Metal Detecting 1835 House – Day Two: 1910 V-Nickle, 3-Ringer, Silver and more…

I headed back to the 1835 house and resumed my hunt.   Much of my time on Saturday was spent networking and chit-chatting with neighbors.   I got to know several of the owners of these 1840s houses, and obtained permission to hunt them all.   Live dig videos were made of this whole hunt, but as usual, I’ll have to find a free night to assemble them.

So…after 2 days’ hunting, the first house has revealed its secrets to me.  It appears that the previous owners (now deceased) must have allowed the place to be detected, excepting a small block of it.  In that one area, I found all of the old items.  While I found silver and wheaties in the rest of the yard, the dates were typically 1930s or later.  I’m not surprised… this place stands out like a sore thumb as a good detecting spot.  I prefer the hidden places that others have not thought of.

In the magic quadrant, however, I did pretty well.  I hunted it dry with the E-Trac, high-tones and low-tones.  After a really good rain, I might return.  I was also invited to hunt the back yard, which has had a dog in it.

The owners were incredible, and they will soon obtain my thank you package.  In addition to the finds I reported earlier, I pulled a gorgeous V-nickle, a 1940 Washington quarter (headphone screamer) and a beautiful 3-ring bullet.  I have live digs on video of all of these except the nickle.

I did find a Sterling ring at 5″ below a bush (I don’t have a photo, but I did a live dig.)  It was small, like a woman’s ring, and I gave it to the homeowner to see if any of their family may have lost it.  I also gave the owners a 3-ring bullet and some dime silver.    I do love sharing.  I also found 4-5 tokens.  Mostly toasted – but one was a 1c store token in aluminum from a store in Augusta, KY.  And, for comic relief,  I guess, I found this:

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