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FIND OF A LIFETIME! 06Dec12 08 Dec 2012 17:38 #11

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Well today started out as many other days did. Wes and I had some time on our hands so we headed out to a section of field that hasn't been hit very hard yet by either of us. Before we headed out into the field I showed Wes a big horseshoe I found on my previous solo hunt. He's been kicking my butt ever since he found a small horseshoe about a month ago, and I figured this new horseshoe might be the golden ticket to a day where I can get back on top.

The day started off quick for me. First target I pulled out of the ground was a nice 1897 Indian Head penny. Followed shortly by a nice round ball. Could be as old as war of 1812. We were getting very few signals in the field we started out in so we jumped to a field next to it and as soon as I stepped onto it I was rewarded with a nice 1926 Buffalo nickel. So far I was ahead of Wes and it looked like the horseshoe was working to my advantage.

We followed each other around the field with our E-tracs digging signal after signal and after an hour or so Wes called me over to a beautiful sound 12-45 on his E-trac. I told him I'd bet him anything it was a silver dime. He dug the hole and about 6" down out popped exactly what I thought it was. He landed a nice 1954 silver Rosie. So as far as I was concerned he was now on top. There goes the horseshoe...Or so I thought. Another hour went by and we hadn't gotten much else to get excited about in the second field so after a quick water/food break we headed to another small field nearby.

I had gridded this field a couple days before but knew there were still treasures waiting to be found. I was happy to find a nice concave flat button shortly after stepping onto the field. We continued deeper into the small sliver of a field and after digging a few iffy signals that turned out to be junk I hit a NICE signal! I'm talkin about a signal that you don't see every day on the E-trac. I called Wes over to hear it and watch me dig it up. The E-trac was chirping at me and showing a consistent 01-40/01-41. I've gotten my hopes up on this signal before, as all E-trac users should know, this is BIG silver area! I started the camera rolling, pinpointed the target, and dug the plug. As soon as I flipped the plug out of the hole I saw IT!!! The BIG reeded edge of a silver coin!!! Once Wes got his camera rolling as well I picked it up to find out I had just dug a beautiful 1924 Silver Peace Dollar!!! I still can't believe it! Never in a million years did I imagine that I would ever dig a giant silver coin like this! It absolutely made my day/month/year!!!

Have a look at my youtube video to see the live dig!



Happy hunting to you all!!!

-Nate(dirtdigger1581)
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FIND OF A LIFETIME! 06Dec12 08 Dec 2012 19:04 #15

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Here it is:


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FIND OF A LIFETIME! 06Dec12 08 Dec 2012 19:27 #16

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WOW!!! What an awesome find. Congratulations Nate!! Nice photos and video. I don't remember seeing another one of a Peace Dollar being dug. Those are rare to find!!
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FIND OF A LIFETIME! 06Dec12 08 Dec 2012 20:52 #18

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Coin Magnet wrote:
WOW!!! What an awesome find. Congratulations Nate!! Nice photos and video. I don't remember seeing another one of a Peace Dollar being dug. Those are rare to find!!

Thanks Keith! I'll probably never find another one, but having one for my collection is a dream come true!
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FIND OF A LIFETIME! 06Dec12 09 Dec 2012 03:07 #22

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Very NICE!
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FIND OF A LIFETIME! 06Dec12 09 Dec 2012 11:27 #24

Awesome Nate ... congrats !!
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FIND OF A LIFETIME! 06Dec12 09 Dec 2012 20:17 #34

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Nate..what a great find. I could almost hear your heart jumping out through your voice...thanks for the great video as well.
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FIND OF A LIFETIME! 06Dec12 20 Dec 2012 11:42 #152

I'm glad you found it - not me, I would have had a heart attack and died. :ohmy: :lol:

Congrats on a truly great find.

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FIND OF A LIFETIME! 06Dec12 03 Jan 2013 08:32 #168

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Iowa Hawkeye wrote:
Nate..what a great find. I could almost hear your heart jumping out through your voice...thanks for the great video as well.

Glad you enjoyed the video. It was an exciting moment. One I wish all coin hunters could experience!
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FIND OF A LIFETIME! 06Dec12 04 Jan 2013 00:20 #171

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Nice Find!
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FIND OF A LIFETIME! 06Dec12 06 Jan 2013 22:35 #177

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Great find! Good Luck on more great finds. Send out some more videos when you do. I live in michigan so i will be waiting a few months to get my detector out and the batteries in. Getting restless. bobber.
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