Well, the weekend sucked. Was actually warm enough around here to detect, but I dealt with a plumbing crisis all weekend instead. I rarely get out on weekends, but thought I’d have the chance this time. Oh well.
But today I got out to the same site as Friday, the 50s park with sparse targets where I found a rosie and a copper flat button. And today, I managed a another rosie and a copper flat button.
The differences were that it was warmer today, and I spent more time out there.
Any hunt with silver is good, but in all honesty, it was a frustrating hunt. Got the silver early, and then just not even much hope. I dug a total of just 4 coins in the 2 hours after the silver. No one, of course, likes digging clad, but just a few more deep ones to break the monotony and give my tendinitis a rest would have been nice.
Did have one heart stopper — after the flat button, which again gives you the hope of a real oldie, cause its was mid-high tone one, I got a beautiful 8 inch deep silver quarter signal just 2 feet away. Turned out to be a 1969 clad Q. Are you kidding me? Talk about dashing hopes. And the flat button was only about three inches deep.
I don’t know about coming to this park, its only 50s, but there are reasons to believe a real oldie could be hiding here, but I feel like I’m waiting for Godot on that. I will say that I’ve gotten one silver coin each time I’ve been here, but it feels like pulling teeth.
BTW, the button has a back mark. Near as I can tell from some half-hearted googling, dates from the 1820-1860 range, tho I am certainly no expert on these things.