the finds of other detectorists! So, spent $5 on this today:
3 silver dimes and 2 silver rings and a red stone ring for the grand daughter (plated gold)
Wow, can't beat that for $5! Where'd you find that sweet lot?
Had a neighbor call me. He moved here from Michigan. He had about $6 in clad and 200 memorial cents and I told him to just spend those! Then he said I could have it all for nothing....I just had to pay him something and he took $5 is all. I let him keep the rest and just took these. He said he was a park hunter.
I saw your post on the U.S. Coin forum... For park hunting, this is quite typical... parks, playgrounds, suburban yards or lots... The good stuff comes from cache hunting or research that reveals old homesteads, shops, or sites where carnivals were held. Even farm fields turn up some good stuff since they may have been sites for other enterprise a couple hundred years ago. Cheers, RickO