Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Coin Hunting

The last three days have been beautiful and that's a perfect excuse to do some coin shooting. I have really enjoyed getting out with my detector, but by the end of day 2 it seemed like I had forgot how. All I had to show for my effort was some shotgun brass, the top of a Boot Jack Plug tobacco tin, a lead something and a sore arm and back. Through most of this afternoon, at a different site, I was still skunked. Later this afternoon, clouds started moving in and I was about to, as my grandaddy would say, tuck my tail and give up, but there is something about not finding anything that makes me not want to quit even when I probably should. I looked at the time and decided to use my last hour in a little area between where I was hunting and the truck that had caught my attention. It was a narrow, long depression that appeared to be an old foot path. After a few minutes, that beautiful sound I had been looking for for three days, blasted my ears. At 4 inches I recovered a nice 1907O Barber quarter. It was like a bad slump was over, I had finally got a hit. I did not go 10 feet and dug a very worn 1900 Liberty Head nickel. I was on a roll, but it was quite awhile before I barely heard what I thought was a coin among a lot of trash. I made the dig and I am glad I did. A real pretty 1914S Barber dime was what I heard among the nails. It took 3 days and 2 sites, but winter is over!

May all your trails be smooth and your treasure sites many.
Best Wishes and Good Hunting