WWII Aviator Wings Bracelet Found Metal Detecting

This past weekend I shot an email to a guy who posted an old house on craigslist.  I asked permission to detect it and he said come on out!

He was one of the nicest guys I have ever met and told me that part of the reason he allowed me to come out is because he used to detect and remembered how hard it was to get permissions in this area.

Anyway, we talked for the first 45 mins, and honestly I didn’t mind talking with him, I enjoyed his company as much as he seemed to enjoy mine. I would have been happy just talking to him, he was super nice and we talked as if we’d known each other all our lives…good stuff.

After talking for a bit he said to go for it, so I did. First target was an 80-81 on the AT Pro and I knew it was a dime, so I dug it. It was a 1966 Rosie, dang sooo close. Then the next coin was a 1964 penny. I thought “Man, there has to be silver around here somewhere.”

I continued detecting along the sidewalk when I got a tone that rang up in the high 60s, 64-67…but the tone sounded good…so I dug it, 4 inches down out pops this Wings bracelet.

I was baffled that silver came in so low because all of the silver rings and coins I have found were at least in the 70s and more like mid 80s… anyway… It’s stamped STERLING on the back of the wings and on both clasps…

I offered him to keep the bracelet but he declined and said “You found it, you keep it, I just like seeing what is in the ground.”

I told him I thought it was military and he agreed… last night I looked it up, and this bracelet is going for $100+ 


Based on the date ranges of the coins I was finding, I was surprised I didn’t find any silver coins.


Cleaned up a bit…

I think this makes up for a couple silver coins, don’t you?


About Ozarks

I enjoy Metal Detecting in The Ozark Mountains and surrounding areas where I primarily detect for relics and coins. I have tested and used over 20+ metal detectors as a dealer and Company Sponsored 'Pro Staff' Product Tester. Previously Senior Editor of Detecting365 Metal Detecting Magazine for 7 years. I have authored over 200+ articles published on multiple metal detecting websites and magazines. I have real world experience testing metal detectors in the field and enjoy teaching others how to become better metal detectorists. Questions? Shoot me a contact email! Check out my Recommended Metal Detecting Supplies here: http://amazon.com/shop/wedetect
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