Re: My first Relic Hunt with the AT Pro nets my two Oldest coins!!!
- here is the photo album address...http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oklahomametaldetectingclub/photos/album/769251533/pic/list
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "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...
> I will create a photo album here to show the pics in a few minutes.
> Thanks for Looking and Happy Hunting