Spent a couple hours today at my favorite demolished house site that probably dates back to the 1800s, or early 1900s at the latest. This is my fifth time detecting here this year. Last time I found an early 1900s Southern Railway padlock in a field about 200 yards from where the house stood.
This time I spent all of my time in what would have been the front, side, and back yards of the house. There is iron and other junk everywhere, as is to be expected for a demolished house, but I did manage to pull a few things out. Nothing was especially deep–the wheat cents were maybe 2-3" down.
I am pretty sure the cylindrical object next to the wheat pennies is a Schrader valve stem cap for an old car (threaded on the inside). It is chrome plated brass.
The rightmost wheat penny that I couldn’t get a complete date from was bent like a taco when I dug it up. I flattened it with a hammer, and the details are only really visible when side-lit with a flashlight.
Here are all of the wheat pennies I have found at this site (7). Two of them are 1909 which makes me think that there are probably some Indian head cents in the ground (I have mostly been digging copper penny and above signals so far). Next time I will definitely focus on the Indian cent range (17 thru 20ish VDI on my Vanquish 440).