Hand engraved silver spoon – Metal detecting find

I found this silver spoon detecting in an old picnic grove area. It’s hand engraved with the words “Christian Church Columbia MO” on it. After searching online I found another one similar to it from around 1908.

Awesome silver coin spill makes 8 silver day with 2 halves – Metal detecting finds

Dad and I decided to do some sidewalk and house hunting for the day. I ended up pulling the Walker half right in the side yard of an old house and a barber dime next to the sidewalk. We decided to hit a park we had been to before but this time I focused on […]

4 silver coin spill by old tree – Metal detecting finds

While driving by a site I had pulled many silvers from, I noticed the chain link fence surrounding the place had been removed. I immediately went home and got my detector and started swinging. The fence ran about a foot away from an old tree and sure enough I got a good signal there. After […]

Penny inside silver – neat metal detecting find

I was in an old school yard when I discovered this neat little find. It was about 8″ deep and when I dug it up I didn’t know what to think. At first I saw the silver shine and thought I had a coin. Then when I wiped the back off it looked like the […]

Solid Silver Knight Order Legion of Honor Medal found metal detecting

I found this French Legion of Honor medal in an old churchyard. Not sure about the age but it’s solid silver and quite an interesting find.

Seated Half Dollar and Albino Squirrel – Metal Detecting Find

It’s not very often you get two gems in one day, but when you do it usually comes unexpectedly. Dad and I were metal detecting residential houses and ran across one that was built in 1964. It wasn’t something I’d usually be excited about bus since Dad enjoys jewelry hunting we decided to stop by. […]

Pristine barber dime and other neat finds – metal detecting finds

I picked up these finds outside an old apartment complex and next to the sidewalk. The Barber Dime is in perfect condition like it just came off the coin press. I got a kick out of the angel on a toilet. Some of those old tokens are really neat. Also got an Indian head and […]

Wormed – Pulled Civil War Bullet Interesting Metal Detecting Find

Sometimes gun powder would get damp or a bullet would simply get lodged in the barrel and the soldier would have to dislodge it using a special tool. This is called a pulled or wormed bullet: I love finding interesting items with a story behind them. It’s fun to imagine that in the heat of […]

First seated dime just 2 inches under the surface – metal detecting finds

It always seems like my greatest finds come when I least expect them. This 1876 CC seated dime was found just a few inches under the surface in a church yard right in the middle of the city. It rang up loud and clear so I plunged my digger in thinking it was a clad […]

Old coin purse filled with silver? – Metal detecting find

We all dream it. Getting a good signal and then digging down to discover the edge of a leather coin purse or metal tin. We anxiously dig around it with our eyes wide and mouth open in anticipation. Oh please be filled with silver coins and maybe even a gold one if I’m lucky. I […]