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Back To The Fairgrounds 14 Sep 2013 22:10 #878

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Went back to the fairgrounds today with Coin Magnet Jr, Larry & Mark for some more fun in the woods!

I had a much better day in terms of silver but the quality of the Indians wasn't nearly as good as last week.

We hunted most of the day and the weather was great. This woods is pretty challenging. There is lot of brush and quite a few fallen trees and the coins like to hide under all of it so you have to work your way in between brush and roll over logs to find the goodies. So needless to say we were all pretty tired at the end of the day.

Everyone got silver and Mark walked away with the most and best! He ended up getting 9 silvers! 2 of them were 1895 barber dimes! One was almost slick and the other one was on top of the ground and in pretty good shape. The good one was definitely an S mint and I think the slick one was too. 1895s are TOUGH to find (I've never found one) and for him to get 2 in one day is simply amazing to me.

I got my first SLQ in years and that definitely made my day even if it is dateless :woohoo:

Jr got some NICE Indians and Larry got a good dime. I hope they all post soon.

I ended up with the ones below and 6 more Indians and 10 Wheaties. The 08 was the best of the Indians in terms of condition.

This place wears me out but after I rest a while I can't wait to get back there :blink:


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Back To The Fairgrounds 15 Sep 2013 11:39 #879

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WOW, thats a nice handful of silver! ;)

From the dates on the coins in addition to the wheats, mercs, etc. you guys are finding there, looks like that Fairground was active from around the turn of the Century to around the 1930s?

The 1961 'seated' found there might suggest earlier but from the pic it looks like it was worn down from use and might of been in circulation for a few decades until it was finally dropped.

Anyhow nice job finding that site.
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Back To The Fairgrounds 15 Sep 2013 14:37 #880

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ironsight wrote:
WOW, thats a nice handful of silver! ;)

From the dates on the coins in addition to the wheats, mercs, etc. you guys are finding there, looks like that Fairground was active from around the turn of the Century to around the 1930s?

The 1961 'seated' found there might suggest earlier but from the pic it looks like it was worn down from use and might of been in circulation for a few decades until it was finally dropped.

Anyhow nice job finding that site.

It goes back to the 1860s! Jr found 65 Indians that look like brand new yesterday. I'm going back there for a couple hours of hunting this afternoon.
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Back To The Fairgrounds 16 Sep 2013 21:45 #883

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The old fairgrounds continues to give up the goodies!
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Back To The Fairgrounds 16 Sep 2013 21:45 #884

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Here are Mark's finds from Saturday.

A 1895 O Barber dime AND an 1895 S Barber dime! :woohoo: :woohoo: :side: :side:


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Back To The Fairgrounds 16 Sep 2013 21:54 #885

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The 1895 S dime find was on top of the ground. Digging not required!

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Back To The Fairgrounds 17 Sep 2013 19:47 #886

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I'm going to try out this idea next time we go back.

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Back To The Fairgrounds 17 Sep 2013 21:03 #887

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With a honey hole like that, i'd invest in the smallest coil i could find for the eTRAC.

In theory i think the inline probe might work. What i would try is to jury rig a round heavyish flat (slightly oval if possible) plastic plate to the business end of the probe so it would glide over the turf. Maybe 5" in dia. or so... then duct tape the probe to the detector's shaft. Would reduce fatigue from lifting the detector off the ground. But then again, don't know how well that would work in the heavy brush.

Got a lot of sites here that have nails every few inches that i'm sure they're masking deep oldies. You're extremely lucky those coins are shallow.

I've never used an inline probe, what are the depth capabilities of them things?
Say compared to the standard Garrett handheld pinpointer?
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Back To The Fairgrounds 17 Sep 2013 21:19 #890

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ironsight wrote:
With a honey hole like that, i'd invest in the smallest coil i could find for the eTRAC.

In theory i think the inline probe might work. What i would try is to jury rig a round heavyish flat (slightly oval if possible) plastic plate to the business end of the probe so it would glide over the turf. Maybe 5" in dia. or so... then duct tape the probe to the detector's shaft. Would reduce fatigue from lifting the detector off the ground. But then again, don't know how well that would work in the heavy brush.

Got a lot of sites here that have nails every few inches that i'm sure they're masking deep oldies. You're extremely lucky those coins are shallow.

I've never used an inline probe, what are the depth capabilities of them things?
Say compared to the standard Garrett handheld pinpointer?

Can't tell you about the Garrett but the Sunray can go 3 inches and maybe 4. The only problem is they quit making them at the end of last year! :( So if you find one you better buy it.
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Back To The Fairgrounds 07 Oct 2013 22:44 #935

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My friend Gary GAVE me a 5" Sunray coil a week ago Saturday and I can't wait to get it in to this woods!
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Back To The Fairgrounds 09 Oct 2013 06:44 #944

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Goes to prove nothing is hunted out. Nice finds Keith.
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Back To The Fairgrounds 12 Oct 2013 22:54 #953

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Kieth those are very nice. I hope we can find some like that this Sunday.
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