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Old 05-20-2020, 11:31 AM
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Default Let's see your best finds!

Interested to see some of the amazing finds people have found. Let's see your best or a few of the most amazing things you have found and the stories that go along with them! Or maybe a really cool return story!

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Old 05-20-2020, 01:08 PM
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I think "best" is a hard topic for some people. Here's a couple of mine with the reasons I like them, I really could go on and on with just about any piece I have with why I love it though.

My first two coins, that were actually old, a half cent along with a 1/4 real (1781). I loved finding these because it was something personal to people activity but they also have dates on them which show me the age of the area.




Another find I enjoyed researching was this ID tag. It's not incredibly old or fancy, but the history of the man I found was that he survived the WW2 Pearl Harbor attack, and was then on the commission sent to disarm post war Japan. Following that he returned to northern VA and practiced law until his death (I think it was 2004). In our area he preserved much of the land in VA that surrounds DC and even pushed back against the US Government when they tried to evict people around the CIA HQ. He also preserved National Parks in Montana and New Hampshire. There's a few homes built on an area he worked to preserve, and this was found in the back of one of them.

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Old 05-20-2020, 01:57 PM
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Here is my favorite-
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Mine so far this year was a Tiffany & Co. PT950 wedding band.
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Old 05-20-2020, 03:37 PM
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Wow these are all amazing finds!

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Old 05-20-2020, 04:32 PM
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Some excellent finds there!

I have a lot of favorites but this is easily my single best find in 30+ years of detecting.
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Old 05-20-2020, 05:07 PM
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A 1724 Cut Spanish 2 reales and a 1901 Silver dollar found on the same property, Then there is the U.S. Grant for President pendant that I just love for some odd reason.


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Old 05-20-2020, 08:49 PM
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Some excellent finds there!

I have a lot of favorites but this is easily my single best find in 30+ years of detecting.
Wow!

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Old 05-21-2020, 01:26 PM
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My Three Best Rings:

My mother wears this one:


My Sister-in-Law has this one (sold it to my brother for just $150 [gold value])


And this one I sold for the diamonds and gold (Got $750 for it)


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Best coin.
Thought it was a full soda can and I had to chop down 4" in rock hard clay filled dirt to find it but something about the signal said dig.
I am more than lucky not to have hit and damaged the thing.


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Favorite odd jewelry, a Tiffany silver keychain.
My F2 said zinc because of the keys, glad I was digging all zinc signals that day.


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A coin that's not a coin.
A Masonic coin cherished and usually carried by lodge members in their pockets forever...or until they loose it like this one.
They still make them but nowadays they stamp modern one cent coins or make these types out of nickel, zinc, copper or brass.
They quit handing out the silver ones around the late 30's.

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Jewelry.

My most expensive ring, 14k white gold with 9 diamonds.
Found next to a basketball court in a park, my favorite place to look for precious metal jewelry.

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My only 22k ring...a beaver tail tab signal all the way.

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A very old heirloom ring with a natural pearl, made before cultured pearls became popular.
All marks were rubbed off and I only have up to 22k acid and it tests fine but it is too yellow, soft and malleable to be anything less than 24k.

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Best watch.
I love finding watches or even just parts of watches.
This was found in a park next to a lake and it was a large, loud high tone that I got numerous times on just about every visit to this park in this area.
I knew it was a can of some other large piece of junk but one day I decided to dig it up because I was sick of getting this same signal on this same target every time.
Shocked...it was a rolled gold pocket watch, not solid gold but there is still enough gold in this thing that refiners would accept it.

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Here's some of the better silver and copper ones.
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:33 PM
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I found this clay pipe stem and this flow blue china on a farm were these two people once lived. These two items match up with the time period that they lived there so I think that they might have actually belonged to them.
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I found these all in the same 12'x12' patch of ground in the span of a few days. The two halves, 58S and 59S, and one of the gold nuggets were in the same hole. The quarters, 55S, 56S, and 58S, 42 dime, and half reale were scattered. The real star of the group was an 1859 S quarter found by my buddy.
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About four years ago, I dug up seven Sterling silver salt and pepper shakers at a 1940's bottle dump. Totally amazed that anyone would throw away Sterling silver. A couple were pretty beat up, but most were in nice shape and cleaned up really well.
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I love finding buttons

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few of mine.
War of 1812 1st Regiment of Artillery button - LEAVENWORTH HAYDEN & SCOVILL
Regulation 1808 Shoulder belt plate.

US Army Officer General Service button. Mintzer, Phila - 1858-1870.

Fugio Coin (1787) with a LC.
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A couple more.

1864 Nova Scotia penny

Loyal Order Of Moose buckle

1864 Indian Head
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Best finds? THEY ARE ALL BEST FINDS! However I’m going to show just 3.

Third place is a 14K, 4 carat natural blue sapphire ring with 6 diamonds. Found at a 90 year old house that gangsters used to party at.

Second place is a pocket watch that has emeralds on the face for hour marks. Each emerald is outlined in gold and gold dots are the minute marks. Found in a curb strip in downtown Fernandina Beach, Fl

First place is the silver Scottish medallion that has. Number of ancient Scottish icons, phrases, and mottos. The initials WW and the date August 23, 1299 refer to William Wallace. The phrases “TOUCH AND I PEARCE (Pierce)” and “I MAKE SICKER” are actually my family’s mottos. I Make Sicker is our current Family motto and is shown on our family crest and refers to when one of my ancestors helped Robert Bruce murder a man in a church which paved the way for him to become King of Scotland in 1306.
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Wow! Cool Pine Tree Shilling. The “Appeal To Heaven” tree on a coin! Very cool.

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