I have continued to take my new E-Trac to places where I have hunted before. This time I returned to an old home on Main Street in my town that has been converted into a B&B. It was constructed around the turn of the twentieth century. It is a majestic old house built by a local doctor.
I hunted the yard the first time in 2009 with my Garrett GTP 1350. I didn’t find any old coins at all. I remember being very disappointed. I did, however, find an old Ohio Civil War button and a Colt 45 slug, as well as a couple of flat buttons. But no old coins. I returned in 2011 with my White’s MXT. Again, I found nothing old. I found a few more clad coins and various pieces of old junk, but nothing special.
So this week I called my buddy who owns the house to see if I could field test my new E-Trac on his hunted-out yard. He said, “Go for it!” So I hit it for two hours yesterday afternoon, covering most of the front yard.
And the E-Trac did not disappoint! I was running the “Old Coins” program from the E-Trac “Bible.” And it really sniffed out the deep ones.
I dug a 1957 Rosie at five inches near the sidewalk. I also dug a 1906 Indian, a 1919 Buffalo Nickel, and three old, green wheaties … 1911, 1913, and 1917. Here is the picture:
Besides an oxidized piece of lead buckshot, the only other interesting find was a Survey Point Marker. OOPS! I thought it was an old button back. Anyhow, it wasn’t anywhere near a property line and it wasn’t attached to anything. Oh, well.
Thanks for looking! HH