2017 was a year of metal detecting firsts for me. If anything I learned that you can never say never when it comes to the hobby of metal detecting.
Two of my finds blew my mind because I never thought I would find these coins.
The 1906 Barber Quarter was my first ever Barber Quarter and it was found behind a very historic old house while detecting with my buddy Russ. A few months later, while hunting the side yard of an old victorian house I found the 1853 Large Cent, a coin that I thought I would Never find. I guess you can never say never, and when I found my first Large cent I was mind-blown. I still can’t believe I found a largie!
As detectorists we find coins from all over, and the silver-colored coin next to the Will Rogers memorial medallion is an Italian 200 Lire coin. Foreign coins are always fun to find, and I had never seen a Lire coin prior to finding this one. Lastly, the star shaped badge is a 1924-25 The Anti-Automobile Thief Association of America Medallion is a rare find which has some interesting history to it. Click the link if you want to read more about it.
I found several cool targets in 2017, even though I didn’t get out to detect as often as I would have liked, it was a fun year of detecting, a year full of firsts so I look forward to seeing what cool finds 2018 reveals. Until then, Happy Hunting Everyone!