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05-27-2012, 07:43 PM
I was out this weekend with my GPX 5000 working a wash in the mountains above Stanton Az. looking for that yellow metal. I got a faint signal in the middle of a 30 ft. wash. I excavated the sand down 12" and hit hard decomposed granite.The signal was blowing my ears off by then.I went down another 4-5" and it was still in the hole.I got out my pin-pointer probe and slowly scratched down another inch. And there it was......... a 1902 Barber Quarter, it is in VERY GOOD condition for being in the ground for all these years.It has very little wear, all of the edge lines and words are like new,a few light scratches,and a little discoloring. What a find, I can only imagine how it got there. Went after GOLD and came home with SILVER. ANOTHER GOOD MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!!! Dave

Brian Berkhahn
05-27-2012, 09:49 PM
Congradulations Dave.. that is awesome.

05-28-2012, 08:44 AM
that is a nice surprise..... and it feels good to "save" something like that for all to see....

Steve Herschbach
05-28-2012, 07:43 PM
I have done something like that a time or two. Very nice surprise and makes for a memorable find. Thanks for sharing.

Jim Hemmingway
05-29-2012, 09:36 AM
Congratulations Dave... that's a nice surprise when it happens. :cool:

I've experienced the same several times but only with King Edward silver half-dime "fishscales" here in Canada. In fact I've found many interesting non-ferrous relics over the years including an old broken, silver-plated pocket watch. Have learned about older coins being found by other guys in the area, and lots of old intact bottles. I've got quite a collection of those...

Hope more such finds come your way in the future. All the best...


05-29-2012, 07:09 PM

Finally got the photo, thanks for all the response.Dave

silver dog doug
05-30-2012, 12:51 PM
Great find Dave, All the coins that I find, are Mexican coins in Southern Az.. Doug