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Saturday's Hunt 3 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 72  
Saturday morning Jr and I drove over to eastern Illinois to meet up at a park with msleeper and do a little dirt fishing. This old park used to be a fairgrounds at one time and then was the site of several Chautauquas as well until the early 30s.

Last Spring Jr and I found a couple of seated dimes there are will as some older Indians that were really deep so we thought it would be a good place to go check out our e-Trac's capabilities along with getting to see Mark's new CTX 3030 in action!

It was a great morning to hunt with the temps in the upper 60s. The soil was great to dig in. Not dry and not too moist. The area had some really good rains the day and week before. Everything was green and the conditions were perfect!

Mark showed us the CTX and how it set up. A neat machine with a lot of capabilities! What I really like about it is it's ability to separate all of the trash targets on on the screen at once. I'm sure it would take practice and getting used to but I can see where that will be a BIG advantage in really trashy parks.

After a couple of hours all I could muster were 5 wheaties with the oldest one being a 1919P. They were all fairly deep targets with the deepest one being about 8 inches down.

Then about an hour before we had to leave I got a zinc penny type of a signal that read a little low 34-35 on the e-Trac BUT it was about 6 or 7 inches down and had an odd warble to it. It was a fairly obvious signal but I think the reason it was still there was because it hit like a zinc penny.

Anyway I dug the plug and when I saw it I knew it was going to be an Indian cent! Nice and green. We had been comparing signals all day but at the moment I got this one Jr and Mark were already digging so because it was a fairly easy signal and sounded like a zinc penny I didn't want to bug them. Turned out I should have!

I told them it was an Indian and at the same time Jr had a signal he wanted us to check so we walked over to him. On the way I was cleaning off the Indian to see the date. When I saw it was a 187- I thought I better pay more attention to cleaning it!

When I got it cleaned to the point to where I could see the date I really couldn't make it out really well. I thought it was because I didn't have my bifocals with me but it turned out t was because it was an 1873 "closed 3" variety! They look a little like an 1878 and that is the reason they stopped making them and went to the 'open 3" design. It was the first 1873 "closed 3" for me after 37 years of detecting!

That was it in terms of old coins for the day. We had to leave early because Jr had to get to work at 4. We will go back there one of these days! Mark it was great to get to hunt with you again and I'm looking forward to seeing your post!

This is the same coin just with different lighting positions for the photographs!

 
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Re:Saturday's Hunt 3 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 20  
Keith thats a real nice Indian Head Great find !!!
 
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Re:Saturday's Hunt 3 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 9  
Nice save Keith !
 
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Re:Saturday's Hunt 3 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 17  
Very nice coin. I can't get over how good copper cents look from other parts of the world. Our's come out all eaten up with chemicals. Great job.
 
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Re:Saturday's Hunt 3 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 7  
Nice coin, Keith!!
 
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Re:Saturday's Hunt 3 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 72  
Thanks guys! It made my day for sure!
 
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Re:Saturday's Hunt 3 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 22  
That is one stellar injun Keith!

Congratulations
 
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Indians YTD = 103
Wheaties YTD = 529
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Re:Saturday's Hunt 3 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 37  
What a super 73 indian!!! The color of you two pics are differnet, What color is it now, green?
 
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YTD silver coins 38
YTD Indians cents 59
YTD wheat pennies 262
YTD Liberty Nickels 6
YTD Buffalo Nickels 2
YTD Sheild Nickels 0
Hours Hunted 159

I could go down town and buy a Mercury dime for a dollar (Now it's 4 dollars)and it would not mean much to me, but when I find one metal detecting I am thrilled
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Re:Saturday's Hunt 3 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 72  
rottonr wrote:
What a super 73 indian!!! The color of you two pics are differnet, What color is it now, green?

It's still the same. The top one is photographed with a side light and the bottom one is the exact same coin taken seconds afterwards with light reflecting off of the coin in to the camera.
 
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