Tag Archive: Indian Head Penny


I have continued to take my new E-Trac to places where I have hunted before.  This time I returned to an old home on Main Street in my town that has been converted into a B&B.  It was constructed around the turn of the twentieth century.  It is a majestic old house built by a local doctor.

I hunted the yard the first time in 2009 with my Garrett GTP 1350.  I didn’t find any old coins at all.  I remember being very disappointed.  I did, however, find an old Ohio Civil War button and a Colt 45 slug, as well as a couple of flat buttons.  But no old coins.  I returned in 2011 with my White’s MXT.  Again, I found nothing old.  I found a few more clad coins and various pieces of old junk, but nothing special.

So this week I called my buddy who owns the house to see if I could field test my new E-Trac on his hunted-out yard.  He said, “Go for it!”  So I hit it for two hours yesterday afternoon, covering most of the front yard.

And the E-Trac did not disappoint!  I was running the “Old Coins” program from the E-Trac “Bible.”  And it really sniffed out the deep ones.

I dug a 1957 Rosie at five inches near the sidewalk.  I also dug a 1906 Indian, a 1919 Buffalo Nickel, and three old, green wheaties … 1911, 1913, and 1917.  Here is the picture:

11.30.12 Finds

Besides an oxidized piece of lead buckshot, the only other interesting find was a Survey Point Marker.  OOPS!  I thought it was an old button back.  Anyhow, it wasn’t anywhere near a property line and it wasn’t attached to anything.  Oh, well.

11.30.12 Surver Point Marker

Thanks for looking!  HH

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Let’s begin with my video from a couple of days worth of hunting …

I went looking for a change of scenery on Sunday. Decided to hunt an old homestead on the family farm of one of my church members. I hadn’t been there long before I dug a 1944 wheatie. That got me excited, knowing that silver has to be luring there somewhere.

A few minutes later, a well-meaning but uninformed relative of the land owner encouraged me to leave (pretty much ran me off). I didn’t put up any fight … just told her that it was no problem and that I would get everything cleared up. I made a call to my friend who rapidly ironed everything out. So, I’ll be heading back there soon. No worries …

Anyhow, I had about an hour before I had to be somewhere, so I went into town to hit an old lot that I hunted a year ago, but have not hit with my new MXT … I wanted to dig those lower VDI singals. Just managed a wheat and a 1967 Lincoln.

Then, yesterday I returned to the site of my old hotel. Here are the highlights of those digs:

I dug two more of the key tags!! Rooms 26 & 50! That makes three that I have dug on the site. Pretty awesome. Seriously, though, when I saw that first big disc I thought I was on an old copper. But the key tags are an awesome find.

Another interesting find was an old Frankfort Arms .45 bullet … not just the lead, but the fully encased, powdered and primed bullet. The head is marked, “FA 26.” Any info on the approximate age of this pistol round would be most appreciated. Here’s a close-up of the mark:

My final relic find was a 1920’s era (time of the fire) “Pompeian Bloom” lady’s rouge compact. It’s still hinged, and the hinge (unbelievable) still works! It was full of crud, and the mirror was gone. But I still found it to be an interesting find.

Finally, just as I was about to leave, I got a solid 57 VDI “screwcap” signal. On that hill, this usually means an Indian Head penny. Turns out this mean, green 1892 Injun was my only coin find for the day:


Here’s the total haul:

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Happy Hunting!

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Garrett GTP 1350 & PP, Whites MXT / Oldest Coin – 1801 Draped Bust Large Cent / Silver Coins – 52 / Coin Count – 2,051 / Clad Total – $144.70