So today I decided to head out to three older schools. Most of these were turn of the century. It turned out to be an interesting day.
Honestly, I haven’t had a ton of luck with schools when trying to find older coins. I have done well with jewelry at schools. But I figured I would try anyway. The first school was a very tough location. The only area that was semi workable was a field on the corner. I had some hopes for it since it housed an older ball diamond. However, the soil was super rocky and I wasn’t getting any deep or older coins. I knew where that was heading. But I persevered and made sure to recon the entire area. As I was doing so I spotted a paper bill in the middle of the field. As I approached, I thought it may be play money. But as I got closer, it was apparent that it was real money. So then I thought I had a dollar. But I was happy to see a ten dollar bill just waiting for me to pick it up. Always a nice and easy recovery!
Well, I headed out – and I was pretty bummed on that site. But the ten dollars was a nice recovery and made me smile. So, I headed off to another cool school site. When I got there, I was disheartened to find that I was about 3 months late. The school had been demolished. However, there were some areas where soil hadn’t been moved. Unfortunately, there was only clad to be had. Boy, amazing.
So, I moved on to a site I was very excited about. Very old and included a school with a bunch of sports fields behind it. To my amazement, the site was a complete and utter desolate waste. I’m assuming that the area features some very savvy metal detectorists. And to that, I say, I tip my hat to you. Seriously, when you find a spot that is full of potential and you know that someone has just hammered it. Well, all you can say is well done.
So, I headed out with a lot of clad and some paper money. So, all was not lost. But I won’t be going after schools for a while. No, I have water hunting on my mind.
metal detecting, old sites, paper money, schools, ten dollars