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    us
    Jul 2017
    The Old North State
    Equinox 600 Tesoro Cutlass Bounty Hunter Tracker II
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    First Wheat

    I took a substitute teaching job yesterday which reminded me of why I retired from teaching. On the way home, I stopped by a municipal sports field where folks play soccer and lacrosse. I searched a small area (about 4' x 8') for a half hour waiting for a local micro-brewery to open. Apparently, the folks attending the games drink a lot of things in aluminum cans and bottles because I found the mother lode of tabs and can slaw.

    I got a nice hit around 25 (on EQ-600) and dug it to reveal a nice wheat penny. While it sure won't pay for the detector, it was a thrill to find. I suspect it will take me months to search that field well.
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    To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.
    Therefore, remember your creator in the days of your youth.

  2. #2
    us
    Jun 2012
    Michigan
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    Congratulations first of many I'm sure.

    How was the micro-brew? Beer and detecting a winning combination!
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    "Silver Train is coming' think I'm going to get on now, oh yeah" - Jagger/Richards

  3. #3
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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600, fisher gold bug pro.
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Congrats on your first wheat penny.

  4. #4
    us
    Jul 2017
    The Old North State
    Equinox 600 Tesoro Cutlass Bounty Hunter Tracker II
    192
    357 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    @PullTabPete ... the microbrew was, as usual, good. This afternoon's brewery is a little place in Apex, NC called BruePrint. I've become a fan of pale ales and they have a real nice one called Pale Brue Eyes (all the names include the word "Brue"). My wife enjoys their Scotch ale, EdinBrue.

    You are quite right, a cold one after a good detecting trip is a good idea.
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    To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.
    Therefore, remember your creator in the days of your youth.

  5. #5
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II, Quattro & X-terra 705; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
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    Congratualtions on the first Wheat cent, may your coil find many more!

  6. #6
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    us
    random chat thread member

    Jul 2017
    Palestine,Texas
    bounty hunter time ranger bounty hunter quick draw 2
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    coin roll hunting,shooting,Metal Detecting, swimming,
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    nice find what was the year

  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2018
    Sunny San Diego, California
    Bounty Hunter Elite 2200 (bought used), GP pinpointer
    38
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    Metal Detecting
    Congratulations and thanks for sharing! I recently scored my first wheat too - it's a wonderful thrill, isn't it?

  8. #8
    us
    Jul 2017
    The Old North State
    Equinox 600 Tesoro Cutlass Bounty Hunter Tracker II
    192
    357 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    @GoldBoy ... I haven't been able to read the date yet. Have it soaking and will go at it with an ultrasonic toothbrush to see if I can clean it up a bit.
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    To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.
    Therefore, remember your creator in the days of your youth.

  9. #9
    us
    May 2010
    Northern Ohio
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    Silver's next!

  10. #10
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    us
    DEPLORABLE

    Jul 2015
    Port Allegheny, Pennsylvania
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    Yep, where there is wheat,, you might find silver.
    Congratulations
    SOMETIMES I WISH I DIDN'T KNOW NOW ,,, WHAT I DIDN'T KNOW THEN,, Bob Seger

  11. #11
    Charter Member
    us
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs....Born in New Orleans
    EQUINOX 800
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    Metal Detecting
    Congratulations on your first wheat cent thatís a very important first. I look forward to hearing about your journey on this crazy addicting hobby.

    You think beers addicting? Lol
    Congratulations my friend
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    us
    Aug 2017
    Northern Virginia
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    I still remember my first wheatie....1936, it was my first find older than myself, really lite the fire!
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  13. #13
    us
    Jul 2017
    Northwest Arkansas
    Garrett AT Pro, Fisher F2
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    I love stories like this. Like hearing a young person try to explain to you what it's like to be in love.

    When you pull an old coin, that mix of history and treasure and potential takes you over, and it's a wonderful thing. Congrats to you mate!

 

 

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