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Re: My first Relic Hunt with the AT Pro nets my two Oldest coins!!!

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  • gonehuntingforhistory
    here is the photo album address...http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oklahomametaldetectingclub/photos/album/769251533/pic/list
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 22, 2011
      here is the photo album address...http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oklahomametaldetectingclub/photos/album/769251533/pic/list

      --- In oklahomametaldetectingclub@yahoogroups.com, "gonehuntingforhistory" <evan_granger@...> wrote:
      > Did another film shoot with Garrett Detectors at the beginning of the week.
      > As some of you know, I have been getting together with Steve Moore with Garrett to film relic hunts in my area. The first hunt was a success with several 1830's buttons and a cannon ball on camera. Today was the first of a two day hunt. I am not quite sure how tomorrow could top this one, for me anyway...
      > Found two buttons
      > First good find was a US Great Coat Button from the 1820's to the 1850s.
      > And a General service cuff button.
      > I also found several buck and smaller shot.
      > Also found a epaulette was my first.. It came in at 75-79 on the Pro.
      > On the wednesday I did manage to find a dropped 50 caliber minie ball.. Never found a dropped minie before it was another first.
      > The finds of the day came in around lunch time.. After finding it, I wasn't very hungry...lol It was a 1852 3 cent piece.
      > It is my oldest US minted coin ever. I can see why this was lost.. it is tiny.. when I first saw it, I had no clue what it was and thought it was fake... Luckily cameraman Brian Mckenzie was there to catch this moment on film.
      > So after trying to eat and still shaking from the last find we headed back over to the spot where I found the 3 cent. After showing Steve where it was recovered we started scanning... not 5 minutes into starting back another 75ish and thready signal got my attention.. I started to dig and Ole Dilla said better not be another coin.... lol well...a 1853O Seated Liberty Half dime.
      > Now I know these aren't that old or rare, but I'd never even seen a 3 cent piece in person. I have found younger seated's but not two 1850's coins in one day... a Real First for me... The buttons are a rare find too, but the old silver really gets me fired up!
      > Here is a link to the quick video of the two coin recoveries that day...
      > http://youtu.be/0YGY4e-VF3A
      > I will create a photo album here to show the pics in a few minutes.
      > Thanks for Looking and Happy Hunting
      > GH
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