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My First Significant Finds - what got me hooked on MD'ing

by Ken
(Halifax NS Canada)

1876 Penny

1876 Penny

I bought a metal detector off Ebay, a Garrett Ace 400. A beginner machine which I still use. I've only started last summer 2020. I never found anything other thant trash, went to four beaches and found nothing. I got discouraged. Then I thought, I must be searching in the wrong places. Decided to search as close as I could get to Historic Sites that are protected. I found a farm near a historic village that tourists can visit. I got permission to work the fields. My first hole resulted in this old 1876 One Cent piece (Canadian)(Im in Canada - NS) Then about two holes later this wonderful 1894 silver five cents worth about $60CAD. Well consequently I'm hooked now. I've been to other parks and I get as close as I legally can without invading protected arears and I dig. I've found plenty of first and second world war shell casings and military buttons. I'm off this week to the Archives to search for old maps. Having fun in retirement but the old body sure creaks that day after digging for 5 hours straight!

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Oct 26, 2021

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Thanks Mike
by: Ken

Thanks Mike, I am ready to upgrade, I am looking at the Nokta Simplex plus. Looks like a versatile machine. Especially with the wireless headphones.

Oct 26, 2021

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Good hunting
by: Mike C

Congratulation In your new hobby, welcome to the world of surprises. You probably might consider a detector up grade in the future and don't forget to hit your backyard if you have one.

Oct 25, 2021

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I got the pics wrong in that piece
by: Ken

I see that I messed up with the 1894 five cent piece, If there's a way I can add it I will.

Oct 25, 2021

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Ken, Keep At It!
by: Frank

Thanks for sharing. And your story proves that newbies to the hobby sometimes give up too early. Research, and looking for new areas to detect is very important to the enjoyment of the hobby. I also know about the old body issue.

Great story!

Thanks again,

Frank

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