I changed up my strategy and started hunting homes that were newer(nothing newer than 1940) and chose smaller homes with multiple rooms. I payed careful attention to the older curbs and sidewalks. One such home stuck out.. It was built in 1933 and had the original square curbs and sidewalks. I gain permission by asking to hunt the sidewalk right of way(in between the sidewalk and road). It is the city’s easement. I don’t have to ask to hunt it, but it is a courtesy to the landowner, and a foot in the door to hunt the yard..Especially when the landowner sees what you are finding, and how when you dig a plug it doesn’t tear up the ground or the grass.. The addition to split any gold coins found always excites them.
So with permission given, I started the usual and headed up the sidewalk..I started finding pre 1920′s wheat’s immediately. I knew then that this spot had been missed by others..
The first day alone I had a total of 12 wheats.. the oldest was a 1910 and the newest was a 1954. After getting into the yard the older relics seemed to be coming from the NE corner of the yard. Here is pics in order as they came out of the ground minus most of the wheats.
This ring was found earlier that day in a previous yard and was the only notable find before moving to the site in this story.
The first wheat of the yard was this 1912 D cent. I thought well maybe there will be more.
This Indian Territory Token is the 2nd one I have found. I did a little research and found that S.W. Stone was a Pharmacist that had settled in Durant around the 1880-1890′s. The first one I found was in November and I ended up selling it to get my wife her own detector. It was extremely rare to say the least..until this day.. now there were two..