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Hunting in Peabody, Kansas

18 Sep

I met up with several members of the Friendly Metal Detecting Forum (FMDF) today in Peabody, Kansas.

Silversmith45 and I rode there together. We left at 6 am and by the time we were on the road, it was raining. When we got to Peabody, we went into a local restaurant to wait out the rain and there we met KansasDave, Redd, MrPhoto and the new guy. (UPDATE: he is Patton in the FMDF)

After the rain we headed to our intended hunting site and we hunted there for several hours. KansasDave found the only silver there, a Roosevelt dime. We had a great time. MrPhoto is a very funny guy and he got me early at the restaurant by telling me he found a silver dollar at a local park that we hunt. The new guy seems like a nice guy.

I found some clad coins at site number one. After a while, we moved on to site number two which was an empty lot where old houses once stood and later, mobile homes. We all found clad there and MrPhoto found a really cool token for a laxative from the 30’s.  By around noon, we decided to move on to the city’s main park where the county fair was held for a few years. The park dates from the late 1800’s.

For the first couple of hours, I found nothing but pull tabs and bottle caps. Eventually, I moved toward the entrance of the park and that’s where I found my two wheat cents; a 1919 D, and a 1920 D.

By then, KansasDave had already found his very cool Seated Liberty dime and his very cool Indian Head penny. Redd found a dateless Buffalo nickel. The rest of us made do with clad. I of course, found my two wheat cents. By the time I found the wheat cents and was ready to find me some silver, we decided to call it a day. It was almost 5pm.

All in all, I had a very good time. It is good to hunt with others once in a while. We agreed that we would do it again. Meanwhile, Silversmith45 and I are planning a little trip to Winfield, Kansas, where the Bluegrass Festival is now wrapping up. There should be lots of clad and hopefully some jewelry there. Also, a local hunter there told me that the site of the festival also holds coins from the mid to late 1800’s. It should be fun.

1919 D wheat cent

1919 D

1920 D wheat cent

1920 D

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