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!