The Old Standby

30 Jul

I am glad to have a standby park that will provide me with silver in lean times. I have spoken about this park extensively in the past and I am happy to know that other people have began to hunt it besides me. I know there are 1000’s of coins still under that dirt, alas, a little too deep for most detectors today. I plan on buying a Russian detector later this year that will hopefully get me to those coins.

Anyway, I decided to hunt the ol’ standby at lunch today in spite of a light drizzle falling and getting everything wet. By the way, the XP Deus is almost water proof as the stock headphones are rain proof. If you remove the controller and put it in your pocket (or in a zip lock bag) you’re good to go in the rain.

It was a good hunt:


A dateless Buffalo (only the second one this year), a 1946 wheat, and a 1958 Roosevelt dime. The button is kind of cool too. It reminds me of the coat buttons of the 50’s and 60’s.

So this year has been very different than last year, both in the time dedicated to the hobby and in the number of finds but I won’t complain too much as I am very blessed elsewhere. Perhaps this year will be a year of quality instead of quantity. I mean, I already found a Shield nickel, who knows what else is around the corner?

Keep on swinging!



6 Responses to “The Old Standby”

  1. lawdog1 July 30, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    Zoltar says a seated is around the corner, now that you are in the correct mindset. Congrats on the old coins from a hard source!

    • pulltabMiner July 31, 2014 at 9:43 am #

      well, I am hunting Peabody so maybe you’re right!

  2. stevessunkentreasures July 31, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    I’m still amazed you haven’t made it into the seated sector.. Meanwhile my modest Ace reserved me a spot..

    • pulltabMiner July 31, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

      Ha ha! Steve. Mine is waiting patiently for me to dig it.

      • stevessunkentreasures July 31, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

        Well it just surprises me. I know we have both walked over them. I feel lucky I found mine. Even more fortunate you can tell what it is given the condition..

  3. mmc7 November 1, 2017 at 2:03 am #

    Don’t remove any more metal. It is part of the support structure of a damaged tree repaired in 1922. Your detector is picking up the metal support structure. There is no stockpile of coins there beyond what fell out of the boys pockets when they camped there.
    Here is the history of it.

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