Midwest Diggers News

Lots of Clad found at state Park

Posted by Nathan Schwenke on

Decided to try a state park about 1 hour north of Lincoln and ended up doing quite well for the clad, approximately 150 coins or so, but no silver on this trip.  Quite a few early 1970's coins and some late 1960's but no silver.  The picture below is all of the clad that we found.

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Knife and badge found during weekday hunt!

Posted by Nathan Schwenke on

Good weekday hunt, found 60 items, 58 coins, 7 quarters, 9 dimes, 2 wheaties 1946 & 1953, 1 canadian, 39 memorials, 1 really cool pocket knife and 1 awesome token badge.  This was a park south of lincoln and the wheaties where only down about 1/2" to 1" deep so we know there might be some silver there, just need to go back out and find it!   

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196 coin day with 3 silvers and other goodies

Posted by Nathan Schwenke on

We decided to go out hunting on the hottest day of the year so far and man was the ground hard as a rock.  Summertime in Nebraska so what do you expect huh?  97 degrees and humid as heck, but it turned out to be a great day.  We got permission to hunt an old house built in 1938 in the country club area and it turned out to be a good one.  196 total coins, 3 slivers (2 rosies and our first Merc of the year) - (1937).  6 wheaties and a bunch of clad. We also found a...

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Awesome find on day out with family!!

Posted by Nathan Schwenke on

Decided to take the detector down to my wife's families cabin located near Crete, Nebraska.  The area is quite old, early 1900's or so but I came across of my best finds yet, an 1875 silver seated liberty dime. I couldn't believe what I was pulling out of the ground, although the coin is quite worn but I was still as excited as could be.  It was about 6 inches down between 2 very old oak trees.  I'm guessing there must have been an old farm stead in the area previous to the cabins being built, also found a couple 1940's Wheaties and a real neat...

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21 Wheaties and a Silver day!

Posted by Nathan Schwenke on

It was a great day of hunting.  We detected 3 older homes today, 2 homes were built in the 1940's and one home built around 1900. Found about 125 total coins and today must have been wheatie day because we found around 21 of them, the oldest being a 1919 wheatie we found at the home built in 1900.  Also found there was the 1925 silver Mercury dime about 6 inches deep which made our day.  The neatest find of the day however had to have been the silver ring which was found between the sidewalk and the street at one of the...

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