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John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: September 15, 2017 03:35PM
Howdy--

In my 30+ years of detecting, I have found that the most frequently dug silver coins are those designed by John R. Sinnock. Here are 3 examples from my most recent hunt.

I've been having pretty good luck detecting in an older neighborhood and when Kenneth and I went out for a hunt we naturally went to that neighborhood. In the past I had noticed a corner house that was very overgrown with weeds (waist high). The house was abandoned because of a fire. The house has a large front yard and a larger backyard. I said to Kenneth " I KNOW that there is silver there. Lets swing the coils in any clean areas that we can." That's what we did. There weren't too many clean areas but where we were able to swing the coils we were successful. Kenneth dug a beautiful 14K gold man's ring with a diamond and I dug a small silver ring. We both dug some clad and memorials and I dug 3 of John R. Sinnock designed silver coins. The dimes are 1950-S and 1962-D, the Half is 1954-D.The plan is to return to that location this coming Monday with a mower. There should be many more good finds there as we have only searched 15-20% of the yard. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel



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Re: John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: texjim
Date: September 15, 2017 07:11PM
Awesome job.. Can't wait to see what ya'll pull out next..

Re: John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: Waterdog
Date: September 15, 2017 09:27PM
Nothing like doing a little service to the people that own the house by mowing their lawn (in exchange for metal detecting their lawn) . The house will look cleaner after you mow the lawn :detecting:

Re: John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: September 17, 2017 07:24PM
Thanks Jimmy. The weeds were tallest about 3' on either side of the sidewalk leading up to the front door. That's a prime area for goodies. I am optimistic about tomorrow's hunt. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: September 17, 2017 07:33PM
Waterdog, I'll get those weeds down and I'm sure that the neighbors will be appreciative. The house is an eye sore - burnt roof, sides and overgrown yard. My guess, is that in the next few months the house will be torn down and the lot cleared. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

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Re: John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: wasp
Date: September 18, 2017 03:56PM
Nice finds! Can't wait to hear/see what pops out of the ground next at that location after you mow.

Give my compliments to Kenneth on that gold ring. It takes a lot of discipline to dig those low conductors at old home sites - they tend to be very trashy.

Good luck guys.



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Re: John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: September 23, 2017 11:43AM
Howdy wasp---

I did pass your kind words to Kenneth . They put a smile on his face. Kenneth is a real pro when it comes to detecting. He has been swinging a White's coil since the 1960's and in fact owned and operated Fireball Electronics which supplied White's detectors to KellyCo and 13 of the south eastern states. He has overcome a lot in his life; a serious oil-field accident that almost took his life in the 1950's. He has braces on his legs and has had 2 knee replacements and a hip replacement. Like many of us detectorists, I tend to save many of the odd things that I find - you just never know when something might come in handy. After Kenneth had his hip replacement and the doctor said that he had to give up detecting, I remembered a metal crutch and a good magnet that I found years ago. We fashioned a digging tool and affixed it to the bottom of the crutch and attached the magnet near the crutch handle where he could stick a boot horn that has a 90 degree angle at the bottom to be able to scoop his finds without bending or kneeling. Kenneth will be 85 in November.

Well, we went back to that burned house and found that both the front and back yards had been mowed! What a relief - I didn't need to mow in the 100+ heat! I had visions of more silver coins and other goodies but it was not to be. In over 3 hours that we hunted, we each dug 1 wheat cent and a few dollars in clad and memorials. We decided to move on to another site but we will keep an eye on that house as it is scheduled for demolition.

We found a corner lot that had recently had 2 homes demolished and the debris removed. It was a no-brainer to give that lot a try. I'll start a new post with the results of that hunt. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

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Re: John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: wasp
Date: September 24, 2017 10:04PM
I admire Kenneth's perseverance in our hobby as well as the friendship you two share. An inspiration for all of us!!! :beers:

The digging tool is a clever bit of ingenuity! I'm gonna keep that in mind for when the day comes that I need some such device to help me retrieve finds.



White's MX Sport w/stock 10" coil, 13" Ultimate, 950 Sport, 6x10 Sport, 7" Detech
White's V3i w/Super 12, D2, Eclipse 950, Eclipse DD, Eclipse 5.3, 4x6 Shooter, SEF 10x12 (white), SEF 6x8
White's DFX w/D2, Eclipse 950, SEF 10x12 (black), Sun Ray DX-1
Bounty Hunter Platinum w/stock coil
Bounty Hunter Time Ranger - 10", 8", 4" coils
Garrett Pro-Pointer, Lesche diggers
White's TRX

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