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  1. Got Sat Down With An 1891 Seated Dime

    It was a slow day and I was beginning to think I was going home empty handed. Then I got a repeatable “27” on my Nox 800. I popped the plug and beaped it from both sides. Still a “27” from both directions. I got my pinpointer out and the target seemed to be at the very bottom of the 8 plus inch...
  2. Modest Finds Then Gold

    I?ve been digging in an old park that has had the ground opened up for some project. The work has stalled because it?s been raining and too muddy for the earth moving machines so I have been searching it as often as I can. It?s produced some modest finds including wheaties?a silver...
  3. Quick hunt but a couple of small finds including a Barber

    I didn’t have much time after work on Friday but I told my wife I was going to stop at a place I have been researching to check it out. I got to the spot and didn’t waste any time but the first couple of decent signals were 6-7 inches down and with the ground like concrete it was going to have...
  4. A Little Piece of History

    I found this broken piece of old newspaper type set in the yard of a home that had recently been demolished. After some research I discovered it was from WW 2 era. The piece is of course in reverse but I took a picture of it in the mirror to make it easier to read. It was the headline to what...
  5. ✅ SOLVED Found at an early 1900s homesite...suspender clip?

    I found this brass clip at the site of an early 1900s home. It was about 4 to 5 inches deep and has "Pioneer USA" stamped on the one side. I have been doing searches for early 1900s suspender clips but have not found any Pioneer or ones that looked like this one so I am wondering if that is...
  6. Gold In the plug!

    I did not expect to find much on this quick evening hunt. My boy was fishing and I thought I would just poke around with my detector. He unfortunately did not catch anything but I did! On top of a small hill I got a solid 48 signal on my AT Pro from all directions and this beauty popped out from...
  7. First 3 Silver Day In A While

    Nothing spectacular but a nice little hunt from yesterday. My first 3 silver hunt this year a 1951 Roosevelt, a 1957 Washington that got smacked by a lawnmower and a 1962 Washington. Also picked up 7 wheats, a medallion of some kind and an old copper burette...along with some clad.
  8. Found My First Military Item

    Got out for about an hour today and found my first military relic. On a vacant lot that once had a home built in 1902 I recovered the item below. A World War 1 enlisted man's medical corps collar insignia.
  9. Franklin Tennessee Permission Needed!!

    This message...plea goes out to any comrades/fellow detectorists in arms in the Franklin, Tennessee area. I am in the area Saturday March 20th and I would be forever grateful to anyone that could take me Civil War relic hunting in the area. If you could help me out with this 40 year bucket list...
  10. Quick Hunt Between Snowfalls

    It has not been a bitter winter here in the Upper Midwest by any means but anytime you can't hunt its frustrating watching our southern neighbors still hunting. Fortunately I was able to get back to a home site I have been hitting the last couple of months between snowfalls. The weather was in...
  11. The Weather Cooperated Today-Cashied In For Some Silver

    I can't complain about the weather. Usually its below freezing with bitter winds but its been in the 40s the last 2 days. The snow we do have on the ground has not melted completely but its bare or thin enough in areas with unfrozen ground to dig. I was able to get a quick dig in and found my...
  12. I Suppose Everyone Has A Digger's "Kiss" Horror Story

    I've watched a lot of metal detecting videos on Youtube of people hitting their target while digging it up. Seeing "Brad" from the Hoover boys scratch the Flowing Hair half dime/dime-(can't remember which it was) and dicing that French gold coin into 4 pieces comes to mind. Anyway I have not...
  13. Railroad Spike?

    Digging in the same general area where the homes date from 1870 to 1920 primarily I found 2 spikes. One is very recognizable as the standard railroad spike. The other one is significantly longer and although it has a similar look it is different. In this area where both spikes were found there...
  14. No Coins...Just Tokens

    While hunting a property a woman across the street asked me if I was finding anything. I told her of the wheat pennies I was finding but nothing spectacular. She offered to let me search her 1900 property...which also has a corner grocery store next door to it that she also owns and it dates to...
  15. Children's Ring Found And Its Gold!

    I was digging on a 1902 property and I got a nice signal about 5 inches down. I dug it up and thought I had found an earing at first. I also assumed it was costume jewelry...because well that's how it seems to go. Anyway I put it in a safe place and kept digging. When I got home I was surprised...
  16. Tokens, Buttons and Random Items

    I have nothing to compare these finds against as I have been digging for less then a year. I am happy with them and hope they are just the start of equal and or better finds to come. From the top left to right I have identified them as the following. If my identification is slightly off or wrong...
  17. First Indian Head Penny

    I found my first Indian head penny the other day. I have been searching for 6 months at several old sites but had not found one of these until now. Not finding much along the sides of an old brick sidewalk at a 1900 home, I started searching the sidewalk itself. A short time into the search I...
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