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First Indian coin spill

15 Mar

I returned to my beloved hobby after being given the all-clear from the doctor. Now that we are doing therapy, he said I could return to my normal activities.

Well, it may be a stretch to call metal detecting a normal activity but I dusted off Maurice and hit my deep silver park. I did my first hunt yesterday and I managed to dig up a 1909 wheat. No VDB nor a mint mark on it unfortunately but still, it was the oldest coin I had ever dug from the deep silver park. This park hearkens back to 1901 and I have always been convinced there were old coins there even if I never found any.

Today, I went back to the spot where I found that 1909 wheat and eventually got a choppy signal next to some trash. At about the eight inch mark, I pulled a 1902 Indian Head! I was grinning like a fool. Just a minute or so before, a group of 10 year olds came by to check out what I was doing. Too bad they left before they could see the cool Indian Head. Before I covered the hole, I stuck the pinpointer in and I got another hit. That signal proved to be an 1883 Indian Head! My first ever Indian Head coin spill.

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I only wish they had dropped a Barber coin or a Seated!

Oh well, it was not a bad lunch hour hunt.

Thank you for looking!

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4 Responses to “First Indian coin spill”

  1. David Springs March 15, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Cool finds; glad you are back in business. Take extra care with the knee.

  2. lawdog1 March 15, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    Good thing I didn’t call on you for lunch today. I didn’t think you could put up with me twice in one week. Thanks for putting in a good word for me with Shelly, I need all the help I can get. Glad to see you are back in business! I was thinking I wouldn’t have to worry for a while about how far ahead of me you are. Wrong again. Congratulations on the IH’s. Really cool to find them in a local park!

  3. stevessunkentreasures March 17, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

    Love it! You called it as long as I’ve known ya.

  4. Ozarks April 4, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    Congrats on finding the indian head coins! I am still looking for one…hahah

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