Thursday, July 12, 2012

Week of 4th of July

With the start of a new quarter at work, I was able to take some much needed time off. I spent a good portion of that time metal detecting with Ben and his dad in a few locations. The city of Pleasant Grove has been knocking down some homes to add on to the rec center. It was a good time to get out there and find some old stuff since the houses were early 1900's. It turned out to be one of the best weeks of metal detecting in the history of VT Mining.

Found these 8 wheat pennies and 2 mercury dimes at a house in Pleasant Grove. The 2 dimes were in the same hole. Ben found a silver dime and I think 9 wheat and 1 Indian head penny from 1903. It was a good place to hunt.
 When you dig up something like this, your heart skips a beat. Found this at one of the houses in Pleasant Grove. I couldn't believe it.
 First silver half dollar and now all I need to complete the group is a silver dollar coin.
 Couldn't be happier
 I also found this very old necklace piece right close to the silver half dollar. One of my favorites as well


  1. I must say those are some great finds.

  2. So, I had to google how much a silver half dollar cost and it could be anywhere from just over $7 (most likely) up to 2G's (depending on mint marks). Nice work MVT!