11 Apr

Since I didn’t get to detect in March, I decided to try to catch up a little so I took Maurice, my XP Deus metal detector, to the Iron Pit for a two hour hunt after work.

I began at the Iron Pit proper but after getting no diggable signals I moved off a little and after a few minutes I had wraparound signal with no VDI and iffy audio with just enough sweetness. I dug my obligatory 7 inch hole and just below the surface of the bottom I got a nice solid hit with the Garrett pinpointer. One more dirt scoop with the old Lesche revealed that much beloved silver edge. Out came a 1929 Mercury dime.


I continued my hunt and after a few minutes I got another iffy signal although this one was better defined than the first one. I dug the hole and again, somewhere between 7 and 8 inches I found another little dirt ball with a gorgeous reeded edge! And wouldn’t you know it, it was another 1929 Mercury dime!



Right about that time, I heard a little girl ask someone what it was I was doing. The father of the girl said I was metal detecting. I looked up and asked her if she wanted to see my coins. They both came over and I showed them the dimes. The dad was very impressed and the little girl thought the coins were pretty. While they were admiring the coins a woman with her dog stopped to see the coins and then another man with his dog stopped and I had an audience! The man with the dog told me he had gotten 5 Mercury dimes from a dime roll once. He knew about coins because he explained to my audience that although they are commonly known as Mercury dimes, the proper name is Winged Liberty.

Anyway, it was kind of cool to have people not judge me and instead have them appreciate my finds.


After that I found three wheats, the earliest being a 1916, a Kansas tax token, some clad dimes, and a No Cash Value token.


Not a bad hunt.

Thank you for looking!


One Response to “Twins”

  1. Lawdog1 April 12, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    Now there’s a set of twins I’d like to double date you with! Nice job!

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