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Mr. Silver and Mr. Snake: silver coin #25

18 Oct

I tried a different spot at my park during lunch and it paid off right away. I got a nice strong signal that read 81-82 on the AT Pro at eight inches deep. As I scanned it more carefully the depth changed from eight to four inches and back to eight.  Now I know that if the signal is strong but broken or with an iffy depth, the coin may be on its side. This was the case here since upon removing a six inch plug, I found the coin at about the four inch level almost completely on it’s side. Silver coin #25 is a somewhat stained 1958D Roosevelt dime.

dirt plug with edge of coin showing

Boom there it is!

1958 D Roosevelt dime

A little stained but it's a keeper!

After digging this coin I still had more than 30 minutes left so I merrily continued my hunt until a few minutes later, when I got another sweet signal. This time the signal was very soft and broken and the AT Pro indicated a depth of ten plus. I dug up a six or seven inch plug with my Sampson digger and as I removed the plug, a snake jumped out of the hole!!!! Holy crap! I am not terrified of snakes but it sure surprised the heck out of me! It  looked like a harmless snake about one and a half foot long. I waited until it went back in the hole. I put the plug back carefully and gently and I left Mr. Snake’s treasure untouched.

snake on the grass

Mr. Snake will be keeping his treasure, thank you very much

Thank you for looking!

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One Response to “Mr. Silver and Mr. Snake: silver coin #25”

  1. Detecting Saxapahaw October 19, 2011 at 12:19 am #

    LOL that is TERRIFYING!! And I’m not scared of snakes either, but that would totally creep me out!

    Love the pic of the silver tho, congrats!

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