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Thought it was a ho-hum day until i cleaned my finds!

October 17, 2020 09:32PM
Well, i didn't expect to write much today. I went out in search of silver #20 for the year, a big number for me. No such luck. Was swinging my V3i w/ the 6x8 SEF. Did some testing, and it was a bit deeper than the 7" round detech, and i wanted to swing above the ivy and get as much depth as possible w/ a smaller coil.

I did find an early wheat and 2 IHP's, but more on that later.

Picked up an interesting pocket watch tin - either they came in them, or they were parts? Either way, someone turned it into a salt shaker. Kinda neat. Waltham Watch.

Also a neat vintage breath mints tin - French Violets breath perfume.

Did pick up a nice pair of Ray Bands in the ivy...anyone look good in Clubmasters?

Added another old dog tag, 1954 Multnomah County.

Then, i had a heart stopper. Kicked a signal from just below the surface, and it was the top of an old coin purse - leather was gone. I immediately started to get giddy. Ran the coil over the area and got a high 90's down about 5 inches - oh heck yeah! Gotta be a spill w/ this VDI. As i dug down, the pinpointer hit on the side of the hole. Out popped a quarter that was veritical....huh, not bright. Gotta be silver though. NO - 1982. So, either random luck that the coin purse clasps were on top of a modern quarter....or some hilarious MDer that came before me thought it'd be fun to bait someone and then have them dig up a modern quarter. Needless to say, that balloon popped!

Now earlier in the day i had dug two IHPs. I had gone to an area i had not been before and found some evidence of lead pipe, and some copper wire.....had to be from the early days of the parks water source. So, i started working all around and up the canyon. Near the top of the canyon, i had two solid mid 50's that both turned out to be IHPs about 20 feet apart. Nice. They were well concreted, so no dates to be had.

So, i get home and put them in the peroxide bath several times. First one comes out 1880 - cool! Pretty early over here...and my earliest IHC on this side of the state. The next was 1903.......uh, waiiiit. 1908. My year has been full of white whales and bucket listers.....so why not, rightwinking smiley I rolled it over and grabbed the magnifier. And...........there was that little s. Wow, seriously? I don't think i'll find a thing next year as i've used up all my luck. It would be nearly uncirculated if not for being in the dirt. Even some bronze showing through after the bath. Full LIBERTY easily read. Pretty darn cool. Guess i can consider that a trade up over the silver i was after!!

Anywho, best of luck to you all and hope the winter isn't too long and frigid for those in the mountain states or eastside.

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zincoln 829 October 17, 2020 09:32PM

Great Scott! Excellent. N/T

NWCindy 410 November 08, 2020 06:50PM

Sign into Ahrps and type..............

OregonGregg 446 October 18, 2020 10:18AM

Sign into AHRPS and click on White's Forum -

UtahRich 427 October 18, 2020 04:03PM

If i had an old nickel.....

zincoln 412 October 18, 2020 10:51AM

Re: If i had an old nickel.....

OregonGregg 416 October 18, 2020 05:18PM

It's not everyday that you find a key date coin...nice findWhite's Electronics

Hombre 442 October 18, 2020 08:28AM

Many Thx Randy

zincoln 412 October 18, 2020 10:06AM

Always trying to out-do what you've already done. ... And succeeding !thumbs up

Monte 413 October 18, 2020 05:16AM

Can't really imagine anything outdoing my year so far

zincoln 602 October 18, 2020 10:11AM

Re: Thought it was a ho-hum day until i cleaned my finds!

Remfire 400 October 18, 2020 12:13AM

Thought it was a ho-hum day until i cleaned my finds!

UtahRich 410 October 18, 2020 01:41AM

Think I'm about done in 2020

zincoln 410 October 18, 2020 10:09AM

Think I'm about done in 2020 - Says the Man from Eldorado grinning smiley

UtahRich 423 November 03, 2020 12:33AM

smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float N/T

Timbertodd 386 October 17, 2020 09:52PM

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OregonGregg 410 October 18, 2020 10:20AM

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Timbertodd 428 October 18, 2020 12:16PM

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