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Numil 10-09-2018 11:45 AM

1st Buffalo - Scored Sideways
 
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OK so I broke down and bought a NOX 800. Well 1/2 of one anyway as my family as a present paid for the other half. So, I've had the last 5 days off and been out for some short hunts with it just trying to get a feel of the machine.

Yesterday I get this high pitched wobbly tone in wet sand and out pops a watch. Nothing unusual about that but on closer inspection the face of the watch has embedded in it a buffalo nickle. Its been on my bucket list but thought my odds of digging one in Hawaii were not very good. Thought I'd have to visit family on the mainland to have a shot at digging one. Every park and school yard here in Hawaii has been pounded for decades not to mention the rules against digging in those places.

As to the rest of it, in the last 5 days I've scored 1 small silver, 1 small 14k gold signet and something I'm not sure of. Its a ring, bi-metal, heavy and I thought it was gold/platinum (found a couple of those in the past) but it has no markings on the band at all. Gonna have to test this ring to find out its pedigree. Could it be unmarked tungsten?

What I've learned about the NOX 800,dig everything. Why you ask? because from experience gold will sound off on the TDI some where between 1 and 18. Not much help ID'ing a find in the sand. Case in point the small signet band I dug came in at 11-12 on the NOX while my tri-color gold band comes in at a solid 17 but my wife's 18K wedding band trips the meter at a solid 4. So it looks like I'll be digging a lot of trash along with everything else.

Junkminer 10-09-2018 12:46 PM

Congrats on the treasure and new machine. That watch is awesome, does it work?

FelixtheCat 10-09-2018 01:01 PM

:dingding: Killer finds but ESPECIALLY that watch!

BufordCityDawg 10-09-2018 01:36 PM

That is a great watch! Wicked good hunt.

BCD

Wolf-Dog 10-09-2018 02:35 PM

Congrats on the finds, but especially on the Buffalo Nickel watch. :woot: Very cool. :good:

Beachhunter 10-09-2018 02:40 PM

Cool finds! The watch is killer.

Saoirse 10-09-2018 04:09 PM

Yep, the watch is very cool!

OutlawDetectors 10-09-2018 05:11 PM

Very cool watch!!

Numil 10-09-2018 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Junkminer (Post 3014441)
Congrats on the treasure and new machine. That watch is awesome, does it work?

Nah the watch is trashed. Prob spent too much time in the wet sand. Its not an expensive model, brand new it sells for about $40

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Originally Posted by FelixtheCat (Post 3014451)
:dingding: Killer finds but ESPECIALLY that watch!

Thanks Felix

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Originally Posted by BufordCityDawg (Post 3014473)
That is a great watch! Wicked good hunt.

BCD

THanks Buford! GL and HH

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Originally Posted by Wolf-Dog (Post 3014495)
Congrats on the finds, but especially on the Buffalo Nickel watch. :woot: Very cool. :good:

Yea an odd way to cross off an item from the bucket list. Thanks for looking

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Originally Posted by Beachhunter (Post 3014498)
Cool finds! The watch is killer.

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Saoirse (Post 3014528)
Yep, the watch is very cool!

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by OutlawDetectors (Post 3014545)
Very cool watch!!

Thanks!

GroundSweeper 10-09-2018 08:26 PM

Wow thatís a lot of work to stick a nickel a watch like that for $40!

Cool find!

Compass 10-09-2018 09:26 PM

I like the watch too- congrats! BTW, some gold rings will have a TID higher than "18". :yes:

dirt dick 10-09-2018 11:57 PM

That's one of those amazing cool unique one of a kind finds! :cool:
what year is it, maybe it's 3 legged buffalo :shock:
Looks to be in excellent shape, being behind glass.....

pinheadken 10-10-2018 02:36 AM

Sweet finds! Congratulations on you first Buffalo nickel!:yes:

rustyk1 10-10-2018 06:19 AM

working or not, that watch is cool.

Numil 10-12-2018 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by GroundSweeper (Post 3014644)
Wow thatís a lot of work to stick a nickel a watch like that for $40!

Cool find!

That was my thinking as well but who am I to argue with luck. But theyíve ruined any numismatic value as there a hole drilled in the watch for the stem of the hands.

Numil 10-12-2018 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by dirt dick (Post 3014746)
That's one of those amazing cool unique one of a kind finds! :cool:
what year is it, maybe it's 3 legged buffalo :shock:
Looks to be in excellent shape, being behind glass.....

The year is 1934 and the coin looks worn and plated as well as a hole in the center for the stem to the hands. Oh well I was just happy to find it

Numil 10-12-2018 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by pinheadken (Post 3014763)
Sweet finds! Congratulations on you first Buffalo nickel!:yes:

Thanks pinhead.

Numil 10-12-2018 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Compass (Post 3014684)
I like the watch too- congrats! BTW, some gold rings will have a TID higher than "18". :yes:

Thanks for that bit of advice Compass. Iíll have to get it test before I toss it in the junk ring jar. HH and GL

Aquaman 10-12-2018 01:09 PM

Looks like a good hunt to me;)
FYI, my best/oldest "in the water" coin finds have been 2 victory nickels. Both came out of Blackpoint in front of Doris Dukes residence (1892 and the other is just to far gone).
Word is the Military bases have good dirt digging grounds for silver still but you need to know somebody.

Vermonster 10-15-2018 12:50 PM

Nice finds, love the watch!


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