I decided to hit a local town and do some freestyling. I drove around a bit in a historic area and ended up seeing a place with a beautiful big yard, dating from around 1830-1840. I built up the nerve and knocked on the door. The owner couldn’t be any nicer. He had bought the house from his grandparents and they had been there for years. He thought that someone had went over the yard years ago with a cheap detector, but welcomed me to hunt the front area of the yard. I was stoked!
It turns out the yard was built up of three different segments. One, was clear and easy – almost no targets other than a couple of 1940s dimes and a few wheaties. The second section was iron rich, so I saved it for later. The last section had the old stuff. I pulled a 3-ringer first of all, and then started hitting silver. An 1898 Barber Quarter and a 1923 Mercury were in the same hole. I then pulled a 1914 Barber and some 1910s wheaties.
A few oddball finds included an 1950s dog tag and two plain flat buttons. I also pulled out some of the nails (falsing silver) because they were such good specimens of forged nails.
Another great day of hunting made possible by a generous and kind property owner. I gave him a barber and the 3-ring bullet, along with some coins to give his son.
I didn’t finish the property so was invited back. The last section promises to go slowly with lots of iron count. But if there are seated coins at this location, this is where they’ll be.
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