Note: In this series, we have selected 100 metal detecting finds that were extremely difficult to detect and recover, and provide details on the circumstances and techniques that contributed to their successful recovery.
KEEPER: 1878-CC Morgan Dollar. First Year. Very worn and was probably carried as someone’s good luck coin.
SITE: Yard on old trolley line
SITE EVALUATION: 9 of 10 This yard had clearly never been hunted and produced a lot of great relics
PERMISSION: Extremely nice widow who was very happy to have me and my hunting partner around.
Not Always a Can: I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought I’m diggin a mason jar lid or deep can on signals like this. You gotta dig to know. I dug over 18 inches and was about to give up when this beauty popped out of the hole.
Nice Small Repeatable Signals: Maybe due to the way detectors are calibrated, most of my best large deep targets like silver dollars and halves, and Civil War plates, are solid and repeatable, with solid numbers and sound that doesn’t jump around a lot.
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