I had the chance to try a couple of new sites today and they both produced quite well indeed. I was only going to try for decimal coinage today with the ground being hard and dry but after leaving about twenty deep targets, that I presumed would more than likely be brown buggers with tone ID’s around 12:42 – 12:43 the CTX 3030 locked on to a 4:43 – 4:45. Now for all you lovers of big silver coins any ID around this is usually enough to get my excitement levels up, I only had to dig down about 5 inches and sure enough out came a nice 1917 Florin. So it was a quick change of plans and a few adjustments to my settings and it was time to see what else was around. I always make sure I have my audio response in long, deep on and my volume gain cranked right up to 30. I didn’t have to walk far and the signature ID 12:35 – 12:36 of a sixpence came up but I got a nice surprise as I retrieved the sixpence when a threepence came out with it. Well the coins just kept flowing with a total of eight silvers with three of these being florins accompanied by some pennies and half pennies. I decided to leave this spot until we get some substantial rain again so that it will be easier to cut a good plug without the ground crumbling to pieces.
I had a couple of other sites to try on the way home but the first one only produced about ten dollars in goldies before I went to the last spot. I hopped out the car cranked up the 3030 and almost the first swing came alive with that sweet sound of a shallow two dollar coin. This was followed up with a fifty cent piece and from then on it was a steady flow of goldies (1 & 2 dollar coins) for the next hour which netted me another thirty dollars. So with a handful of silver, fifty dollars and a couple of new sites to hunt I headed for home.
So until my next blog stay safe, happy hunting and remember, take time to appreciate all of your finds from the last year as with each one came a lesson learned.