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Half hour hunt nabs oldie.
Posted by: Great Republic
Date: February 22, 2012 12:59PM
Went out after work and hit a field behind an old church.
Found my oldest coin yet. A 173? King George II.
Also 4 Wheats oldest 1912 an 20.
Some kind of fobie looking thing ( ID?). Says KBCO F367 on the back.
A gold over silver ladies Seiko watch and piece of copper that looks like a duck.
Thanks for looking.

Re: Half hour hunt nabs oldie.
Posted by: McDave
Date: February 22, 2012 01:56PM
Nice old copper ... too bad they get punished so bad after that many years buried. Congrats ! :cheers:

Northern Minnesota
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Re: Half hour hunt nabs oldie.
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: February 22, 2012 02:38PM
Holy SMOKES, that's a very nice, very old find...

AMAZING! You just "bested" my oldest find by, oh, roughly 160 years! :)



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Lesche hand digger
Lesche 38D Ground Shark "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

Re: Half hour hunt nabs oldie.
Posted by: dirt doctor
Date: February 22, 2012 03:00PM
Congratulations on a truly old oldie . Great work on the pictures too , I can never seem to get the lighting right when I get a coin with some wear on it and I need to bring out the detail .
For its age it is in remakebly good shape . Nice going on capturing it without inflicting any wounds . Funny how those short hunts can be the most productive at times .:clapping:

Re: Half hour hunt nabs oldie.
Posted by: TwoRivers
Date: February 22, 2012 03:15PM
Great find.....................might be some more there?..............................................................................John

Great Republic..That is awesome !! Nice findsN/T
Posted by: Elton
Date: February 22, 2012 04:28PM

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Re: Half hour hunt nabs oldie.
Posted by: samuel_schumaker
Date: February 22, 2012 04:30PM
Wow, someday i wanna detect somewhere that i can find something that old. Great job, HH

Posted by: MikeO
Date: February 22, 2012 04:31PM
Must have been a fantastic 1/2 hour.
I would be a happy camper if I was you!!!!!! :clapping::clapping::clapping:
I was able to get out today with my friend but, I did not get into the 1700's

Detecting since 1979
Findmall member since 2000
Became a dedicated Minelab user in 2000 with a XS

Favorite find ever a 1834 Half Dime (15 years ago)
Oldest coin ever found a 1734 Real (11 years ago)

One of my favotites from 2012 season an 1857 Flying Eagle Cent.,1795264,1795264#msg-1795264

Favorite coin from 2013 season an 1835 Capped Bust Dime.,1962866,1962866

Favorite coin of 2014 so far an 1849 Large Cent.,2034861,2034861#msg-2034861

Favorite Silver of 2014 an 1854 Seated Half Dime.,2106714

A hunt that will likely never be repeated. Silver Three Center and Seated.,2115392,2115392#msg-2115392

Oldest and largest for 2015 so far 1807 KG,2167872,2167872#msg-2167872

Re: Half hour hunt nabs oldie.
Posted by: drkp88
Date: February 22, 2012 06:05PM
Great to see you're out and about GR! Nice copper!!

Re: Half hour hunt nabs oldie.
Posted by: Bryce-IL
Date: February 22, 2012 06:07PM
Very cool GR. Congrats on that old critter:thumbup:

Here's the link to my field test post containing over 60 different hunts of various coil tests...field tests published in Western & Eastern Treasures Magazine...comparisons...nicer finds...etc..:,1055627,1055627#msg-1055627

Been swingin' the coil since 1972

Started out in 1972 with a Jetco Detector...then the late 70's with a Whites 6000:whites:....then in 1981 went to a Bounty Hunter VLF TR 840:bounty:

Then in the early 1980's I went to a Whites 6000 Di Pro:whites:...mid 80's I went to a Whites Eagle II SL:whites:...Late 80's/Early 90's I went to the Whites XLT:whites:

1990's I used the Fisher CZ5, CZ6, CZ7, 7aPro, and CZ70Pro (still have)...and am currently doing some water hunting with my CZ-21:fisher:...

Started using Minelabs in 1999:minelab:

with a brief stint on the Musketeer while also using the CZ's...then in 2002 I switched to the Minelab Explorers and currently use the Explorer SE Pro as my main machine. I also use the Explorer 2 and E-trac often... and have a CTX3030 I use as a backup:minelab: Might also mention I have an arsenal of coils for the Explorers:thumbup:

"Metal detecting is an escape for me and allows me to find some much needed peace and solace.
Being able to clear my head...even if only for that short much more meaningful than any amount of finds that end up in my pouch"
:angel: "Quote ME"

Re: Half hour hunt nabs oldie.
Posted by: Eddie in Poulsbo
Date: February 22, 2012 11:28PM
Nice digs there GR and congrats on your oldest coin.:clapping:


Thanks everybody,HHN/T
Posted by: Great Republic
Date: February 24, 2012 03:17PM

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Re: Half hour hunt nabs oldie.
Posted by: Dave-IL
Date: February 26, 2012 09:54PM
Nice finds Great Republc.

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Re: Half hour hunt nabs oldie.
Posted by: EladSwerdna
Date: February 28, 2012 08:39AM
Nice KGII. It's always great to find something so old. :thumbup:

Re: Half hour hunt nabs oldie.
Posted by: diggingFx
Date: February 29, 2012 10:15AM
The fob looking thing looks familiar. I always assumed the one I found was a drawer pull but??

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