« Back to Finds Posted February 1st, 2012 by Frank

  • 8counterfeit.jpg
  • 8counterfeit2.jpg
  • 8counterfeit3.jpg
  • 8counterfeit4.jpg
Item Found: Cache

Location: Connecticut

Metal Detector Used: Spectra V3i


More about the Spectra V3i
Spectra V3i
$1,499.95
White’s best is ready for adventure! Packed with every treasure-hunting features and a full-color HD screen, our most powerful detector has 9 user-friendly presets and an onboard guide.

Find Out More
February 1st, 2012

White's Electronics,

Having started this hobby in March 2011, I consider myself a 65 year old rookie and never imagined I would have this much luck (and fun) in such a short time. I have found many quality finds since March but none can top my October 22, 2011 hunt.

Invited by two dedicated hobbyists (Dan and George) we hunted an old hole here in Connecticut. My weapon of choice was a MXT Pro equipped with a 5.3 Eclipse coil. I started in the back of the hole and headed toward a stone wall I could see in a distance. As I approached the wall, there was a large, flat rock different from the rest. As I crossed, I could see another square rock placed in front of the large rock and a 5” opening between the two.

I swung my 5.3 coil over the opening and the MXT Pro was singing that sweet song. I removed 11 coins, in very poor condition from under that rock but had no idea what I had found.

As Dan came into view I gave him a yell and he headed over. I placed the coins on the wall and Dan picked one up to inspect. It only took Dan a matter of seconds to say, “I think you just found yourself a cache of 8 Reale counterfeit coins here “. To say I was thrilled would be an understatement.

When I got home and cleaned them the best I could see is the 1807 date on a few.

Frank (CT)

« Back to Finds

More Stories

August 1st, 2015
I was hunting a AAF base from WW2 and the signals were scarce. I finally got a great signal that came up as a quarter on my DFX and was…
August 1st, 2015
While talking to a neighbor of my parents about metal detecting, another neighbor stopped by and mentioned that he had lost his wedding band last fall while gardening in his…
August 1st, 2015
I was at the local high school a few weeks back as school just got out to do a morning hunt. I've hunted the school many times as I always…
August 1st, 2015
My White's M6 never lets me down. I have been on a quest to find a Walking Liberty half dollar for quite some time now. I think it is one…
1 matching finds