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    First Hunt: 1850 Farmstead

    A 2 day first hunt of the season at my new permission yielded a charge token “The Hub” for Hecht’s department store; a plate from J.Z. Royer, Plumber, Rockford, Ill.; an old iron survey marker ? (11.75 inches long); cast iron threaded cap ? (1.5 inches tall); toasted 1994 quarter; a dime; a nickel; and assorted items. So far it looks to have been picked clean of old coins – not even a wheatie so far. I was warned it may have been hunted years ago. A lot of trash so I plan to take the 6x10 DD out in those areas. Back in the day we would jack up the discrimination to pick up the old copper and silver coins first since you never knew when or if you would be back.

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    That’s too bad you’re not finding any old coins. I do like the name plate. I get excited to find stuff like that because I can track down the date of that person.
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    Good haul !! I think there's some silver lurkin' .... Keep after that patch !!
    If there's anything I hate worse than diggin' pulltabs, its missin' a gold ring.

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    Could be a real goodie hidden under some junk. Or a bit deeper!! Sounds like an interesting site.

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    I have hunted grounds and not found a single coin I go back the next week to a year later and out they come. The main thing is you won't find a coin until the junk covering them is gone but mostly to get the coil over target. Yards are big and coil is really not that large it takes time to fully cover the ground

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    Nice finds for the day,Prob lots more there to find!

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    I'm suspecting you'll be finding some ole keepers there before long, you know those "other guys" didn't do a clean sweep, just a little more gleaning and you'll probably be coming home with the goodies
    If the bass ain't biting, I'm scratchin for silver

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    I agree with bass. I like to work those "hard places" and "worked out spots" that others have "cleaned out". Generally less trash. Fewer finds, but those that you make are usually the older, deeper and better coins, etc. I like to hit 'em after a good rain. Work slow, run hot as you can and listen close for those "skips and whispers".
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    Yep, the goodies are there. Keep going back and heed the advice above. But you already know that. LTD

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    Fox said it right.
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    Good luck wit h that spot

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    I appreciate the encouragement and advice. I’ll run hotter with a bit more discrimination and listen for the light tones and see if I can pull some deep silver. Time to go back and kick some – dirt. Thanks.

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    ECD: Keep us posted !! Good luck and good hunting !!
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    Neat couple of relic pieces, congrats!!
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    Keep at it, the good coins can't be far off!

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    Congrats on a good hunt keep after it and good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastcoastdigs View Post
    I appreciate the encouragement and advice. I’ll run hotter with a bit more discrimination and listen for the light tones and see if I can pull some deep silver. Time to go back and kick some – dirt. Thanks.
    Sic-em
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassplugger View Post
    Sic-em
    Great comment Bass !!
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    Nice finds... always fun at a new site with all the cool things that can come out of the ground. Thank you for sharing.

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    Update: I was running 6 -7 Sensitivity with Disc at Nails and was not hitting anything good or deep. I bumped the Sensitivity to 8 – 9 with some chatter and increased the discrimination to Tabs. I was getting a double mixed signal. While over the same target, the trash was being discriminated out and simultaneously a broken tone came through in a good VDI range - so I dug it. Heck of a way to hunt but there is a lot of trash to about 5 inches. Looks like they tested cluster bombs on the property. The 1890 Indian and 1917 cent were found at 9.5 inches and 8 inches, respectively.

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    Update: Went back out and covered the same area old school with the XLT. Found an 1892 Indian; 1899 Barber quarter; 1905 V nickel; 1919 penny; an 1848 large cent, and a copper wedding band in 1.5 hours. Got too cold, windy, and spitting snow – but I’ll be back.

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    Excellent!! Bet there's still a lot!!

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    Good haul !! Keep workin' that patch !!
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    Great hunt. I think it's pretty sweet that you are finding all those nice coins. Keep it up!
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    That's how it's done

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    looks like you had an awesome hunt, gotta love finding them barbers
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    Nice assortment of finds congrats
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    Super saves on all that old coinage!!
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    I agree with all above. If the area was picked clean you would not have found the quarter and brass items. Something is there , pick the junk out and you will be rewarded
    Oldest Coins : Large Cent 1835, Half Penny 1806, No date colonial half penny, 1700's

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