Monday, December 30, 2013

LAST HUNTS FOR THE YEAR

Well I did manage to get out this weekend - will be the last hunts for the year - hit the canal Saturday and a park with D on Sunday.  Didn't find much - just clad but overall I had my best year metal detecting.  I found 50 silver coins and over 260 wheat pennies.  Plus I got some coins off the wish list - and have some areas to hunt in the spring that look very promising.  I will have the final tally soon and my goals for the new year.   It will hard to top this year with the silver but now that I have the AT pro, I will be getting in the water next year - hopefully finding some nice coins, jewelry etc.  Looking forward to that and maybe getting out in January to start the new season. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

SILVER IS NICE BUT GOLD IS BETTER



Well we got a break here in central New York with the temperature in the 50's and most of the snow gone, D and I went park to a city park.  D has been doing well with his new coil and has found lots of silver with it.  He found some last week where we both have hunted before and only found wheat pennies.  Again today he found silver but I did upstage him and found my first ever gold ring.  10k  - almost didn't dig it because of all the bottle caps I  was finding but glad I did.  I found some wheat pennies and almost another piece of gold - a medal but 14k gold plated.  Still over all I can't complain - got out in December and found gold.  Nice Christmas gift.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

SEASON OVER??

Well this past weekend we got some snow and more on Monday putting a nice few inches on the ground.  It may warm up by weeks end but probably not enough to melt where I can get out.  So this may be it for this year but it was a good year - will be hard to top but always fun to try. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

SUNDAY HUNT - MORE WHEAT PENNIES


I met up with D and we tried the same park as Saturday.  Neither of us found much though I managed a wheat penny so D knew of another park down the road.  When we got there I hunted this park a couple of years ago not finding much.  D said he had found silver there so we gave it a shot.  We did find some wheats and toward the end of the hunt D did pull some silver.  I was finding deep stuff but no silver.  We'll have to hit it again.  I will post some pics as soon as I can figure out the new format for pictures on my computer


  Past finds
               3  - q  =  0.75
             11 - d   =  1.10
               1 -  n  =  0.05
             16 -  p  =  0.16
           31 coins - $2.06
             7 wheat pennies
           38 total coins
                       
                                   2013 COIN TOTAL

                                     Q - 255   =  63.75
                                           1 - standing liberty
                                           5 - washington -
                                     D - 331   =  33.10
                                           2 - barber - 
                                         18  - merc -
                                         15  - rosie -
                                           2 - King george -
                                     N - 55   =     2.75
                                           2 - buffalo - 1938d, no date
                                           1 - war - 1943-p
                                           1 - 1947 (pre - 1950)
                                     P - 480     =   4.80
                                            1 - large cent - 1849  
                                            2 - Indian - 1905,06
                                           260  - wheat - 1915,17,18,20(2)23,26(2),29(2),30(2),35,36,40(7),
                                                                  41(7),42(3),42-d,44(11)45(9),46(5),47(3),48(3),48-d,                                                                        49,50(2)50-d,50-s,51(6),51-d(5),52(2),52-d,                                                                   53-d,(3),54d,55(6),56(6),56-d(3),57(4),57-d(2),58,58-d(2)
                                                                  ??(10)  
                                     DOL -
                                     HALF - 2 - 1927s walker
                                                         1952 - Franklin
                                     FOREIGN - 13
                                     # OF COINS(clad) - 1113
                                     # OF COINS(total) - 1420
                                     TOTAL$ - 104.10 
                                     GOLD 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

SATURDAY HUNT NETS SILVER CROSS


It was cold and windy along with snow coming down but D and I tried a park that we have hunted before but not together.  He had luck in the past and did again finding 4 silver coins while I found some wheat pennies and a silver cross.  We hunted for a few hours before getting some pizza for lunch and warm up a bit.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

HOPE TO GIVE IT A TRY

The weather has gotten a lot colder but I hope to get out sometime this weekend for a short hunt.  It was in the 50's Wednesday so the ground hasn't frozen yet - I hope.  Should be in the low 30's today.

Monday, December 2, 2013

GAVE IT A TRY

The temperature wasn't that bad yesterday so I went out for a quick hunt.  I tried a park that had some woods - wasn't expecting to find much and that's what happened.  Only found 5 stinkin Lincolns but at least I found something and I did get out.  One bad thing about hunting this time of year is that the ground is very muddy -  had no problems digging - just dirty.   Will have to see how the temps do this week and maybe give it another shot next weekend.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

SATURDAY HUNT

I met up with T and we went back to the spot where I found my seated liberty.  We were hoping to find an area where coins could have been dropped.  It was cold and we had no such luck  - neither of us finding anything.  Then we hit a spot I hunted before finding some wheat pennies - T found a walking liberty half and all I found was clad.  It got colder as the day went on and the snow was starting to fly.  I'm not putting away the detector yet but it's not looking good down the road.


