A Surprise Golf Course Metal Detecting Find
Some of my coolest finds have come from short hunts. Last weekend I had a chance to detect at an old golf course where I have found a 20 Pence Irish coin, a 1943 Mercury Dime and a few other neat finds in the past.
I mostly found modern coins with a quarter mixed in here and there, but nothing major to speak of when I noticed a flat area under a couple of trees that were close to each other and figured that golfers would probably sit there to take a break.
After a few minutes of detecting the area, I got a tone on the E-Trac that indicated multiple coins in the same small area. In the past I have heard that same type of tone where it ended up that there was multiple coins close to each other, but I have also heard that type of tone where the target ended up being a large shallow target.
That’s exactly what this was, a 1982 Kennedy Half-Dollar that was only a couple inches deep, laying flat. Raising my coil when swinging over this target gave me a weird tone that make me think I had two quarters spread out, when in reality it was a single large coin that sounded off like a coin spill.
It was the find of the day, and only the second Kennedy half I’ve ever found so I was happy to see it come out of the dirt.
Both times that I have swung over and found a Kennedy half, I thought I either had a large target, or multiple targets spread out. Many guys will tell you that if you raise your coil 6 inches and still get a good tone, that it is probably not a coin, that is not true…If it happens to be a large coin that is shallow, like the two half dollars that I’ve found. Just something to think about before you raise your coil and move on to the next target because “they” said to.
As stated, this was the find of the day aside from some modern coins, a few golf cleats, some aluminum scraps, and even a fishing weight were the finds of the day. This half wasn’t a Silver Dollar, but I’m always happy to find at least “One Good Find”.
Hope you guys have great luck on your future hunts.