Key Dates and Mints of Modern USD Common Coins

Key Dates and Mints of Modern USD Common Coins

When you are organizing your clad coins found from your metal detecting adventures, consider putting the following coins to the side, rather than depositing them in a bank, dropping them into the local Coinstar machine, or using them for a purchase. The list below is key dates and mints of clad coins and wheat cents,…

How the Detecting Community Comes Together, Interview Teen Detectorists Linden with a Minelab Go-Find

How the Detecting Community Comes Together, Interview Teen Detectorists Linden with a Minelab Go-Find

This metal detecting story and detectorist melts my heart. It shows the compassion and selflessness of the metal detecting community on many levels and across countries. Linden is the son of Cheryl, and the nephew of Drew, who I went to high school with in Vancouver, Canada. With classmates keeping connections over the years through…

Metal Detecting the Most Valuable Wheat Pennies

Metal Detecting the Most Valuable Wheat Pennies

When metal detectorists come across Wheat cents they often disregard them as just another penny. It is not unheard of to hear someone say “another stinkin’ Lincoln!” and then move along as if they had not just found something of value. However, some of those Wheat cents are worth much more than their meager ‘One…

Metal Detecting Permission Finds & Tips for Newer Detectorists Considering Permissions

Metal Detecting Permission Finds & Tips for Newer Detectorists Considering Permissions

Sometimes metal detecting permissions are good and fruitful, and sometimes they produce nothing and can be discouraging. This permission had fun finds, and I was grateful I had the chance to detect it.  Being in Southern California, with many good detectorists, beaches and parks are pounded, particularly if you are looking for the old coins,…

Just in Time for Christmas – A Long Distance Reunion Story

Just in Time for Christmas – A Long Distance Reunion Story

They say every great story has a beginning, middle, and end…in this case, I will start in the middle. Saturday the 6th of November being my birthday and the temperature being slightly above freezing with precipitation at near 100%  I thought “what better way to spend my birthday than swinging my detector in the middle…

Metal Detecting Find – Branding Iron Mystery

Metal Detecting Find – Branding Iron Mystery

A metal detecting friend and I decided to hit a local plot of land where we have permission to detect in South Orange County, California. Being that the plot of land is surrounded by tract homes, and that the city was incorporated in the early 1990’s, the finds on the property are usually modern 1980’s…

Beach Metal Detecting Tips. – How I Found 34 Rings in One Month

Beach Metal Detecting Tips. – How I Found 34 Rings in One Month

Jokes aside, I never expected to ever find this many rings or this much jewelry in such a short period of time. This particular hunting patch might’ve only been for one month, but the preparation and planning has been a year in the making, as well as the perfect storm of circumstances to have put…