Metal Detector Treasure Finds, Pictures and Stories
Solid Tone Reveals an 1851 3 Cent Silver Piece
On 1/4/05, a friend, Ron T. of Shanksville, PA. also a Bounty Hunter detectorist suggested we try relic hunting in a corn field. Up until now I hunted in yards and local parks so I was curious how this would work. We were hunting for about 15 minutes when I got a solid tone. Upon pinpointing the target I found a small circular piece of metal, it was paper thin and much smaller than a dime. At first I thought it was a machine punch out. I looked at it a little bit longer and Ron yelled over asking what I had found. When Ron cleaned it off he realized it was a 1851 Three Cent Silver Piece. We both couldn't believe it. When I measured it with my micrometer the thickness of the coin was .021". An ordinary sheet of paper measures around .005"!
I've enclosed pictures and a certificate of authenticity. As you can see I used a set of headphones that allow you to hear better.
In closing, I would like to again thank you for offering such a quality product that enabled this beginner to find such little treasure.