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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