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John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: September 15, 2017 04:34PM
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: Goldstrike
Date: September 15, 2017 05:07PM
Very nice finds and I wished I was joining you on the next hunt!!!!!

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Re: John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: E-TRAC-OHIO
Date: September 16, 2017 06:20AM
Congrats !



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1817 - Large Cent * 1829 - Capped Bust Dime * 1837 - Capped Bust Half Dime * 1852 - Three Cent * 1857 - Flying Eagle Cent * 1865 - Two Cent * 1877 - Seated Quarter

Re: John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: pplinker
Date: September 16, 2017 06:22AM
Those are some great finds! Love the Franklin half! Thanks for the info on designer John Sinnock.



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1831 large cent, 1838 seated silver dime, 1901 barber dime, 1864 two-cent piece,1886,1900 and 1904 Indian head pennies, 3 silver Washington quarters, 3 Roosevelt dimes. 30 or 40 wheats, 10K black hills gold ring, 1974 10K gold class ring, 1870 Artillery button, 1940 and 1944 Mercury dime, ?? three cent piece

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Get permission and take a lawn mower there :-)N/T
Posted by: Tony (Michigan)
Date: September 16, 2017 04:41PM

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Re: John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: Mkus
Date: September 16, 2017 06:49PM
Nice Like the summer homes I hit in the winter months! Loaded!

Re: John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: shafer44
Date: September 16, 2017 09:53PM
good finds, Blind Squirrel!! Save some for me.



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Re: John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: mcb613
Date: September 17, 2017 05:52AM
I was wondering about permission too? I know neglected or burned out properties just sit there. I often wounder at what point do you just hit them and obvioudly leave no trace?
I think the answer is always get permission, but what if there is no access to owner or info!

I know a house that is neglected and the owner is behind over 5 years in taxes. The county has been cutting the grass for years just because its in a very public open area.
I figure since my taxes pay for the grass cutting, and the owner isn't obviously going to engage, it's fair game???

Any thoughts or comments?
This is a one off, but I'm sure some of you have simular cases. Like to hear about them.
Maybe this should be a new thread discussion??? If so, MOD, please move it.

Thx and HH!

Re: John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: September 17, 2017 07:58PM
Thanks Goldstrike! I have been lucky to dig some silver lately but you are in California where the GOLD is! I know THAT for sure. I dredged a bit of that yellow stuff in the1980's on the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the American River. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: September 17, 2017 07:59PM
Thank you E-TRACK-OHIO! Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: September 17, 2017 08:07PM
Thanks pplinker! I think that it is good to know some of the history and info on the coins that we find. It makes our finds just a little more meaningful. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Get permission and take a lawn mower there :-)
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: September 17, 2017 08:22PM
Tony (Michigan) ,

Will do. I'll post pics of any significant finds. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: September 17, 2017 08:27PM
Mkus, That street and that general neighborhood has put quite a bit of silver in my goodie bag. As you know, it is fun to hunt un-hunted older home sites. Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: September 17, 2017 08:32PM
Thanks shafer44! There is PLENTY left! That's why I'll hunt the same lot 20 times to find what I missed the first 19 times hahaha! Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: John R. Sinnock Coins - Silver...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: September 17, 2017 08:49PM
Howdy mcb613--

When I encounter an abandoned, vacant house, I'll look it over closely, knock on the door, if no answer, I'll check with neighbors to determine the status of the property. Then I act accordingly with respect for the property.

That neglected house that you referred to, if it is a site that you believe could be productive, consider knocking on the door and asking permission to detect. I would do it quickly before another detectorist beats you to it! By the way, what is the address??? hahah

Mcb613, I think that is a good idea - to start a thread on the "Metal Detecting" forum. I'm sure that you will get a lot of input. Best of luck and ...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

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