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  1. #1
    Aug 2005
    E-Trac, Explorer II, Excalibur
    39 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    What is your top 10 "find wish list"?

    What are the top 10 things you would like to find with your metal detector, and which items would be on the list, but you've already found them?

    Here is a list of 10 items I really want to find, followed by several that would have made the list but I already found them

    In no particular order:

    1. Large cent
    2. 3 cent piece
    3. 2 cent piece
    4. A seated silver coin
    5. Standing Liberty Quarter
    6. Spanish silver reale
    7. Silver dollar
    8. Civil War buckle
    9. Civil War button
    10. Class ring that I can return to the original owner

    Found - Gold Coin (found one - 1886 $10)
    Found - Gold ring (found several)
    Found - Diamond ring (found one)
    Found - Platinum ring (found one)

  2. #2

    Mar 2005
    Minelab Explorer SE/Garrett GTI 2500/ Ace 250
    33 times

    Re: What is your top 10 "find wish list"?

    1- Capped Bust coin of any type
    2-Barber Half
    3-Morgan Dollar
    4-Peace Dollar
    5-Seated Half
    6-Seated Quarter
    7-Flying Eagle Cent
    8-Two Cent Piece
    9-Three Cent Piece
    10-Half Cent of any type
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

  3. #3

    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County
    MINELAB EXPLORER SE PRO ....... Garrett Pro Pointer…… Sovereign XS-2 Pro ....... Deteknix Xpointer Diver.... Fisher F19
    24086 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: What is your top 10 "find wish list"?

    1 - 20 Cent piece
    2 - 18th century U.S. $20.00 Gold
    3 - Cache worth $100,000,000.00

    That's All

  4. #4

    Jul 2006
    Primary detector is a Garrett AT Pro Also have a Garrett Ace 250
    17 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: What is your top 10 "find wish list"?

    1. Confedrate button of any kind.
    2. Gold Coin (especially Charlotte Mint)
    3. Any 1700's coin
    4. Seated Half
    5. Seated Quarter
    6. Capped Bust of any kind
    7. Diamond ring
    8. Gold Ring of any kind
    9. Something cool that I could return to owner
    10. Any find cool enough to make The Banner


  5. #5
    Jul 2005
    Close enough to the beach
    **Tesoro Tiger Shark** Tesoro Silver Umax** Minelab Sov Gt w/WOT coil** Whites 6000Di Pro SL**
    350 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: What is your top 10 "find wish list"?

    1. Mercury dime-- You'd think after hunting for almost 9 years, I would've found 1 of these by now.

    2. Barber dime-- Maybe 1 day
    3. Silver Washington Quarter-- See Mercury Dime
    4. Half Dollar (any type)-- See Barber Dime
    5. Silver Dollar-- not holding my breath
    6. V nickel-- doubtful
    7. Standing Liberty Quarter-- maybe I'll find it in the same hole as the V nickel
    8. Barber Quarter-- see barber dime
    9. 1909s V D B-- I'll probably find it my pocket change
    10. Platinum ring-- I haven't found any gold rings this year, so maybe I'll just jump straight to Platinum.

    Found 2 war nickels
    Found Indian head penny
    Found buffalo nickel
    Found 2 class rings (returned)
    Found wedding band (returned)
    Time is nothing, timing is everything.

  6. #6

    Nov 2006
    Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Whites DFX w/ Sunray DX-1 probe and Minelab Excalibur 1000, Whites TRX Pinpointer
    221 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: What is your top 10 "find wish list"?

    Well this list changes on a daily basis for me but here it is in no particular order:

    1. Trade Dollar
    2. Spanish Silver Reale
    3. CW Token
    4. US Flying Eagle Cent
    5. US Twenty Cent Piece
    6. US Silver Dollar (I'm more specific with US since I have found a Chinese Silver Dollar.)
    7. Any Seated or Busted Coin
    8. Trime
    9. Any coin with a CC mint mark.
    10a Gold coin
    10b. Love Token
    10c. SLQ

    I'm sure I could easily do a second list of ten but I will leave this for now.

    Items that were on my list and I've found: Merc, Barber Dime & Quarter, Silver Rosie and Washington, Gold Ring, War Time Nickel, Buffalo Nickel, Walking Liberty Half, Silver Kennedy Half, Three ring bullet, Indian Head Cent, Large Cent, 2 Cent piece, complete skeleton key.

