metal detecting for coins Archive
This Johnson School “Penny Lunch” token (aluminum) was OVER 13″ deep on private property on the North side of Lexington. It remains one of the deepest coins I’ve ever recovered. I estimate this to be from 1890-1900. The term “penny lunch” had been coined in the Northeast in the late 1800s and early 1900s as
It was going to be a perfect weather day for detecting – highs in the 50s, no rain. I gave a call to a great property owner in Bourbon County, KY with whom I’d discussed detecting his 1810 family homestead and he welcomed me to come detecting. I’d been there before in the Summer and
My friend and journalist Tom Eblen spent time to understand the hobby, arrange a new place and travel with me to document the search. I think he did a great job and am proud to share this article with you all. If you’re new to my blog, welcome! If you have property you’d like
I headed out on Sunday to catch the minister of a small country church to ask permission to hunt (it was granted.) I met several people from the church, all of them, including the minister were nicer than nice. Before I knew it, he was telling me of an old African-American church location near his
During a short hour-long hunt in my recently discovered Mercury dime hotspot in Lexington (so far 12 removed from a 100′ x 100′ area) I pulled something interesting. My detector signaled a strange sort of mixed, confused reading. After retrieving, at first, it looked like a swollen Mercury dime. Later I discovered it had a
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!!!
Did a video of some of my hunting Father’s day weekend. Ended up a 6 silver weekend with 3 Rosies, 2 Mercs and a Barber dime, and did live dig video on two of them. This video is fun because of a 5-coin 1910s pocketspill (copper and nickle.) Enjoy and subscribe!
From the Earlington Bea Paper in KY, Feb 25, 1909