« Back to Finds Posted July 1st, 2009 by Wyatt F.

Item Found: Coin

Location: Pennsylvania

Metal Detector Used: Other (621-0345)

July 1st, 2009


My name is Wyatt, and I have used White's detectors exclusively since 1976. My first machine was a BeachComber. I found a whole bunch of coins with that machine. It was the simpler one with no meter. I used it for 13 yrs, when in 1987 I bought a 6000DiPro series 3. That machine gave way to a 6000DiPro SL which I bought used a few years ago. My White's machines have never failed to bring home the bacon.

This evening, I had an errand to run, and decided to check the periphery of an old cemetery that I had always wondered about, but never searched.

I was there about 10 minutes when I got a solid "quarter" hit at scarcely 2 inches. I dug this 1794 Large Cent and I am still in awe of the condition it was in when dropped. Our little town was founded in 1781, so the older finds are possible here, but still unlikely, given that the detecting craze of the 80s pretty much wiped out all of the easy targets. That makes this find all the more special. I dug it today, May 13th 2009, and exactly 215 years ago today, the US Post Office was only 5 days old!

I'd like to thank everybody at White's Electronics for building very user friendly, effective detectors, which have provided me with some of life's greatest "little thrills" these past 30 years.

I'm attaching a jpeg of the coin. It's my most prized coin for now. Maybe that old silver is still hiding somewhere here in town.

Wyatt F.

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