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  1. Jackpot!

    went looking for new permissions today but i suppose it was fortunate there was no one home at any of the places i checked . in hopes of salvaging a day of beautiful weather i stopped at a site which has produced some of my best finds. This is one of my "plan B" sites , I've probably detected it...
  2. i had to kneel down to get stood up

    Got permission for a farm that has been occupied since the 1790's. Unfortunately it was detected once before about 10 yrs ago. But that didn't scare me away. The front yard was quite , i had to pass my coil over my shovel just to make sure it was working. Then all of a sudden... My First...
  3. Yankee copper

    In 1762 deplorable invaders from the north(east) claimed my area as there own . These "Yankees" from Connecticut jumped over New York and set up shop in northeastern PA. What followed were many horrible acts now remembered as "The Yankee - Pennamite War". With this history i always figured my...
  4. BEER!

    so i found where my grandfather stored his beer today. this is just a small mix of the different varieties. All are unopened( but some are empty, yet no puncture holes) . Not all in the best of shape. i was gonna just unload them on craigslist but wanted to get an idea of what to charge. thanks...
  5. Liberty head button ?

    Found a celler hole in the middle of nowhere. After some research i know the land was purchased in 1817 and by 1850 the land owner was dead. The earliest maps i can find are from 1864 and it shows no house or road coming anywhere near the site. Pretty sure after the owner died his brother( who...
  6. Wilkes-Barre Police button

    Found this in my backyard in wilkes-barre says Waterbury Button Co. Waterbury Conn. on the back.
  7. Old Police uniform button

    Still not able to get out to the places i really want to detect but as it turned out the best place was my backyard. It says Waterbury Button Co. Waterbury Conn. on the back . Wilkes Barre(pennsylvania) Police with the cities emblem Beehive in the middle.
  8. 2014 in review

    2014 was the first full year of detecting for me . Nothing record setting but a good start to a great hobby. the totals... silver coins: 19 (oldest 1852 seated dime) wheaties : 123 ( nothing rare) indian head cents : 19 (the best 1864"L" and 1872 ) buffalo nickels : 8 (3 no dates) V nickels 3 (1...
  9. Used DFX

    I found a used DFX E- Series , the lady wants $400 for it. According to White's it was made in 2003 . She says her husband bought it used and he was the second owner . He didn't use it all that much and it has sat for the past year. I ask all of you because i'm not totally convinced , is $400...
  10. Need help identifying 2 Large Cents

    The dates or worn down. the first is a matron head 1816 -1835 I believe i can make out 183? but not sure. the second i believe is a coronet head from 1835 - 1839 If my assumptions are right any idea on variety and date?
  11. Any truth to the story?

    The man who owned the property before my parents said when he was younger,back in the 1920's, he would get silver dollars from his grandfather , then bury them. by the time he was older he no longer remembered where he buried them.Not sure if there was only one burial place or more. So i was...
  12. Any truth to the story?

    double post , delete me
  13. todays finds

    first indian head for me , then 3 feet away my second.All found on 1870's farm.
  14. So i finally got my camera working...

    now i can actually post my finds, luck you . found these 2 today found this 2 weeks ago but i found this first doesn't really come out well in the picture but it's an 1827 large cent
  15. 2 ladies taking a seat

    Found these 2 ladies "seated" together 4 inches down.
  16. coil vs machine

    So long story short , I'm researching for my next MD . Unfortunately i can only afford a budget machine (6 maybe 7 hundred $$$ or less). Relic hunting is my main focus, and detecting my neighbors yards for coins when i don't have the time to travel to sites. I have nothing bad to say about my...
  17. Bone Fishhook

    First i must apologize for my horrible camera i will get a new one soon. Penny is just for size reference . I have permission to hunt a local topsoil pit and I became good friends with the loader operator. One day I show up and he says "hit a bunch of that white stuff"(fresh water shells) "I...
  18. Newbie in PA

    Hello all just purchased my first MD a few weeks ago. I have been actively searching for historic and prehistoric artifacts up ,down and all around the Wyoming Valley here in beautiful Pennsylvania since i was 9 years old. My first love is indian artifacts , found my dads collection one day and...
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