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A Cold but Good Start to the Year

Posted by on January 7, 2016
Frost on an XP Deus Coil

Morning frost latched itself onto my detector’s coil.

Early January 2016. Frost on the ground, cold winds, and a dull sky aren’t usually the signs that lure you to spend a day outside. But ground that’s soft enough to dig? That’ll do! As the sun rose into the sky early that January morning, my coil was ready to scan the ground in hopes to unearth some long-lost treasures. While navigating through the corn stalk stubble, frosty yet muddy ground, and the periodic bone-chilling breeze I was able to rescue some great artifacts.

The day started out slow with me digging up a lot of modern trash, but soon heated up when I broke into the 1700s. It’s always a thrill┬áto find Spanish silver from our Colonial Era!

1765 Half Reale, Obverse

1765 Half Reale, Obverse

1765 Half Reale, Reverse

1765 Half Reale, Reverse

While the day continued to be quiet overall, I did manage to find some other things in the fields:

A pair of mid-1800s flat buttons.

A pair of mid-1800s flat buttons.

Musket ball and lead shot.

Musket ball and lead shot.

Mid-1800s Musician Lyre Button.

Mid-1800s Musician Lyre Button.

unknown piece of copper

Another unidentified piece, made of copper. If anyone knows what this is, please let me know!

1940 Mercury dime

Silver in the hole! 1940 Mercury dime.

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