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Item Found: Coin

Location: Texas

Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0298)


July 1st, 2009

Dear Whites,

I am a long time user of your metal detectors, having owned 6 in the many years I have detected. Presently I own 2 Whites detectors, a M6 and also a IDX.

Our subdivision is getting new water mains and new hydrants installed. The subdivision which was started about 1955, had quite a few kids growing up in the late 50's to mid 60's. This was the silver coin, in pocket change era.

The workers are digging holes and then run the main plastic pipe through to the next hole, then cover the holes back up with the dirt that they dug out. While the are working there are lots of dirt piles from the yards, or dirt on the finished holes. I decided to ask some of the house owners permission (since they are working in front yards) to see if I could search the dirt piles, and also the areas that were covered back up. Since it was just dirt and not grass areas, I got quite a few owners to let me search for coins in their yards. Almost every house had a hole dug for the water lines, so there were lots of opportunities to search. I used my Whites IDX and 6 inch Bullseye coil to search all the areas.

The picture of the hole is what they start with. The picture of the covered hole is after they are finished.

It took several weeks, and about a dozen outings, to search many of the spots, and I managed to find over $15.00 in clad coins, and quite a few older coins, that were made before 1964.

Here is a list of the older coins that I found by searching the many dirt piles and covered holes.

2 - Indian Head Cents 13 - Lincoln wheat cents 3 - Jefferson war nickels 1 - 1868 Shield Nickel (which is my oldest coin, that I have ever found detecting) 12 - silver dimes 4 - silver quarters

Thanks again, for making it fun to detect, by building the best detecting equipment!!!

Robbie

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