Archive for October, 2013

Spanish 2 Reale Silver Coin

I found this Spanish 2 Reale Silver coin in my yard in McMurray, PA. I have no idea how it got there. My best guess is that it was given to a kid in the late 40’s and he was supposed to keep it in a safe place, but instead he decided to play with it outside and he lost it. Otherwise it may have been lost my a settler here in western PA as this type of coin was considered legal tender up until 1845.

Spanish 2 Reale Silver coin 1777

Spanish 2 Reale Silver coin 1777

2 reale reverse side


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Sunray X-1 Inline Probe

I recently purchased a Sunray X-1 Inline Probe for use with my Minelab E-Trac. The X-1 was discontinued about 4 months ago, so pricing is going up. I found this one from a guy on Facebook. I painted it black to match the look of the E-Trac. I will post a picture of it painted a bit later.
Sunray Pin Pointer used

First Silver 10 Feet from my own Front Door

First Silver 10 Feet from my own Front Door

Found this Mercury dime 10 feet from my front door using my Fisher F5 with the sensitivity maxed out. also found a war nickel, a buffalo nickel and a couple wheat cents in the same hole.

Finds from Seeded Hunt

Went to a seeded metal detector hunt last Saturday. It was held by the Monroeville Area Metal Detector Club. It was a great opportunity to get to learn to use my Minelab E-trac. Here’s a picture of some of my finds. All clad and all fifty cent pieces, quarters and silver dollars.
seeded hunt 2013-10-05 14.12.05

Upgraded my metal Detector to a Minelab E-Trac


I recently upgraded my metal detector to a Minelab E-Trac. I discovered that I enjoy finding silver coins and was having a difficult time finding them with my Fisher F5. I went out with a new friend and he found two silver quarters and a dime to my none. Before digging on two of the quarters he let me see how strong the signals were with my F5. I barely had any signal at all and would have most likely past them by. I then went home and ordered a new E-Trac.