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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Breaking in a new e-Trac

My friend Tony got a new to him used e-Trac and we hit the woods today to break it in proper. I fealt naked without my utility belt. I was missing my pinpointer, finds pouch, small shovels, magnifyer, and my cleaning brushes. I had to do the old scoop dirt in the hand and run over coil procedure to find my targets...uuugghh. I managed to find a 1895 Barber Dime, 1886 Indian Head, and 1917 and 1941 wheat cents. Tony also found 1 Indian Head in the 1800s, so not a bad first real hunt for him.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Hunting in the Heat

Did not find any Silver tonight, but did hit a 1974 Half Dollar and 4 1940s wheats. I also got a Naval button. No clue on the age.The back is wasted anyways. $3.47 in clad, counting the half dollar. Not too bad for 3 hours of hunting in a park I have hit 8 times over the last 5 years.
Upon further review, I believe the button to be of British origin.  Still trying to narrow down the year of manufacture.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

My Counts for this year so far...May 17, 2015

1 Standing Liberty Quarter 1 Barber Quarter 5 Silver Washington Quarters 2 Barber Dime 8 Mercury Dimes 1 Silver Canadian Dime 1 Shield Nickel 2 V Nickels 4 Buffalo Nickels 1 War Nickel 2 Large Cents 3 Indian Head Cents 48 Wheat Cents 2 Pre 1964 Canadian Cents 2 Tokens 1 Sterling Religious Medalion 3 Silver Rings CLAD Count 117 Pennies 43 Nickels 115 Dimes 70 Quarters 1 Halfs 0 Dollars 346 Coins for $32.82 HH,

Saturday, May 2, 2015

3 Silvers and Something Unexpected...

Went to my trusty Wood's Field today and hunted for about 4 hours. This place still gives up the goods after being hit since 2005 by me. Today I recovered a 1946 Washington Quarter, 1941 Mercury Dime, a Sterling St. Joseph medalion, 1924, 36, 3x44, 51, 57 Wheats, and a 1961 Canadian cent. The surprise was the Menter Clothing Token good for $1 in credit when you bought $10 in goods. I included a link to some info on this token.

Menter History


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Too Much Monkey Business - Chuck Berry

No Mo Monkey Bidness

My friend Keven was playing this old Chuck Barry song on the radio and it stuck in my head all dang day...We headed out of town and into the sticks, but found all the woods out there POSTED...For the love of Pete folks...I know that some of them woods are public property! We ended up back just outside the city in a park we have hit a number of times before...We were joking that if we stopped finding silver that all we needed to do was pack everything back in the car, drive down the road a bit and come back in 10 minutes and we would find more. Seems like at least 2 pop out every time we have been there. I found 4 silvers today. A 1948 Washington Quarter, 1926 and 1941 Mercury Dimes, a 1949 Silver Canadian Dime, and a no date Buffalo nickel. Also found $1.91 in clad.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Oswego County Road Trip

Hit two parks today... Both along the river. First park produced the 2 Mercs and most of the clad. As you can see, the fertilizer was not kind to the coins. The second park produced a LOT of trash, a few clad coins, then the show stopper... Have no idea what this bullet is... If anyone can help, email me at: The large copper disk, I thought was an old coin at first, but now I think it was just a knockout. Have no idea on the buckle either.
HH, P.S. Large copper item IS another largie...No way of getting any more detail on it...This one is quite toasty!