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    Typical Illinois Hunt for Tony One-Cent and Digger Don

    I got out with Don yesterday for some door knocking in central Illinois. It rained on us for the 2-hour trip there but by the time we started detecting at 8:30 it had stopped. When I arrived Don had already procured a permission for us at an 1865 house! It was a beautiful old brick mansion but it had previously been abandoned and had obviously been detected before. I did manage to get an 1883 Indian Head there but that was it.

    Next we hunted in the yard of an 1880s house that belongs to a friend of mine. There I found a 1929 Merc and a spill of three Rosies.

    The last house we hunted was built in 1877 and remodeled in the early 1900s, but the owner told us it had been detected before. In less than a minute I got a deep signal that ended up being a nice 1907 Barber Dime. That's about all I found there other than a couple of wheat cents.

    Don had a decent day and found some nice coins and relics, but most of all the weather was nice and we had fun!

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    The 1883 Indian Head must have paint or tar on it.
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    The 1907 Barber Dime was in nice shape:
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    I was happy to get a 1929 Merc:
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    These three Rosies were together in a spill:
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    Thanks for looking and happy hunting!
    Last edited by Tony Two-Cent; 09-09-2019 at 02:44 PM.
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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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    Nice finds Tony! Always hate going through the ordeal of getting permissions and finding its been detected before. But it's still nice to find out they missed stuff as you did. Well done and congrats!

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    Been missing the usual Illinois weekly posts good to hear from south of the border. Congrats on the trifecta and the Barber is a beauty. Congrats on all the recoveries. WD
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    WTG on the nice pile of Silver!
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    Great trifecta! Congrats
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    Looks quite productive Tony!
    Anytime you can hit a dime hat trick, you've had a good day!
    Congrats!
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    Nicely done Tony! You always manage to squeak out a few oldies at the already hunted sites. The 07 dime must be a more common date because I've got quite a few of them. It's the 1915 that I can't seem to find! Great pics. Happy digging, Dave.
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    Need to change the name to Tony-Silver. Nice work. Glad it stopped raining for you guys. It really is amazing what we miss MDing. I thought I worked the farm permission I have to death only to find 4 more silvers.
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