Got out for about 2.5 hours this morning, to a 50s park I was hitting early in the year, and hit a couple of weeks ago, and was skunked. It was a six silver site (now 7), and I just wanted one final hunt to clean up some loose edges, and mark it “closed” in the db, and I also wanted a site with very few targets to minimize the stress on my knees and feet.
Its still dead, but I did muster a 1929 merc and a 1920 wheatie, and just 4 clads. One of the clads was a zincoln at 7 inches. Are you kidding me? It was in with a dime, and it sounded like a 12-38. Since I found a copper at this park, I figured why not dig it? Boy I was pissed.
The merc was right on the edge of the site about a foot into the woods in some tall grass. Only 3 inches deep, and came in as a 12-44. Sounded good tho, tho I really expected to be a penny. I was quite surprised.
So, we have a zincoln at 7 inches, and a merc at 3 inches. Coins usually sink further in the sunny, grassy area, than the wooded areas.