WWII Aviator Wings Bracelet Found Metal Detecting

This past weekend I shot an email to a guy who posted an old house on craigslist.  I asked permission to detect it and he said come on out!

He was one of the nicest guys I have ever met and told me that part of the reason he allowed me to come out is because he used to detect and remembered how hard it was to get permissions in this area.

Anyway, we talked for the first 45 mins, and honestly I didn’t mind talking with him, I enjoyed his company as much as he seemed to enjoy mine. I would have been happy just talking to him, he was super nice and we talked as if we’d known each other all our lives…good stuff.

After talking for a bit he said to go for it, so I did. First target was an 80-81 on the AT Pro and I knew it was a dime, so I dug it. It was a 1966 Rosie, dang sooo close. Then the next coin was a 1964 penny. I thought “Man, there has to be silver around here somewhere.”

I continued detecting along the sidewalk when I got a tone that rang up in the high 60s, 64-67…but the tone sounded good…so I dug it, 4 inches down out pops this Wings bracelet.

I was baffled that silver came in so low because all of the silver rings and coins I have found were at least in the 70s and more like mid 80s… anyway… It’s stamped STERLING on the back of the wings and on both clasps…

I offered him to keep the bracelet but he declined and said “You found it, you keep it, I just like seeing what is in the ground.”

I told him I thought it was military and he agreed… last night I looked it up, and this bracelet is going for $100+ 


Based on the date ranges of the coins I was finding, I was surprised I didn’t find any silver coins.


Cleaned up a bit…

I think this makes up for a couple silver coins, don’t you?


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Fisher F44 First Finds

I got a chance to take the F44 on a couple of hunts this past weekend, first at the fairgrounds and then later at an old house with a friend.

The first coin I found with it was a Susan B. Anthony Dollar. The F44 hit on it hard too! I knew it was a coin, but was surprised to see a dollar coin in the plug.  Too bad it wasn’t a silver dollar, but I’ll take it anyway. haha


Later at a friends house I found a few more coins and a cool token with and eagle on the front and the words “No Cash Value” on the reverse side.

All in all it was a fun first hunt with the Fisher F44 metal detector. It found several coins including a dollar coin, a buckle, relics, and even a cool token!

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Fisher F11, F22, and F44 Metal Detectors – What Are The Differences?

Fisher recently released their new F-Series metal detector line-up.  I just got my F44, but figured that you might like to see a graphic of the different features of each machine.


Fisher F11 Fisher F22 Fisher F44
Weather Proof No Yes Yes
Pinpoint Yes Yes Yes
Visual Target ID 9-Segment 9-Segment 9-Segment
Targer ID (VDI) No Yes Yes
Audio-ID 4-Tone 4-Tone 4-Tone
Ground Balancing No No Yes
Adjustable Iron Audio No Yes Yes
Coil 8″ Concentric 9″ Concentric 11″ Concentric
Power 2 x AA 2 x AA 2 x AA
Weight 2.3 lbs (1.04 kg) 2.3 lbs (1.04 kg) 2.3 lbs (1.04 kg)

Comparison chart of the Fisher F11, Fisher F22  and Fisher F44 metal detectors.

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