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    Old nickels and a nice Flying Eagle

    It is so nice to be able to go out detecting again after the long winter. Most of these finds came during my lunch breaks at various parks nearby my work. I started March with 42 wheats before finding a silver coin...kind of an aggravating stretch. The 3 war nickels came in one hunt last Friday.

    Then on Saturday I braved the snow and rain and went to a very old park and even though I lasted only 3 hours because of the snow I was pretty happy with my finds. I found an Excelsior Eagle button (from the very late 1800's likely), a Navy button that has an iron back to it, a flag pin with a screw post on the back that I am thinking might be military related but not sure, an 1882 indian and a really nice 1858 Flying Eagle with a hole in it. The arrowhead came from a field site behind my house that I have hammered over the years.

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    Thanks for looking and happy hunting. Jared
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 800 x2
    2022 Season Totals:
    Indians: 11
    Wheaties: 160
    Silver: 55
    Silver jewelry: 13
    Gold jewelry: 4
    Favorite 2022 find: 1700's trade silver


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    Terrific finds, Jared! A Flying Eagle Cent is at the top of my bucket list. Yours is a very decent looking example. You are really killing it on nickels too. Awesome!

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    That's soooo many low conductors, Jared! You also dug a lot of trash? Were you aiming for nickels?
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    Great finds Jared!!! and all in parks that have been pounded probably. A flying eagle is near the top of my bucket list too. The flag pin is a WW1 U.S. Army Signal Corps collar brass BTW. Great finds and HH, Dave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    That's soooo many low conductors, Jared! You also dug a lot of trash? Were you aiming for nickels?
    I am not aiming for nickels but when there is nothing else to dig then you might as well dig them. I am a bit surprised though that I do not dig more gold with all of the pull tabs that I dig.
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 800 x2
    2022 Season Totals:
    Indians: 11
    Wheaties: 160
    Silver: 55
    Silver jewelry: 13
    Gold jewelry: 4
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyDigger View Post
    Great finds Jared!!! and all in parks that have been pounded probably. A flying eagle is near the top of my bucket list too. The flag pin is a WW1 U.S. Army Signal Corps collar brass BTW. Great finds and HH, Dave.
    Thanks for the ID of the collar pin...I had a suspicion!
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 800 x2
    2022 Season Totals:
    Indians: 11
    Wheaties: 160
    Silver: 55
    Silver jewelry: 13
    Gold jewelry: 4
    Favorite 2022 find: 1700's trade silver


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    That’s a lot of nice nickels Jared. The flying eagle ain’t to shabby either. Still looking for one of those.

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    Great finds. I hunted a Park near work today on lunch and found 1 wheatie and some pocket change. I think I need to get a job near you. Congrats on all the recoveries. WD
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    59 silver - Goal 71 (2022 Finds) 1 Barber Half - 2 Barber Quarter - 2 SLQ -4 Washington's 3 Barber Dimes 26 Mercury Dimes 16 Roosevelt Dimes 2 V Nickels 13 Buffalo Nickels 5 Siver Nickels 1 Two Cent Piece 6 Indians 1514wheats - $150.06 Clad Milestones: 7000 clad dimes

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    I wish we had your park! Bout the oldest thing I've ever found in one here was a V nick. Keep digging those nickels and we'll see you posting gold soon!

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    Amazing finds Jared. Wow, love that flying eagle!! Maybe someday I'll get to see one in my hand!!
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    Great finds Jared,I`ve yet to find a flying eagle. So how did the arrow @ marble come up?

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    WHAT....no mention of the marble??? Killing it again, love the FE
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