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A Six Indian Head day

miserman

Well-known member
After doing some research I was able to locate the site of a long gone 1865-1920 one-room schoolhouse that was about an hours drive away. After gaining permission, I drove to the site and as soon as I stepped into the field I spotted a large amount of broken brick and pieces of glass scattered around the area. It's always a nice feeling when you see debris, indicating that you're at the right spot. A quick scan in All Metal showed that the area did indeed have many small iron targets, so I set the F75 to Disc 5 with 2F Tones and ran in DE Process. I set the Sensitivity at 88 and it ran quite smooth. The first coin was an 1889 Indian Head that was soon followed by an early date Wheat Cent. While digging any target that had a reading of 25 or more a few relics began showing up also. The two tokens were found within a few feet of each other and I feel they were lost at the same time. Each time I dug a coin,I marked the hole with a piece of corn stalk and this helped establish a hunting pattern of the area. Venturing farther out into the field produced no coins so I stayed in the established "hot spot" area. As the finds began alternating between Indians and Wheats I found myself in a race hoping that the Indian Heads would outnumber the Wheats. When my 5 hour hunt was over, the Indian Heads did indeed win out. The oldest was an 1866 and as is somewhat normal, has fertilizer damage on the surface. The old long gone schoolhouses never seem to have as much silver as other types of sites but almost always produce at least a couple older coins along with a few relics that make the hunt enjoyable......Thanks for looking
 

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JimmyCT

Well-known member
Your research most certainly put you on the money!! 6 IH’s is a super hunt!!
 

Odanscoils

Well-known member
After doing some research I was able to locate the site of a long gone 1865-1920 one-room schoolhouse that was about an hours drive away. After gaining permission, I drove to the site and as soon as I stepped into the field I spotted a large amount of broken brick and pieces of glass scattered around the area. It's always a nice feeling when you see debris, indicating that you're at the right spot. A quick scan in All Metal showed that the area did indeed have many small iron targets, so I set the F75 to Disc 5 with 2F Tones and ran in DE Process. I set the Sensitivity at 88 and it ran quite smooth. The first coin was an 1889 Indian Head that was soon followed by an early date Wheat Cent. While digging any target that had a reading of 25 or more a few relics began showing up also. The two tokens were found within a few feet of each other and I feel they were lost at the same time. Each time I dug a coin,I marked the hole with a piece of corn stalk and this helped establish a hunting pattern of the area. Venturing farther out into the field produced no coins so I stayed in the established "hot spot" area. As the finds began alternating between Indians and Wheats I found myself in a race hoping that the Indian Heads would outnumber the Wheats. When my 5 hour hunt was over, the Indian Heads did indeed win out. The oldest was an 1866 and as is somewhat normal, has fertilizer damage on the surface. The old long gone schoolhouses never seem to have as much silver as other types of sites but almost always produce at least a couple older coins along with a few relics that make the hunt enjoyable......Thanks for looking
Great work.
Awesome hunt
Congratulations
 

dfmike

Well-known member
Great treasures. Lots of historically significant pieces there.
 

Ronstar

Well-known member
Ya gotta love that F75 when she is in the zone!!!! Betting there is more relic history to uncover amongst all the brick and glass!!!
 

Monte

Well-known member
'miserman', congratulations! Indian Head's have aways been one our more attractive US coin, and multiples in a day are not common like long ago. Good story, very good detector-of -choice, and terrific results that includes some research. I am certain there is likely another good find there just waiting for your return.

Monte
 

dfmike

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autopilot42

Well-known member
My friend came over with his at pro and I think it is a nice machine . The only thing I don't like is the headphone hook up. Gets decent depth we shared every target both detectors did fine .the at pro jumps a little bit more than my goldbug some what similar. Being water proof to to ten that is a plus. He doesn't swing like I do that could have something to do with vdi. I like the audio a bit better with my goldbug
 

autopilot42

Well-known member
Next time I will use the eqx 800 and we will see. The only reason I bought the 800 was for the beach mode on the outerbanks and Florida
 
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