Went out with Suzanne for a bit between the sprinkles, we hit a park and two schools. The last school was the best, that's where Webbie got her Mercury dime and I picked up a Sacajawea dollar coin, the sterling silver bracelet and ring and and old watch (guess it was jewelry day?). Also got a Shell Antique car token, an aluminum disc dated 1964 (with nail) that I think is from a telephone pole, and a token like object that I think is actually a tag off of something. It says "Loopit" on it and it was deeeeeep. The Loopit token is a stumper for me, and I don't get stumped that often.
Suzanne and I headed out today and tried our luck at six different sites, none of which produced a heck of a lot. I finally picked up the 1905 Indian head and 1915-D wheatie. After that we tried another park (site six, I think) with some sports fields and the little flat button turned up. It says "GILT" and "LONDON" on the back. I headed over to my standby park after that to squeak something out of the remaining daylight and found two more wheats, a 1911 and 1920.
Got out for a bit with Suzanne and we tried one park that had potential, but not a whole lot of signals so we decided to move on to an old ballfield/school site. After spending some time in an area where we thought the school might have been and finding only clad, we moved to the ballfield area.
Early on, I found a 1943 dime, a few clad and then a better quality gold filled old kids' ring. Soon after I called Suzanne over to take a look at the big shiny disk in one of my holes... a 1942 half dollar! So now I was feeling bad, as I was doing quite well. I tagged a spot I thought was a silver quarter and another that I thought was a silver dime to see if her F2 would pick 'em up, but one turned out to be clad and the other was a piece of canslaw. A little more hunting turned up some wheats.
After a short break we returned to the field and I was getting deep, iffy signals that turned great as soon as I pulled the plugs and waved the probe in them. First was a 1948 dime, then a wheat, then a 1941 dime (registered a 01-24 on the E-Trac but just sounded good and had depth) and more wheat. I then hit a spot where Suzanne had pulled a plug and found a wheat which I handed over. I then rescanned the hole and 4 more coins popped out, all pennies mostly wheats with one memorial cent.
Got out for about an hour today, first coin was the 1943-D Mercury dime from under a bench. I used to run away from benches and picnic tables in parks as those areas were littered with trash and pulltabs. Not with the E-Trac! I walk right up to them.
Wandered around a bit more and picked up a few wheats... 1937, 1939, 1941, 1956-D. Then I got an iffy signal with a little high tone peeping through and boy was I surprised when this 1916 Barber quarter popped out! Heavily rusted on both sides, I can see why it had been missed all this time! Got the button which was deep and the also deep Vess screwcap. Not sure when Vess went out of business here in Columbus, but it's been a long time. No clad, no memorials, just two other
screwcaps and a few pulltabs.
I'm Nick A. and I am a metal detector hobbyist in Central Ohio. I have been metal detecting since 1990, and currently use the Minelab E-Trac detector.