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The Money Maker Protocol

18 Nov

Yesterday I went to a very old park in the city. I won’t call it a hunted out park because, really, ALL our parks are hunted out! Anyway, a couple of years ago, a pair of detectorists hit this park with their E-tracs and pulled a number of very cool coins out of there. Needless to say, scores of other detectorists descended upon this park but none repeated the impressive results the two guys with their Minelabs achieved.
The park is, of course, very trashy and, as it is very popular today, the trash continues to pile up.

I myself have hunted this park a number of times and managed to pull a silver coin now and again. This time however, I took my XP Deus to this park with a very specific protocol in mind. Protocol is a fancy word for what you all do now when detecting. Do you dig a signal or not? The answer to that question depends on your protocol.

I specifically wanted to try the spot where the two guys mentioned above found all their coins. Heck, I was there for one of their hunts and watched as one of them dug up a super cool Seated dime. I know they did a very thorough job at that spot but being me, and the reputation of the E-track notwithstanding,  I believe there are still many cool coins to be had there.

I walked to the very spot where KansasDave found that Seated dime that morning and I began applying my protocol. I had to dig a couple of rusted bottle caps to establish some parameters and then I began to seriously look for treasure. Not long I had a couple of signals that fit the criteria of the Money Making Protocol. The first coin was a wheat minted in 1919. Cool. Next signal was a wheat from 1918.  Next signal turned out to be a very toasted V nickel. I can barely make out the first two numbers of the date: 18xx.
V-nickel

I continued and dug up a couple of small pieces of aluminum foil. The protocol is susceptible to this so I still need to refine it. Not to worry though as my next signal gifted me with this beauty:
Stander-obverse

A 1917 Type 1 Standing Liberty Quarter.
Stander-reverse

A few feet away, the next signal turned out to be a 1901 Barber dime with a New Orleans mint mark:
Barber-front

Barber-reverse

The last signal of the hunt was a very deep 1964 memorial. Geez!

So I think that the Money Maker Protocol is a winner. I wouldn’t apply this protocol to just any park. It is designed for very old parks.

hunt

Hopefully I will get to hunt a bit more this Fall and Winter.

Thank you for stopping by!

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4 Responses to “The Money Maker Protocol”

  1. disc440 November 18, 2015 at 11:13 am #

    Wow, nice finds! I like your thought process too….sometimes at those old, heavily hunted spots, you just need to dig ’em all. I would certainly return and see what else is there.

  2. lawdog1 November 18, 2015 at 8:02 pm #

    Amazing, Dave! I approve of your protocol. Does it work with the AT as well?

  3. silvercoinseeker January 17, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

    Isn’t it great to experiment and hit certain settings that just rocks for you? It sure looks like your on to something there. I look forward to seeing what additional coin finds you make. Good luck from Missouri!

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