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Thread: Another Largie, I love detecting in Fall!!

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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    Northern Illinois

    Another Largie, I love detecting in Fall!!

    Last Sunday, Dave ( Full Metal Digger ) drove up from southern Illinois to hunt our button field with us. Unfortunately it didn't get harvested yet due to the rain.
    So plan "B" was to hunt a couple of 1850s houses that we had permissions for. Dave killed it at both houses but that's his story to tell!!
    At the first house all I was able to get on to was 1911 V Nickle, but at the second house I saved the day by digging an 1851 Largie.
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    Today Noah and I went back to the second house and I scored another 1851 Largie. This was a first for me, 2 Large cents from the same house!Name:  IMG_8016 (2).jpg
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    After a few hours we decided to head into town and try another house.
    There I dug two mercs and an 1891 Indian. all day I dug only one wheat cent.
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    I have no idea what this pin is.
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    Thanks for looking!!
    Oldest Coin: 1699 William III Halfpenny
    Life Time 873

    21 Don & Al combined
    Silver 50
    Indian 24, Large cent 2, Two cent 1, Trime 1, Rosie 11, Merc 18, Barber Dime 5, seated dime 1, Buff 5, ,War nik 1, V nik 4,Shield nik 1,Wash Qtr 4, Barber Qtr 3,Kennedy 1, Walker 1, Franklin 1,Barber half 2, com. half 1, Slvr Ring 4
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    Veteran Member The Rebel's Avatar
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    Great finds! The pin is for a Knights Templar member. The called their meeting halls Commandries. Looks like it's no longer active but you can ask here: Grand Commandery Knights Templar of Illinois | Illinois Knights Templar (
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    Oldest Copper: 1694 William & Mary Halfpenny. Oldest Silver: 1663 1-Reale

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    Wayne Wisconsin
    I couldn't agree more on fall hunting. Both Largies are definitely house finds as they look great. I did a fund raiser seeded hunt this weekend and I didn't find anything close to that. Looking forward to see what the rest of the guys found. Congrats and hope you get a couple of months in yet this year. Thx for posting WD
    Wisconsin Digger
    126 silver - Goal 100 (2021 Finds) 1st Morgan Dollar - Barber Half - 2 Walking Halves - 1923, 1925 SLQ - 7 Washingtons - 13 Barber Dimes - 22 Indians - 11 "V" nickel - 19 Buffalos - 360 Wheats - $347.79 (Clad)
    2021 Milestones: 7000 Clad quarters (10 years) 700 Mercury Dimes (10 years) 6500 Clad Dimes (10 years) 1600 silver coins (10 years)

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    Global Moderator OxShoeDrew's Avatar
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    WOW!!!! Two, the same date!! CONGRATS, DON!!!!
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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    SE Michigan
    Wow 2 largies!! Good to see you guys out detecting!
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 800 x2
    2021 Season Totals:
    Clad: $63.58
    Indians: 32
    Wheaties: 195
    Silver: 68
    Silver jewelry: 8
    Gold jewelry: 3
    Favorite 2021 find: Indian Trade ring spill

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    It was a real thrill to be detecting with you again Don! We all made great finds that day! Noah's seated dime is about as "mint" as you could ever hope for. Looking forward to getting together again real soon.
    Oldest Coin: 100-60 BC Gallic Coin (Sequani Tribe)
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1156 Pfennig from Bavaria, Germany
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coin EVER: 1625 4 Sols from Chateau Renaud, France
    Best Relics: Bronze Age Arrowheads & Spearhead, 2c Roman silver ring
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    Amazing, Don! You know when there are multiple large cents in a yard it hasn't been detected before. Those things give off a screaming signal. What a yard!

    Lifetime totals:
    9 Large Cents, 405 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 122 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 129 Barber Dimes, 391 Mercury Dimes, 242 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 17 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 87 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Great hunt , great finds and great pictures !

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    Elite Member Digger_O'Dell's Avatar
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    near Milwaukee Wi.
    Great hunting Don! Your 2 largie weekend ties my total career largie count-well done!
    Minelab: CTX 3030, GPX 4800, X-Terra 705. Whites TDI SL.

    2017 -Silver 28 Bling 18 Gold 2
    2018 Silver 8 Bling 1 Gold 1
    2019 Silver 7 Silver bling 2
    2020/21 Nothing worth mentioning

    Best finds: 28 silver dime spill, 1800s Dutch customs seal.
    Oldest/best coin: 1837 Upper Canada large cent
    Oldest find: 1800 Sailors Luck token
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