« Back to Finds Posted December 28th, 2008 by Bob

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Item Found: Relic

Location: Pennsylvania

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

December 28th, 2008

Hello to all the Good People at White's Electronics,

I had received permission to hunt an old tavern here in the county. It was built in the 1760’s. The owner told me the place had been detected many times before and said “You might find a nail or two that someone else hasn’t.” Comments like that never bother me because I have the best machine made, a White’s DFX.

I was hunting along the west side of the building using the 6 X 10 DD Eclipse coil, when I got a signal that was good but broken at the ends of the sweep. It sounded pretty good to me, VDI was bouncing from + 40 to + 78. I pinpointed a target at 7 inches and dug down about 4 inches and pulled out a cut nail. Checked the hole and the target was still in there at 7 inches. A little deeper and pulled out to more cut nails. Checked again, the target was still in the hole. Then at 7 inches I pulled out a 1776 Spanish half Reale! Amazing!

So yes, I did find a nail or two someone else hadn't. Also some "reale" treasure too. Other finds so far include a Connecticut copper, 1851 Large Cent, a counterfeit 1797 Reale and a Union Breast Plate. How Sweet is that?

Thanks again,

Bob, Bedford, Pa  

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