Hunt in the River yields BIG Surprise!

oldmxrat

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Oct 25, 2020
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5,818
Reno Nevada in the summer, Las Vegas in the winter
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1
Detector(s) used
Garrett ACE 400, Nokta Simplex+, Nokta Legend
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
98 degrees in town yesterday, so I headed for Tahoe again. There's a stretch of the river just below Tahoe where rafting is a huge tourist business and on a warm day you can see hundreds of rafters on any small stretch of river. It's pretty tough hunting with cold water, heavy current, slippery rocks and rafts to dodge, but people are losing stuff all day long.
I can normally find a piece of jewelry or two and a ton of clad here.
Yesterday was different. Plenty of rafters, but all I got after 2 1/2 hours in the water was a big pile of pull tabs, bottle caps and 12 cents in clad. I was starting to shiver so I was making my way to the spot where I could climb out of the river when I got this super loud and big high tone on the Simplex. I was in a little slow-water cut out along the bank where it was kind of silty. Figuring it was just another beer can, I casually scooped to do my part to de-trash the river. The silt immediately clouded my view, but a wave of the detector told me I either had the target, or the current took it for a ride. When I looked in the scoop I was completely shocked! What the heck? Never, ever did I expect this!
My second Peace Dollar this year!

1923-s
Btw, I didn't clean it either, this is how it came out of the water!
 

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408_Dirt_Fisher

Sr. Member
May 14, 2013
252
18
San Jose, CA
Detector(s) used
Garrett AT Pro & Minelab Equinox 600
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
98 degrees in town yesterday, so I headed for Tahoe again. There's a stretch of the river just below Tahoe where rafting is a huge tourist business and on a warm day you can see hundreds of rafters on any small stretch of river. It's pretty tough hunting with cold water, heavy current, slippery rocks and rafts to dodge, but people are losing stuff all day long.
I can normally find a piece of jewelry or two and a ton of clad here.
Yesterday was different. Plenty of rafters, but all I got after 2 1/2 hours in the water was a big pile of pull tabs, bottle caps and 12 cents in clad. I was starting to shiver so I was making my way to the spot where I could climb out of the river when I got this super loud and big high tone on the Simplex. I was in a little slow-water cut out along the bank where it was kind of silty. Figuring it was just another beer can, I casually scooped to do my part to de-trash the river. The silt immediately clouded my view, but a wave of the detector told me I either had the target, or the current took it for a ride. When I looked in the scoop I was completely shocked! What the heck? Never, ever did I expect this!
My second Peace Dollar this year!

1923-s
Btw, I didn't clean it either, this is how it came out of the water!
Nice find!
 

Hunk-a-lead

Bronze Member
Dec 20, 2020
2,043
3,143
Kansas City
Detector(s) used
Nokta Legend, Garrett Carrot, Predator Phoenix Shovel, White's hand digger
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
98 degrees in town yesterday, so I headed for Tahoe again. There's a stretch of the river just below Tahoe where rafting is a huge tourist business and on a warm day you can see hundreds of rafters on any small stretch of river. It's pretty tough hunting with cold water, heavy current, slippery rocks and rafts to dodge, but people are losing stuff all day long.
I can normally find a piece of jewelry or two and a ton of clad here.
Yesterday was different. Plenty of rafters, but all I got after 2 1/2 hours in the water was a big pile of pull tabs, bottle caps and 12 cents in clad. I was starting to shiver so I was making my way to the spot where I could climb out of the river when I got this super loud and big high tone on the Simplex. I was in a little slow-water cut out along the bank where it was kind of silty. Figuring it was just another beer can, I casually scooped to do my part to de-trash the river. The silt immediately clouded my view, but a wave of the detector told me I either had the target, or the current took it for a ride. When I looked in the scoop I was completely shocked! What the heck? Never, ever did I expect this!
My second Peace Dollar this year!

1923-s
Btw, I didn't clean it either, this is how it came out of the water!
wow, she's a beauty and in such great condition. Big time gratz!
 

Florida Finder

Bronze Member
Dec 17, 2020
1,520
4,327
Southern States of America
🥇 Banner finds
1
Detector(s) used
AT Max
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
98 degrees in town yesterday, so I headed for Tahoe again. There's a stretch of the river just below Tahoe where rafting is a huge tourist business and on a warm day you can see hundreds of rafters on any small stretch of river. It's pretty tough hunting with cold water, heavy current, slippery rocks and rafts to dodge, but people are losing stuff all day long.
I can normally find a piece of jewelry or two and a ton of clad here.
Yesterday was different. Plenty of rafters, but all I got after 2 1/2 hours in the water was a big pile of pull tabs, bottle caps and 12 cents in clad. I was starting to shiver so I was making my way to the spot where I could climb out of the river when I got this super loud and big high tone on the Simplex. I was in a little slow-water cut out along the bank where it was kind of silty. Figuring it was just another beer can, I casually scooped to do my part to de-trash the river. The silt immediately clouded my view, but a wave of the detector told me I either had the target, or the current took it for a ride. When I looked in the scoop I was completely shocked! What the heck? Never, ever did I expect this!
My second Peace Dollar this year!

1923-s
Btw, I didn't clean it either, this is how it came out of the water!
That’s a winner! Congratulations
 

Digger RJ

Gold Member
Aug 24, 2017
15,434
26,866
SW Missouri/Oklahoma
🥇 Banner finds
1
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
2
Detector(s) used
Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
98 degrees in town yesterday, so I headed for Tahoe again. There's a stretch of the river just below Tahoe where rafting is a huge tourist business and on a warm day you can see hundreds of rafters on any small stretch of river. It's pretty tough hunting with cold water, heavy current, slippery rocks and rafts to dodge, but people are losing stuff all day long.
I can normally find a piece of jewelry or two and a ton of clad here.
Yesterday was different. Plenty of rafters, but all I got after 2 1/2 hours in the water was a big pile of pull tabs, bottle caps and 12 cents in clad. I was starting to shiver so I was making my way to the spot where I could climb out of the river when I got this super loud and big high tone on the Simplex. I was in a little slow-water cut out along the bank where it was kind of silty. Figuring it was just another beer can, I casually scooped to do my part to de-trash the river. The silt immediately clouded my view, but a wave of the detector told me I either had the target, or the current took it for a ride. When I looked in the scoop I was completely shocked! What the heck? Never, ever did I expect this!
My second Peace Dollar this year!

1923-s
Btw, I didn't clean it either, this is how it came out of the water!
Awesome!!!!! Congrats!!!!
 

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