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    Wayne Wisconsin

    Return to the 1/2 Penny Canadian coin site

    Was hoping to get in some detecting today despite the weather (snow covered), but I found out the price you pay for getting to detect in January - snowstorms in October that fall. weather really sucks here. Anyway I got to the field and the snow did not melt. I hunted for about 15 minutes on top of the snow but the coil got so heavy I just quit. I found a small patch of ground that had little to no snow and decided to hunt that. The area was maybe 25 x 50 feet but had some old stuff hidden underneath. The first old coin was a Barber dime where I returned to later and found an Indian. By the end of the hunt I had a Barber Quarter the Barber dime 2 Mercs the Indian and 2 old Wheaties. The condition on the Mercs and Wheaties was such that I am sure they were dropped in the twenties at the latest. The last thing I found was the most interesting, it is a pewter like block (heavy) that has what looks like a car or something from a RR track or some sort of wheeled thing. It has reverse lettering and I can make out "patented" and the date 1894. Anyone knows I would love to hear what it is. Thanks 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, 13 Barber Dimes, 51 Mercs, 30 Rosies, 4 V nickels, 12 Buffalos, 6 War Nickel, 1 Large Cent, 14 Indians, 1842 Bank of Canada 1/2 Penny, 383 Wheats, Clad $253.76

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    Global Moderator OxShoeDrew's Avatar
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    Wow, super hunt! A half inch to an inch of dry snow is great as you really see how long it takes to cover an area. But the wet snow, like you had, is no fun. Congrats on all the old silver!

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    Very nice, I couldn't tell you the last time I dug up any silver
    Equipment: Garrett AT Pro

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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    Northern Illinois
    I swear you could find silver in a paved parking lot
    Congrats on yet another great hunt!!
    Oldest Coin: 1699 William III Halfpenny

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    2019- 75

    Indians 75,Lrg.Cnt 2,V 2,war nik 1,Buff 9,Rosie 17,Merc 30,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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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    SE Michigan
    Great hunt for sure! Love the barbers!
    Detectors I use: Minelab Etrac & Equinox 800
    2019 Season Totals:
    Clad: $76.44
    Indians: 36
    Wheaties: 258
    Silver: 73
    Silver Jewelry: 10
    Gold Jewelry: 3
    Favorite 2019 find: Gold wedding ring & return.

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    Love the barber halves!!

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    Congrats on your great coin finds and your persistence to hunt . I believe that is a Railroad handcar , a manually operated utility vehicle .

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    AMAZING finds! I don't see a lot of those 1928 mercs dug either. Yours is in great shape too.
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1826 Groschen, then 1765 Kreuzer, then 1250 Heller, now 1242 Denier
    Oldest American coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coin: 1625 Escalin from feudal France
    Best Relics: ca. 1200's Bronze Spur, ca. 1500 B.C. Bronze Arrowheads
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    Great finds! You find silver like I did when I was 12 years old and had an undetected park to play in in 1985. On Wisconsin!
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Waterproof Pinpointer, CTX3030 with 6,11,17" coils.

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    Senior Member Isaac's Avatar
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    May 2014
    Herndon Virginia
    Great silvers man! That 1928 is in really nice condition!
    I <3 colonial relics!

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