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Thread: Insane coincidences of metal detecting

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  1. #1
    us
    Jan 2013
    DFW area, TX
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    Insane coincidences of metal detecting

    Here are three, two of mine and one I heard about...

    --House hunting, I found an aluminum10-cent Palmolive Peet soap company token that I date to 1927 (Palmolive merged with Peet in 1926 and then Palmolive Peet merged with Colgate in 1928). Several weeks later I found another one of the exact same token (Chicago variety) in another yard across town...both places owned by the same man.

    --The first class ring I ever found was in California, and I was able to return it to the owner, Antoinette Moreno. Today, in Texas, I found my third class ring (the second one was un-returnable, no name on it) and have already located the owner...Michael Moreno.

    --I was working a beach in California some years ago and met a guy who was detecting in the water with an Excalibur. He mentioned that he had recently found a Tag Heuer watch in the surf. I met up with him a couple of years later and he told me that a year after finding the watch, he was working the beach again, and someone came up to him and was telling a story of have lost a Tag Heuer watch the year before...telling this to the very guy who had found it.

    Crazy!

  2. #2
    us
    Jan 2017
    Auburn, WA
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    Couple questions:

    1 - Were the two Morenos related at all?

    and 2 - Did your friend tell the guy he found the watch and was he able to give it back?


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  3. #3
    us
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    if you look at coincidence, you realize that it is just a mathematical equation based on probability HOWEVER, some believe this is a programmed reality and that coincidence, is a programming error. Anyway you look at it, it is wild.

  4. #4
    us
    Jan 2013
    DFW area, TX
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    1--I'll find out when I make contact but the odds are vanishingly small. Now that I think of it, the two Morenos might be about the same age now since the first one happened over 20 years ago but was a fresh drop at the time, and yesterday's ring is Class of '95.

    2--Yes, I believe he did.
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  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2006
    Jefferson, Ga
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    In figuring odds and coincidences there are THREE types of people.
    Those that can count and those that can't.
    Marvin
    The Wife says that I'm lazy.
    I
    tell her that I'm conserving energy.
    Beep, Beep.

  6. #6
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    us
    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
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    Too funny GA Boy!
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    Jun 2012
    MA
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    Now if you could just get that to work in your favor playing the lottery.

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  8. #8
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    May 2011
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    A few years ago in an old park I dug up a large coin and I was beyond thrilled.
    A 1922 Peace dollar, it was a weird color and all scarred up but I didn't care.
    When I flipped it over I saw the same image and the word COPY.
    WTH!!!
    A two headed Two Face coin sold as a souvenir after the Dark Knight Batman movie came out.

    What a let down, a cool find in itself and I have never read another post since about any other hunter finding one but still a heartbreaker.

    A few years later after moving to another state I went after a big strange signal in the dirt and found another Peace dollar but this one was real...and the same year.
    My heart was finally healed.

    I might not ever find another silver dollar in my life but at least this one comes with a great story, and coincidence, attached.
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    Last edited by digger27; Sep 02, 2017 at 06:50 AM.
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  9. #9
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    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
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    Twenty five years ago I was fishing off the pier in Seal Beach, CA and dropped my silver dollar over the side by accident. I knew I shouldn't be flipping it in my hand and got careless and over the side of the pier it went. Needless to say I was heartbroken as the coin was a gift from my Dad.
    Fast forward twenty some years later and I was working in my uncle's fish market and while cutting open a fish I struck something hard! It was my thumb! I cut it off!
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  10. #10
    us
    Oct 2015
    Greensboro NC
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyGold View Post
    Twenty five years ago I was fishing off the pier in Seal Beach, CA and dropped my silver dollar over the side by accident. I knew I shouldn't be flipping it in my hand and got careless and over the side of the pier it went. Needless to say I was heartbroken as the coin was a gift from my Dad.
    Fast forward twenty some years later and I was working in my uncle's fish market and while cutting open a fish I struck something hard! It was my thumb! I cut it off!
    That sucks...i guess you can never be movie critic. You need two thumbs for that.
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    A yard a day keeps the blues away!

  11. #11
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    Aug 2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by digger27 View Post
    A few years ago in an old park I dug up a large coin and I was beyond thrilled.
    A 1922 Peace dollar, it was a weird color and all scarred up but I didn't care.
    When I flipped it over I saw the same image and the word COPY.
    WTH!!!
    A two headed Two Face coin sold as a souvenir after the Dark Knight Batman movie came out.

    What a let down, a cool find in itself and I have never read another post since about any other hunter finding one but still a heartbreaker.

    A few years later after moving to another state I went after a big strange signal in the dirt and found another Peace dollar but this one was real...and the same year.
    My heart was finally healed.

    I might not ever find another silver dollar in my life but at least this one comes with a great story, and coincidence, attached.
    You wouldn't happen to have a variety channel would you ? Anyway, that copy coin is from a character from Batman called two face. But I think you knew that already.

  12. #12
    us
    Dec 2012
    Twin Tiers NY
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    About 35 years ago me and a friend were detecting a circa 1880's local park, we were young guys and not a lot of experience. We would detect until our batteries went dead then pool all our change together and buy more batteries LOL!
    I believe I was using an old Whites unit and digging with a heavy duty butter knife that I picked up somewhere along the way. The knife was stamped Royal US so for some reason I thought it was something from the Government like the Army or Navy.
    It was getting dark and I had a target I could not find so I gave up.
    When I got home I realized I had lost my digging knife. I ended up getting a new digger and it was forgotten.
    Fast forward a couple years ago and I am detecting the same park. Get a banging signal and you can guess what I found MY OLD DIGGING KNIFE! Stamped Royal US!
    The coolest thing is that it brought back a lot of memories, my digging partner had just passed away a year or so before this and it made me smile thinking that somehow he was watching all this and laughing his ass off!
    I still have this old butter knife and really cherish the memories that it holds.

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    Tales from the dark side....interesting!
    Life is a beach at least till the tide comes in and the Bud is all gone!

 

 

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