I have been a bit quiet over the last week or so and the reason for this is that i have met a local detectorist and his son and we have been doing some permission swapping. Last Saturday i was metal detecting on my friends land when I had an almighty signal which showed up very high on the id scale. Upon digging up the target i could not believe what i was seeing, a coin that i had been wanting to find for over five years. The coin in question is a George iii “bullhead” sixpence a coin that i first saw on the forums when i started taking up this amazing hobby.
Fast forward to this weekend, yesterday to be more exact. I had decided that i was going to take a low and slow approach with my metal detector around the area that i found the sixpence. Within ten minutes I had a shilling sized silver coin in my finds pouch that was unfortunately completely worn. I continued around 4 foot and got another belting signal just like the one from the sixpence, digging down revealed yet another immaculate sixpence! Within a two foot radius i managed to find a total of 5 sixpences and one shilling all dated 1816. Five years of wanting and then suddenly i have a hoard of them.
The metal detector used was my Minelab Safari set up in custom all metal mode with -10 and +40 notched out
I caught the whole lot on video which is below this post. I really hope you enjoy it as much as i did filming it.