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    Merc Makes Me Happy

    Got out this morning thinking I would go for a big clad day but I couldn't get my park hunt from a few days ago out of my head... so after the tot lot I headed to one of the larger, older parks in Rochester which I have never hunted. Unlike the last park I hunted, this one was kinder to the Sov, with less trash and no nulling but fewer targets too. I poked around for a while and pulled some sparse clad, a ball with a threaded hole in it which tested silver with my acid kit, half a nice silver sun and moon ring stamped .925, and finally a deep 1927 wheat. There were too few targets for my tastes though so I left after the wheat. At that point my clad goals faded and I had the itch for silver. So I headed to my one spot which has been great to me all summer. Targets were oddly sparse here too, but I managed an interesting 1950 netherlands 5 cent piece, apparently called a Stuiver

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuiver

    A short while later I pulled a 29 wheat and then a 45 Merc. I would maintain the Wigned Liberty Head Dimes are the nicest coin this country ever minted. Needless to say, it made my day.

    Total for the morning was 68 coins worth $5.03. I'd like to get another 400 coins before the year is over... hopefully I will have a good day tomorrow.

    Happy hunting!
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    Re: Merc Makes Me Happy

    Good hunt Z. You made some nice finds. I do love the mercury dimes too. It is a very beautiful design, and they do make for exciting digs. I never tire of finding them.

    I wish you much success on tomorrow's hunt!

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    Nice hunt Z. Silver always makes for a good day. Funny looking 5 on that Merc though. Nice foreign coin too. Always nice to get out and swing for a while. thumbsup01
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    Nice hunt Z. Too bad around the ring it would have been a cool one. Lovely Merc..
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    Nice silver!
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    Great looking hunt Z! Congrats on the nice looking merc and other goodies! thumbsup01

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    Re: Merc Makes Me Happy

    good merc Z congrats


    Quote Originally Posted by coinnut View Post
    Funny looking 5 on that Merc though.
    Coinnut should know he is the authority thumbsup01

    on funny looking that is lol lol
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    Re: Merc Makes Me Happy

    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post

    Coinnut should know he is the authority thumbsup01

    on funny looking that is lol lol
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    Re: Merc Makes Me Happy

    Good hunting Z Man! I love those Mercs too.
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    Re: Merc Makes Me Happy

    Quote Originally Posted by coinnut View Post
    Nice hunt Z. Silver always makes for a good day. Funny looking 5 on that Merc though. Nice foreign coin too. Always nice to get out and swing for a while. thumbsup01
    Not sure if it's just the pic? Here's another pic with a second 45 Merc under it. I guess it does look as though the top part of the five is a little thicker than the other.

    Thanks for the comments all!
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    Nice finds, I too really like Mercs . I wish this country would stop putting dead Presidents on coins and start making pieces of art again, something we could all be proud of thumbsup01.
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    Congrats on the silver finds, Z-man! Good luck with your hunt. I hope you do hit 400!

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    Congrats on your finds Z and your dilligence hitting a few spots also your favorite spot paying off with silver. thumbsup01
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