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Birmingham Counterfeit Eight Reales

Explorer SE Pro

April 15, 2014 02:00pm
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Not to diminish the significance of the countless 18th century coins and relics I have found with my Explorer SE Pro, but there's one that for me takes the grand prize: a counterfeit 1775 Eight Reales, one of only two known to exist (left). And just a year after having found it, I found a real one (right), just a quarter mile away, bearing the same year!

Julio R - New Hampshire, USA

Posted on April 15, 2014 02:00pm | 0 Comments

2nd time out with CTX 3030

CTX 3030

April 02, 2014 08:00am
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Went out for the second time at the beach with my CTX 3030 and ending up finding Barber half dollars, Quarters, and Dimes along with walking liberty half, standing liberty quarter, merks and rosies 22 all together, not pictured where the buffalos, Indian heads, wheaties, v nickel, and large amount of clad. what got me was how good the CTX 3030 pulled the silver out of all the junk and iron.


Coco - USA

Posted on April 02, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Transportation history Restored


April 01, 2014 03:00pm
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As I move towards my third year of E-TRAC owner ship, it continues to amaze me what it recovers in worked out areas.

Recently I have been hunting a vacant lot that use to house a railroad yard that connected to the harbor steam ships back in the 1800's. The trains would go right out on the water on bridges and stop and meet the steam boats.

Both freight and passengers were on the trains and boats. Each would be transferred to the boat or train depending on if they were coming or going. When the passengers handed over or picked up their luggage, steamer trunks etc., like today, they had tags on them so you could recover the correct pieces. However, unlike paper ones used today, they used brass tags attached with leather.

Posted on April 01, 2014 03:00pm | 0 Comments

14 Wheats and 4 Silver


March 31, 2014 09:00am
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I came across a old foundation and did some research and it was an old school from 1900s to 1940s all that is left is the blocks the school sat on. I wanted to hit this spot in the spring because the summer is so full of thorns and ticks. But I was able to hunt just a small area and managed these.

Issom Beituni - Indiana, USA

Posted on March 31, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

I found a whatchamacallit


March 25, 2014 10:00am
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Found this last fall 6 inches down at the base of a tree. Nobody knows what or why it's there. I took it to the Edmonton museum and all they could say is "it's more than 200yrs old and doesn't belong in Canada". I've sent pics to museums in UK with the same response. Forum conversations conclusions are that of a nose guard.

Posted on March 25, 2014 10:00am | 0 Comments

Hunting for a Lost Colonial Home site with the CTX 3030

CTX 3030

March 24, 2014 09:00am

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Hunting for a Lost Colonial Home site with the CTX 3030

Posted on March 24, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

Just how deep can the CTX 3030 detect a coin?

CTX 3030

March 22, 2014 09:00am

I hit a site last (Mar 19, 2014) that has produced old deep silver in the past, but not in over a year. I was using the CTX 3030 with the 17 inch coil, manual 32 sensitivity, gain 30, Ferrous Combined. In about 2 hours I hunted a straight line about 150 to 200 feet long. I was very focused and very meticulous on each beep out of the machine.

The first target I dug was a “Blue Bird” pin that hit at 6 inches and rang up in the 12-42 range. It was a little bouncy but had rust on the back where the attachment pin used to be. I will have to clean it up a bit better to see if it has any hallmarks on it or if it is junk.

The next target was an 8 inch memorial cent hitting in the 12-40 range.

The next was a 1939 Merc at about 7 inches, 12-42 and a nice silver tone.

Posted on March 22, 2014 09:00am | 0 Comments

Gene Autry Deputy Sheriff Badge


March 22, 2014 08:00am
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I found this Gene Autry Deputy Sheriff Badge today at a 1700's farm house. I was told these are pretty rare?


Gary H. - USA

Posted on March 22, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Civil War Era Officers Button

CTX 3030

March 21, 2014 08:00am

I headed out for a much needed hunt with a buddy yesterday afternoon after work. He gained permission to hunt a large area that use to serve as a mission in the mid to late 1800’s. The ground was littered with iron signals. I hunt with the CTX 3030 and a wide open screen with zero discrimination so I can hear every bit of iron in the ground. I was digging every repeatable signal with not much hope of finding anything outstanding, I was just happy to be out swinging. I got a signal that I would not normally dig (12-24) but I sure am glad that I did.

Posted on March 21, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

Béla III - the Byzantine King!


March 19, 2014 08:00am

On my first day out with my new X-TERRA 705 I found this thin copper coin in an old field on the outskirts of a small Eastern European hamlet. I was hunting in an old farm field along a stream, and found nothing for an hour. Then, just as the sun was setting I hit this small, very thin coin. At first I was not sure what it was, because the features that I could see appeared to be Byzantine, not European. However, my friend quickly ID it correctly as a Hungarian Coin.

Posted on March 19, 2014 08:00am | 0 Comments

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