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Item Found: Coin

Location: Northwest

Metal Detector Used: Spectra Series (800-0284)


April 22nd, 2014

After 15 years of detecting with my trusty DFX I have found just about everything out there including a WWII bomb back in the desert of Oregon. With that being said I have always loved finding old coins and have found quite a few in my adventures but I have never found a gold coin and began to think that it just was never going to happen. I mean I have found lots of gold rings and jewelry but never a gold coin. Well that all ended on Easter morning in a hunted out old park here in Coeur d'Alene Idaho. This park has been hunted so much that people were telling me I was wasting my time. I was determined and earlier in the week I had found a 1903 Indian penny and lots of 45-70 shells from the old Fort Sherman so I kept going. It was a beautiful morning and I was on the hunt. I concentrated on following a lead that the light posts in the park were the original pathway to the park. I got to a old tree and was focusing on deep signals a 4.5 inches or more and heard one at 7 inches and came out with a 1911 Canadian silver dime. I went around the tree and heard a signal at 4 inches and told myself it is probably a nickle or pull tab but what the heck I'll dig it. I am so glad I did because i pulled my first gold coin a 1901s $5 liberty head....and yes I almost peed my pants :) Yes the DFX comes through again at a park that everyone says is hunted out. Thank you Whites for a awesome detector. Patrick Fee 

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