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    us
    Nov 2011
    Charles Town, WV
    Fisher F75 with 11" DD coil, Garrett Ace 250 with 9x12 coil, Garrett Pro-Pinpointer
    2,033
    1328 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)

    2012 Wrap up! My first full year detecting!

    I started metal detecting late last July of 2011 with the Ace 250. I quickly became hooked to this hobby and purchased an F75 7 months later. 2012 was my first FULL year metal detecting and I consider it an outstanding year with lots of firsts including my first silver coin(1897 barber dime) and my OLDEST coin to date, 1708. I wanted to find a large cent and ended up finding more than 5, wanted to find a seated coin and I found 3 and most of all, I wanted to find a confederate piece of history. I found a bunch of confederate bullets and to top it all off and what I consider my best find, a confederate Virginia state button. I basically hunted between 2 sites, with 1 of those sites being a free for all(go wherever) and another one with limited areas of the farm you can detect. So with that being said, I feel I made out pretty good. So here are the totals and what I consider my best finds.

    Silver; 10 silver coins, 1 Sterling silver cross, 11 silver in all:

    1896
    Barber Quarter
    1957 Roosie
    1897 Barber Dime
    1840 Seated Dime
    1857 Seated Half Dime
    1853 Seated Half Dime
    1781 Spanish Half Real
    1774 Half of a Spanish 2 Reales
    1722 Quarter cut Spanish 2 Reales
    1708 2 Mariengroschen Georg Ludwig silver German coin

    Large cents; Indian Head cents and other noteworthy coins:

    1797 Draped Bust large cent
    1803 Draped Bust large cent
    1817 Matron Head large cent
    1818 Matron Head large cent
    1837 Type 2 Matron Head large cent
    1845 Braided Hair large cent
    I found 15 Indian Head cents, 1863 Fatty being the oldest and 1905 being the youngest.
    Found over 20 wheat pennies 1912 being the oldest.
    1897 "V" Nickel
    1749 King George II Half Penny
    17?? New Jersey State Copper
    1861-1865 "Our Country" Civil War Token

    My top finds:

    Civil War Officers Saber Sword Blade
    3 Eagle "I" coat buttons(with gold gilt) in one hole
    Full spencer bullet with cartridge intact
    Confederate coat sized Virginia State button
    Over 250 civil war bullets
    Plus a variety of flat buttons, over 50 were found.

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    Last edited by matt092079; Feb 07, 2013 at 07:21 PM.
    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

  2. #2
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    us
    TerrysKnifeStore.com

    May 2010
    White Plains, New York
    Minelab GPZ 7000; Equinox 600 -- Teknetics EuroTek PRO -- Grave Digger Tools Nemesis shovel, Sidekick hand digger -- Bunk's Hermit Pick
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    Well, in your first full year, you dug targets that I have not dug in over 30-years. Congratulations, and I bow to you sir!

  3. #3

    Jan 2007
    Northern Middle Tennessee
    Fisher 1266-X, F75 X 2
    5,580
    2869 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    I know you have probably worn out 3 pairs of boots in 2012 to dig those relics Matt but you have a collection that rivals someone who has been hunting for many years. You are in a great spot with relics & old coins still available to dig and use a F75-that's a dangerous combination. Very impressive!! HH, Quindy.
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  4. #4
    us
    Nov 2011
    Charles Town, WV
    Fisher F75 with 11" DD coil, Garrett Ace 250 with 9x12 coil, Garrett Pro-Pinpointer
    2,033
    1328 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Thanks, Quindy. With a couple new sites lined up, hopefully 2013 will be even better! Best of luck to you and thanks for looking!
    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

  5. #5
    us
    Nov 2011
    Charles Town, WV
    Fisher F75 with 11" DD coil, Garrett Ace 250 with 9x12 coil, Garrett Pro-Pinpointer
    2,033
    1328 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Quote Originally Posted by VOL1266-X View Post
    I know you have probably worn out 3 pairs of boots in 2012 to dig those relics Matt but you have a collection that rivals someone who has been hunting for many years. You are in a great spot with relics & old coins still available to dig and use a F75-that's a dangerous combination. Very impressive!! HH, Quindy.
    By the way, my boots had MASSIVE holes on the bottoms. I finally bought a new pair about a month ago. lol
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    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

