The XP Deus Is King!

14 May

Today for lunch, I returned to the park where yesterday I found a Roosevelt dime. When I got there, I remembered that there was a spot where I found an Indian Head cent almost exactly one year ago.

At that spot, there was a house back in the day and I thought I had the front yard and the back yard all figured out. After I found the Indian Head, I gridded the area carefully with the AT Pro and found nothing else. Later in the year, I returned to the same spot with my White’s V3i and again, found nothing more.

Curious to see if Maurice could do better, I began swinging and in a space of a couple of minutes I had two shallow wheats. Wow! I continued and in less than 10 minutes I found my first silver of the day:

1943-obverse 1943-reverse

A 1943 D war nickel at about 6.5 inches deep. Incredible.

I hunted the same spot carefully although not gridding and bam! I got a very faint whisper that repeated nicely from all sides. I cut the plug and at around 8 inches and on the side of the hole I found a 1928 D Mercury dime:


I just cannot believe it. I missed all these coins (by then I had four wheats in my pocket) with the Pro and the V3i.

But not with the Deus!

Towards the end of my hunt I found what I believed was a token but I was wrong. It was a 1918 10 centimes French coin:



This coin was first minted in 1917 and was last minted in 1938. A cool coin of a common date. I always wonder how coins like this come to be in our fair city.

So at the end, I ended up with a number of coins that I COMPLETELY missed with my other detectors. This is why I am having to re-hunt every spot with Maurice.


Thank you for looking!


4 Responses to “The XP Deus Is King!”

  1. Benhere May 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    Great hunt. I am still learning the Deus, but I love it.

  2. Benhere May 14, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    Great hunt! I am loving the Deus, although I am still learning how to ID targets

    • pulltabMiner May 14, 2013 at 4:01 pm #


      Much has been said about the Deus’ ability to accurately id a target. After almost a year of hunting with it, I rely on the sound 99% of the time. I only look at the VDI to id mid tones that are in the first 7 inches of dirt. Continue to study the tones. Therein lies the greatness of this machine.

  3. S.C. May 17, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    I love those old holed coins. You must have found a little change dropped by an unlucky French tourist.

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