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Item Found: Coin


Metal Detector Used: Spectra Series (800-0319)

September 1st, 2009

Dear White’s,

I have been a long time user of White’s products having a XLT, DFX and now the new V3. This was the first time out with my new V-3.I was hunting at an old marina that I had just been granted permission to hunt. It has been a marina for over 50 years and an amusement park before that so I knew that the place had some good history.

I arrived early in the morning so that I would not have to hunt in the hot July sun. I set the V3 for the standard coin program did a ground probe and made a small adjustment to the gain did a ground balance and I was off. It didn’t take long to get my first hit a 1914 wheat (no mint mark) but told me the good stuff was here.

I hunted for a few more hours with only a few more wheat's. I was losing faith that this spot would hold any good silver. I took a break to get some fluids in me when I came back I took to line of trees. My first hit was a192? dime at 7 inches then a V nickel at 3 inches.

My luck was changing. After a few more wheat's (10 total for the day) I got a nice VDI of 84 at 6 inches. As I started to dig I hit a large root. I all most gave up on this target but I stayed with it and after going around and under I was able to pull out this 1911 Barber quarter.WOW! Only my second one in about 5 years of hunting.

With the heat of the day coming down on me I was about to call it quits when going back to truck I got a very solid VDI of 54. I choose to dig it being only at 3 inches of depth. Aw-man was I surprised when I pulled out this eagle Button. My first one and it was awesome shape. What a first time out with my new V-3. It’s going to be a hard one to top but I’m sure as I learn more about the V3 It will happen.


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