  Saturday finds
               4  - q  =  1.00
               8 - d   =  0.80
               0 -  n  =  0.00
             10 -  p  =  0.10
           22 coins - $1.90
                       
                                   2013 COIN TOTAL

                                     Q - 252   =  63.00
                                           1 - standing liberty
                                           5 - washington -
                                     D - 320   =  32.00
                                           2 - barber - 
                                         18  - merc -
                                         15  - rosie -
                                           2 - King george -
                                     N - 54   =     2.70
                                           2 - buffalo - 1938d, no date
                                           1 - war - 1943-p
                                           1 - 1947 (pre - 1950)
                                     P - 464     =   4.64
                                            1 - large cent - 1849  
                                            2 - Indian - 1905,06
                                           253  - wheat - 1915,17,18,20(2)23,26(2),29(2),30(2),35,36,40(7),
                                                                  41(7),42(3),42-d,44(11)45(9),46(5),47(3),48(3),48-d,                                                                        49,50(2)50-d,50-s,51(6),51-d(5),52(2),52-d,                                                                   53-d,(3),54d,55(6),56(6),56-d(3),57(4),57-d(2),58,58-d(2)
                                                                  ??(10)  
                                     DOL -
                                     HALF - 2 - 1927s walker
                                                         1952 - Franklin
                                     FOREIGN - 13
                                     # OF COINS(clad) - 1082
                                     # OF COINS(total) - 1382
                                     TOTAL$ - 102.04 
                                     GOLD 

Monday, November 18, 2013

WEEKEND HUNTS


Saturday I met up with T and we were planning a road trip but he was in the doghouse with the wife so we stayed close to his house and hunted some circles.  Neither of us found anything but some clad and the hunt was short as he had to get home.
Sunday I met D and we hunted a park that he has had good finds and I can't believe that silver is in there having hunted it before several times and finding a coin was lucky.  Again he found to silver dimes and I did manage a couple of wheat pennies.  The hunt was short due to the rain.   I have post my findings which isn't a lot but as soon as I clean the coins.

  Last few hunts finds
               3  - q  =  0.75
               5 - d   =  0.50
               1 -  n  =  0.05
             18 -  p  =  0.18
           27 coins - $1.48
             3 wheat pennies
             2 - Canadian pennies
           32 total coins
           
                                   2013 COIN TOTAL

                                     Q - 248   =  62.00
                                           1 - standing liberty
                                           5 - washington -
                                     D - 312   =  31.20
                                           2 - barber - 
                                         18  - merc -
                                         15  - rosie -
                                           2 - King george -
                                     N - 54   =     2.70
                                           2 - buffalo - 1938d, no date
                                           1 - war - 1943-p
                                           1 - 1947 (pre - 1950)
                                     P - 454     =   4.54
                                            1 - large cent - 1849  
                                            2 - Indian - 1905,06
                                           253  - wheat - 1915,17,18,20(2)23,26(2),29(2),30(2),35,36,40(7),
                                                                  41(7),42(3),42-d,44(11)45(9),46(5),47(3),48(3),48-d,                                                                        49,50(2)50-d,50-s,51(6),51-d(5),52(2),52-d,                                                                   53-d,(3),54d,55(6),56(6),56-d(3),57(4),57-d(2),58,58-d(2)
                                                                  ??(10)  
                                     DOL -
                                     HALF - 2 - 1927s walker
                                                         1952 - Franklin
                                     FOREIGN - 13
                                     # OF COINS(clad) - 1060
                                     # OF COINS(total) - 1360
                                     TOTAL$ - 100.14 
                                     GOLD 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

BIRTHDAY HUNT

Yesterday was my birthday so I took the day off from work to do some metal detecting.  I tried a wooded area where I've had luck in the past and to try my new DD 4x6 coil on my whites.  Only found clad so I went to park and again only clad.  But any day metal detecting is better than a day at work. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

HOME FOR THE WEEKEND

I went up north to my home town this past weekend with my son to visit my brother.   Saturday was all day with the family and was planning a day of detecting on Sunday.  But as luck would have it it rained all day Sunday so I didn't get a chance to get out.   I did managed a few minutes Monday morning and found about 4 coins before heading back home but that was it - at least I got to see family and friends - maybe next year. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

