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    Door Knocking Gets a Nice Large Cent!

    Hey Diggers,
    Today I did a little door knocking. I ended up with 4 permissions in the old part of town and managed a few keepers. One yard I visited is a yard that Digger Don, Tim Ill Digger and I got permission for back in early March. We ended up not doing the yard because the leaves were piled too deep to swing the coil. Today I noticed the leaves were gone and the owner happened to be outside. I stopped and chatted for a few minutes and he said no problem go ahead. The main part of the yard had NO coins. It may have been detected before.

    There was a 5-foot wide strip of dirt/grass between the driveway and the walk up to the house. Right off the bat I was getting clad quarters and memorial cents, then a couple wheat cents. On my third pass I got a faint 12-44 signal at 8 inches. This would normally be a memorial cent but the depth indicated it could be something older. As I dug down, my probe started signaling 12-47! I was positive it was big silver. I cursed under my breath that it better NOT be a clad quarter! After getting all the dirt out of the hole I was surprised to see a large copper disk in my dirt pile. A token perhaps? Then I realized it was a large cent! 1849! Woo-hoo!

    After I filled in the hole I swung the coil and only about 12 inches away I got another 12-47 at 7 inches. I was thinking maybe another large cent but was happy to see a silver dime come out of the ground! A 1944 merc. I also snagged some interesting tokens and a button at the other yards.

    Here is some pics. Thanks for looking and HH, Dave.
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    Awewsome hunt Dave! Congrats on that 1849 Largie. That thing is in Great shape.
    Nice variety of finds. Cool tokens and knife, I really like the old Girl Scout button

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    Nice batch of great finds Dave. Dandy looking large cent. WD
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    That LC is a real looker! Impressive finds, Dave...big congrats!

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    Dave, nice hit on that LC.
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    Nice finds, that largie is really sweet!
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    I bet that Large Cent put a smile on your face, Dave! It is in very decent shape with a clear date. They sure do sound good, don't they?

    I like the Girl Scout button too.

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    Great hunt! Thanks for sharing your finds!
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    Some nice finds

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    Way to sniff out a oldie from that little patch of yard Dave!
    Congrats!
    I figured that there had to be a old coin or two in that patch. It just soooo congested there. A real high traffic area in that yard. It being in between the house and the driveway. Way to go.
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    Very nice set of finds. The LC is in great shape. Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger Don View Post
    I really like the old Girl Scout button
    What? you don't have 2 or 3 of those in your collection? LOL!

    Quote Originally Posted by wisconsin digger View Post
    Nice batch of great finds Dave. Dandy looking large cent. WD
    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    That LC is a real looker! Impressive finds, Dave...big congrats!
    Quote Originally Posted by aloldstuff View Post
    Dave, nice hit on that LC.
    Quote Originally Posted by Digger_O'Dell View Post
    Nice finds, that largie is really sweet!
    Thanks guys, I don't get many LCs in my neck of the woods so they are always a treat to find.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    I bet that Large Cent put a smile on your face, Dave! It is in very decent shape with a clear date. They sure do sound good, don't they?

    I like the Girl Scout button too.

    Thanks Tony, the button was a nice surprise but those LCs are never expected. Too many things ring in as 12-47 and I never think "Oh maybe that's a large cent."

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    Great hunt! Thanks for sharing your finds!
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    Some nice finds
    Thanks! What part of Ohio are you in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ill Digger View Post
    Way to sniff out a oldie from that little patch of yard Dave!
    Congrats!
    I figured that there had to be a old coin or two in that patch. It just soooo congested there. A real high traffic area in that yard. It being in between the house and the driveway. Way to go.
    Tim, all three of us passed over that spot when we were there. The conditions were just much better when I went back and I could hear that signal pretty good.

    Quote Originally Posted by BTV Digger View Post
    Very nice set of finds. The LC is in great shape. Congrats!

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    Congrats on the LC and the other digs Dave, WTG.
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    Like the way you display your finds. Most of all, the large cent is awesome. Wipe it on your neck, and let the sweat soak into and enhance the details. What a beaut!

    Been a while since I got deep silver let alone a large cent. Brings me to a question. Are deeper targets always faint? Do you have to swing slower to catch them or are they obvious? Find myself lately chasing "iffy" signals hoping for those deep older coins. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah View Post
    Are deeper targets always faint? Do you have to swing slower to catch them or are they obvious? Find myself lately chasing "iffy" signals hoping for those deep older coins. Thanks for sharing.
    Tim, it's not that the very deep targets ​are faint, it's more that they are tiny. They are tiny and the signal is very short. It's easy to miss them if you swing too quickly.
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    Interesting. I always have found the shallow signals to be very short and easy to miss. Perhaps I need someone to look over my settings. With the double D coil my understanding was that deep signals wouldn't be missed as easily as the pulse was more can shaped rather than a cone like older Whites. Anyways what you are saying is that I need to go back to the standard slow and close, overlapping sweeps. Will do. Thanks.

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    Great finds again. Congrats on the largie. WD
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    Nice finds, Dave. Interestingly enough, I've had a few LC pop out at 2" deep (ref your statement on the merc). The latest one was just that.
    Even tho I'm good with the nature shots, you are doing well with the finds macro shots.
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