« Back to Finds Posted July 1st, 2011 by Mark

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Item Found: Coin

Location: Connecticut

Metal Detector Used: Spectra Series (800-0284-1)


July 1st, 2011

Dear White's,

I bought my V3 in January of 2010 and had a very good year for finding lots of stuff and learning the machine. Well last week I started my 2011 season and this is what happened. I was having problems with my coin pouch zipper due to the muddy ground conditions of the spring thaw. I had a pretty good hunt because I found a silver Washington and a silver Roosevelt along with a token I could not identify in the field.

Because of the sticking zipper I decided to leave the zipper open just enough to slip coins in so the mud wouldn’t damage the zipper any more. Well I ended up losing the Roosevelt and the token. I came up with a solution to the coin pouch problem. And promptly went back with the hopes of getting the dime back.

I back tracked my steps for a while then got side tracked and went to a different area. This spot was loaded with lots of signals and the machine was going nuts jumping all over (iron). Did manage one repeatable target at 4in. it was a good one, a King William III Halfpenny 1696. Found this in a very well hunted campground as this was my 26th time there.

Found my second old copper 10 days later. Was looking for 20th century silver but found this instead. The coin is a Woods Hibernia 1723 Halfpenny at 8in. I have found old coins there before but this one is 100 years older than my previous oldest coin at this site. I may have to start digging every target at depth even if I think its nails. This year is off to a really good start.

Mark (CT)

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