BROTHER IN TOWN


My brother was in town at my niece's dance classes so we got together early Saturday.  Didn't get a chance to detect as I spent most of the day with him.   I did manage a quick hunt Sunday morning using my AT pro - still trying to get use to it  - I did find a wheat penny at a local school.  I found some junk deep - and 3 stinkin lincolns.   I need some more practice with it but I like the way the detector works. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

AT PRO FINDS SILVER NUMBER 50 FOR YEAR




I met T after work and we met at my hot spot.  I used the At pro again and I found a silver coin - my 50th for the year along with some wheat pennies.  After I put my 4x6 dd coil on my V3X and my first coin with that was a wheat penny.  I liking the pro and I do like the dd coil.  Need to try some different areas and test them both out.

Friday, November 1, 2013

GOT MY AT PRO

My At Pro arrived and I tried it out Wednesday - got to get use to it but I did manage to find a couple of wheat pennies on a short hunt - had to go to dinner.  I'm going to like this machine - had T show me some settings so I think it was a very good trade.  Can't wait till spring to get into the water.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

SUNDAY HUNT LEADS TO SILVER



It's been a busy week but finally getting Sunday's hunt down - met D and we tried a city park - not much there - D found a wheat and me just clad so we decided to try another park..  Ran into 2 other hunters - gopher and his friend K - we talked a bit the left to try a ball field D knew.  Well this field I had hunted before but never had luck there - just finding a coin was tough but D had found silver there.  And again he did finding 2 silver dimes and I did manage a Rosie and wheat penny.  Never would have thought that but now I'll have to add this place to my list to try again.


  Last week finds
               1  - q  =  0.25
             11 - d   =  1.10
               0 -  n  =  0.00
             14 -  p  =  0.14
           26 coins - $1.49
             1 - merc - 1934
             1 rosie dime - 1947
             7 wheat pennies
             1 - Canadian penny - 1957
           36 total coins
           
                                   2013 COIN TOTAL

                                     Q - 245   =  61.25
                                           1 - standing liberty
                                           5 - washington -
                                     D - 307   =  30.70
                                           2 - barber - 
                                         18  - merc -
                                         15  - rosie -
                                           2 - King george -
                                     N - 53   =     2.65
                                           2 - buffalo - 1938d, no date
                                           1 - war - 1943-p
                                           1 - 1947 (pre - 1950)
                                     P - 436     =   4.36
                                            1 - large cent - 1849  
                                            2 - Indian - 1905,06
                                           239  - wheat - 1915,17,18,20(2)23,26(2),29(2),30(2),35,36,40(7),
                                                                  41(7),42(3),42-d,44(11)45(9),46(5),47(3),48(3),48-d,                                                                        49,50(2)50-d,50-s,51(6),51-d(5),52(2),52-d,                                                                   53-d,(3),54d,55(6),56(6),56-d(3),57(4),57-d(2),58,58-d(2)
                                                                  ??(10)  
                                     DOL -
                                     HALF - 2 - 1927s walker
                                                         1952 - Franklin
                                     FOREIGN - 13
                                     # OF COINS(clad) - 1033
                                     # OF COINS(total) - 1328
                                     TOTAL$ - 98.96 
                                     GOLD 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

HOT SPOT CONTINUES TO GIVE




I went out for a couple of hours this morning - cold and windy - and hit my hot spot.  Well it continues to yield the silver - found a mercury dime and 6 wheat pennies and some clad.  Had to get back and celebrate the wife's birthday - can't miss that.  Hopefully it's a bit warmer tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

AT PRO ON THE WAY

I traded my minelab safari for a Garrett AT- Pro.  Should be arriving by the end of the week.  I had good luck with the safari having one of my best silver days ever but with limited places on land to hunt - going in the water would be the next step.  Plus I've heard about the depth of the pro so I can't wait to try it out.

Monday, October 21, 2013

SILVER STREAK CONTINUES


I met up with D yesterday and we hit a different city park - tried an area where the kids slide - only found clad and a foreign coin - D found an Indian and wheat penny.   So we tried another park of the park - had better luck there - got my second canadian dime and first war nickel of the year out of the same hole.  Managed to get over 2 bucks in clad.



