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It was not my kill

21 Jan

Yesterday, me and Maurice met lawdog1, a fellow hunter and member of the Friendly Metal Detecting Forum at an old school site. The sun was shining and the temps hovered in the 50’s.

The site dates back to the late 1800’s and it’s now a grassy field. We began swinging and after some trash finds and an unidentifiable wheat cent, I heard lawdog1 exclaim “Oh my God!, oh my God!” For a split second I thought he may be hurt but when he turned and looked at me he had a smile that told me otherwise.

I ran to where he was still kneeling and immediately saw the large disc sitting on top of his plug. As I knelt down beside him and his AT Pro I immediately saw what he had just dug:

1876

An 1876 Seated quarter in near perfect condition!!!!

My heart began to thump as if I just kissed my first girlfriend. This is the coin I’ve been looking for for a year and a half! I was almost as happy as he was just to have been there when this beautiful coin was unearthed after being in the ground for well over a hundred years.

My soul did a victory dance but I took no scalp; it was not my kill.

Congratulations go to Lawdog! who should change his nickname to Luckydog1.

Thanks for looking!

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One Response to “It was not my kill”

  1. Luckydog1 January 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    You are very generous with your kind words. I had a great time and was happy to get to share it with you.

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