After having about 2 weeks of temperatures around the 36C ( approx 100F) it was great to wake up to some overcast skies and cool detecting weather finally. I have been waiting for permission to hunt a couple of other sites, but as I haven’t heard back I decided to go over a couple of old spots that have been gone over fairly well. There was one area that I had left targets in the ground because it is riddled with pieces of molten lead from where the blacksmith shop once stood. After some hard going and about 15 bits of lead I had my first target that actually sounded like something decent, even though it too was a bit scratchy. I didn’t have to dig too far before an 1837 farthing was once again seeing daylight probably for the first time in over a hundred and fifty years. I pushed on, chipping away at the myriad of lead bits for about another hour before I finally had an awesome signal at around 1:48 on the E-TRAC. The ground was rock hard from the hot days so I was using my pick to loosen the soil. I was actually putting the spike of the pick down the cracks in the soil and levering big, solid clumps of dirt out about the size of footballs. As I lifted the second lump out of the way it revealed a coin laying loosely at the bottom of the hole, I wasn’t sure what it was at first but it didn’t take long to work out it was a big silver, and what a silver it was an 1818 George III half crown.
This is my second half crown in as many months so I am pretty stoked with it. On my way back I stopped in to see if the farmer was home that I have been trying to catch up with and gain permission for another site that had three stores and a factory on it. I sure am glad I did because there is no better way to top off a great hunt than to know that you have permission for your next site, happy hunting and stay positive.