Got a metal detector for Christmas just tried it out today and wow

So I've always been fascinated by metal detecting, treasure hunting but just never got one. My girlfriend this year surprised me with one for Christmas but the weather has been awful here so I just went out this morning because a lot of the snow is finally gone. Got a hit in my first 10 feet assumed it would probably be a roofing nail or something dug down flipped the dirt over and BAM


  • rickoricko Posts: 63,637 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Holey Moley.... many of us have searched for decades and not found a Morgan....That is great.... Congratulations on a great 'first find'....Cheers, RickO

  • metalmeistermetalmeister Posts: 3,587 ✭✭✭✭

    First find a Silver dollar! Agree with ricko. Buy lottery tickets.

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  • I also agree with ricko. Is there a casino nearby? Great find, to say the least. MDH

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 18,551 ✭✭✭✭✭

    way cool, a good dinner for the girlfriend is in store then

  • Wow!! Amazing find. If that doesn't hook you nothing will, lol.

  • Beautiful Morgan, I'm still trying!!!!!!!!!!

  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 20,580 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd be heading right back to that spot and be doing another search!!

    Great find, I've never even found any money............but the desert doesn't have much $$ lost in the ground.....I just find those dang nuggets....

    bob :)

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  • ilikemonstersilikemonsters Posts: 482 ✭✭✭✭

    Sweet!! I've always been fascinated by it as well.

  • 1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 5,356 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great, unbelievable find, congrats :smile:

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  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 9,424 ✭✭✭✭✭

    OMG, what are the chances of finding a Morgan on the first try !!! :)

  • @Timbuk3
    In my case, finding a Morgan, not only on my first try but all time would probably be about the same odds as winning the lottery!!!

  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 816 ✭✭✭✭

    Enjoy it thoroughly!! You may never find another.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 2,073 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Check that puppy for a VAM. Let us know. Peace Roy

  • pocketpiececommemspocketpiececommems Posts: 4,304 ✭✭✭✭

    That Morgan is in great shape o:). How deep was it? Any other finds in that yard?

  • What brand of detector did you get?

  • stevekstevek Posts: 21,010 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Come on now...i think your girlfriend planted it.

    And I'm not knocking her, that's a good girlfriend who wants to make her boyfriend happy. :)

    Hey, maybe I'm wrong, but I don't think so. ;)

  • ormandhormandh Posts: 3,121 ✭✭✭

    It does not look like any silver I have ever dug. Most are going to be white.

  • Wow, you fond a Morgan pretty fast! Sweet.

  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 9,504 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The first time I took my Garrett out I found an old can filled with diamonds and emeralds. :)

    Please keep us posted on your other finds. Hopefully, they will not show any evidence of environmental damage either. Someone must have lost it recently. Happy Hunting! B)

  • Wow!

  • mr1874mr1874 Posts: 4,067 ✭✭✭

    Silver dollar is a coin I have yet to find and I've been dirt fishing on and off since the mid '70's.

    First silver coin I ever found with metal detector however was a Barber dime.

  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 816 ✭✭✭✭

    My first silver was a 24-p Merc many moons ago. Old baseball diamond on the bare dirt at third base. Still have it!!

  • LukeMarshallLukeMarshall Posts: 636 ✭✭✭
    edited February 16, 2019 10:20AM

    My first find was a Jefferson nickel within the first 5 minutes of getting my first metal detector. I was about 12 and I remember thinking, if I could find a nickel every 5 minutes.... Well you get the rest. B)

    It's all about what the people want...

  • About 15 years ago, I had a very nice 1963, Ford Galaxie 500 that I used when I went detecting. One day in a park I Found a 1963 Ben Franklin half dollar that had a bezel and a broken silver chain on it. When I got home, I decided to glue the coin to the steering wheel of my car. I put it on and got out of the car to see how nice it must look. As soon as I saw it mounted I immediately thought; if some wrong person saw it, they might break the window just to get at the coin. I took it back off before the glue dried. When silver hit over $32 an ounce, I sold it on eBay for $14.00. MDH

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