So, with a title like that, and a big silver like this, and a rosie as the best find of the day, the story better be good. Lets hope so, we’ll see.
So, back to our site of recent entries, and there is this crap zone between sort of the logical zone to work (which I had been working, but finished up this edge), and a tot lot. I really want to get on the tot lot, cause it is always crawling with kids, meaning the competition hasn’t had much of a go at it (in theory, anyway).
So, working the crap zone, hoping the tykes decide to vacation on Planet Elsewhere for a while (and hoping not to spook out the moms; not really a risk, cause I dress well when I detect, and try to look as decent as possible, in case the locals come chat it up and let me detect their houses — tip to newbies — do this; this has happened to me several times, but not today, or ever, at this site), and, finding, well, crap. Well whaddya expect? It is a crap zone after all.
But crap zones can be good. I usually find good stuff there, but those who have been following the stores of this site know that the mineralization is challenging, and good, deep targets can be a struggle. Its just a matter of cleaning this zone off the books, while waiting for the kids to go away. I figure I ain’t gonna find any deep dimes, but I think I may find a deep Q. Instead, I find a deep walker. Unbelievable. Just sort of out of the blue after finding only one wheatie, over 2 hours. Was about 7 or 8 inches deep.
That would be my 5th silver half dollar of the year. Way down from last year, but so are all the numbers. I think that is good, tho, as these things go (well, its good in my world, anyway). It was just such a shock to see it in the hole at this place; but as this place is 1870s old, I thought it could be a seated when I first saw it; just amazing how the hopeful mind works.
So, on we go, unlike the tykes, who I imagine will retire in that tot lot, and we get another deep, goodie. This is a deep, high tone, big target, that has “1860″ printed on it.
Are you pfucking kidding me? What the pfuck is a pfenninge? If I dig some deep, big high tone thing that says “1860″ on it, it better pfucking have Lady Liberty having a seat. Always bridesmaid. Everything but the supermodel. Just like that 1818/7 S SLQ that prolly won’t pass muster at the grading agencies. Always seem to miss it by just that much
Anyway, what the pfuck is this thing? I’ve had enough high school German to guess that the front says $91 dollars, and the back says 4 cents. A $91.04 piece. Not bad,. Bet no one else reading this has ever found such. I’m actually hoping the thing is some modern token, and I really didn’t miss a big seated by that much. Foreign clad. Gimme a break. I’ll research the thing sometime when I’m bored, tho I’m sure my German speaking readers will beat me to it (and no offense to anyone with German (or other) heritage; the offense is to this coin’s non-seated heritage )
But, there’s more. There are parts of the site that are graded, and it is unclear whether the grading predates the silver era or not. There is only one way to find out, and that is to put a coil on it. And, not long after, pops out a rosie. Whohoo, the graded zone, which I had written off, is now in play (too bad I’ve had to write off the huge sections that seem hard packed/over mineralized, per last entry). The rosie opens the zone, making it the best find of the day, cause its not about finding silver, its about finding silver zones and sites. (The graded zone is too small to produce more than one or two more, so the walker is of course better, but hey, what do you want from bad stream of consciousness writing; this blog is about how I think about finding silver, after all).
So, that’s 5 hunts in a row with at least 1 silver coin, and 19 silvers from this site so far. We’ll take it.