You will hear me harp on the virtues of good research. Honestly, if you know how to do it, it can produce great results quickly. I had a little time that I could burn and I needed a spot that was close. So, I did some research and found a spot on public land that used to have a house on it. You just never know in circumstances like this. So, off I went.
Well, it is super hot today, but I decided to head out and try it for a short time. I showed up at the spot and was very happy to see that the area had been cleared in some areas. So, I jumped out and started hitting that clearing. I didn’t get anything, so I head to the front, near the road. There was an area where it was clear – which was a miracle. I ducked into it and started a nice, even swing. A minute later I got a weird, jumpy signal that had a high silver tone in it. I always dig those. First out of the hole is a piece of junk metal. I swing again, and out comes a 1962D Roosevelt Dime. Now I’m really hopping!
I keep hitting this area, but I’m only getting junky signals. I switch to the back (from whence I came) and start hitting the cleared area. The small field behind it is just too grown up. After about 10 minutes I get a big, sweet silver tone that is jumpy. Have to dig that. So, I clear the area and dig some more. I swing again, bam, 94 VDI. That is a sweet silver half signal. To my astonishment, there is the edge of a 1941 S Walking Liberty silver half dollar staring up at me. You just can’t believe the adrenaline rush you get on these! As you can imagine, now I am uber focused.
I work that area and pick up yet another Rosie on a super iffy, yet high, tone. Out pops the 1952-D Roosevelt dime. I also nabbed a 1941 wheatie, which I was sure was just a modern, yet pre 1982 penny. Didn’t have depth, but I was fooled.
As you can see, you just never know what you are going to find in this incredible hobby!
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