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Old 06-18-2018, 08:11 PM
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I had the opportunity to dig at a vacant 1800's home last week where one of my co-workers is keeping bees... he heard from the present owner that a fella was helping the former resident replace windows (turns out it was in 1997) and lost his gold wedding band. My co-worker put some little flags by where he thought the ring might have been lost...
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:14 PM
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I didn't find any ring in that area; dug a few interesting things (lantern parts and such) but it was so full of nails you couldn't be sure what was in there without breaking out a sifter and shoveling the dirt in.

But...further out in the front yard on the other side of the little sidewalk, a few inches down in the sand, voila!!


(My first ever gold of any kind)
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:17 PM
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Tough to find my first gold ring and know I was giving it back (the gentleman runs a local farm market) but I got a '36 dime a couple feet away too
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:19 PM
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Plus, and a BIG plus, I found one of the coins I reeeeealllly wanted to find since I found out they existed in the middle of the driveway!! A '65 Two-Cent!!!
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:25 PM
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And yesterday (Sunday), my bee-keeping co-worker and I surprised this gentleman at the farmer's market with his wedding band which had been in the dirt for the last 21 years... he never replaced it and it still fit. I got a free jar of raw honey from the market out of the deal! ...so now I have to find myself a keeper gold ring! (I'll have to suffer with two-centers and mercs for the time being...)

Had to crop myself mostly out of course since I was working during the return.
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:31 PM
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Thats just dang awesome on so many levels there man! Congrats! That two cent is amazing!

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Old 06-19-2018, 12:37 PM
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What a beautiful coin.

Great job.

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Old 06-19-2018, 03:10 PM
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Great story and finds. You're his hero I'd bet.
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Old 06-19-2018, 03:14 PM
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Great story thanks for sharing!

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What a great story. You scored a couple keepers and definitely made that guys day! Congratulations and good luck finding a gold ring for yourself!

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That's fantastic!
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:07 PM
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Nice 2 center and a great return, sounds like you"ve got a great place to hunt.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:25 PM
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Yep, I agree how nice it was to see the gentleman get his lost ring back....kudos to you for paying it forward!

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Old 06-19-2018, 10:24 PM
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Sweet hunt! Great job on the return.

Curious... since the 2-Cent piece was in the driveway, did you find it with the detector, or eyeball it? Either way, what an amazing find!

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Old 06-20-2018, 08:06 AM
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Very nice finds and a great story! Well done

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Old 06-20-2018, 08:10 AM
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WOW....awesome act.

Cool picture. Dang he looked happy!

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Congrats on finding that lost ring and returning it! And congrats on finding that 2 cent piece and some silver as well! Hopefully you can get back there and hunt it some more.

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Old 06-20-2018, 08:57 AM
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Awesome job on the return and other great finds. You just bought yourself enough good karma that your golden keeper will come.
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Nice 2 center
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:49 AM
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Wow, heck of a return! Congrats on your first gold, a beauty of a 2 cent piece, and the free jar of honey.....

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