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7 1/2 years, untold hours, and 15,246 coin later.......

August 01, 2020 08:31PM
Today, i had the opportunity to be pleasantly surprised. I started off swinging some wide open areas with my V3i, hoping the moles had brought some older items to the surface. I did get a large gold earring that wasn't gold, but rang up right....oh well.

After an hour, i headed in for some bushwhacking with the IDX Pro and Deepscan 6.5" coil. This is similar to beating around sagebrush and tall grass in our ghost towns. Only problem here is that we throw in blackberries just for fun! It's not easy and i imagine most wouldn't waste their time.

10 mins into the brush, in an area that looked as though it was flat enough to have been used once upon a time in days gone by, i got a jumpy high signal that got my attention. As i worked the signal i could tell there were several. Some gave high pings and low/iron signals 90 degrees out. 4 inches away, right against a 1/4" diameter tree, was a low signal blending in with the jumpy signal. I worked that for a moment, and it came in solidly between nickel and zinc penny on the IDX scale. Great - another pull tab.

I kicked the surface leaves away, pinpointed a target, stuffed my screwdriver in next to it about an inch deep and popped it up. Out popped a bright, round, reeded coin. What the heck? No! No mistaking it when GOLD surfaces....but I immediately was cussing the person who threw that foreign, brass plated coin out there. I've found a dozen or so of those, and do they ever get the heart going. Had to be.

I picked it up, and immediately knew it was heavy, and then i saw an Eagle on the back. Uh....Not foreign. Rolled it over and staring at me was the embossed image of an Indian and headdress. I just sat there, silently stunned. I knew what i had, but it didn't immediately register as $5 or $10. After a couple minutes of simply taking the moment in, I snapped a picture in the hole.....and promptly sent it to Oregon Gregg so that he could enjoy the moment also:-) I made sure the hole was empty. That 6 inch hole had a full 5 nails in it w/ the 1910s Half Eagle. So glad it was on the perimeter, but you can see the rust stain on the face of the coin.

Now, for those that remember, Gregg sold me that IDX pro a few months ago. He told me it would be a good machine to use in the brush, where the coil can move slowly and very little. The machine excels at slow motion detection. It's now pulled a fantastic 12 1/2c token, a couple barbers and my top wish list item....a US minted gold coin. Gregg mentioned buying it back, but I'm afraid he can no longer afford it.....just got really expensive:-)

Now, the real kicker. My wife is wonderful. Let's me do quite a lot of detecting. I don't talk to her much about it because she doesn't have interest, but today while eating breakfast, i told her I was going to find a gold coin today. She chuckled. We even talked about their size and value. Mind you, even if its in the back of my mind, i rarely ever say this out loud. Epiphany?

I think tomorrow I'll find a Seated Half:-)

Anyhow, over 12 thousand coins later and probably a couple hundred thousand plugs....it happened. I was focused in a place with history and potential, but I've never found many good, old items.

Going to be hard to top this for me. Don't think I'm going out tomorrow - just going to soak it in!

Zincoln
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7 1/2 years, untold hours, and 15,246 coin later....... Attachments

zincoln 269 August 01, 2020 08:31PM

Hey, C H-E, did you get that $5 gold piece touched up? N/T

Monte 102 August 13, 2020 09:54PM

Rust concretion largely gone Attachments

zincoln 112 August 21, 2020 02:50PM

thumbs up Brian, it looks terrific! N/T

Monte 86 August 21, 2020 10:05PM

Careful you don't lose that again.

UtahRich 91 August 21, 2020 05:05PM

Re: Rust concretion largely gone

OregonGregg 91 August 21, 2020 02:53PM

Not yet....

zincoln 99 August 14, 2020 11:56PM

Re: Hey, C H-E, did you get that $5 gold piece touched up? Attachments

OregonGregg 127 August 14, 2020 01:31PM

Re: Hey, C H-E, did you get that $5 gold piece touched up?

NWCindy 97 August 16, 2020 03:05PM

C H-E is short for ... Chief Half-Eagle.

Monte 107 August 14, 2020 05:15PM

CHUD has a certain ring to it. cool smiley

UtahRich 96 August 14, 2020 10:46PM

Gregg, as for movies ....

Monte 107 August 14, 2020 05:38PM

Favorite Western?

UtahRich 100 August 14, 2020 11:36PM

OK Rich, on a few I will agree.

