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    us
    Feb 2012
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    Once in a Lifetime Find!

    I went out digging on January 1, 2015 and made my best find ever, a Virginia Tongue in perfect condition! What a way to start the new year! I don't know if I will ever top this one, my hands were shaking sitting there holding it. You just never know what is coming out of the ground next, I sure wasn't expecting to ever find a Virginia Tongue but it happened. A memory that will last a lifetime. Thanks for looking and happy hunting.
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Mid Atlantic / East coast
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    That thing is remarkable!

  3. #3
    us
    Title? old fart

    Jun 2014
    mid western ARK
    XP Deus with 9"LF and 9" HF Coils and 600 Equinox with stock and 6" coils
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    really nice, should clean up really nice too. congrats on the great find
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    us
    Dec 2014
    Green Bay
    Whites V3i, AT Pro, Ace 250, Tesoro, Teknetics, Bounty Hunter
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    What is something like that worth if you were to sell it?

  5. #5
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    Anthony

    May 2013
    City of Rensselaer (upstate NY)
    Minelab Equinox 800-Explorer SE -Sovereign-GT- -Whites 6000 Di pro SL-Specturm XLT.
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    Nice one nice condition...

  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2012
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    I do not plan on selling it. I do not know a value yet but I will be asking around. Maybe someone here may know.

  7. #7
    Charter Member
    us
    Dec 2011
    Occupied Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
    Minelab 800 WHITE MXT & NEW VX3 a At Pro and a few others
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Wonderful find,,Banner in my mind
    Last edited by Doc Arey; Jan 08, 2015 at 11:11 AM. Reason: spelling

  8. #8
    ca
    Feb 2009
    Deus, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
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    Very nice indeed.

  9. #9
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    mikeraydj

    May 2014
    Montana
    Minelab E-Trac, Deteknix X-Pointer, Garrett Pro Pointer
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    Banner!

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    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Great find! I have seen a couple of those dug before but the keepers were broke off them. Yours is perfect. I am voting Banner!

  11. #11
    us
    Jan 2014
    Newton, NC
    XP Deus
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    Metal Detecting
    Amazing find, and as you said once in a lifetime. A hearty congratulations to you my friend. Hope to see your find at the top of the page.
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    us
    Oct 2013
    Topsham, Maine
    Teknetics T2 SE w/15' SEF Coil/ Minelab GPX 4500/2 Garrett Pro Pointers/3 Sets Killer B Headphones/ Koss Headphones/ Detekniy Wireless headphone Adapter
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    Banner banner banner! That is just one of the coolest designs as well
    "Life which is lived without zest and adventure-is not life at all."
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  13. #13
    us
    May 2011
    North Carolina
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    That truly is a find of a lifetime - congratulations!! A former member of my metal detecting club dug a varient of this same tongue at DIV in 2012. I might be wrong but I heard rumor that he was offered 5 figures for his and his was damaged. Here is a link to his blog with the story of his find. Detecting Saxapahaw: My find of a lifetime: Digging Virginia at "Diggin' in Virginia" I'm not claiming that yours is worth that or even the same tongue but this is without a doubt a banner find. Putting in my vote now.
    Last edited by screwynewy; Jan 08, 2015 at 03:28 PM.
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    Teknetics T2 SE w/ DST
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  14. #14
    us
    Sep 2009
    Central Va
    T2SE DFX XLT GPX
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    Relic Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by screwynewy View Post
    That truly is a find of a lifetime - congratulations!! A former member of my metal detecting club dug a varient of this same tongue at DIV in 2012. I might be wrong but I heard rumor that he was offered 6 figures for his and his was damaged. Here is a link to his blog with the story of his find. Detecting Saxapahaw: My find of a lifetime: Digging Virginia at "Diggin' in Virginia" I'm not claiming that yours is worth that or even the same tongue but this is without a doubt a banner find. Putting in my vote now.
    6 figures?id say not
    G Grandfather John Taliaferro Stevens.
    Enlisted May 1st, 1862 with Co.B/E 51st VA Infantry.
    Taken Prisoner at princeton WV May 16th 1862, found shot in the back May 17th 1862.
    G Uncle John J.L. Stevens.
    Enlisted Feb. 10th 1863 Co. B, 8th Va Calvary

  15. #15
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    Chris

    May 2011
    Western Mass.
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    The one everybody else missed.
    NOW...I can vote BANNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YOWZA...what a find.

    GOD Bless

    Chris
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