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My biggest coin find ever!

Ed in SoDak

Member
Heehee! did I get ya for a second? My wife got me today when she planted this monster and called sweetly, "Honey, can you pinpoint this target for me please?" I fell for it till I saw the huge grin on her face. LOL, she fooled me good!
-Ed
 
Yeah. Wife's are really good at that. My wife bought a set of three coins 1907 barber dime, a 1936 buffalo nickel, and a 1943 merc and planted them in our back yard and then asked if I could show her how the detector worked. I started swinging and found the nickel with complete date and was very excited. I then found the merc and was thrilled. I was really excited when I found the barber. We live in a newer house, but I thought the previous person who lived there might have lost a coin collection to kids or grand kids getting into it. I was ready to scour the whole yard and then my wife told me about the gag. I did not know wether to laugh or get upset. Chose to laugh and it made all the difference. I got some nice coins out of the deal anyway. My dad loves to detect and I pulled the same gag on him a little while later. It was good fun and we all got a laugh. I let him keep the coins.
 

Ed in SoDak

Member
Thanks for the comments! Good story Dirtdigger. Well, I fell for it hook, line and sinker. At first it looked like a snoose can lid, then as I saw it I thought medallion. We find all sorts of odd dropped items, most of it junk, but I didn't think it odd at all to find something like that just laying there under an inch of gopher mound. As soon as I held it up, I saw that grin on her face.

Laugh over, we went back to detecting. A few minutes later she called out "I got another dollar signal." I said "Sure you did!" half-expecting she had two of them monster coins. But I went over to check it out. We both had to pry it up from the sod. It was a door from an old cast-iron cookstove. Not a bad "real" find for the day and she found it on her first time out with the Discovery 2200 we got a few months back.

Other than my monster quarter, all I found that day was buried barbed wire. We were actually hunting for a porcelain cookstove we know is buried in its entirety somewhere in this field. No luck there, but we had fun and found a keeper.

-Ed
 
Yeah. Wife's are really good at that. My wife bought a set of three coins 1907 barber dime, a 1936 buffalo nickel, and a 1943 merc and planted them in our back yard and then asked if I could show her how the detector worked. I started swinging and found the nickel with complete date and was very excited. I then found the merc and was thrilled. I was really excited when I found the barber. We live in a newer house, but I thought the previous person who lived there might have lost a coin collection to kids or grand kids getting into it. I was ready to scour the whole yard and then my wife told me about the gag. I did not know wether to laugh or get upset. Chose to laugh and it made all the difference. I got some nice coins out of the deal anyway. My dad loves to detect and I pulled the same gag on him a little while later. It was good fun and we all got a laugh. I let him keep the coins.
 

Ed in SoDak

Member
Ten years later, this thread needs pics or it didn't happen!
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Ronstar

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Dang, never saw the original posting date…… way to come back finish up!!!
 
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