  6. #6
    us
    Nov 2012
    New Orleans
    Teknetics alpha 2000 ,garret pro pointer
    3,359
    1152 times
    Metal Detecting
    Cool
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  7. #7
    us
    Dec 2011
    Winchester, VA.
    Garrett AT Pro, 8.5"x11" DD coil, Super Sniper coil, Garrett Ace 250, 10" x 14" DD EXcelerator coil, Pro Pinpointer
    1,045
    563 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    WOW!!! A huge congrats, that CW token is sweet, i knew you dug that but never really got a good look at it. I guess you won the silver total for the year. Awesome job and congrats again on all your finds, hope we do even better for 2013!!!!!!!!
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    If it sounds good, Dig It

  8. #8

    Feb 2007
    Arlington Heights, IL
    Whites V3 and XLT
    3,987
    845 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Honorable Mentions (3)
    WOW!!! You had one heck of a year Matt. . . (BTW, I'll bet that '57 Rosie really spoiled your day LOL)
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  9. #9
    us
    Nov 2011
    Charles Town, WV
    Fisher F75 with 11" DD coil, Garrett Ace 250 with 9x12 coil, Garrett Pro-Pinpointer
    2,033
    1328 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Quote Originally Posted by watercolor View Post
    WOW!!! You had one heck of a year Matt. . . (BTW, I'll bet that '57 Rosie really spoiled your day LOL)
    Oh for sure. lol
    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

  10. #10
    us
    Nov 2011
    Charles Town, WV
    Fisher F75 with 11" DD coil, Garrett Ace 250 with 9x12 coil, Garrett Pro-Pinpointer
    2,033
    1328 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Quote Originally Posted by flyinryan2 View Post
    WOW!!! A huge congrats, that CW token is sweet, i knew you dug that but never really got a good look at it. I guess you won the silver total for the year. Awesome job and congrats again on all your finds, hope we do even better for 2013!!!!!!!!
    Looking forward to 2013 man. We got lucky with the Browns property for sure in 2012.
    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

  11. #11
    Charter Member
    us
    Jan 2009
    South East Tennessee on Ga, Ala line
    Tesoro Conquistador freq shift Fisher F75 Garrett AT-Pro Garet carrot Neodymium magnets 5' Probe
    17,174
    8408 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    I have enjoyed seeing these hunts. You hunt the things I dream of. I love the Cw and you have saved a lot of history. Hope this new year brings you many more.
    HH
    TnMtns
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  12. #12
    us
    Jan 2008
    NorthWest Ohio
    Minelab E-Trac, Equinox 600, and Tesorso compadre
    4,948
    2312 times
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    Honorable Mentions (1)
    beautiful displays! lots of killer relics, love those cut silvers!
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  13. #13

    Jul 2012
    eTrac, Excalibur II, ctx3030
    761
    421 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Wow you found a bit of everything, congrats on all the sweet coins and relics.
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  14. #14
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fisher F75, Garrett AT Gold, XP Deus, Fisher 1270
    7,199
    7468 times
    Banner Finds (3)
    That is a killer year for a seasoned veteran let alone someone's first year! Great mix of Civil War and colonial finds. You are in a great area and you have the passion to make it happen
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  15. #15
    us
    Nov 2011
    Charles Town, WV
    Fisher F75 with 11" DD coil, Garrett Ace 250 with 9x12 coil, Garrett Pro-Pinpointer
    2,033
    1328 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA View Post
    That is a killer year for a seasoned veteran let alone someone's first year! Great mix of Civil War and colonial finds. You are in a great area and you have the passion to make it happen
    Thank you! I had to pinch myself a few times. That's exactly what I thought...beginners aren't supposed to find this stuff, only long time detectors! lol
    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

 

 
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