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    Global Moderator Fire Fighter 43's Avatar
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    A golden start to my 2020 season.

    We have had some unseasonably warm weather here in SE Wisconsin so I took advantage of it with a few short hunts. All three were at my go to spot, the old picnic grove. I found 3 Indians 1865, 1891 & 1895, 4 wheats 16, 18, 34 & 35. A couple silver plated spoons. A very cool watch fob. It is an early 1900s Automobile & Bi-plane Race Commemorative Watch Fob. Its about the size of a half dollar and made of copper which at one time had a silvertone coating. Here is a link to the info I found on it. I also included a photo of the nondug example.
    The find of the hunts was my first gold of the year. Its an old gold ring, 18K and 6.2 grams. I cant remember ever starting a season with gold before silver. I hope that is a sign to come for the new year. Thanks for looking.
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    Global Moderator Ill Digger's Avatar
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    Man I love that grove! And now a vintage gold ring!
    Congrats brother!

    Surely hoping it's a good omen for a golden summer!
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    Nice recoveries. I was ushering several Masses there a couple months back and I think you came up in a conversation with one of the grounds keepers. He just mentioned he sees guys detecting from time to time on the grounds. Congrats WD
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    Elite Member Digger_O'Dell's Avatar
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    Those are some great finds Jeff! I'm guessing you found a new part of the grove? Last time we were out there I dont recall getting a single hit even using my GPX for the really deep stuff, and we both went away empty handed.

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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    Hard to beat a start to 2020 than gold! Awesome! That 1865 IHP is purdy.
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    Indians: 5
    Wheaties: 156
    Silver: 29
    Silver Jewelry: 4
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    Great start to the year Jeff! Man, hope finding gold right off the bat isn't a curse. What a wonderful find though. That '65 IH is also a beauty.

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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    Now thats how you start off a new year!! Congrats on all the good finds, but I really like the FOB! Awesome find!
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    Global Moderator OxShoeDrew's Avatar
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    Can't beat that for a "go to" spot!! That bi plane fob is sooo interesting!!! Congrats, Jeff!!

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    Way to start off 2020 with a bang, Jeff! That 1864 Indian Head is a looker, the best of the three. Nice!

    And how cool that you found a gold ring right off the bat this year! Not only that, but an 18K example as well. Spectacular!

    I love that watch fob too! I've never seen one like that before. What a cool piece of history!

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    very nice watch FOB

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    Great hunting Fire Fighter!
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