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Another wheat cent from the hunted out park

20 Jan

I returned to Riverside park this evening. It was very, very cold but I am extremely excited about my new ability to sniff out old coins from the hunted out park.

I decided to grid out a small area bounded by trees. The area was about 20 feet by 20 feet. I began searching and about three minutes into the hunt, bam! I got a high tone with no hints of iron. The VDI number jumped around but no matter what angle I swung the coil at, the signal remained free of iron. The depth indicated on the V3i was 5.5 inches. Nice.

I dug this 1935 D wheat penny from the cold dirt.

1935 D Lincoln cent

Another old coin from the frozen dep

If you remember from my previous post, I set the White’s V3i to process the signal very slowly by setting the ground filter to 5Hz Band. I seem to remember reading that by setting the ground filter to 5 Hz Band, I tell the processor in the machine to take its time analyzing the signal. Anyway, the end result is that I have to swing very slowly to give the machine time to do its thing.

It appears to be working 🙂

It was brutally cold and even with gloves on, my hands were freezing. I decided to change locations after I found the wheat cent and went back to the old Girl Scout House to dig for mid tones. Soon into it, I got a nice repeatable mid tone with a consistent VDI at five inches of depth. I dug a hole and out came this Girl Scout emblem. It may have been part of a pin at one time.

Girl Scout emblem

May have been a pin at one time

Girl Scout emblem and Lincoln cent side by side

About the size of a U.S. cent

I was forced to stop when the sun went down and the wind chill was in the lower teens. My heart was aglow however. Suddenly this huge old park has become alive with possibilities for me. I love my V3i!!!

Thank you for looking!

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4 Responses to “Another wheat cent from the hunted out park”

  1. Krakken January 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    That is a great looking emblem. I love the feeling when you realize the possibilities of a location!

    • yaquigrande January 23, 2012 at 1:45 am #

      Yeah, suddenly, there is more dirt than there is time!

  2. Dave January 21, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    You and the V3i are beginning to communicate very well together, nice finds and congratulations finding endless possibilities.

    • yaquigrande January 21, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

      Thank you Dave! In another 6 months, I may actually know what I am doing. LOL!

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