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Item Found: Coin

Location: Georgia

Metal Detector Used: M-Series (800-0308)


June 1st, 2009

Dear White’s

I was heading to my favorite hunting parks and on the way happen to see both gates open to the Old Fair Grounds that have been there for many years, at least 50+ years according to some of my older friends. They were doing some work inside the Entrance Building, said I could go ahead and "find some treasure. We all laughed, boy was I in for a surprise. I was hunting with my MXT & 6x10 DD coil, newly installed DX-1,Gain +1, Disc Maxed, Relic Mode, Trigger forward, the entire hunt, I wanted to cherry pick the place.

I had an awesome day, got really red on my arms & neck and even that spot on my head that doesn't have much hair, should have worn my White's hat that a friend gave to me! Anyway I dug every High Tone Beep, I hunted this area for about 2 hours.

Here's my finds, totals $4.43, 82 coins:

8 quarters 15 dimes 5 nickels 52 pennies 1956 Wheat Penny 1957 Silver Dime 10k ring 1 junk ring 1 junk earring 1 toy car

And saving the Best for Last, my jumping with joy find was a 1891 V-Nickel. I found this at the back-end of the fair grounds near the trees. Heather, my 12 year old daughter who went with me, came running over to see what had happened, she thought I was stung by a Bee due to my hollering. Luckily nobody saw me other than her as they would have thought or said "look at that a crazy guy out there". It's in bad condition but I don't care, I have never found anything pre-1900 in all the years of detecting. Once I found this little baby I stayed in that general area and that's where I found the 1957 Silver Dime, so I'm guessing there could have been an old building/house there at one time many years ago. Once it was time to go I showed the workers inside the building my "treasures" I found, they couldn't believe that anything could be that old still laying there in the ground. I still can't get over that "I" found a 119 year old coin, all I can say is thank you White's Metal Detectors, as I'd never been able to do it without you.

Robert W.

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