Suzanne was out detecting at the park earlier in the day and found silver, so later when I had some time to get away in the afternoon, we met up. She picked the spot and right off the bat she got a (very nice) coin that had been on her wish list. I grumbled, as I often do and kept hunting. I then got a XX-42 signal on the E-Trac and thought I had a wheat cent. I opened the hole and had a thin chalky grey disc. I called Suzanne over and said, "I think it's seated!" I could see the reeded edge, so I knew it was a coin, and most likely a silver dime. I started gently dabbing at it with spit to get some detail and Suzanne ran to the car to get a water bottle. By the time she got back I could see the head of Liberty. A seated coin! Finally! It is an 187X, so doesn't even have a clear date on it, but I'm pleased as punch to have found it. We joked that since we had both found things we were wanting it was time to leave, you know how that goes when you seem to find all the good stuff early on in the hunt and then little else the rest of time. Signals were few and far between.
But the goodness of today's three coin hunt didn't end. We kept detecting and I picked up a 1951-D wheat cent, and then wandered over to an area near where Suzanne had been hunting. I got a nice 12-46/47 signal and opened the hole and the probe sang that nice high pitched tone. I figured silver dime or quarter, maybe. Nope. A really superb 1848 large cent! Seated, large cent... what a day!