightly damp, it was not muddy, making digging painless. The park was generous in its offerings too, so I was able to leave with a pouch full of goodies.
I had hoped to pick up a few Indian Head cents to add to my growing collection, but these kept getting in the way.
Unfortunately, my trowel made slight contact with one of the seated dimes while I was attempting to dig it from among some roots.
This 1856 seated dime made up for the one I scratched.
I suppose the scrape could have been worse on this 1857-O seated dime.
Now this 1889-S is a very nice specimen. There were 972,678 minted. I'm sure glad I did not scratch this one!
The half reale was my first silver of the afternoon. Unfortunately it is very worn, and only a few details are discernible. Still, there is not much to complain about when finding a worn reale.
Oh yeah, the coppers too were getting in the way of my finding Indian Head cents.
Three are large cents and one is a Connecticut copper. I can barely make out the dates on two of the large cents, but the Connecticut copper is far too gone to be able to do so.
Have a happy Friday everyone!