We finally got some sunshine in Kentucky, so I got out to swing this afternoon at the “Dime School.” Before today I had dug 11 silver dimes (8 Rosies / 3 Mercs) and a sterling Catholic medal.
Chalk up two more today! Unbelievably, they were my first two targets out of the ground! One is my oldest find on the site … a 1936 Merc (nicely worn), and the other is a 1958-D Rosie. I also dug 6 wheats and $1.29 in old clad.
I’ll be hitting it again tomorrow afternoon, really slowing down and going for the gold signals!
These make silver/gold find #’s 95 & 96 for me in 2011! I only have three days to find four more and break 100!
Whites MXT & Garrett ProPointer / Oldest Coin – 17** 1/4 Cut Spanish 8 Reale / Silver Coins – 134 / Coin Count – 2,804 / Clad Total – $191.89
I hit the jackpot this afternoon! I went for a couple of hours to hunt an old school that I’ve been working lately. It’s a school with an odd time period of use. It was in operation from the early 1960’s until the early 1970’s, then it was closed down. I found three silver dimes there last week. Honestly, I didn’t hold out much hope for finding any more.
Boy, was I wrong!
I dug 8 wheat pennies …
And, curiously enough, I dug 3 old Canadian pennies from our Wheat Penny period …
But the real “goods” was the 6 silver dimes that I found! All in a relatively small area!
I also dug a pretty good pile of clad. Actually, there’s not a Zincoln in the bunch. All of the pennies are genuine copper from the 1960’s. Every one of them gave a really high / borderline dime VDI. Frustrating …
I got out for just a little while between rain showers today. I dug 29 coins total, including four wheaties from the 1950’s and a single silver … a 1952-D Rosie.
Love that silver!