Thursday 28 August 2014.
The two coins pictured are really all I found apart from the usual trash and bullet cartridges. A grotty copper coin and a young head Victorian Sixpence dated 1883 which was nice. As you see the sixpence has had a hole pierced through it, maybe to be worn as a pendant.
After filling the hole back in and passing the coil over one last time without a beep I thought to myself that was the best false signal I ever had. I just happened to look at my spade again and caught a glimpse of a small round disc near the neck of the spade. AHAAAA....that's where it is. The target was stuck to my shovel. Took my phone out my pocket and snapped the photo. I picked it off and rubbed it with my finger and thumb but it was caked in a layer of crud.
At first I thought its a modern 1p, then looking closer I could see a little bit of silver colour and a coup[le of letters and then thought a small dog tag because I then saw the hole through it and just popped it in my pouch. On the way home I was thinking DOH!!, all that just for a grotty copper coin. At home I set about cleaning the 'dog tag' for the photo when I saw it was a Victorian sixpence. So not such a bad couple of hours after all.