« Back to Finds Posted June 1st, 2009 by T.D.O.

  • bendollar.jpg
  • bendollar2.jpg
Item Found: Coin

Location: Colorado

Metal Detector Used: M6


More about the M6
M6
$699.95
A high-performance and easy-to-use MXT-style coin and jewelry detector for all kinds of ground conditions.

Find Out More
June 1st, 2009

Hello,

I thought I would share with you, the story of my first time out with my new White's M6 Matrix.

I received my M6 on Feb. 11, 2009, and after a little practice in the back yard, I was able to take it out in the field on Feb. 14. Through an internet forum I met a fellow MDing buddy and we set out to a school under renovation in Boulder, CO. Upon arriving at the school our hope waned after seeing the fence with "No Trespassing" signs surrounding the school, sending us up the street to turn around. After taking the first left turn onto a side street, we noticed a home lot with the house recently scraped off it, so we decided to hunt it.

After about ten minutes of scanning the front yard, I moved to where the garage used to be. My M6 guided me to the back yard, where I found a 1982 memorial penny. Then, about ten feet later... SILVER! The VDI said +90, three inches down. Sure enough, about three inches down, a silver coin showed in the hole. I picked the coin up, wiped the dirt off and a 1954 Franklin Half Dollar was in the palm of my hand! Wow!

My friend was more excited than I was because he has been doing this for eight years, and he had never found a half dollar (until the next coincidentally).

It's really ironic that my first real hunt was almost identical to the M6 instructional video with Greg Messini in Golden Gate Park. In it, Greg finds his first coin, a penny, then later on he finds a 1960 Franklin Half Dollar. That was pretty special for me, and a great introduction to the hobby!

T.D.O.

« Back to Finds

More Stories

April 30th, 2016
Last weekend I took my White's Dual Field metal detector to my local beach. The conditions were somewhat favorable - good high and low tides, strong on shore wind, and…
April 27th, 2016
Hello ,I have been a dedicated user of White's detectors for many years now and I have made a lot of terrific finds, two of which were very special and…
April 27th, 2016
I hunt history, plain and simple. Sometimes it isn't where you think it should be, sometimes...it is just under your favorite playground or park. So as it was with me.....…
April 27th, 2016
Hello, This past weekend I decided to go metal detecting at the volleyball court next to the beach here in North Carolina (very cold). I started finding a lot of…
1 matching finds