Metal Detector Treasure Finds, Pictures and Stories
DFX 300 FINDS AND RETURNS A 88 YEAR OLD MEDALLION
Every once in awhile, you have one of those feel good stories. I would like to share mine. I purchased my DFX 300 2 years ago, after I retired and have posted several stories of great finds, that you have graciously put on your site. I was detecting off of an old road where a neighbor told me that there used to be some old homes on this site during the turn of the century. These homes were built to support the employees for an old mill accross the street. Well back to the detecting, I worked the area,and had some great finds,a 1934 mercury dime,IH penny-1904, Buffalo Nickel that was toasted,and 6 wheaties.
I started working closer to the curb, which looked as if it was the original curb, we have seen these before, worn down from age not matching the grade of the road or the adjacent sidewalk. Close to the end of the curb that grades down to the end of the road I had a good signal, but seemed odd with the sound. I pinpionted it,dug the plug,and at 6 inches saw this large round object at the bottom of my hole. picked it up and brushed the dirt off of it,and I immediately knew who it was ,and had a good idea of what it was. I took it home cleaned it up and it was in amazing shape. what I was holding was a commerative medallion,from the furniture store j.j. haverty,which I knew the home office was in atlanta,Ga,about 55 miles southeast of where I had found the medallion.the medallion was detailed very particularly.