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June 17, 2019 03:58PM avatar
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OregonGregg

Lastly, I did find one other coin with the help of Rich. I was detecting around a large 2' x 3' clump of saw grass and got a faint signal. So I started to stomp the grass down so I could get my coil in there and over the target. ( Racer 2 w/ NEL Snake). Once I got my coil over the target the machine overloaded and was obvious ist was prob a can etc. So I continued to stomp more grass down and approx 6" away I get a nice high tone but big big vdi numbers, 96 etc. Rich was close by so told him I have another target, sounds good, but big vdi numbers. I said its prob a tin lid or something. Si I continued on working the grass and got another signal about 8 inches away from the one with big VDI numbers. This one came in around a quarter.

I then got on my knees to dig this one which turned out to be a nice round coin size piece of rusted tin. In the meantime, Rich came over and was investigating the other target with the big VDI numbers. He said it sounded awfully good but he too was getting some big numbers. I said, "hell, its prob just an old tin lid." My thoughts were after overloading on the first target and then digging the quarter reading to only get tin, I figured this one was junk as well, but we might as well dig it as wonder.

So after a few minutes of analyzing, Rich took his shovel and went to the left of the target then the right of the target and then plunged the shovel in the center and started to pry it up. ( At this point I was still on my knees watching but didn't see the plug start coming outta the ground.)

LoL, all the sudden ( and I never hear Rich cuss, that's Oregongregg's job) he yells "Holy &^%*" ( he later told me as he was prying the plug up, about half way thru the motion this big round coin shaped disc bubbled up in the middle of the plug.) Well when he yelled that out, that got my attention. He then grabbed it and then held it out and dropped it in my hand. Both of us for a brief moment thought we snagged a seated half.

You couldn't see the coin, only a crusted up round disc shape. I started to slowly wipe the coin and after a few moments, the word " cents" appears on the coin. Well, I immediately knew then what it was and showed Rich, we snagged us a 1851 Large Cent......and the darn thing had four holes punched in it. But it sure was an exciting moment. I told Rich since he helped me find it I would give him half, so when I got home I would throw it in the band saw and chop it in half and send him half.

Rich suggested that wouldn't be a good idea, so we decided on a joint custody arrangement. For one year I get to keep the coin in my binder, then he gets it for a year etc etc. smiling smiley


Is that how it happened ? OregonGregg is so modest. Here I thought he hollered me over so I could get a listen to what a good target sounded like in a sea of tin and iron. We'd been calling each other over for a listen when we had what we 'thought' was a probable good target. We'd been talking about how important it is to get the coil right up into places that might be a little difficult to poke a search coil into. This patch of sawgrass was just that. And sure enough, Gregg has found a target just inside a dense 2' tall patch of sawgrass that others had missed. I had to tilt my coil at 45* to pick it up properly and it had the nice smooth sound of a coin, but in the high 90's on my Deus.

The large cent was a very nice find on his part and provided a nice 'shock' to both of us when it rolled out of the plug. Goes to show you just never know what's going to turn up.

Congrats to Gregg. thumbs up

Rich -

Aloha
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smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float Once again, a lot of great people made it to the 11th WTHO in Wells, Nevada.

Monte 149 June 16, 2019 08:56PM

My valuable finds...... N/T

glabelle 71 June 19, 2019 10:22PM

Results from WTHO . . . .

UtahRich 62 June 22, 2019 05:50PM

Re: smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float Once again, a lot of great people made it to the 11th WTHO in Wells, Nevada. Attachments

Utah1971 92 June 18, 2019 09:18PM

Re: smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float Once again, a lot of great people made it to the 11th WTHO in Wells, Nevada.

Elbert 53 June 19, 2019 08:00AM

Glad to see your back in the Saddle

OregonGregg 62 June 19, 2019 06:40AM

Re: Glad to see your back in the Saddle

Utah1971 45 June 21, 2019 09:50PM

Its probably next to kickindirts carded IHP he was using to show his new machine capabilities. At least Gregg can use a magnetsmiling bouncing smiley N/T

zincoln 40 June 21, 2019 11:31PM

Re: Its probably next to kickindirts carded IHP he was using to show his new machine capabilities. At least Gregg can use a magnetsmiling bouncing smiley

Kickindirt 47 June 21, 2019 11:47PM

11th WTHO in Wells, Nevada. Attachments

UtahRich 68 June 18, 2019 10:29PM

Re: smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float Once again, a lot of great people made it to the 11th WTHO in Wells, Nevada.

Kickindirt 50 June 18, 2019 09:49PM

Re: smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float Once again, a lot of great people made it to the 11th WTHO in Wells, Nevada.

NWCindy 48 June 18, 2019 09:30PM

No unique finds for me, but I'll add my comments, anyway.

Monte 83 June 18, 2019 07:43AM

Re: No unique finds for me, but I'll add my comments, anyway.

Elbert 41 June 19, 2019 08:09AM

Re: No unique finds fior me, but I'll add my comments, anyway.

NWCindy 54 June 18, 2019 09:23AM

Re: No unique finds fior me, but I'll add my comments, anyway.

D&P-OR 49 June 18, 2019 09:38AM

Re: No unique finds fior me, but I'll add my comments, anyway.

NWCindy 52 June 18, 2019 09:52AM

Re 11th WTHO Wells, Nevada. I only had 1 day but was a good 1!!! Attachments

Kickindirt 134 June 17, 2019 07:24PM

Powder Flask, RR Lock and stubby-length cartridge.

