After we found my daughter’s ring last wee, she sort of caught the metal detecting fever. She wanted to get out and hunt with me today. So after school we took off for a 1.5 hour hunt at a farmhouse owned by one of my church members. It was built sometime in the late 40’s or early 50’s.

The little twerp found the first target … a Wheat Penny! Her fist one ever (obviously). She dug another penny and a couple of other interesting items. Here’s the picture of our total haul:

Katie’s finds are on the right … part of an old spoon, a Tootsie trailer, and her two pennies.

On the left is my stuff … some pennies and dimes, various Tootsie and Matchbox cars, parts of play pistols (clearly, a little boy once lived in this farmhouse) and what appears to be a piece of an old music box.

The ring is a “Knights of Columbus” mens ring. It feels like it’s made of aluminum, and is stamped “West Germany” on the inside. Here’s a close-up.

Katie quickly became frustrated with my old Bounty Hunter. Might have to get her a new tool.

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Garrett GTP 1350 / Oldest Coin – 1801 Draped Bust Large Cent / Silver Coins – 48 / Coin Count – 1,940 / Clad Total – $139.57
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