« Back to Finds Posted March 16th, 2009 by Brian

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Item Found: Coin

Location: Pennsylvania

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


March 16th, 2009
White's,

I got a chance to detect a family friend's property which was a school during the mid 1800's. Since the property is for sale I spoke with the property manager and he seemed a little iffy on the idea of me digging holes.

After chatting for awhile I received a green light, but with a small window. The place is going up for sale and he doesn't really want me back "digging". I REALLY need to change his mind somehow. Off I went with my trusty DFX and the 950 coil. I'm going to try a different approach I said to myself, so I set my detector on Relic Mode which I normally don't use.

Usually I use a modified Hi-Pro setting that seems to do very well for me but after reading about so many detectorists using the Relic mode I gave it a try. Man am I glad I did. My first hole was a Indian head penny. As I started I quickly realized this place had never been metal detected before, four firsts where the outcome. Man I LOVE my DFX.
Well that's my story. Thanks for reading.

2 - Barber Dimes (First for me)
12 - Indian Head Pennies
13 - Wheat's
2 - Silver Quarters
1 - 2 cent 1865 (First for me)
1 - 1836 R&W Robinson Button Maker Token (First for me)
2 - Eagle buttons ( Firsts for me, One is an older style, both are Staff Officer Buttons I believe)
1 - Marine Button
1 - V Nickel
Cool Suspender Clasp
1940's toy tow truck
Elgin Pocket watch which I think the outside is gold
3 - rings (2 brass one gold plated children's ring) Misc............ stuff


Sincerely,

Brian (PA)

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