Friday, November 18, 2011

QUICK HUNT IN THE WOODS

My son wanted to try his new football holder so we headed to his school.  While he practiced I hit the woods.  I found my shovel I didn't know I lost until I wanted to use it and a dime. So it was a decent hunt - at least I wasn't skunked and I found my shovel.

Thursday's finds
          0 -  q  =         .00
          1 -  d  =        .10
          0 -  n  =        .00
          0  -  p  =       .00
          1 coin      $0.10
                                                                          
                                                            2011 COIN COUNT

                                                             Q - 686  = 171.50
                                                                 8 -  Washington - 1935(2), 41, 44, 44-d,45,
                                                                                              57-d,58-d
                                                             D - 748  = 74.80
                                                                 6 -  Mercury 1937,41-d, 42(2),44,45
                                                                 9 -  Roosevelt - 1947(2),50-d,51-d,52,
                                                                                           58-d(2),60,63
                                                             N - 133  =  6.65
                                                                   3 - Buffalo - 1920,1921, no date
                                                                 10 - (pre 1950)1939(2),40,41,42, 
                                                                      43 -p,46(2),47, 49
                                                             P - 1046  =  10.46
                                                                 2 -  Large cent - 1818,1820
                                                                 1 - Indian - 1908
                                                            132- wheat  - 1911,17(2)18,19(2),20,24,25,
                                                                                 26(2),27,29,30,37(5),39(2) 40(4), 
                                                                                 41(9),42(4),42-d,44(17),45(9),
                                                                                 46(7), 46d,47(2),47-d,48(8),
                                                                                 49,50,50-d(2),  51, 52(4),
                                                                                 52-d(4),53(3),53-d(3),53-s, 
                                                                                 54,54-d,55(5),55-d, 56(5),56-d(4)
                                                                                 57,57-d(4,),58(5),58-d(2),??(3)
                                                             DOL -2
                                                             HALF - 2
                                                             FOREIGN - 34
                                                             # OF COINS(clad) - 2613
                                                             # OF COINS(total) - 2818
                                                             TOTAL $ - 263.41
                                                             GOLD - 14k cross  
                                                             RINGS - 20

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

WEEKEND UP NORTH


My friend Carol and I were headed to the local race track when we noticed some old foundations and a man and child on the land.  We stopped and I asked the man if we could detect the property.  He said no problem and that he also metal detects.  He had just bought the land - over 20 acres.  He said the foundations were the old barns and that the house was across the street and the foundation was still there.  We hunted for a bit and I tried the house area but it was too thick - a good place to try in the spring.   Then we hit the race track where I remembered as a kid that carnivals (in the late 60's) were held there.  I asked a guy in the barn if we could hunt the inner section around the track and he said yes.  The grass was very high but we found some low areas to hunt.  I was finding pennies (memorial) about 6-7 inches down - the ground was mostly sand.  I did manage to find wheat penny #132 and not much else.  Besides the wheat the years of the coins were the 60's and 70's.  Again this would a great place to hit in the spring when the tall grass is down.


Sunday we decided to try a school built in the 60's.  The ground was full of junk - I manage to find a buck and we went to the area where I found my barber dime.  No luck today just clad and zincolns. The total for the day was just over 2 bucks.

Weekend finds
          7 -  q  =     1.75
          5 -  d  =        .50
          2 -  n  =        .10
        15  -  p  =       .15
         29 coins      $2.50
         1 Wheat penny - 1956
         1 Canadian penny 
         31 total coins
         1 token                                                                    
                                                            2011 COIN COUNT

                                                             Q - 686  = 171.50
                                                                 8 -  Washington - 1935(2), 41, 44, 44-d,45,
                                                                                              57-d,58-d
                                                             D - 747  = 74.70
                                                                 6 -  Mercury 1937,41-d, 42(2),44,45
                                                                 9 -  Roosevelt - 1947(2),50-d,51-d,52,
                                                                                           58-d(2),60,63
                                                             N - 133  =  6.65
                                                                   3 - Buffalo - 1920,1921, no date
                                                                 10 - (pre 1950)1939(2),40,41,42, 
                                                                      43 -p,46(2),47, 49
                                                             P - 1046  =  10.46
                                                                 2 -  Large cent - 1818,1820
                                                                 1 - Indian - 1908
                                                            132- wheat  - 1911,17(2)18,19(2),20,24,25,
                                                                                 26(2),27,29,30,37(5),39(2) 40(4), 
                                                                                 41(9),42(4),42-d,44(17),45(9),
                                                                                 46(7), 46d,47(2),47-d,48(8),
                                                                                 49,50,50-d(2),  51, 52(4),
                                                                                 52-d(4),53(3),53-d(3),53-s, 
                                                                                 54,54-d,55(5),55-d, 56(5),56-d(4)
                                                                                 57,57-d(4,),58(5),58-d(2),??(3)
                                                             DOL -2
                                                             HALF - 2
                                                             FOREIGN - 34
                                                             # OF COINS(clad) - 2612
                                                             # OF COINS(total) - 2817
                                                             TOTAL $ - 263.31
                                                             GOLD - 14k cross  
                                                             RINGS - 20


BACK FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY

Well I'm back from my trip to the north country - did hunt for 2 days - the weather wasn't bad for this time of year.  Will tell of my adventures later when I can post pics of my finds.  Let's just say it could have been better.