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Item Found: Coin

Location: Northwest

Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0284)


January 1st, 2014

I spent a few hours at my old elementary school. The school itself was built in the 1930’s, but there was a school built in the 1880’s in almost the same exact location. I’ve detected around the school a couple times in the past with my older metal detectors, but the coolest thing I had found was a 1975 50 Centavos Mexican coin. No Wheaties or anything. I decided to take the DFX out and give it a whirl, because since getting it I’ve been able to start finding a lot of goodies at other places I hadn’t previously found anything worthwhile at. Right from the get go I started finding a few Wheaties mostly 30’s, and 40’s with a couple 20’s in there. It didn’t take long for the silver to start coming from the bottom of my holes! The first one I found was the sterling silver ring, a few minutes later came the Standing liberty quarter (only my 3rd one I had ever found!), then came the silver Rosie. Within a 20 foot radius of all the other silvers I pulled A Walking Liberty half! At that point I was thinking ‘This is the best day of metal detecting ever! There’s no way I can ever top this!’ After finding that Silver half things really slowed down. I didn’t even find another Wheat Cent on that side of the school yard. I was about ready to head home, but decided to quickly try the other side of the playing field (about 100 yards to the west of where I’ve been) and I’m sure glad I did. I started detecting over by a tree. I found 2 50’s wheat pennies. The third signal I got by the tree was the best signal I’ve ever had. It was a solid +94 super high tone (using tone ID). I dug a good 4 inch plug, got my pinpointer in the hole, and it still sounded good. I dug a couple more inches down checked with my pinpointer and sure enough it was still dead center in the middle of my hole. I then carefully stuck my trowel in the hole one more time, and as I started moving the dirt there I see a GIANT silver reeded edge!!! I quickly grabbed it and looked it over…1891-S Morgan Silver Dollar!!! I couldn’t believe it! I have metal detected for about 15 years. A silver dollar has been on my wish list since day one! What a way to cap off a good day of detecting! I don’t think I’ll ever have a day hunting that’s better than that day! However, I’m sure my DFX (as well as my other White's detectors) will continue helping me find goodies like these for a long time to come! Thank you White's Electronics for making such amazing machines! Travis

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