I had about an hour to go metal detecting, so I headed to a field where I’ve been finding alot of wheat pennies dating from 1910 to the 1950’s. I figured that there had to be silver somewhere in that field based on the number of wheat pennies I was finding.
Honestly, I had all but given up on finding any silver there because for whatever reason it had eluded me. I thought “Surely there is a silver coin in that field somewhere and it seems like a guy could accidentally find a silver coin eventually!” After a handful of junk finds, I got a decent signal and dug down about 3 inches and flipped back the plug, but the target was gone.
I scanned the hole with my Pro-Pointer, and that’s when I saw it next to the plug! A silver-colored coin, small, like a dime. That’s what it was, a dime, and I could tell right away that it was a Roosevelt Dime.
A 1948D Silver Dime! I quickly scanned it again by waving it over my F2’s coil and it read between a 78 and 80 depending on the distance I waved it from the coil.
This is my first silver since June of 2011. I did the happy dance and sang a little song, finally, after over a year I found my 2nd silver coin! Ironically my first coin was a 1947 Balboa and this one is a 1948 Rosie! They say all good streaks begin at one, so I hope that this is the first of many more to come. My finds seem to be getting better the more I learn my machines language.
It wasn’t long ago that I was contemplating quitting the hobby. Since then I have found a 14k Gold Ring, a .925 Silver Ring, and a 1948 Silver Dime. Needless to say, I am glad that I didn’t give up, and that is the lesson for the day.
Persistence pays off, stay diligent and you will be rewarded, when you least expect it!
Happy Hunting My Friends!
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nice ! i still haven’t found a silver rosie ! maybe next year!
It’ll happen when you least expect it! Happy Hunting!
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Nice collection of images.Thanks for sharing this blog with us.
Nice work man! Hope you have a good 2013 and dig up a cache or some gold!
Thanks for the kind words bud, appreciate that!
I find silver quite regularly in KS where I hunt and over the last 30 years have found hundreds of silver coins. About three months ago I found a 1943 Walking Half, the 3rd or 4th I’ve found in this little town. My buddy found a 1928 Standing Quarter. I’m moving to Mtn. View AR next summer and hoping there’s some good hunting around there!
There is CW history in Arkansas, you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding some promising spots to detect. Silver has been tough to find in NW Arkansas, for me anyway…so far…. Happy Hunting bud!