Did some freestyling today and ended up at a 1853 farmhouse with a wonderful set of owners. Funny I always start out unsure about freestyling but seem to always land in a good spot .. As LONG AS I don’t coward out and spend the day at a hunted out park like I used to!!!
Ended up with two washingtons, two Barber dimes (1911 and 1912) a merc and some great indians. I gave a Barber and one of the indians to the homeowner since they asked for them. And today I found my very first 3-ring dropped miniball (which, it turns out, is kind of unusual because of the deep ram mark) and a pretty toasted military button. Unexpected.
Systematically scanned the yard and then someone opened the oven. 90F…95F…100F…103F!!! I tried to stay in the shade but it seemed the best signals were always in the sun. I emptied two Large Camelbaks of ice water and and entire cooler by the time the hunt was over. The soil was soft, but crumbly. AT LEAST there were no rocks!
I was so heat-exhausted I could barely lift the coil and was getting sloppy on my holes so quit by 3pm. My arms were rubberized and my vision was blurry. Yeah. That bad. I know there’s tons more but the ground was dry and I was beat. Did some live digs but I sound like I’m dying so probably will not publish them. I plan to go back in the Autumn and get the rest of the goods – dig nickles and deeper coins. I really think this property has some seated coins.
Anyway, here’s the finds. I also found 20 or so wheats and a few little trinkets.
postscript: Returned for an hour on July 4th and took two more silvers. Still no standing liberties though.