Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Old Anderson High School, Visit #2

I found this crest for the old L.C. Anderson High School online while doing research. I think it was designed after the school was shut down, but it is pretty cool, nonetheless.

There is a lot of ground to cover at this school, and because it is so close to my home, there will be many separate blogposts covering my metal detecting outings there. If I remember to take my camera, I'll get some current photos of the school grounds the next time I go out.

There is a large and steep hill on one side of the track that leads up to the old school buildings, and that is where I focused the majority of my hunt on Saturday. I'd like to think of it as extreme metal detecting.

You saw the junk I pulled in the last post, so here the coins and other cool finds. My apologies for the weird angle on the picture.

This is the most pennies I have ever found in one hunt. I'm happy, but would rather find quarters.

Here are some close ups of the token. I think it is pretty cool.

It reads "Serving Austin Texas and the Capital Area" on one side, and "Capital Metro Transit Token" on the back. You will also notice that on the back there is some sort of metal clip or rod. I was a little puzzled about this at first, but got my answer after some internet searching. It turns out that these tokens were used from 1989-1999, and after they were discontinued, all old tokens CapMetro had were turned into pins, like the one I have was. The actual pin on mine has just been bent down next to the token, and I lack the pin back. Here is a picture I found online.

It was a good hunt, but still no silver. I know I'll find some. There is still plenty of ground to cover, and I have found dimes and quarters from 1964 - only one year off!

Don't stop digging!


  1. Do you mean 1965 for the dimes and quarters?

    There were SO MANY dimes minted in 65-67. They had make so many since they were actively pulling the silver from circulation. I haven't added up all the numbers but... I think there were as many dimes produced in those 3 years as there were in the entire series from 46-64.


    The minatge numbers for quarters is similar as well.

    That's just something to think about. The fact that you're finding 65-67 dated coins I wouldn't think would necessarily mean that there is going to be a bunch of silver there to find.

    I hope there is though.

  2. I am really just bemoaning the fact that these coins are one or two years too late to be made of silver.

    Given that the two high schools I have hit so far were built in the 1950s, I think it is safe to say there is at least some silver buried there!

    Unless another detector got to it first :(