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  1. #91
    Meanwhile, in the midst of vicious blizzard Elliott...

    So I saw our mail lady standing in the deep snow next door. Turns out she comes over and needs a shovel to find her scanner she lost. It will cost her 1500$. I hurried to put my warm boots on, grabbed my metal detector and promised to find it. After some preliminary questions on where it might be, I set out toning. I told her it would be the highest tone (gold and lead) for the computer components in it. In the deep snow where she was trudging she was bumping her mailbag. Out the scanner flew and went into the fresh foot of snow. I heard the loud high tone and gave the snow a swipe, saw blue plastic and grinned. Thank you Jesus.

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  3. #92
    Went for another toning of my yard. The home was reportedly built in 1910 though a trip to the Deeds office will confirm it. Anyways, I have found interesting items but no old coins. Today I went over another area and the mid-tone sounded off and the values number screamed "penny". Indian head penny was totally on my mind and the digging did not disappoint. Nice little 1891!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    Went for another toning of my yard. The home was reportedly built in 1910 though a trip to the Deeds office will confirm it. Anyways, I have found interesting items but no old coins. Today I went over another area and the mid-tone sounded off and the values number screamed "penny". Indian head penny was totally on my mind and the digging did not disappoint. Nice little 1891!

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    Cool!

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  7. #94
    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    Cool!
    My son is heavily into metal detecting. Last week he was detecting the farm my daughter runs. It was built in 1847. Within minutes - near the front steps where it was recently excavated, my grandson found an 1850ish (forgot the exact year) Indian head and my son a 1914 dime.

    The place is loaded with stuff. Especially night crawlers!

  8. #95
    Quote Originally Posted by MicMac View Post
    My son is heavily into metal detecting. Last week he was detecting the farm my daughter runs. It was built in 1847. Within minutes - near the front steps where it was recently excavated, my grandson found an 1850ish (forgot the exact year) Indian head and my son a 1914 dime.

    The place is loaded with stuff. Especially night crawlers!
    Welcome to the forums! What state is the old farm in?

  9. #96
    Thanks,

    The old farm is in Concord, NH. I'm pretty sure it's the oldest remaining 'farm' in Concord. Two of the four barns on the property have falling over. There's an old two horse drawn sleigh in one of them but the barn is so unstable that it's scary going into it. You can see it behind this cow. It's like on 'stilts'. And thanks for the welcome.

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  11. #97
    Dig on the tone. Today it is confirmed. My 115yr old yard is loaded with old nails that tone me into boredom. I get an "errant" high tone marking copper. So I dug. Uncovered 3 bent nails but on the last pinpoint I uncovered a 1966 copper clad dime. Learned a lesson today.

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  13. #98
    After re-toning and paint marking the back 1/4 of the yard I marked every non-ferrous tone no matter how faint. First try, dug up 6 nails of various sizes in the 8" wide hole. With the pointer I found an '83 penny. No biggie but my confidence level in this detector is very high.

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