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Metal Detector Treasure Finds, Pictures and Stories
White's DFX Finds 100+ Year Old Cameo Brooch
Not too sure if you will remember me, since I know you deal with many people in a month's time. My name is Jason T. from Maine and you sold me my new White's DFX. It is 99 degrees here so I thought I'd stay inside and do some pictures and scans of my best finds from my first month in my yard with my new DFX. I just started metal detecting this year around April. I got "the BUG" right away since I was finding a lot of neat items. After about six weeks, I upgraded to the DFX (the metal detector I really wanted in the first place.) I got the new metal detector one month ago yesterday. I bought Jeff Foster's book "Digging Deeper with the DFX" and did lots of research on a few forums online. I am finally starting to understand the DFX.
These finds were all dug within the last month from my yard or the small lot ( 30' x 30' ) next door. Most of my finds were a first for me. Included, are my favorites, such as the cameo brooch estimated to be about 150 years old, 2 silver Mercury dimes, V nickels both 1904, 2 indian head pennies 1901 and 1897 and a gorgeous standing liberty quarter with no date. Many items were found together on the same day. (WAAHOOO!) I was hoping to find 2 of the liberty quarters on the same day too, but I guess my doubles streak had to end sooner or later. I also found a Boy Scouts watch fob that dates back to 1910 (the year the scouts started in the U.S.), a Maine Turnpike commemorative fob from 1947, when the first 45 miles of the highway opened from Kittery to Portland and many more goodies. I am having a blast with this new hobby. I am looking forward to many years of searching for the long lost whispers of history's voice.Thanks Kellyco! Jason T., Maine