After the success of the first day, we were anxious to get back to our new honey hole. With the CTX3030 loaded with my favorite setting, we began where we had left off. I had marked where my grid was from the previous day, pulled the marker and began to work.....
I've been struggling to find a place back home to hunt. Most of the homes and lots that I have hunted in the past are drying up. It has been taking hours just to find one good target..
I finally got to get out and hunt in the new year. We have had some snow, ice, and rain. The ground got a good soaking, but we are still in a drought. I have been hunting several yards in my home town and haven’t taken the CTX out in a while.
We are still in the process of trying to find a house. I haven’t got to hunt much, but I have gotten out a few times. Most of my hunts have been at older 2 or 3 story homes and they just haven’t been producing much and nothing to film. So I changed back to the way I had hunted in Durant by checking smaller 1 story homes that where built before 1940 and it payed off on my last hunt.
I gained permission at a house that was built in 1948. I knew the landowner well and he was more than happy to let me detect a little. There wasn’t much there but I found several wheats, a pocket knife, a no date barber dime, and a good for 5cents in trade token. It was a maverick(no town or affiliation). We discussed the other homes on the block that were all built about the same time and I started getting permissions. One spot in particular was a vacant lot in between 2 homes. They both appeared to be built in the 30′s and 40′s so I headed there. Immediately I found 3 wheats’(one a 1920) in the same hole. All told I found 16, ranging in years from 1909(VDB) to 1947.
The first silver of the day came as a 1947 D Roosevelt.
I really expected to find several of these because of all the wheats that were coming out of the ground. Nothing, and I mean nothing prepared me for the next couple of finds…I had grided the area closest to the road and was working up the west side that had a gravel drive that encircled the lot. A couple of plated bushes lined the drive and I started going around them. The first couple of swings the tones were all over so I slowed down and bam! Mid 12-40's. I was using combined/ferrous coin setting to get the good clear tone, then switching to 50 tone/low trash to see what type of coin it was. This target was promising to be silver but.... well....
1881 Indian Head Cent… My oldest IH to ever…
I still was working around the bush when the very next target was a low 12-12, 12-11.
I moved around some more and dug more wheats, I kept coming back to the bush and this time a the silver was back to back… First was this 1943 Mercury Dime.
3rd Silver of the day 1943 Mercury Dime
Getting excited that I had gotten my first trifecta(sorta) with the CTX I wasn’t expecting the 4th silver… and the Grand Slam…
1912 Barber and a Silver Grand Slam!
I was pretty much done but had a lot of daylight left and a few minutes left on the camera so I dug a few more wheats and got this really neat Modern Health Crusader Pin. I had found one of these before in this same town a few weeks earlier.
Modern Health Crusader 19-20 made for the National Tuberculosis Assn. NY by the Greenduck Co CHI.
I usually don’t go on a good coin hunt without finding a foreign coin and I wasn’t disappointed lol.
1900′s Chinese Tai Ching Copper Coin
I was able to get all of these on film. I hope you enjoy and will try to post more frequently, but until we get settled it will be difficult..
Thanks for reading