Part I - Metal Detecting at the Swedish Tavern Site, page 13

Beginner's First Coin Find Crossing the 1700 Time Barrier

...Because Bobby was not using the headphones, I could hear all the signals he was receiving from the targets. When he got a nice solid signal, he looked at me with a question on his face, and I nodded to confirm - it was time to dig!

Bobby Was Close to Discovering His First Coin

Bobby Coin Shooting

When Bobby dug the dirt plug out, he did not yet see the coin in it - his eyes were not trained to see a small round object plastered with dirt. But I saw it right away and was waiting for Bobby's excited reaction to burst out in a second.

Tesoro Cortes Metal Detector

For a moment, the wild reaction it was! But then Bobby's excitement was replaced with an incredulous feeling: he could not have imagined finding a 17th century coin on his first metal detecting day!

Studying the Coin after Washing It in a Puddle

Bobby Metal Detected His First Coin

"Metal Detecting IS Fun!"

Happy Detectorist

Bobby's Find was a Swedish 1/6th Öre

Swedish 1666 1/6 Ore Coin

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