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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2007
    Charlottesville, Virginia
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    Poor Host

    Well, I blew it. After returning from the beach, I tried to take my father in law to some metal detecting spots here in Birmingham that had produced for me in the past. We went to two old spots and one new spots with minimal results. I really had hoped that he would get ahold of some old coins, but no silver showed its face. He did come up with a difficult to find 5 mil tax token, but not even a wheat penny made it into our bags other than that.

    They left for Virginia on Saturday, and by chance, I had Sunday off while the first lady was working. I went out to a tiny site (1/8 acre) that has produced silver in the past, but that I thought I had picked clean to see if I could find an on edge coin or one masked by junk. I didn't expect to find squat though.

    It turns out, I should have taken my guest to this beaten up site instead of the others.


    I found 4 wheats, a 1 mil tax token, a 1924 D mercury dime, a 1907 O Barber quarter, a 5 inch deep Chinese? coin, and an old fountain pen.
    Who would have known all that was still there?
    It did require digging iron signals to find coins hidden underneath and listening for faint deep signals which my DFX handles very well, but still, I wish some of these keepers had ended up in his pouch instead. Oh well, there is always next time!
    Thanks for reading
    V

  2. #2
    us
    May 2007
    Trinidad, Colorado
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    Re: Poor Host

    Sometimes I think we all try to hard to fill our purses. Sure would be nice but just the comraderie means a lot too. I basically hunt by myself all the time. There are not that many other MD'ing people here locally. We get a lot of traffic passing through however.

    May your next find be silver!
    GRB

  3. #3
    us
    Apr 2006
    Portland, OR
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    Re: Poor Host

    Cool finds!

    I wish more of those "O" mints would make it over this way!

    In any case, I thought you would be interested to know that your chinese cash coin is from the Chien-Lung period, circa 1736 to 1796.

  4. #4
    us
    CS IS NEXT

    Nov 2005
    PA-MD
    Garrett Infinium LS,White's MXT's and Surf II Lot's-O-Coil's
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    Relic Hunting
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    Re: Poor Host

    Nice find's by your friend At least you tried....

  5. #5

    Mar 2003
    Eastern North Carolina
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    Re: Poor Host

    terrific finds wtg
    hh
    dave+bobbie
    dave-enc

  6. #6

    May 2008
    1

    Re: Poor Host

    V,
    What a great find. I had as much fun MD-ing with you as finding a small treasure. Thanks for the week we had a great time.
    mark

  7. #7
    us
    Dec 2007
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    White's DFX, White's Prism II, Tesoro Sand Shark
    213
    7 times

    Re: Poor Host

    We had a great time too. I'll looking forward to taking you to my secret spots in Tennessee next time. They are always good for some memorable finds.
    V

  8. #8
    us
    May 2008
    lakelinden mi
    MXTdeepscan 8by14dd, bulls eye 2, 5900diprosl Maxima1500, Master Hunter cx plus Treasure Hound, surf
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    Re: Poor Host

    nice finds
    I hate to discriminate but some times you have too!

  9. #9
    us
    May 2007
    Trinidad, Colorado
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    Re: Poor Host

    Hey!
    I came back to say that pen is awesome!
    I love writing with those old ink pens! I wonder, do they still make them?

    GRB

  10. #10
    Charter Member
    us
    Your Only One Swing Away From An Amazing Discovery

    Dec 2006
    Florida
    Library
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    Re: Poor Host


    Nice digs amazing what you find if you listen closely
    Your Discovery Has History Count On It
    Enjoy the dig, treasure the time

  11. #11

    Apr 2008
    franklin, indiana
    whites mxt
    85

    Re: Poor Host

    very nice looking coins! congrats,bigrig

  12. #12
    us
    May 2008
    Virginia
    Tesoro
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    Re: Poor Host

    Awesome man, simply awesome. That merc is beautiful, and thats a great barber!
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    [size=12pt]Proud to be Straight Edge[/SIZE]

  13. #13
    us
    Dec 2007
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    White's DFX, White's Prism II, Tesoro Sand Shark
    213
    7 times

    Re: Poor Host

    Yes, you can still get pens like that. This one Is pretty old I think, maybe 1950s, but modern ones are called fountain pens I believe.
    Thanks for the replies,
    V

 

 

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