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  1. #1
    Jul 2008
    Minelab Sov- AT PRO - AT Max - Equinox 600
    730 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Coincidence ? I think not!

    I've been working a lot so these are from last Wednesday! That morning I had to meet my brother at the courthouse to finalize my mothers probate and thus close the final chapter on a life well lived.
    Afterwards I was bummed so of course I went metal detecting.
    A couple of months ago I had found and returned a wedding band to the son of a couple who had worked with my wife before retiring. Now the husband works at an old recreation area that used to allow swimming to members of the mill community. Swimming is now allowed to only select groups but I used to swim there as a kid and people have been swimming there since at least as early as the 1940's. So he asked me if I would be interested in detecting there and of course I took him up on the offer.
    After finding a couple of quarters while out in the water with my AT pro I received a faint signal in the 90's. I scooped out several scoops and found that I was digging out a hard clay. The next scoop produced a beautiful shiny dime and turning it over I saw that it was a Mercury dime, my first. I also found a lot of coins and 2 silver rings. While looking over my finds that night I saw that I had a war nickel and that the dime was 1941, the year Mom was born. I handed the dime to my wife, she looked at it and said today of all days.
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  2. #2
    Jul 2012
    Garrett ACE 350, Bounty Hunter, Garrett Pin Pointer
    226 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    That is a meaningful Hunt, thanks for sharing.

  3. #3
    kcm is offline
    Feb 2016
    NW Minnesota
    Tesoro Silver uMax
    7093 times
    Glad your day had a happy ending. Killer hunt!
    "...I've got silver in the stars and gold in the morning sun" - Don Williams

  4. #4

    Dec 2015
    Maryland's eastern shore
    whites MXTPro whites MXSport
    13036 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Congrats on your finds and thanks for sharing your story
    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

  5. #5
    Sep 2015
    In MI woods
    AT PRO
    1507 times
    Metal Detecting
    My condolences on your loss. Definitely not coincidence. Good hunt, good finds and a chance to clear your mind.

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    Bear cub whisperer

    Jun 2015
    NW CT
    Equinox800 / AT Pro / AT Gold / Makro Racer Vibra-probe / TRX pp
    1774 times
    MD & NA artifacts, pull-tab recovery
    Sorry for the loss of your Mom. I agree with you that finding that '41 dime was NO coincidence. Right after my Dad dies three years ago, there were several occurences that were so freaky they couldn't have been anything other signs from Dad.

  7. #7
    Fred Stedtler

    Oct 2013
    Garrett AT Pro -XP Deus-
    289 times
    Metal Detecting
    Sorry for the loss of your mom, it's amazing how going out swinging the coil can clear your mind and make everything better! Your mom was there with you ,I'm sure of that.
    nice finds!

  8. #8
    Silver Coin Fiend

    Apr 2014
    XP Deus V3.2 9" & 11" Coils, AT Pro, ProPointer AT, Lesche 55, 75 & 80LT
    16765 times
    Digging In Strangers Front Yards
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    My condolences to you and your family.

    Nice story, and nice finds.

    Best of luck sir!

  9. #9
    Coin licker

    Jun 2013
    New Jersey
    Minelab Excalibur II XP Deus Garrett pro pointer XP Deus MI-6 pinpointer
    11092 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Sorry for your loss, thanks for sharing your hunt with us.
    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

  10. #10
    Charter Member
    Oct 2014
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Simplex; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i
    34587 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Congratualtions on the hunt!

  11. #11
    Sorry Honey, I canít. Iíve got plans with my metal detector.

    Nov 2013
    Mountain Maryland
    Garrett AT Pro, AT Max
    15341 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (3)
    Yea, what they said....



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