Recently I had a chance to take the Fisher F5 to an old homestead that I have detected previously. The last time I was there, I found a 1953 Silver Rosie Dime, so I figured I would go back and give it another try.
The grass was completely grown up, around 2 ft tall and it was tough to swing properly, but I was able to find a few wheat pennies, the oldest being a 1919.
At one point, after finding a wheat penny, I had moved away from that plug when I realized that I was discriminating nickels. Apparently I had hit the knob with my thumb and didn’t realize it. Since targets were few and far between, I decided to go re-check my previous plug to see if I had missed any coins.
Sure enough, I got a solid nickel signal and dug down a few inches and there it was, a 1938 Jefferson Nickel. Wow, I would have missed that had I not realized the mistake I made when discriminating nickels!
After that I found a few more wheat pennies and some other relics. I’ve already posted most of those finds in a previous blog though.
Just as I was about to leave I got a nice high tone and decided to dig one last target. Imagine my surprise when I pulled this old car from the dirt!
I’ve seen similar toy cars by Barclay and Manoil, but I haven’t found this exact car online during my research. If you have any info on it, please let me know!
I believe that it is from the early 1900’s and I just love this little car! It appears that this car was lost shortly after the little boy got it. I say that because it has very few scratches on it and is in pretty good condition all things considered.
I haven’t been able to get out detecting as much as I’d like to due to the rainy weather lately. I recently picked up a EuroTek Pro metal detector and look forward to getting it out in the field and seeing what it can do. I think some Fisher F2 and EuroTek Pro comparisons will be interesting and look forward to seeing the results of some side by side tests!
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