Prior to 1980 Pennies were made up of copper, around 80% or so, after 1980 the U.S. Mint changed the penny’s content to 97.5% zinc & 2.5% copper. This may explain why I find so may coined chewed up by the earth. I hope this isn’t pointing toward what our country is really worth.
Spent a couple hours in the ballpark today. I’m really getting use to this Safari metal detector, quarters, dimes & pennies are fairly easy reads now. Its the nickel that I need to work on. Time will only sharpen my skillset.
Check back this Saturday. I’m hunting an old miltary base that was abanden in the 60’s. I’m very excited after I was givien some information by an old timer.
Not a good weekend so far as finds go but there is tomorrow and everyday this week. Off work and have a lot of ground to cover. Check back every night this week, I refuse to get shut out.