Treasure Finds and Stories
Wanda did the Chicken Dance 3 Times!
The sun was shining. The weather was great and by 10 o'clock. Lorrie, Jerry and I tuned our detectors on the beach near the boardwalk at Daytona. The tide was so high the water was coming all the way up to the wall by the steps leading to the beach.
Lorrie was using her White's Beach Hunter ID, Jerry had his trusty Minelab Sovereign Elite and I was testing the Minelab Excalibur 1000 with the 10 Inch search coil. With the tide so high, there was very little loose sand. The entire area was wet with salt water but all three machines performed exceptionally well. I started detecting close to the retaining wall and within a minute I had a target indicated. Dug a new nickel, moved a few more feet down the beach, then I got hits like crazy!
Coins mostly Indian pennies Dimes one after the other and all were heavily encrusted and most had a green patina. They were definitely old and most silver. The recent hurricanes took off a tremendous amount of sand making it easier to find the older coins.
We took a break for lunch at "Walking Charley's" where as luck would have it we ran into the boss's ex-secretary who was thrilled to see some Kellyco people and bought all of us lunch. Wasn't that great?
After lunch we started detecting down the beach towards the water as the tide was now going out. Underneath the famous Daytona Beach Pier didn't produce anything. I was calf deep in the water and then I moved south beyond the pier I found the Ankh which was easily 10-inches deep. It wasn't a minute after that that I had a strong signal and dug up a man's ring and then a few minutes later a woman's ring.
Three big ones in a row! And believe me I did the chicken dance on each of those three finds. My day was already a big producer, but it didn't stop there. Moved just a little bit and found three mercury dimes and 2 silver quarters, again in the same area. No chicken dance this time.
Jerry was also having a good day digging up mercury dimes one after another 8 or 10 in one area. Lorrie found a Walking Liberty, I believe in the same area Jerry was detecting.
It started to get dark so we decided to end what was a very special day at the beach.
In case you're interested in the Minelab Excalibur 1000 metal detector, I used it with the balanced shaft assembly all day long without getting tired. In fact, the only break we took was for lunch. It made it very easy for me to use. I just love that metal detector. It's a snap to tune and so easy to use. I just set it and take off!