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Item Found: Gold

Location: Pennsylvania

Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0284-LSP)


September 1st, 2010
Dear White's,

I have a great story to tell you! It's been two years since my last great find, a 1683 Spanish Cob. This one was this past April 2010. My 2 hunting buddies (Andy and Tony) and I were at the Jersey Shore hunting low tide late at night. It was nice out and the beach wasn't producing much so we quit hunting around 2:00 AM and went back to the house. I knew I only had about 20 coins but I had about 4 pieces of silver jewelry, the most I ever got in an outing so I was thrilled.

Andy and Tony took their coins in and started looking at what they found I only took in my jewelry. They both started saying "silver dime, silver quarter, buffalo nickel, wheatie". So I said well I have to have some too, so I went and got my 15 or so coins and laid them on a napkin.

Now, just to let you know how this happened. When we were out on the beach earlier, I was wearing my hat with a light built into the brim. I had gotten a signal, I recall around 1:30 AM and had briefly turned my light and looked down into my scoop and I said to myself "great, a shiny new penny it couldn't be something good" and proceeded to dump it into my side basket.

Now back at the house, with the coins on the napkin, as I spread them out and popped that "shinny new penny" (or so I thought) I quickly held it up and said "Hey Andy, what's this coin, some kind of French coin?" Then a few adjectives were shouted as Andy proceeded to tell me that I had actually found a 1928 2 ½ DOLLAR GOLD PIECE! And it is in fantastic condition! I wish I had looked better at it on the beach instead of throwing it into my side basket for the last ½ hour of hunting.

It's probably every treasure hunter's dream to find a gold coin! I got one in 4 years of semi-serious treasure hunting. You just never know what the next swing will bring! Thanks White's, couldn't have done it without you!! I used White's DFX with the Super 12" loop.

Mike from Etters, PA

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