Tonight I went over to the local sports fields. It was dusk, 35 degrees, and the wind was blowing. I decided to hunt under a metal soccer goal that isn’t being used this spring. I see kids climbing this particular goal all the time. I quickly found a couple of memorial cents and several pulltabs. I then got a decent signal at 4 inches. I dug my plug and flipped it over. I realized I was looking for multiple targets because my propointer detected something in the plug as well as the sidewall of the hole. I turned on my energizer headlamp to find the first target. I found a coin rim and gently pulled it out. I could tell it was a foreign coin but I couldn’t clearly see the markings due to the thick clay soil. I put the first target in my back pocket. I then focused on target #2. I found it and could tell it was a foreign coin as well. I couldn’t see any details on it either. I slid it in my back pocket and continued. I stayed out for almost an hour and found some clad. I then headed home to clean and show off my neat items. I realized that one of my foreign coins was gone. I knew immediately what had happened. I was wearing bulky gloves that had kept the coin from actually making it in the “pock”. I explained to queen Ukena that I needed to go back and find it. I had remembered the exact location that I had recovered it. When I got back there I grabbed the Propointer and swept about a 5’x5′ area and sure enough the recovered coin was recovered again. I can’t express how helpful the Propointer is. It has totally changed how quickly a target is recovered. I would be lost without it. When I returned home I cleaned up the coins to find oriental writing on them. a quick google search shows me they are 10 and 50 yen. If my eyes and research are right they are from the mid 1960’s. they do have a strange way of calculating age though. It goes by dynasty and then number of years the dynasty has reigned. it’s kind of hard not knowing what all the symbols mean. I can’t explain the increase in foreign coins found this year but I have already found more than last year.
Happy Hunting and thanks for reading/looking *\_