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    Coin shooting a old parking lot




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    Welcome to the forum!

    Was the parking lot gravel or dirt? It looks like you found one wheat cent and maybe a silver dime?
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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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    Yes, mixture of dirt and some gravel. Itís been around since the late 1800ís. Itís only been inactive for the last 15 years.

    It was a 1947 Dime. And a 1956 wheatie! The rest is clad. And a old matchbox! Just about 50 mins of detecting involved.



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    Nice job! Old parking lots are hard to dig but very rewarding!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyDigger View Post
    Nice job! Old parking lots are hard to dig but very rewarding!
    Yes they can be! Iím excited to get back there!


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    Nice job! Thank you for posting and welcome to the forum!
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    Global Moderator OxShoeDrew's Avatar
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    I hope you can get back...sounds like there's more goodies there! What detector do you have and welcome!
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    Congrats on all the finds especially the silver. God Luck on your return hunt. 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, 27 Rosies, 4 V nickels, 11 Buffalos, 6 War Nickel, 1 Large Cent, 7 Indians, 1842 Bank of Canada 1/2 Penny, 366 Wheats, Clad $239.42

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    Headed back this evening after work. Going to try some new stuff on my detector!


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    Welcome. Nice haul. Keep the finds coming.

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    Welcome to the site! Nice hunting choice for sure. I have one park that I hunt that has been hit hard for many years by countless people. Good finds are very few and far between. But one day I decided to try the grassy islands in a large parking lot. Lo and behold, it must have been virgin ground. Pulled out tons of old coins and artifacts over several months. Guess nobody thought far enough outside the box. But parking lots have tons of traffic from the time they are put in, leaving lots for others to later find.
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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    Dang!! that's a great hunt for less than a hour!!
    Welcome to the forum!
    Oldest Coin: 1699 William III Halfpenny
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    Indians 67,Lrg.Cnt 2,V 1,war nik 1,Buff 8,Rosie 17,Merc 28,Barber Dime 3,Wash Qtr 8,SLQ 2,Barber Qtr 5,Walker 4,Barber half 1,Slvr ring 5,Gold ring 1, 1831 William IV 1,

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    Thanks!


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