Today I had a two hour window to hunt, so the COMDA hunt was a no-go for me. It takes two hours for me to just drive there and back. So I hunted a site closer to home. I was hunting a grass field and finding a lot of modern coins. The oldest coin was a 1964 memorial cent. Demoralizing. Suddenly lightening struck and I got a high toned signal at 7 or 8 inches deep with the 10x12 sef coil. The numbers on my E-trac were 11-45, 12-46. I knew it was going to be something good. I dug down and pulled this baby out:
1876 Seated Liberty Quarter
My first Seated quarter! That's what I love about this hobby. You can be having one of those crappy days and then - BAM! - lightening strikes and suddenly it's an awesome hunt!
As you can see, it was covered with black oxidation. It was black as tar and looked like it came up from the pits of hell. So I put it in the the electrolysis tank for 5 minutes with the battery charger set at 40 amps. When it came out of the tank, the black stuff washed right off.
It's pretty worn but what a find! I'll take it.
Earlier in the week I hunted for a bit and found this pin or badge:
FREMONT YARYAN CO./FREMONT, OHIO
I believe it's an electric company pin.
Here it is cleaned up with electrolysis.
I also found a lot of modern coins and some wheats that I didn't take pictures of or film. Here's a video of the hunts for anyone interested.
Happy Hunting! Dan
Minelab E-trac with the Sunray X-1 probe, 15x12, 8x6 & 10x12 SEF Butterfly Coils