I haven’t had much time at all to hunt lately. Life has been way too busy. But, I did steal out for a quick lunch hunt. I went back to a park that has produced silver for me in the past.
This place is a cool park, but super trashy in spots. I was using the stock coil this time to hit an area that I haven’t hunted a lot. I am going to use the smaller coil in the trashy areas at a later date.
So, I’m moving into the target area and headed near a broken, rotted tree. As I was rounding my turn, I heard a short, but high tone. Yeah, that sounded like silver. So, I stopped, rescanned and I see 89/90 on the TID. Dig the hole and I see what I thought was clad. Now I’m thinking, “Bummer, it’s a couple of clad quarters in the same hole.” More than one coin will typically move the TID higher – and it can fool you!
I start looking for the date and see a 1964. I was like, “No way.” Yep, I look on the back and it looks awesome. Big silver eagle. Gotta love those moments. The rest of the hunt was a bust. Didn’t matter – I got some silver.
When I got home later that night, I threw the quarter in my holding area where finds are waiting to be categorized. I looked at a religious pendant in there and it just looked too nice. Silver doesn’t corrode, so you get to know the look.
I knew that I had searched for a mark on it when I found it, but I looked again. This time I saw some tiny, tiny letters on one part. So, I grabbed my loupe. To my surprise, those letters were “STER.” Yeah buddy, a sterling silver pendant. You have to love that!
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