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Item Found: Coin

Location: Alabama

Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0300)


September 15th, 2008
 

Man, Oh Man! What a day! I took my beloved XLT to a small town located a few miles down the road from my home town. This town had a small 1A school until the main building burned to the ground in the early 90's. The county BOE decided not to rebuild the school so the town took over the property. The grounds are city property and most of the playground equipment and sports fields are still "kept up" by the locals.

After getting permission to detect the grounds, I decided to start my search near the entrance to the old football stadium. I graduated in 1986 and my Father graduated in 1960 from my hometown high school. This towns football team had been "Our" rivals since before my father started school, so I kind of had a feeling that I would find at least a few wheat pennies. I started out in the coin and jewelry program with tone ID and VCO on. I found a few newer pennies and lots of pop can pull tabs, along with a lot of trash. I changed to my 5.3 Bullseye coil and slowed down my sweep speed a little and found three wheats! I was starting to get discouraged, but that was about to change! I was heading to the truck when I hit a high tone and the quarter signal popped up. I criss-crossed the spot and the Signagraph went OVERLOAD! I thought " It's just another piece of melted aluminum", but what the heck, I'll dig it anyway. This is what was in the same hole. 15 Silver quarters, dating from 1947 to 1964!

Thanks Whites, for making the BEST metal detectors in MY BOOK!

Tim 

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