Well it's a trick that's 128 years old and it worked for a second. A racketeer nickel tumbling out of the dirt in the hole sure does look like a $5 gold piece! I Got back from traveling Sunday afternoon and needed some time moving around after being in the car so long. So I headed to the park to see what I could find. I hit a messy patch of signals and started to sort them out. First was a memorial cent, then a wheat. Next up was the fooler of the day, the gold plated 1883 nickel and lastly a clad quarter. Definitely an interesting assortment of signals from one small area. I also managed a few wheats and an Indian from another small area... 1906, 1919, 1929, 1935-D.
Had an opportunity for a short hunt at an 1800's farmhouse a few weeks ago. The heat was oppressive and I had limited time, but hopefully I'll be able to return. I got a handful of wheats, an 1880 Indian and a 1944-P war nickel there.
Next opportunity to hunt was last Saturday. I was sick, but needed to get out of bed and the house. Also there was a small sidewalk tearout that I wanted to get to while I still could. At the tearout I got a lot of clad and a 1942 quarter.
Later, Dave called. He and Dan were headed to an old park not far away and I decided to join them. I managed to get an 1885 Indian and the Colorado Tax Token early on, then it was just clad and wheats the rest of the time there.
Yesterday I had a little time to get out again, so hit an old part of a park that has produced Indians in the past. I was hoping for another, and came close with 1909 and 1911 wheats, but the real surprise was the 1907-D Barber quarter than was less than 2 inches deep! It had been sitting on top of a rock and was a clear 12-47 signal. A nice surprise when I was expecting a clad quarter! A nice hunt
where all the coins were old (no clad at all) and silver to boot.
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.