    Items that were not on my list but I found then added them to my list then crossed it off: Hard Times Token, Chinese Silver Dollar, Gold pocket watch, Lead ingot, clay marble, clay smoking pipe (okay the last two were surface finds but I was metal detecting at the time.)

    I know I missing a ton of stuff but these are what come to mind.


  7. #7
    Oct 2007
    Minelab CTX 3030, XP Deus, Minelab Explorer II
    81 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: What is your top 10 "find wish list"?

    1. Any clearly identifiable Revolutionary War relic
    2. Draped Bust or Older coin

  8. #8
    Jul 2008
    Virginia Beach
    Excal 2 and E Trac
    2 times
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: What is your top 10 "find wish list"?

    I am primarily a beach hunter, so most of my dream finds are jewelry related. Do want some relics and coins sometime soon tho.

    Would like to find:
    1+ carat emerald
    1+ carat ruby
    1+ carat diamond
    Large Figaro style Gold Necklace
    24 karat piece of gold jewelry
    class ring
    Gold Coin
    Silver Dollar
    Pre America Coins

    Have found:
    1+ carat sapphire
    Enough to pay for my detectors!
    It is amazing what men will do for an extra inch.

  9. #9

    May 2007
    New England
    Minelab Explorer XS
    2 times

    Re: What is your top 10 "find wish list"?

    1. Gold coin
    2. Spanish silver
    3. Large cent
    4. gun
    5. cache of any kind

    I'll stick with 5, I'm not greedy.

  10. #10
    Sep 2008

    Re: What is your top 10 "find wish list"?

    1. Ten 30 lb. bars of gold;
    2. A factory new box of 1873 manufactured Colt Single Action Army revolvers wrapped in grease;
    3. A factory new box of 1873 manufactured 1873 Winchester rifles wrapped in grease;
    4. A jar full of $20.00 Gold Eagles;
    5. A gold wedding ring with a human skeleton still in it;
    6. A human skull with a bullet in it;
    7. A nice pair of North and Judd brass spurs, on the boots, with a human skeleton still in them;
    8. A human skeleton full of trade points;
    9. A big bison skull with a trade point in it;
    10. A full set of conquistador’s armor with the conquistador’s skeleton still in it.

    I’ve never found anything with a metal detector. But I found a lady’s gold watch on the beach at Waikiki, trade points and conical bullets at the Natural Fort north of Fort Collins, .50 cal. Rimfire cases on the Oregon Trail in WY., arrowheads, spear points, Bison skulls, and Bison horn sheaths in CO and WY.

  11. #11
    Nov 2007
    Fort Polk LA
    Bounty Hunter Land Star, White's DFX, Bullseye 2
    6 times

    Re: What is your top 10 "find wish list"?

    1: Any Pre- 1960-s cache.
    2: Gold coin (Any)
    3: Gold ring (Diamonds a plus)
    4: Silver ring
    5: Any silver dollar or half.
    6: Any coin from the 18th century. (Broke the 19th about a month ago :P)
    7: Any Barber Quarter or half.
    8: Civil War era belt plate.
    9: (With perhaps a trip to Europe) Any coin 1000+ years old. ( I hate you Europeans. )
    10: Whichever nickel or penny predates the "V" nickel or "Indian" cent.

    Found: Wheat cents: 20ish?, Buffalo nickels: 4, War nickels: 2, Silver quarters: 1 (My first silver, 1957 D), Silver dimes: 2, A Merc and a Barber ( Found the Barber before the Merc ) Indian Cent: 1 "V" nickels, 3 ( My first 19th Century was about a month ago, an 1897 V nickel)

    Favorite finds? A 1900's era Yale/Towne railroad lock (At a ghost town here in Louisiana), and a WW2 Era dogtag found on the same property I found my first V nickel and silver on. (Also, a Ford Model T key)

    Moral of this story? Little if any of these finds had to do with either the detector or the detectorist. RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH! (Thank God for Sanborn maps) I started detecting November of 2007.

    Gold related: Only things I've found with any tenuous relation to gold was a child's gold plated ring and a gold plated medallion with the state seal of Louisiana on it (Which I inadvertently electrolisized the gold off of)
    Dig.......and run. :P



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