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    Wayne Wisconsin

    Another surprise

    I was not going to post anything but a couple of things occurred I thought were worth sharing. First, I wanted to be the first to use the "S" word. Yes it snowed ever so lightly on Saturday (more of a wet snow), but if that was it for a few months I'll take it. Second, watching videos can be helpful. I had a Fairgrounds earmarked for some hunting this year but a visit in spring seemed to show mostly landfill. I watched a couple of videos a Wisconsin hunter posted and recognized the aerial photos he used. he hunted an area I skipped thinking it was landfill as well. he found a Walker and a Merc. Well in an hour or so I managed 6 wheats and a totally unexpected (lousy signal) Ben Franklin. I'll have to watch a few more videos. Wisconsin Digger
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    Congrats on the Franklin Half! That coin is my white whale, I have never found one in all my years of detecting.

    I'm glad your detective work revealed a productive area of that site. I bet there's more there.

    Lifetime totals:
    8 Large Cents, 389 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 122 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 128 Barber Dimes, 384 Mercury Dimes, 237 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 85 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

    YouTube Channel: Tony Two-Cent

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    Congrats on that great looking Franklin ! Those don't pop up often at all !

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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    SE Michigan
    Great finds! That is one reason why I do not video my hunts bc someone will figure out where I am.
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 800
    2020 Season Totals:
    Clad: $31.31
    Indians: 5
    Wheaties: 151
    Silver: 27
    Silver Jewelry: 3
    Favorite 2020 find: 1743/53 KGII Irish
    Hibernia Halfpenny

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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    Northern Illinois
    I bet you're glad you went back! Great looking Franklin!
    Oldest Coin: 1699 William III Halfpenny

    2015- 159 2016- 116 2017- 136 2018- 139 2019- 76

    Lg Cent 1, Indian 13, Shield Nik 1,War Nik 1,Buff 1,Rosie 13, Merc 12,Barber dime 4, Wash Qtr 2, SLQ 1, Barber Qtr. 1,JFK Half 1, Siver ring 3,
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