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  • $1 US 1856 Gold Dollar

    I was up with a few friends to what used to be a hot spot, but we have hit it now pretty good over the last few years, and the farmer now only deep discs, so finds are getting harder to get. This one spot has the ground disturbed from the tractor, so I decided to go over and run the Deus 2 over...
  • My smallest point and largest point in the same day -Epic too small a term

    I drove to one of my far away places yesterday, I was trying to get there between rain storms as the corn is just starting to come in. Place #1 was inaccessible as the creek was flooding. I was hoping the flooding would have subsided but it didn't. So...I went to Place #2 on the same farm...
  • Gold Coin at the Beach

    And I thought beaches were only good for sinkers and clad. Who would have thought? Anyway I went to beaches in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia in the last week. I visited six different spots. Most were pretty clean, unfortunately. I got no jewelry whatsoever. Once upon a time ago I had...
  • Beyond Epic Colonial Hammered Coin Cache!

    Or, perhaps call it a spill. How many coins does it take to make a cache anyway? A friend of mine has a nice colonial site which has been totally hammered for years and years and years. At the end of the year I got a HUGE iron signal on the XP Deus, and decided to go for it and dig it. Well...
  • Slow start to the year but golden results

    The ol' cat is getting old. I really skipped the summer season, haven't been feeling all that well. Soooo....a few weeks ago a few of us started going over some of our old honey holes. We went to some of best areas from last year. A couple we had hit so hard so didn't find much. Another was...
  • First Ever Washington Inaugural Button

    I went everywhere and dug everywhere over the weekend. First couple spots produced a wad of colonial items. I still have to get pics of those. The last spot of the day yesterday was an unknown in the woods. Besides getting a tick, the area is rich in history along a major river. I had fond...
  • I dug a Confederate buckle today!

    A buddy and I decided to hit a place we have hammered over the last year. We have found a lot of nice items in the place, including three Eagle Breastplates, two Union Cartridge box plates, and one US belt buckle, Several of these have been found in the last month. We have also found minies...
  • My First US GOLD COIN!

    Probably should have titled this, check out your finds right away, dummy. But I wander away from the point. I went to the beach...again...went over some of the old places I normally detect...again...I watch where the crowds go, where the "events" are held, etc. and then go behind them to see...
  • Ultra Rare Confederate Button just found - John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln Associations

    It's going to be hard to figure out where to start on this one. Keep reading, this is awesome. I was digging a park yesterday, watching the folks walk their dogs, and the kids playing on the swing sets and after about the 50th dig, with about 25 coins, including 2 wheaties and a buffalo I got...
  • Paid for the new detector on the first day!

    Excited enough I need a tranquilizer. I just got a new to me but used Tesoro Tejon. It was priced right so I said what the heck. I went to my new permission and figured out which end to blow on, har har har. Anyway, it's a Civil War 1864 site in Virginia. Switched loops, put the big loop...
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