Monday, August 19, 2013

One Of My Best Coin Finds EVER

**March 10, 2013**

I truly believe that some things are meant to be.

I got permission from a friend to detect the yard of one of his relatives.  

I was having a fun hunt.  I found a few wheat pennies, a buffalo nickel, an old lipstick, a lead soldier, and half of a toy gun.   Nothin' fancy, but I was enjoying myself.

I had probably been there for ninety minutes or so, when the neighbor came by and started chatting.  He asked what I found and I showed him, and then I asked if I could take a look in his yard.

He said, "I was waiting for you to ask.  Go ahead.  Knock yourself out."

Two steps into his yard, I swung my coil and got a really strong signal.  

I pulled out a clad quarter.

But a few minutes later, about four-and-a-half-or-five-inches (4 1/2 - 5") underground, there it was...

An 1837 Mexican 8 reale.

This is the video I took when I found it.  (Can you tell I was excited?  Hahaha!)

 Freshly dug

Cleaned up

6 months later and I'm still amazed that I found that coin.  It has taken me years to find a coin like this.  It is definitely the coolest coin I've ever dug and what I consider to be a once in a lifetime find.


  1. its a beauty DJ!

  2. Awesome m8! Great work and a stunning find!

  3. That is a unique find. Beautiful coin.... :)

  4. Thank you Charles! I'm still a little shocked I found it!

  5. Thanks Gill! I'm still smiling about this one!

  6. Thanks Dave, sure is!!!

  7. Gonehunting for HistoryAugust 29, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Congrats buddy!