Grapeshot from the private property at the Battlefield at New Market Virginia,

Grapeshot from private property at the Battlefield at New Market Virginia,

I recently attended a hunt at a piece of private property that was a part of the Battle of New Market in New Market Virginia. The farm is currently used for raising sheep. I went with a group from the Monroeville Area Metal Detectors Club out of Monroeville, PA. There were about 17 metal detectorists that attended. About half of the group found Three ring bullets, one found a Connecticut Militia button and another found a spur. I found a piece of grapeshot (about the size of a golf ball) that would have been loaded into a cannon with about 20 to 30 other and fired at close range at the enemy. I cannot tell whether it was fired by the Union or Confederate sides.


2 Piastre Turkish Coin found in a yard in Pennsylvania

Found a Turkish 2 Piastre coin in the front yard of a house that once belonged to my grand parents. They never traveled to Turkey, but my father who lives next door did many times.I also found a 1944 Mercury dime, so my silver coin total for 2014 is now 2.

2 Piastres Turkish coin

Found a wedding ring.

Ring Gold Find 2Found a wedding ring.

I was asked to use my metal detector to help find a lost wedding band for a friend of a friend. I found it! Made my Day!

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.