I had a bit of time to spare in the middle of the day, so I had arranged to pick my dad up (all of 80 years old and 7 months) and meet one of the forum members for a park hunt. We met at an oval but because it was a bit of a hot day it was probably a bad idea to go cutting plugs everywhere, so we decided to head to a park not far away that was a bit sandy and dry so that it wouldn’t damage the grass. Bryan kicked things off with a 5KA badge, which is an old radio station in Adelaide and then a couple of half pennies while my dad was quietly chasing 1 and 2 dollar coins (his favorite). I started to get a few brownies (1 & 2 cent pieces) and a couple of modern coins but the targets were quite sparse, but while I was starting to think about moving to the other park up the road Bryan gestured that he was doing better up his end of the park. As I was walking towards Bryan I got a nice high signal around 11:38 but slightly broken, often these can be half pennies and after a quick retrieve, I had a 1925 half penny. I stood up swung the detector and said I reckon there is a silver in here next to it but this time it was deeper which is often a good sign in old parks. Unfortunately I heard that sound that I hate as I grazed the coin with my Lesche and as I flicked the dirt out there was an awesome 1917 shilling with a bit of a Lesche bite. I back filled the hole, stood up swung the coil again and blow me down there was another signal this time I said to Bryan this is a 92% silver sixpence. I cleared the dirt from the hole and dug down about another few inches to find a 1912 sixpence, you’ve got to love a silver pocket spill.

I found another nice 1921 sixpence about a meter away, and then we all were moving towards another corner of the park when Bryan suddenly lets out a “wow find of the day” and grinning like a Cheshire cat come over to show my dad and I a nice Centenary of South Australia medal.

It was congratulations all round before we were back into it, then my dad called me over and said he had a high signal that was deep and what did I think it could be. Well I can,t take credit for the fourth silver being a 1946 sixpence because technically he found it and sorry dad as it goes I owe you a Goldy. Not far from where the medal was found I pulled a 1926 threepence and that was pretty much it for the day, so with a couple of half pennies, 5 silvers and only a few brownies we called it a day. Thanks for the hunt guys and look forward to the next one, happy hunting and be positive it helps.

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