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    Jun 2013
    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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    1 Barber Half, 1 Walking Half, 1 Ben Franklin, 3 Barber Quarter, 1 SLQ, 7 Washington, 1 Seated Dime, 8 Barber Dimes, 47 Mercs, 230Rosies, 4 V nickels, 12 Buffalos, 6 War Nickel, 1 Large Cent, 7 Indians, 1842 Bank of Canada 1/2 Penny, 381 Wheats, Clad $253.76

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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, 383 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, 383 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

    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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    Jun 2015
    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 Etrac & Equinox 800
    2019 Season Totals:
    Clad: $75.39
    Indians: 36
    Wheaties: 253
    Silver: 69
    Silver Jewelry: 10
    Gold Jewelry: 3
    Favorite 2019 find: Gold wedding ring & return.

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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    Nov 2013
    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- 72

    Indians 69,Lrg.Cnt 2,V 2,war nik 1,Buff 9,Rosie 17,Merc 29,Barber Dime 3,Seated Dime 1,Wash Qtr 10,SLQ 2,Barber Qtr 5,Walker 4,Barber half 1,Slvr ring 5,Gold ring 1, 1831 William IV 1,

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