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Item Found: Returned

Location: Louisiana

Metal Detector Used: M-Series (800-0326)


March 1st, 2011
White's Electronics,

I decided to hunt this 1920's home site in South Louisiana. It was pretty cold out, I was using my MXT Pro with the 5.3 coil. I got a VDI signal of 55, which equals a screw/cap on the display. I thought it's just another bottle top!

The signal was very strong, so I couldn't pass on it. I decided to dig and found this large gold 1976 high school class ring about 5" down. It was in like new condition, and I kept wondering how long it had been down in the dirt. I wanted to try really hard to find the owner before Christmas, but the high school closed down sometime in the early 80's. There were initials in the inside of the ring. That day I also found some clad, 2 wheats (both 1947d), an old brass knob, an old marble and ford key.

After a good bit of research, contacting the school board, several phone calls I was able to get a hold of the owner of the ring. As you can see there is a picture of me returning this awesome gold class ring to the HAPPIEST man in Southern Louisiana (he's wearing the green jacket). Mr. Q hasn't seen his class ring since 1976, when he gave it to his girlfriend/fiancé. Their relationship abruptly ended and she somehow "lost it" soon after the break up.

He was absolutely stunned getting his ring back after such a long time. We met at a little country store, it was cold but I was absolutely thrilled to give it back to him. Merry Christmas to you Mr. Q.

CajunCoinHunter
Lafeyette, LA

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