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Item Found: Coin

Location: Michigan

Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0313)


May 1st, 2010
   I wish to thank White's Electronics for making great detectors. I own a Classic 5 ID and have been using it for about a year.

Last spring we decided to hit an abandoned school in a nearby small town, this school isn't old. However it is surrounded by old farms, like I said it is in a small town. I was searching by an old baseball backstop in what was near waist deep grass, packed down by the winter's snow, when I got two signals in close proximity to each other, one of which was a questionable signal. Fortunately they weren't really deep as the first questionable signal dug was a piece of old rusty barbed wire.

I rescanned the area, sure enough the other signal registered as a zinc penny about an inch outside of the hole I just removed the barbed wire from. Thinking only a penny, but after digging the rusty wire I may as well have something as a reward for my work. I enlarged the hole where the signal was and removed the dirt when my target rolled out of its resting place and into the bottom of the hole. There it was the penny that my trusty White's detector alerted me to, only this one looked a little different at first glance.

Gently cleaning some of the clumped dirt off revealed an Indian. I couldn't believe my eyes, there in my hand was an Indian head penny, 1905 to be exact. My first Indian head penny. I knelt there wondering just how long this could have been buried in the ground, and who was the last person to hold it. This perhaps is the most interesting part of our hobby, the past you dig up, if the finds could only talk, imagine the story they could tell.

I was so pleased with my finds from my first full season with my Classic 5 ID that I upgraded to the DFX and handed the trusty Classic 5 ID down to my son. I look forward to a great season and many more finds to share.

Again thank you White's Electronics,

Mike in Michigan
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