In the twelfth day of Christmas…

24 Dec

…my Deus brought to me…

One war nickel…


…two silver Rosies…

1963_Rosie_in_situ 1964_rosie

….teeeeeeeeen wheat-back ceeeeeeeeents.


So last night, Steveouke once again graciously invited me to hunt what seemed like the perfect spot to find very old coins. The house on the property was built in the 1870’s and there was a stone barn where a church held gatherings in the old days. With visions of Seated coins dancing in our heads we tackled the site but after a couple of hours of hard detecting, none of us had anything to show for our efforts.

So this morning, after breakfast and some family time and with an eye to redeem myself for last night, I bid goodbye to the family and headed out into the very cold morning. I began at a school next to a park. The school was built in the early 50’s so it held the promise of silver Roosevelt dimes and maybe even some late Mercuries.

I found a couple of wheats (’44 and ’56) and then I got a sweet signal at about 3 inches deep. The VDI screamed dime and after I chiseled through the 3 inches, the beautiful sight of a silver coin’s rim appeared to my delight. I gave the school a few more minutes and managed to extract a 1910 wheat and a 1940 wheat before I decided that the ground was too hard.

So I moved on to the park. I decided to re-grid an area that gave up 6 silver coins last year and after about 30 minutes, I had 3 more wheats in my pocket. I then began walking randomly at a different spot that I had not hunted before and I found a 1939 wheat. Next I hit on a 1929 wheat. This was getting interesting! Then I got a quarter signal that sounded like trash. I decided to investigate because the Deus was telling me the target was 7 to 8 inches deep.  The first thing out of the hole was a huge rusted nail. Sometimes, very rusted iron gives quarter signals. However, out of habit, I put the pinpointer in the hole and I got another hit. One more scoopful of dirt revealed the silver edge of a 1942 S nickel! Score!

I stood up and I walked maybe ten steps when I got another quarter signal. I dug it up and the first thing out of the whole was a piece of unidentified rusty iron. No way! I put the pinpointer in the hole and nothing. I covered the hole and before I moved, I ran the Deus over the spot again and I got a surface dime signal! Sure enough, I had pulled a 1964 Rosie along with the nail but I didn’t notice.

So I ended the 4 hour hunt with 3 silvers, 10 wheats, 7 clad quarters, 3 clad dimes and an assortment of copper Lincolns.

Not bad.

Thank you for looking!


4 Responses to “In the twelfth day of Christmas…”

  1. Lawdog1 December 24, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    Not bad???? I’d say that’s a great day!!!!! Wish I could have been there!

    • yaquigrande December 24, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

      Yeah man, me too. The really cool thing about today is that I learned new things about the Deus. Next year is going to be a silver boon!

  2. stevessunkentreasures December 24, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Nice finds Miner!

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