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Coins...Junk Jewelry...and a Surprise!
Posted by: DaveNV
Date: February 27, 2018 07:06PM
Since I haven't yet received the two new detectors I ordered, thought I'd get a detecting "fix" by taking my AT-Gold out to a nearby tot-lot. It's always good for some newer coins; it's no more than 8-10 years old, so I knew that silver coins were out of the question. Started finding coins, right away: 5 nickels and 7 Lincolns, total. Also found two junk rings and some odds and ends junk jewelry. As I worked my way to the far end of the lot, I got a low-80s signal, which typically means a dime or copper cent. Imagine my surprise when out popped a 1948-D wheat cent. How it got there is a mystery. I've detected this area many times, and the coin is in great condition, so I guess someone got it in change (I used to get them quite regularly, in the past, but not much lately), and dropped it.

It reminded me of a park not too far from this area, where I detected over the period of a month or so, a few years back. Since that park is no more than 25-years-old, I had no expectations of finding anything by clad and, possibly, jewelry. Well. imagine my surprise when I pulled out a merc from the late 40s. Again, based on the age of the park, that coin shouldn't have been there. But, I'm glad it was.

That's the beauty of our hobby: You never know what you're going to find.

Re: Coins...Junk Jewelry...and a Surprise!
Posted by: jarid
Date: March 01, 2018 01:31PM
nice job. the silver ring that says CTR I found one just like it in Folsom CA. Happy Hunting.

Re: Coins...Junk Jewelry...and a Surprise!
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: March 02, 2018 04:18AM
nice finds!

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