  Last week finds
               8  - q  =  2.00
               5 - d   =  0.50
               0 -  n  =  0.00
               4 -  p  =  0.04
           17 coins - $2.54
             1 canadian dime - 1947
             1 war nickel - 1943-p
             1 foreign penny - 1919
           20 total coins
           
                                   2013 COIN TOTAL

                                     Q - 244   =  61.00
                                           1 - standing liberty
                                           5 - washington -
                                     D - 296   =  29.60
                                           2 - barber - 
                                         18  - merc -
                                         15  - rosie -
                                           2 - King george -
                                     N - 53   =     2.65
                                           2 - buffalo - 1938d, no date
                                           1 - war - 1943-p
                                           1 - 1947 (pre - 1950)
                                     P - 425     =   4.25
                                            1 - large cent - 1849  
                                            2 - Indian - 1905,06
                                           239  - wheat - 1915,17,18,20(2)23,26(2),29(2),30(2),35,36,40(7),
                                                                  41(7),42(3),42-d,44(11)45(9),46(5),47(3),48(3),48-d,                                                                        49,50(2)50-d,50-s,51(6),51-d(5),52(2),52-d,                                                                   53-d,(3),54d,55(6),56(6),56-d(3),57(4),57-d(2),58,58-d(2)
                                                                  ??(10)  
                                     DOL -
                                     HALF - 2 - 1927s walker
                                                         1952 - Franklin
                                     FOREIGN - 13
                                     # OF COINS(clad) - 1007
                                     # OF COINS(total) - 1292
                                     TOTAL$ - 97.50
                                     GOLD -   

Saturday, October 19, 2013

RESEARCH PAYS OFF - FOUND SEATED DIME



My research has finally paid off.  I found a place that had lots of history so I met up with T and he drove to the spot.  There is a lot of ground to cover so we'll have to go back - I managed only 1 coin but it was a good coin - my first ever seated liberty - a dime.   We were hoping one of us would find one with the past history.  T managed a clad quarter.  Another coin off the wish list and my 45th silver coin this year. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

MONDAY A WASHOUT

Well I was waiting for the weather to clear and hopefully get a hunt in on my day off but it never happened.  It was just a very fine mist enough to keep me inside.  Wasn't how I wanted to spend the holiday but at least I didn't have to go to work.


  Past hunts finds
               4  - q  =  1.00
               5 - d   =  0.50
               0 -  n  =  0.00
               6 -  p  =  0.06
           15 coins - $1.56
             1 washington quarter
             5  wheat pennies 
           21 total coins
           
                                   2013 COIN TOTAL

                                     Q - 236   =  59.00
                                           1 - standing liberty
                                           5 - washington -
                                     D - 291   =  29.10
                                           2 - barber - 
                                         18  - merc -
                                         15  - rosie -
                                           1 - King george -
                                     N - 53   =     2.65
                                           2 - buffalo - 1938d, no date
                                           1 - 1947 (pre - 1950)
                                     P - 421     =   4.21
                                            1 - large cent - 1849  
                                            2 - Indian - 1905,06
                                           239  - wheat - 1915,17,18,20(2)23,26(2),29(2),30(2),35,36,40(7),
                                                                  41(7),42(3),42-d,44(11)45(9),46(5),47(3),48(3),48-d,                                                                        49,50(2)50-d,50-s,51(6),51-d(5),52(2),52-d,                                                                   53-d,(3),54d,55(6),56(6),56-d(3),57(4),57-d(2),58,58-d(2)
                                                                  ??(10)  
                                     DOL -
                                     HALF - 2 - 1927s walker
                                                         1952 - Franklin
                                     FOREIGN - 13
                                     # OF COINS(clad) - 990
                                     # OF COINS(total) - 1272
                                     TOTAL$ - 95.46 
                                     GOLD -  

Sunday, October 13, 2013

TOO MUCH GOING ON THIS WEEKEND

It was just one of those weekends that just had too much to do.  Saturday my son had a football game then my daughter wanted my to visit her at college so there went the day.
This morning I tried a place along the canal for a couple of hours only to find a clad dime then more time the son and I actually saw my Steelers win a game.  Next week they're on late so I can spend more time detecting.
Tomorrow is a holiday so I plan on getting out somewhere - again getting hard to find spots to go.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

AFTER WORK HUNT NETS SILVER



T worked in my building today so we decided to try my hot spot for a quick hunt after work.  We both managed to find silver - me a washington quarter and T  a merc and a rosie plus wheat pennies.  Then the bugs became too much so we called it quits.  I can't believe we're still pulling silver out of there but we'll take it

Thursday, October 10, 2013

PAST WEEKEND HUNT


It's been a very busy week so I haven't posted last weeks finds yet.  Didn't get too much hunting in with the son's football game and the rain - managed to find a wheat penny and over a buck in clad.  My gadget column is not working so I can't update anything over there.  Hope that gets fixed soon.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

BACK AGAIN THIS TIME WHEAT PENNIES


I went back to the hot spot hoping to get some more silver - not this time but I did find some wheat pennies.  It's been a very good year for wheat pennies finding over 230 this year.  With spots getting harder to find and hunted to death I'm really lucky to have found so many.  Now I can't wait to get into the woods and see what goodies I can find there.


