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    Labor Day Hunt...2 trifectas!

    On Labor Day I went detecting all day in a city I have done very well at over the years. This hunt was one of the best I have had in years in terms of qty and variety of the good stuff!

    First stop was at a dog park at 6:30am before the dogs started showing up. First hole was a sterling ring. The ground was surprisingly bone dry and like concrete in some areas but also surprisingly my Equinox was picking up signals in areas that I have gridded and regridded over the years. Next good find was a 1907 V and 1918 S Buff in the same hole.

    I moved onto a small unnamed park that I discovered and found a few wheats. Then I got a 1944 P War nik to complete my first trifecta of the day. I was pretty happy and it was not 10am yet.

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    I spent another hour there and got a deep 28-29 signal and out popped a smooth SLQ. With my favorite coin type found I was completely satisfied with the day.

    I then ventured over to "Morgan" Park where I have found some very old stuff. After 90 minutes I had 3 Indians (1907 and 2 1867's) and a fantastic 1857 Flying Eagle! One of the 1867 Indians was damaged back in the day pretty bad but the other 1867 is in awesome shape...and so is the Flying Eagle! I just took my finger nail and removed the dirt and then the oil from my fingers made the date and words show up really nice. That completed my 2nd trifecta of the day! This is the 3rd FE I have found this year and all from this park!

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    Near the end of my hunt I visited a school site that I had found a couple Indians and mercs in the past. I only had 30 minutes or so left before I planned to go home. I found a couple wheats right away and then came across a sweet 35/36 signal. I was shocked to find a 1910 Barber Half! Just my 2nd one ever. A few steps over and I got a 1963d Rosie.

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    I enjoyed my Labor Day!

    Thanks for looking! Jared
    Detectors I use: Minelab Etrac & Equinox 800
    2019 Season Totals:
    Clad: $72.33
    Indians: 34
    Wheaties: 251
    Silver: 64
    Silver Jewelry: 9
    Gold Jewelry: 3
    Favorite 2019 find: Gold wedding ring & return.

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    You killed it Jared! Great finds

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    Wow , wow and wow ! Congrats ! Two bucket listers in there for me .

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    Congrats on the double trifecta, Jared! Lots of wonderful finds there. The Flying Eagle Cent is terrific, so often they are toasted but yours is very decent. I'm still looking for my first. That 1867 Indian Head is a real looker! It must have been an early drop. Sharp detail!

    The Barber Half is a super find also! They don't turn up often. It's always a nice surprise when big silver pops up like that.

    Can't forget the SLQ, they are always a blast to find!

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    8 Large Cents, 378 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 121 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 127 Barber Dimes, 382 Mercury Dimes, 233 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 84 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Nothing short of fantastic Jared!!

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    Great recoveries. Those are some super nice IH's and the flying Eagle is one of the better ones I've seen posted. Congrats on the recoveries. WD
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    1 Barber Half, 1 Walking Half, 1 Ben Franklin, 2 Barber Quarter, 1 SLQ, 6 Washington, 1 Seated Dime, 8 Barber Dimes, 44 Mercs, 26 Rosies, 4 V nickels, 11 Buffalos, 6 War Nickel, 1 Large Cent, 7 Indians, 1842 Bank of Canada 1/2 Penny, 366 Wheats, Clad $237.54

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    WOW Jared! Guess we should have gone to the park when we visited you!! Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah View Post
    WOW Jared! Guess we should have gone to the park when we visited you!! Congrats.
    We could have but these were found in a city 2 hours away from where we met up. Lots of OLD homes in this area too... you guys would do well door knocking I am sure.
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    Amazing, Jared!!! This post stopped me in my tracks. You deserve more days off!! These are from big city parks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    Amazing, Jared!!! This post stopped me in my tracks. You deserve more days off!! These are from big city parks?
    Without getting too specific yes these were from 2 city parks, 1 school and 1 fairgrounds in an urban area that I would consider big. But I am from the country so big is relative.

    Here are a couple close ups of the Flying Eagle. I gently scraped some dirt off and then I lightly rubbed it with my fingers. The remaining dirt on it makes the letters and other details show up nicely so I will leave it alone. The dark green is the patina which I do not want to remove.

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    Detectors I use: Minelab Etrac & Equinox 800
    2019 Season Totals:
    Clad: $72.33
    Indians: 34
    Wheaties: 251
    Silver: 64
    Silver Jewelry: 9
    Gold Jewelry: 3
    Favorite 2019 find: Gold wedding ring & return.

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    Always up for a drive if it gets ya flying eagle! I've only gotten one and it was in an obviously hit yard. Only signal were the odd ball ones.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    We could have but these were found in a city 2 hours away from where we met up. Lots of OLD homes in this area too... you guys would do well door knocking I am sure.

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    WOW! Great hunt! Nice looking F.E. !
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    Great hunt Jared! You should retire after that day! As I say in golf once in a while, you "nutted" it. Pun intended....
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    Beautiful FE!
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    Absolutely AMAZING!!!!!
    That Flying eagle is in great shape.
    Maybe someday i'll actually get to hold one in my hands!
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    A Labor of love!
    At least you gotta love those goodies!
    Awesome day Jared!
    Congrats!
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