First hunt of 2022 is a success!

HunterMF

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Feb 17, 2016
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Went out after having Covid for a week and spent about 3 hours hunting in fields.
I found an old hatchet head (will post later) and a bunch of nails. I ended up finding this fine button within a mess of nails.
I was almost finished for the day when I got a mixed signal of high tones and low tones. It sounded like a nail, but the high tones were a little abnormal (on the AT Pro).
I dug the target and sure enough I saw roundness in the hole. This coin is in great shape too! It's a 1773 KG III Virginia Halfpenny! my second or third one from this site!
The site is pretty hunted out, my next outing will be after the fields are turned and I'll be digging every signal from this 30-40 sq foot area!
Thanks all and happy hunting!!!

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caretaker

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I like those kinds of buttons, nice half penny:headbang:
 

Digger RJ

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All Treasure Hunting
Went out after having Covid for a week and spent about 3 hours hunting in fields.
I found an old hatchet head (will post later) and a bunch of nails. I ended up finding this fine button within a mess of nails.
I was almost finished for the day when I got a mixed signal of high tones and low tones. It sounded like a nail, but the high tones were a little abnormal (on the AT Pro).
I dug the target and sure enough I saw roundness in the hole. This coin is in great shape too! It's a 1773 KG III Virginia Halfpenny! my second or third one from this site!
The site is pretty hunted out, my next outing will be after the fields are turned and I'll be digging every signal from this 30-40 sq foot area!
Thanks all and happy hunting!!!

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Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 
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HunterMF

HunterMF

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Feb 17, 2016
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Garrett AT Pro/ Garrett Pro Pointer AT
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I have never seen a button like that. What is its ID, just for my education? It looks old and very nice.
It's what I believe considered to be a tombac button. It reads upper 49-53 on my AT Pro
 
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HunterMF

HunterMF

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Hunk-a-lead

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Dec 20, 2020
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Nokta Legend, Garrett Carrot, Predator Phoenix Shovel, White's hand digger
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Went out after having Covid for a week and spent about 3 hours hunting in fields.
I found an old hatchet head (will post later) and a bunch of nails. I ended up finding this fine button within a mess of nails.
I was almost finished for the day when I got a mixed signal of high tones and low tones. It sounded like a nail, but the high tones were a little abnormal (on the AT Pro).
I dug the target and sure enough I saw roundness in the hole. This coin is in great shape too! It's a 1773 KG III Virginia Halfpenny! my second or third one from this site!
The site is pretty hunted out, my next outing will be after the fields are turned and I'll be digging every signal from this 30-40 sq foot area!
Thanks all and happy hunting!!!

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wow, great finds. congratz and thanks for posting
 
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HunterMF

HunterMF

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Feb 17, 2016
468
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Maryland
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Garrett AT Pro/ Garrett Pro Pointer AT
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All Treasure Hunting
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awaiting hatchet head pics
Hey ARC! I posted a new thread with the hatchet head! Thanks for the patience!
 

Gare

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Dec 30, 2012
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Presently using Deus's have Minelabs, Nokta's Tesoro's Have them all . Have WAY to many need to get rid of some
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Fantastic way to start a year. Your finds are GREAT !!! thanks for sharing
 
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Scrounge Wanderer

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Jan 1, 2022
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Nokta Makro Anfibio Multi
Human Eyeball
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Relic Hunting
Went out after having Covid for a week and spent about 3 hours hunting in fields.
I found an old hatchet head (will post later) and a bunch of nails. I ended up finding this fine button within a mess of nails.
I was almost finished for the day when I got a mixed signal of high tones and low tones. It sounded like a nail, but the high tones were a little abnormal (on the AT Pro).
I dug the target and sure enough I saw roundness in the hole. This coin is in great shape too! It's a 1773 KG III Virginia Halfpenny! my second or third one from this site!
The site is pretty hunted out, my next outing will be after the fields are turned and I'll be digging every signal from this 30-40 sq foot area!
Thanks all and happy hunting!!!

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I think I have a VA halfpenny also but my friend rubbed it when it was wet. Jury is out on mine. Yours is friggin incredible man its museum quality stuff! Top notch sir.
 

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HunterMF

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Feb 17, 2016
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I think I have a VA halfpenny also but my friend rubbed it when it was wet. Jury is out on mine. Yours is friggin incredible man its museum quality stuff! Top notch sir.
Thanks Scrounge! They are definitely such a neat coin! And old! Haha
Fantastic way to start a year. Your finds are GREAT !!! thanks for sharing
Thanks Gare! Much appreciated!
 

Relicific

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Feb 2, 2017
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XP DEUS
X terra 705
Fisher F2
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Very nice old copper coin
 

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