I dug this 1923s SLQ yesterday. It has a nik on the edge, came out of the ground this way....bummer.
This is the second '23s I've dug in 2 years. This coin is one of the lowest of all mintages for this quarter.
This first one I dug, I sold it to a friend for $200 to complete his SLQ collection.
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By Old Farm Hunter
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Recently my detecting friend went back to Canada to visit his parents. He is an avid detectorist, he took his detector with him to try and get some Canadian silver. He spent some time in the local parks and managed a silver dime.................... a U.S. Rosie. We laughed and laughed about that.
This week I went to a local reservoir that was built in the late 20's. The power company that controls the lake level always lowers the water this time of the year for flood control and this year it is lower than normal for this time of year. In the past, I have found several silver coins on the shore line and I thought this trip might yield another one. I decided to hunt the area inside the marina that is exposed. you might have guessed it, I got what my friend went looking for.
Today I had to go to the dentist, which I totally hate, and by the time I finally got back home I didn't have much time before company was to arrive.
So I had about 25 minutes to kill and thought I would get rid of more trash from the back yard, so I can put in a test garden.
First hole I dug looked like a freeze plug from the 1920's. Throw it away!
Second hole I dug up a quarter down about 6 inches. KEEPER!!!
Third hole I dug down about 5 inches and I think it came off a bicycle or something. Throw it away!
Forth hole I dug I had to go down about 6 inches and found a penny. KEEPER!!!!!!!!
Did I forget to mention that it is a 1889 Indian Head Penny!!!
Then my company shows up and asks what am I so excited about as I run the penny under the faucet to get the mud off it.
I simply dried it off and laid it on the table and he almost fell over. Now he wants to buy a metal detector and go with me.
He asks where did I find the penny and I told him in the back yard. For 2 hours he kept asking me where did I go to find the penny and I kept telling him in the back yard.
Before he left I showed him the hole that I found it in and then I filled it back in and only then he believed me.
I knew that I had bought an old church, but the old grounds keeper who is a neighbor told me that it was the new church that we are now living in.
So there has been 2 churches on this property plus an old house that was torn down over the past 125 years.
I am going to have to check this place out more carefully every week and get rid of all the trash from the yard. Off to buy more grass seed just in case.
I finally broke the 1900 mark and I couldn't be more excited.
I wish to thank GB_Amateur for all his help and the settings that he shared with a novice like me. I would also like to thank this forum for all the help and input you have given me.
I have been digging nothing but trash most of the summer and modern clad coins. Been a frustrating season. But I finally hit a small honey pot of an area.
We have a historic park and residence thats been used for almost 200 years. and its several acres. I know that literally hundreds of detectorists have been combing this park for decades, they say theres nothing left there.
Well, I beg to differ. I have started probing into the least likely areas that most detectorists wouldn't venture into and it paid off the first day. I spent an hour digging stuff just along a 50 foot strip from the car, one modern coin, one really old pull tab etc every 2 feet until I flipped one plug to find 4 coins! 1907 Barber quarter, 1923 Mercury dime, a buffalo nickel(no date), and a 1919 wheatie. continued to dig clad quarters and pennys every 2 feet then a diamond ring, says 18k in the band. Then to top it off dug up this old token from a billiards room, did some research and it was a members only billiards room that ended in the 1920's in town.
This one 50 foot strip of grass wore me out lol but I guarantee I will be back next weekend. Even the modern clad was all from the 60's and 70's so thats promising. And some might disagree but as long as I'm digging super old 1960's pull tabs that is still promising to me this area isn't over hunted yet.