Monte 100 August 16, 2020 09:42AM

Re: Favorite Western? recent and decent.....thumbs up

Sodbuster 102 August 15, 2020 11:46AM

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Sodbuster 100 August 08, 2020 12:52PM

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Elbert 104 August 08, 2020 09:35AM

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Goondock 118 August 05, 2020 11:09AM

Goldilocks might be an infringement, so what could it be?confused smiley

Monte 135 August 05, 2020 09:09PM

Re: Chief half-eagle

Sodbuster 101 August 08, 2020 12:54PM

Re: Goldilocks might be an infringement, so what could it be?confused smiley

zincoln 119 August 05, 2020 11:57PM

A new name tag for zincoln ? eye popping smiley

UtahRich 105 August 08, 2020 02:18PM

Don't chuckle too hard, Chief, the more I thought about it after I posted the more I think it's fitting. N/T

Monte 117 August 06, 2020 12:17AM

Re: Don't chuckle too hard, Chief, Ha Ha Ha Ha funny stuff N/T

Kickindirt 105 August 07, 2020 02:15AM

It just feels my Heart with warmth

OregonGregg 115 August 07, 2020 10:36AM

Actually, for those in the Gold Coin Club or those striving to join it leaves us with the "How Come?" quesions..

Monte 110 August 07, 2020 11:27AM

Re: Actually, for those in the Gold Coin Club or those striving to join it leaves us with the "How Come?" quesions..

Druid 102 August 07, 2020 01:56PM

Re: 7 1/2 years, untold hours, and 15,246 coin later.......

Kickindirt 107 August 04, 2020 07:02AM

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zincoln 100 August 04, 2020 09:09AM

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Utah1971 101 August 03, 2020 09:23PM

THx Eric! Too bad it wasn't in Wells where we could have had a libation! N/T

zincoln 97 August 03, 2020 10:01PM

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diggindeep 100 August 03, 2020 03:08PM

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zincoln 90 August 03, 2020 08:12PM

The IDX Pro is one my favorite metal detectorsWhite's Electronics

Hombre 124 August 03, 2020 09:24AM

Yes, some very nice models were over-looked and replaced with junk.

Monte 111 August 03, 2020 01:09PM

Re: The IDX Pro is one my favorite metal detectorsWhite's Electronics

zincoln 119 August 03, 2020 12:57PM

Good to hear!

Monte 109 August 03, 2020 01:15PM

Re: 7 1/2 years, untold hours, and 15,246 coin later.......beautiful and well deserved smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

Druid 107 August 02, 2020 08:55PM

Re: 7 1/2 years, untold hours, and 15,246 coin later.......

jmaryt 116 August 02, 2020 08:23PM

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zincoln 109 August 02, 2020 09:55PM

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Timbertodd 100 August 03, 2020 09:04PM

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NWCindy 108 August 02, 2020 07:59PM

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WM6 122 August 02, 2020 03:56PM

Congratulations Brian, and the reward for the day was well deserved.

Monte 112 August 02, 2020 02:36AM

Ok, enough is enough. Attachments

OregonGregg 151 August 02, 2020 02:45PM

You're just full of surprises Gregg!

UtahRich 105 August 03, 2020 09:01AM

Re: You're just full of surprises Gregg! Attachments

OregonGregg 104 August 04, 2020 07:49AM

Obviously, OreonGregg has a better-equipped detector team than he thought.thumbs up

Monte 111 August 05, 2020 08:01AM

Have one last old tech machine left Attachments

OregonGregg 119 August 05, 2020 09:19AM

i Have the Great Great Uncle to that ‘Old Tech’ machine of yours Attachments

UtahRich 108 August 05, 2020 11:33AM

Rich, your "Great Uncle" Tesoro Golden Sabre production dates:

Monte 99 August 07, 2020 01:22AM

I'll bet Monte has you beat.....

zincoln 101 August 05, 2020 04:00PM

Wooden search cocils? Oh, I remember those days well.

Monte 93 August 07, 2020 12:39AM

Of course Monte has me beat.....

UtahRich 106 August 05, 2020 07:40PM

Re: Ok, enough is enough.

NWCindy 109 August 02, 2020 08:00PM

Did i just get slapped with a glove:-)

zincoln 109 August 02, 2020 06:10PM

O.T.I ... $25 hr.

Monte 122 August 02, 2020 05:24PM

Re: Ok, enough is enough.

Timbertodd 119 August 02, 2020 04:21PM

Re: Ok, enough is enough. Attachments

OregonGregg 118 August 04, 2020 08:34AM

Thank you Monte!

zincoln 112 August 02, 2020 08:50AM

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Remfire 102 August 02, 2020 12:08AM

why oh why did i sell that machine ?????

OregonGregg 116 August 01, 2020 09:44PM

Re: why oh why did i sell that machine ?????

zincoln 111 August 01, 2020 10:21PM

Why did i sell that machine ?????

UtahRich 105 August 02, 2020 12:00AM

Re: Why did i sell that machine ?????

zincoln 101 August 02, 2020 12:53AM

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Timbertodd 108 August 01, 2020 09:28PM

Thank you Todd. It most certainly was a moment i won't forget. N/T

zincoln 106 August 01, 2020 10:21PM



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