  Weekend finds
               3  - q  =  0.75
               3 - d   =  0.30
               1 -  n  =  0.05
             12 -  p  =  0.11
           19 coins - $1.21
             1 standing liberty quarter - no date
           10  wheat pennies 
           30 total coins
           
                                   2013 COIN TOTAL

                                     Q - 232   =  58.00
                                           1 - standing liberty
                                           4 - washington -
                                     D - 286   =  28.60
                                           2 - barber - 
                                         18  - merc -
                                         15  - rosie -
                                           1 - King george -
                                     N - 53   =     2.65
                                           2 - buffalo - 1938d, no date
                                           1 - 1947 (pre - 1950)
                                     P - 415     =   4.15
                                            1 - large cent - 1849  
                                            2 - Indian - 1905,06
                                           234  - wheat - 1915,17,18,20(2)23,26(2),29(2),30(2),35,36,40(7),
                                                                  41(7),42(3),42-d,44(11)45(9),46(5),47(3),48(3),48-d,                                                                        49,50(2)50-d,50-s,51(6),51-d(5),52(2),52-d,                                                                   53-d,(3),54d,55(6),56(6),56-d(3),57(4),57-d(2),58,58-d(2)
                                                                  ??(10)  
                                     DOL -
                                     HALF - 2 - 1927s walker
                                                         1952 - Franklin
                                     FOREIGN - 13
                                     # OF COINS(clad) - 975
                                     # OF COINS(total) - 1251
                                     TOTAL$ - 93.90  
                                     GOLD - 
                                     RINGS - 9

Sunday, September 29, 2013

HOT SPOT STILL GIVING UP SILVER


I tried a section of the erie canal but will wait till fall to let the growth go away so I went to my hot spot.  Managed to find some wheat pennies and my first standing liberty quarter this year - no date.  This place is a silver mine - still finding it although it's getting harder now but it's still there.  One of my best places to hunt.

Monday, September 23, 2013

SILVER SUNDAY


I met up with D and we hit a new part of the park we have hunted before.  Looked very promising but wasn't what we thought although  D found a SLQ with a year - 1926.  It was hard finding any coins.  So we hit the park - nothing so I suggested we try school down the road - lots of clad but I did find a Rosie - my first old coin and silver there plus some wheats.  Then we hit an old church where we both found wheat pennies.  So we both ended up with silver for the day.


  Weekend finds
               8  - q  =  2.00
               6 - d   =  0.60
               0 -  n  =  0.00
             10 -  p  =  0.10
           24 coins - $2.70
             1 rosie - 1956
             7 wheat pennies 
           32 total coins
           
                                   2013 COIN TOTAL

                                     Q - 229   =  57.25
                                           4 - washington -
                                     D - 283   =  28.30
                                           2 - barber - 
                                         18  - merc -
                                         15  - rosie -
                                           1 - King george -
                                     N - 52   =     2.60
                                           2 - buffalo - 1938d, no date
                                           1 - 1947 (pre - 1950)
                                     P - 404     =   4.04
                                            1 - large cent - 1849  
                                            2 - Indian - 1905,06
                                           224  - wheat - 1915,17,18,20(2)23,26(2),29(2),30(2),35,36,40(7),
                                                                  41(7),42(3),42-d,44(11)45(9),46(5),47(3),48(3),48-d,                                                                        49,50(2)50-d,50-s,51(6),51-d(5),52(2),52-d,                                                                   53-d,(3),54d,55(6),56(6),56-d(3),57(4),57-d(2),58,58-d(2)
                                                                  ??(10)  
                                     DOL -
                                     HALF - 2 - 1927s walker
                                                         1952 - Franklin
                                     FOREIGN - 13
                                     # OF COINS(clad) - 956
                                     # OF COINS(total) - 1221
                                     TOTAL$ - 92.73  
                                     GOLD - 
                                     RINGS - 9

Saturday, September 21, 2013

SHORT SATURDAY HUNT


I managed to do a short hunt after my son's football game - back to the hot spot hoping to get some silver.  None today but did find some wheat pennies and clad.  Planning a better and longer hunt tomorrow.