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weird signal, but it's silver
Posted by: DougF
Date: November 28, 2017 01:12PM
I continue to hunt a wooded site in a park where I have found a lot of silver coins (30+) over the last year, but the finds are getting scarce. The last four hunts here I have been digging more nickel signals. Still finding some deep wheat cents, 2 or 3 per hunt. Yesterday I went out for 2.5 hours and moved to a section where there is very little trash, unlike the rest of the area where there are bottles and cans scattered around. There were very few signals of any kind, but I hit something in the nickel range. Used the pinpointer before digging, and it was shallow, maybe 2 inches. Surprised to find this piece of (repousse) sterling, a corner piece of something, marked "sterling 925 fine". After I got home I scanned it with the detector just to check, and it gave a solid 11-08 when laying flat. The silver is pretty thin, though, so that probably explains why it gave a pull-tab type signal. Only other finds were 1919 and 1942 wheat cents.

I researched online and it appears to be a corner piece to a desk blotter. Whatever it was attached to was pretty thin, like cardboard or thin metal. Apparently it was common to have four sterling corner pieces on your desk blotter. Other picture is a sterling ring I found at the same site on the previous hunt. Looks like weather is going to stay mild for a while longer.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/28/2017 01:14PM by DougF.




Re: weird signal, but it's silver
Posted by: Ted S
Date: November 29, 2017 07:56AM
Great finds! Itis to cool for me to go out at 46*. But I did get some research done for next year!!

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Re: weird signal, but it's silver
Posted by: MikeO
Date: November 29, 2017 04:10PM
Like you said "silver is silver".
Nice hunt Doug. Thats a neat looking little silver ring. :)



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/29/2017 04:10PM by MikeO.


Re: weird signal, but it's silver
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: November 29, 2017 05:54PM
Well,if the blotters had one on each corner you’d better get the hell back out there! I’m not sure why the signal would have such a low CO number but those are both some damn nice finds! Perhaps the shape is the culprit?

Re: weird signal, but it's silver
Posted by: DougF
Date: November 30, 2017 07:58AM
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IDXMonster
Well,if the blotters had one on each corner you’d better get the hell back out there! I’m not sure why the signal would have such a low CO number but those are both some damn nice finds! Perhaps the shape is the culprit?

Yep, after finding out what it was I thought "where are the other three?" I'll get back there sometime. I assume that the detector software uses several characteristics of the signal to assign a CO or FE number. Maybe the non-round shape pulls the CO number lower?



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Re: weird signal, but it's silver
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: December 02, 2017 04:42PM
NICE digs!

Yes, the non-round shape would likely result in lower VDI (not as efficient at producing eddy currents), but 11-08? That's pretty doggone low for silver of ANY kind...

Steve



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Re: weird signal, but it's silver
Posted by: JeffInMass
Date: December 02, 2017 05:41PM
Silver is always nice, regardless of the shape- Congrats!

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Re: weird signal, but it's silver
Posted by: McDave
Date: December 04, 2017 03:53PM
Nice digs !



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Re: weird signal, but it's silver
Posted by: Gannon
Date: December 29, 2017 05:03PM
Sweet find!



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