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26 Jun 2015

4 More Knocked Off of the Bucket List!!!

Coins-United States | CMCC

In the woods on the far end of the property that we live on, there are two creeks. Second Creek is the larger one, but is farther into those woods. I, my brother, and a friend of ours blazed a trail, and we used marks the same way Native Americans did. There are two spots that we like to stop at, one is what I call the 'Lagoon,' where there is a wonderfully clear spot, rocks to cross, a school of fish, a fence with barbed wire in the water, and the best part is that one side of the creek is 6 feet higher than the other, so we have to jump!

We also have the Clay Mine. A massive storm poured 4 inches of rain within 2 hours, and the result? Flooding creeks! The creeks rose so high that the tore into the sides, exposing Clay! We dug into the ground, sidewalls, and even in the creek at one particular spot, and we have pulled about 750 pounds of clay out of there. I believe we have several tons left to get.

While walking over the blazed trail, Titus, my brother, found a part of a plate in the 'Deepend' of the Lagoon, telling me that there had to have been some activity there.
Yesterday, I wanted to go metal detecting, but, being 92 degrees outside, I stuck to the woods. I decided to metal detect IN Second Creek. The water was so low from the lack of rain that my boots were rarely in water. Fifty feet downstream from the lagoon, I got a nickel signal, and up came a pull-tab. Usually this is junk, but not today, it reassured me that there was indeed some activity here. When I was only 10 feet downstream from the lagoon, I got a strong Quarter signal. There was some clay here, but not anything like the clay mine! I dug 8 inches, and was six inches deep in water. Unfortunately, however, my Pinpointer can only go 4 inches deep! I then felt in the clay, when I felt a hard chunk of clay. I felt ridges on the side of the chunk. I pulled it out. I rinsed it in water to see part of Washington's head and the numbers 1, 9, 4, and 3 below it! A 1943 SILVER QUARTER!!!

Nothing else. Well, what a day! We also worked in the garden, played wiffle-ball, and did a variety of other things, and then went to church. It was an overall wonderful day.

My Metal Detecting Wishlist is a follows:
AnyLarge Cent,
Pre-1930 Wheat Cent,
Pre-Jefferson Nickel
Wartime Nickel,
Any Seated Coin,AnyDenomination,AnyType,
Mercury Dime,
Silver Quarter
Half Dollar, Silver or Clad (or both!)
Dollar Coin that makes it home.
A day with two silvers found
2 Days in a row with silver found.

Now I can knock 'Silver Quarter' off of the list! I guess I'll change it to Standing Liberty Quarter, instead!

On the following day, I went on a hunt with a friend, and I found a bullet, a License Plate in the creek, and then behind another house on the property, I found a 1934 Mercury Dime, and then I got another funky signal, and out popped a dateless San Francisco Standing Liberty Quarter!!! I felt bad for my friend, as he didn't find anything. One problem is, if that big silver quarter rang up funky, and I usually skip funky signals, how much silver did I pass over???????????

My New Wishlist (Words in Bold lettering were accomplished Yesterday)
AnyLarge Cent,
Pre-1930 Wheat Cent,
Pre-Jefferson Nickel
Wartime Nickel,
Any Seated Coin,AnyDenomination,AnyType,
Mercury Dime,
Standing Liberty Quarter
Half Dollar, Silver or Clad (or both!)
Dollar Coin that makes it home.
A day with two silvers found
2 Days in a row with silver found.

Comments

ShriekenGriffon

Level 5

sounds like you are having fun so keep it up and keep us posted!

user_7180

Level 5

Congratulations! It is great to hear success stories. Keep at it and keep us posted.

user_9073

Level 5

WOW! 4 items knocked off your list of items. 4 more days and you will be complete! ;)

ANAStaff

Level 5

Great finds!

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