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  1. #1
    Aug 2011
    Riverside CA
    Current: Teknetics Patriot, Fisher Gold Bug (original), GP Pinpointer (Garrett Clone) Lesche. Owned: Omega 8000, Minelab X-Terra 505, Fisher F2, Tesoro Vaquero, & Compadre, Whites GMZ, Fisher New Gol
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    Survey: Where did you find your oldest coin?

    Hi Everybody!
    Just wanted to see where everybody found there oldest coin. Please state what year/coin was your oldest, as well as list country, state, city and location. Not exact location, ie. park, homestead, battleground, farm, etc... Hope to get a good cross-section, so thank you so much for your participitation! Scott
    "We all have the right to find people's lost items and claim them as our own"
    Peggy Hill

  2. #2
    Jan 2013
    Full Time In An RV
    Garrett GTI 1500
    380 times
    Metal Detecting
    I'm sorry, it was too long ago to remember. Probably in the sixties.
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  3. #3
    Northern California

    Aug 2007
    Southern California
    XLT, GMT, 6000D Coinmaster
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    Howdy AS,
    My oldest find was an 1800's V nickel, it is packed away so I can't get at the exact date. It was found outside of Auburn California and I was hiking out of an old mining works and noticed this slug from an electric box laying in the trail. Typical of me I picked it up and then saw it was a V nickel. Good luck with the survey...............63bkpkr
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    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

  4. #4
    Wheres The Gold

    Feb 2010
    Vancouver WA
    Chug)Whites Classic 5 ID, (Red Whites Coin master Pro) Chug and Reds New Additions Give It Up>> Garrett's AT Pro Buttercup>> Garrett's Ace 250 Show Me the Money>> Garrets Ace 400
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    Vancouver washington School Yard Very Near our Home!!!! V nickle Dont remember the Date Will Get back to you HH Chug

    Here it is But wait I think Im Missing One HH Chug

    I found a V nickle
    Last edited by Chug And Red; Feb 01, 2013 at 08:53 PM.
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  5. #5
    Son of Eagles

    Mar 2010
    Minelab SE PRO, Garrett AT Pro, Teknetics Delta 4000, Ace 250, BH Tracker IV
    446 times
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    Honorable Mentions (1)
    1885 "V" nickel in Minneapolis
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  6. #6

    Mar 2007
    Salinas, CA
    Explorer II, Compass 77b, Tesoro shadow X2
    8569 times
    Banner Finds (4)
    1750's spanish reale in CA.
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  7. #7
    Nov 2007
    Deland Florida
    Ace250 Pro-Kellyco
    23 times
    1817 Large Copper Cent, Franklin Ma, right in my back yard about 4 inches deep.
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    michael harrington

  8. #8
    novice detector

    Dec 2012
    central illinois
    bounty hunter
    10 times
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    1847 large cent in Pekin, illinois. Thats tazewell county.
    found it in my side yard, i live about 250 yards from the river by an old train station that now i believe is a sanitation company or water company something of the sort.
    decent condition, hole drilled in the top.
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  9. #9

    Jan 2013
    5 times
    Mine was a 1911 barber dime. It was in my back yard in montrose michigan... 2 days after i got my ace 250! The wife is mad lol... Still gotta learn to dig em up rite lol!!! Just started mding in September of 2012!!!! I'm a noob lol
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  10. #10
    Jul 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    Garrett 250
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    Research/Limited field work
    2 roman bronze coins in a coin shop a block from the British Museum, handfuls of reals on Texas beach when a kid(actually cousin found) I just carried, then buried and lost half a bucket of another load(I was only 10) so I guess these don't count. Real find was 1870 french coin, near Horsehead Crossing in Texas.
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  11. #11
    Dec 2012
    King and Queen County Virginia
    104 times
    Relic Hunting
    I773 King George copper found James City County Virginia.
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  12. #12
    Charter Member
    Jul 2006
    XP Deus Minelab CTX 3030 Big box Whites TDI
    548 times
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    168? Charles II Half Penny. SE Pennsylvania at a Tavern site.

    Farm fields take me to the 17th century again. 168? Charles II Half Penny
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  13. #13
    ebay "ulster-relic"

    Dec 2012
    port ewen ny
    5638 times
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    1734 4over3 george II half penny port ewen ny 2in down site of new town hall 12/19/12
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  14. #14
    Apr 2011
    Currently using: T2 SE and the Garret Carrot lol Have used: Garret Ace 250, Garret AT Pro, Garret Pro Pointer
    332 times
    Relic Hunting
    Oldest coin I found was an 1864 and 65 2 cent pieces at an old locks and damm site, found it randomly not expecting anything from the 1800s I guess an old home use to sit there.

  15. #15

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
    2728 times
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    Banner Finds (1)
    1770 real Caif
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon

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