Trying to find my first silver pre-dec coin became an obsession for me when I started detecting and then this guy goes and does this! FFS!
I was lucky, or maybe unlucky to find a coin on my very first detect in my backyard. I’ll never forget the feeling, the first one was a 10 cent coin and then a Half penny (1942) that triggered my obsession with finding old coins.
Alas it was a few months before I hit silver in the form of a 1943 Florin found on the banks of Ross Creek in Yeppoon. (Keep out I have pegged that area like a mining claim, LOL)
Since then I haven’t found hundreds of silvers but I have maybe 50 or so in the collection.
Well today I met a gentlemen who dropped by to grab a Land Or Sea PinPointer as he was in the process of getting his first metal detector and a pinpointer was the obvious first accessory he needed.
I gave the Lad a quick lesson on how to use it, Point at stuff and if it beeps it is metal, Lesson over he headed off home with the New toy.
Now keep in Mind, the New detector is still on the way……. So this actually makes me laugh a bit as I would do the same thing.
He loads a 9V battery and hits the backyard, presumably on hands on needs as pointers aren’t that long and he is quite tall.
Now I don’t what time he got home, but he had the pin pointer by about 10am. At 3pm This photo appeared on My facebook.
It seems that not only did he find his first coin using Nothing But the land or sea, he had ticked a few boxes like First Coin, first pre-dec and first silver, all within 5 hours of becoming a detectorist.
NOTE: Even though the lad didn’t have a metal detector at the time I have decided that owning a pin pointer (a little metal detector) is enough to qualify as a detectorist, that and he has a 705 in the pipeline. So he gets the badge in my book.
So really what this proves is as long as you are out there looking with any type of detector, even a hand held pin pointer, your in with a chance of finding something cool.
Hours on the coil as they say.
Happy Hunting Folks and may your holes be filled with silver!