Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0284)
I was detecting an old farmhouse property that I had previously done before. This property has also been gone over several times by other people metal detecting. I normally run my DFX in the Factory preset Coin & Jewelry Program in the Correlate Mode with the Standard Coil. I had previously found wheats and modern coins on this property.
After the first hour I had only found 1 modern penny. I decided to try a different part of the property. I immediately got an 81 reading strong in every direction that I tried. Depth reading was 3". I dug down and out popped a 1944 S Mercury Dime. Little while later, about 2 feet away, I got a strong 60 VDI reading in all directions that. Depth reading was 5". I dug a plug about 6" down and in the plug was a 1935 Lincoln Wheat Penny. After finding 2 more wheats, a 1945 and 1946, I was sweeping a small hill when I got a solid 91 VDI reading.
This was steady and very loud. The depth reading was 6". I dug a 6" plug. Nothing was in the plug so I probed the hole with my Bullseye II Pinpointer and it detected a signal still in the bottom of the hole. I dug another plug of about 2" and when I pulled this out I saw the receded edge of a big coin. After removing the dirt an Eagle appeared and I knew I had found my first Walking Liberty Half Dollar with the DFX. It was a 1936 and it was about 8" down. It was getting dark so I decided to quit for the day.
6 Coins in 2 hours at a location that has seen many detectors and I still found 2 Silver Coins. This is a great detector and I am finding many great coins the more I use it.