Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0300)
I live in a house that was built in the 1940’s and have found one silver Mercury dime, one silver Franklin dime and several wheat cents on my land. I have been trying to buy the lot next to my house for a few years and finally signed the papers on 8/15/11 at 2:30 PM. Two hours later I was playing fetch with my dog on the lot and decided to try my White’s XLT on that lot closest to where I found the silver dimes in my yard. I found 10 copper pennies and only one of them was a Wheatie in just a few minutes.
I was using a program that I made up about 12 years ago when I first bought my XLT. I prefer the low pitched sound for nickel and the higher pitched sounds for silver. I was moving kind of quickly because it was getting close to dark. I walked around a Bradford pear tree and detected across an area where a mole had pushed up the ground. The detector went haywire when I passed over one area the mole had dug, so I started pinpointing.
At first it sounded like several pennies were there, but one pass produced a 93 and that sweet sound of Silver. I began pinpointing and found the area that was reading 93 and pinpointed the location. I have been fooled before by deep aluminum cans and was not expecting to find what came up. I dug in a circle around the item and couldn’t pull the plug because the ground was too dry. I pushed the digger under the plug, flipped it up and this great big round object came flying up with that familiar ting of Silver and there looking back at me on the ground was the dirty face of Liberty from 1922. My first religious experience on a find was 12 years ago when I dug my first Minie’ Ball. This one was just as good. I have dreamed of digging a Silver Dollar and it’s now a reality. Next dream, a twenty dollar gold coin! Until then, I’m going to keep digging with XLT.
I’ve been detecting for 15 years and my XLT paid for itself in just a few years. If you’re just getting started, keep detecting. There’s lots of good stuff still out there, you just have to find it. I use to put all my dirty clad money in a jar and when it got pretty full. I’d take it to the coin store and buy old silver coins. Those coins I bought in the late 1990’s are now worth more than what I paid for my XLT. All of that purchased with tax free money, courtesy of White’s XLT. It’s the best!