« Back to Finds Posted April 1st, 2010 by Mace

Item Found: Coin

Location: Iowa

Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0300)


April 1st, 2010
   Hi Everybody,

I just wanted to share a story about a street tear out in a nearby town. My friend Jazdo called and told me they were tearing out another street nearby and asked me to come dig it with him. I was using my trusty Whites' XLT and within 5 minutes I dug a beautiful 1916 D Barber quarter at 2 inches.

A little while later I dug an 1865 Indian head Cent at 4 inches followed by my first Seated dime (1877) at 5 inches down, it was starting to get dark by that time but I was all excited about finding my first seated dime I decided to keep detecting by streetlight. I was digging targets and putting them in my pouch deciding I would check them out when I got home where it was light.

After detecting and putting things into my pouch for a couple of more hours I decided to call it a day and headed home. I decided to wait until morning to clean my finds and was pleasantly surprised to discover that one of the targets I had dug the night before was a wonderful 1853 3 cent piece and another was half of an 1876 Seated dime. The 3 cent piece took quite a bit of cleaning. It was covered in a tar like substance but cleaned up nicely.

It's been a wonderful year with my XLT. I have added 3 new coins to my collection, including my first Shield nickel (1883) the 3 center and the first of 5 Seated dimes found this year!! I also found a wonderful 1917 S Standing Liberty quarter in awesome shape!! I love my XLT!!!! Thanks for making such a great machine!!!

Mace from Iowa
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