Monte 56 June 18, 2019 06:11AM

Re: Re 11th WTHO Wells, Nevada. I only had 1 day but was a good 1!!!

NWCindy 51 June 17, 2019 10:12PM

Re: Re Cindy

Kickindirt 49 June 17, 2019 10:17PM

Re: Re Cindy

NWCindy 42 June 18, 2019 04:50AM

Making the most of it.

UtahRich 56 June 17, 2019 08:20PM

Re: Making the most of it.

Kickindirt 47 June 17, 2019 09:24PM

Re: Re 11th WTHO Wells, Nevada. I only had 1 day but was a good 1!!!

Utah1971 56 June 17, 2019 08:17PM

Re: Re 11th WTHO Wells, Nevada. I only had 1 day but was a good 1!!!

Kickindirt 46 June 17, 2019 09:27PM

Re: Re 11th WTHO Wells, Nevada. I only had 1 day but was a good 1!!!

OregonGregg 50 June 17, 2019 07:37PM

Re: Re 11th WTHO Wells, Nevada. I only had 1 day but was a good 1!!!

Kickindirt 43 June 17, 2019 07:40PM

Was another fun outing. Attachments

OregonGregg 104 June 17, 2019 03:16PM

2½ Trade Token, 1875 Indian Head and Dick Tracy piece are my favorite picks of your finds.

Monte 55 June 18, 2019 06:22AM

Deputy Monte. Attachments

OregonGregg 49 June 18, 2019 07:18PM

Re: 2½ Trade Token, 1875 Indian Head and Dick Tracy piece are my favorite picks of your finds.

OregonGregg 44 June 18, 2019 06:51AM

PS: I really enjoyed the photos you took that show the beauty of the high desert.thumbs up N/T

Monte 43 June 18, 2019 06:24AM

Re: Was another fun outing.

Utah1971 47 June 17, 2019 08:26PM

Re: Was another fun outing.

OregonGregg 39 June 18, 2019 03:37AM

Re: Was another fun outing.

OregonGregg 38 June 17, 2019 09:25PM

Re: Was another fun outing. Detecting gods

Kickindirt 45 June 17, 2019 09:41PM

Re: Was another fun outing. Detecting gods

OregonGregg 42 June 18, 2019 03:44AM

smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float Here's to the juice . N/T

UtahRich 36 June 17, 2019 09:52PM

grinning smiley

UtahRich 37 June 17, 2019 08:31PM

Re: Was another fun outing.

Elbert 51 June 17, 2019 07:00PM

Re: Was another fun outing.

OregonGregg 38 June 17, 2019 07:39PM

Re: Was another fun outing.

zincoln 50 June 17, 2019 05:44PM

Re: Was another fun outing.

OregonGregg 43 June 17, 2019 06:06PM

Re: Was another fun outing.

NWCindy 43 June 17, 2019 04:53PM

Re: Was another fun outing.

OregonGregg 38 June 17, 2019 04:59PM

You Never Know . . . .

UtahRich 42 June 17, 2019 03:58PM

Re: Was another fun outing. Jeez

Kickindirt 50 June 17, 2019 03:56PM

The Ring Attachments

OregonGregg 57 June 17, 2019 05:19PM

Re: The Ring

Kickindirt 46 June 17, 2019 06:13PM

The Ring

UtahRich 37 June 17, 2019 06:03PM

Re: The Ring

OregonGregg 36 June 17, 2019 06:07PM

Re: Was another fun outing. Jeez

OregonGregg 40 June 17, 2019 04:02PM

WTHO Attachments

UtahRich 134 June 16, 2019 11:54PM

1883 Seated 10¢, 1854 Seated 10¢ and Dog Button are my favorites.

Monte 46 June 18, 2019 06:36AM

Re: WTHO

Utah1971 40 June 17, 2019 08:32PM

Re: WTHO

NWCindy 36 June 17, 2019 05:24PM

Thanks Cindy ! N/T

UtahRich 33 June 17, 2019 06:48PM

Re: WTHO amazing finds Rich

Kickindirt 44 June 17, 2019 03:41PM

Deus -

UtahRich 35 June 17, 2019 04:13PM

Re: WTHO amazing finds Rich Attachments

OregonGregg 62 June 17, 2019 03:55PM

Re: WTHO amazing finds Rich

D&P-OR 34 June 17, 2019 06:10PM

Re: WTHO amazing finds Rich

Kickindirt 39 June 17, 2019 04:33PM

Binkers - cool smiley

UtahRich 35 June 17, 2019 04:03PM

Re: WTHO

D&P-OR 47 June 17, 2019 11:30AM

Nice get together

UtahRich 32 June 17, 2019 06:46PM

Re: WTHO

zincoln 49 June 17, 2019 11:17AM

Felt pretty lucky.

UtahRich 31 June 17, 2019 06:44PM

Re: WTHO

Elbert 51 June 17, 2019 09:41AM

Thanks. thumbs up N/T

UtahRich 27 June 17, 2019 06:32PM

Nice words......

OregonGregg 55 June 17, 2019 09:06AM

Re Nice Words . . .

UtahRich 34 June 17, 2019 06:31PM

Re: WTHO

Remfire 61 June 17, 2019 08:12AM

Seated

UtahRich 48 June 17, 2019 06:07PM

Re: Seated

Remfire 38 June 17, 2019 08:30PM



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