When we are able to knock bucket listers off the list, rescue old relics & coins from the 17th & 18th centuries – there is nothing like it.
Every weekend is an adventure when metal detecting with my hunting buddy Todd Hiltz. We love finding colonial period coins & relics at colonial stone foundations in the woods that we call “cellar holes.” We have thoroughly enjoyed each weekend hunt as one never knows what cool historic items we will find at any given site that we have researched during the week. The long grueling hikes in frigid & hot temperatures, the ticks, the yellow jackets, and weather we endure isn’t very fun – but when we are able to knock bucket listers off the list, rescue old relics & coins from the 17th & 18th centuries – there is nothing like it.
The most rewarding of my finds and I think Todd’s finds too have to be our George Washington Inaugural buttons from 1789. To be the 1st to hold these after 200 plus years of being lost or discarded is a feeling one can’t describe, but has to experience for one’s self. Once worn proudly by those who loved & adored our very 1st President is pretty much on every metal detectorist’s wish list. To be able to dig 11 of them is really a dream come true for me. I’m sure Todd’s 8 he dug holds a very special place in his relic collection as well!
Saving historical & military items from a bygone era and personal items from the founders of the birth of our nation..makes it all worthwhile. We have met some amazing detectorists along our adventures and use the best machines from the best company in the world. Thanks White’s for making dreams come true!
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