« Back to Finds Posted January 1st, 2010 by Earle

Item Found: Coin

Location: Massachusetts

Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0284-LSP)


January 1st, 2010

Dear White’s,

I’d like to share an unusual find with you. I purchased a new DFX from you at the beginning of last year. This was the third White’s machine I’ve bought in the thirty-six years I’ve been detecting. I bring home everything I dig up and go through my goodies when I get home. I put the good stuff in one container, the unknown in another and the trash in the rubbish.

When winter arrives, and detecting season is over, I go through my finds for the year, I start with the good stuff first. I clean, sort and put away then I go through the unknown container.

As I was going through the unknown container this year, I found a flat oval piece of copper I had found near an old cellar hole earlier last year. It was pretty encrusted, but I could make out a couple of letters and numbers on it. This peaked my curiosity, so I decided to try and clean it with an electrolysis cleaner I had made.

It worked really well, and I discovered what I had found was in elongated coin. It was pressed from a penny at the World’s Colombian Exposition in Chicago in 1893! Who would have thought one of these coins would be found near a cellar hole in the woods in Western Massachusetts one hundred fifteen years after it was made?

When I come home from detecting, my wife often asks me why I bring all the junk home with me. Well, first of all, I don’t litter the areas I detect. Second, the “junk” isn’t always “junk”.

I think your products are the best on the market bar none. In closing, I wish everyone at White’s a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Sincerely,

Earle

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