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    My 2016 Finds

    Good morning T-net. 2016 was a GREAT year for silver coins. An average year for gold and an average year for silver jewelry.

    I am way up in the mountains of Utah for the winter and won't be back in Michigan till April. My gold silver and other precious finds like my guns are all safely tucked away in a safe deposit box in Michigan.

    The only way to break down my finds is look back at all my photo's from this year on photobucket. That still doesn't tell me exactly what I have. I have 629 pictures of my finds for this year here

    2016 by Robert Grattan | Photobucket

    That includes 840.00 in cash for bringing lost items up for people that hired me to find them. Like a family heirloom ring lost two years ago in a boat slip that they never expected to see again. Date in the ring is 1915.

    My gold count this summer for the rings I found in the wild and not for others stood at 50 rings, two bridges and an ear ring. The biggest gold ring was 22.5 grams of 18K. The cash value of this years gold was over 5 grand. The large gold ring got me a banner and I thank everyone that voted. Really surprised me.

    Silver coins were a blast to find this summer. Over 300 and most out of the water. 23 half dollars was the most I have ever found in a year. Beat my record of two years ago by 3. One semi key date barber, 20 walkers and two Franklin. 307 silver coins

    I also found a lot of wheat cents and buffalo and V nickels however again I didn't count them.

    I did get some old Canadian silver and a 1926 German 2 Reichs Mark coin.

    I forgot the photo's and the breakdowns of my quarters, dimes and nickels. I do know I got a record number of war nickles also this year. Cash value of silver found this year over a grand.

    I didn't count my clad but it was meager to my silver count. The beach I was at mostly was used between 1909 and 1963. It stood empty until the riots of 1967 in Detroit and the beach house was used as a holding cell at that time. It was demolished in 1973.

    IF I remember right I found 78 pieces of silver jewelry. HOWEVER, that is only from memory.

    Some interesting finds that were not precious metals were 7 Detroit Police buttons, 6 large and one cuff, a few older toys like a Captain Midnight decoder badge and lead boat. Also my second Lewis machine gun magazine and another WW1 practice bomb.

    It was a very fun year and I expect this spot to give up a lot more goodies when I find some key places in it. Two of the key places are the ends of water slides that went out into the water. I believe I hit about a quarter of the main spot I was diving in. Deepest water is about 8' deep.

    I won't bore you with a lot of pictures since you can click on the link above and go through the ones you want to see. Here is a few pictures of my favorite finds for 2016.




    My first one has 6 bullets in it and the second 26. You can compare the size of them to the can.






    Cut out Morgan dollar:


    Squad of lead soldiers in one lake:


    Lead Cracker Jack boat:


    Monster 18K gold ring:












    For those of you that have never seen one of the WW1 bombs I find, here is a picture of a pair.
    Last edited by ScubaDetector; Jan 06, 2017 at 07:09 AM.
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    I want to pilfer your sites! Your living the life, my favorite hunting is in the water. As a kid I wanted to do like Jacque Cousteau and be under water. Now I want to be like you and start a recovery service. JK I enjoy reading your post and seeing your finds, it is fun also.
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    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

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    Wow....Wow...Wow
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    Excellent year and thanks for sharing!
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    nice pile of coins, whats the oldest coin you got out the lakes?
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    silver coins to date=159, large coppers= 31, best coin 1836 capped bust quarter in au condition. best button= nc button only a few exist, favorite= 1733 spanish cob, 3 early 1700s cut spanish silver, 1794 colonial Italian silver, 1757 half real

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    Amazing year. Some really unusual and significant finds. (FYI- The photo bucket link will let me view 2 or 3 images then diverts to a "Prize..." page.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by crabstang44 View Post
    nice pile of coins, whats the oldest coin you got out the lakes?
    If I remember right the oldest was an 1894S Barber half.

    Quote Originally Posted by pa-dirt_nc-sand View Post
    Amazing year. Some really unusual and significant finds. (FYI- The photo bucket link will let me view 2 or 3 images then diverts to a "Prize..." page.)
    STRANGE, I have no problems. Anyone else? I paid for the site so it shouldn't go anywhere else.
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    Awesome year!! WOW!! That would take me 20 years to equal digging at the pace I'm on. Lol
    I checked some of your pics but, I need a day off so I can really take my time and enjoy.
    Congrats!!
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    Congratualtions on all the SILVER, GOLD, JEWELRY and RELICS!

    You had had a wonderful year, may 2017 be as great!
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    Wow! That is amazing.
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    Thanks all. As stated, a great year only for silver. Hopefully a better year this year. No matter what will have a wonderful summer I am sure.
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    Congrats on the awesome season Scuba, Hope you get a chance to do the warm water detecting while you are in Utah. I am curious to see what you find there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loco-Digger View Post
    Congrats on the awesome season Scuba, Hope you get a chance to do the warm water detecting while you are in Utah. I am curious to see what you find there.
    Small snag. I got sick. Hope this passes soon. I actually can't wait to get back to Michigan to that spot I was at. I am sure some other great finds are to be discovered there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crabstang44 View Post
    nice pile of coins, whats the oldest coin you got out the lakes?
    I thought about this again. I have recovered a lot of old coins out of the great lakes. The oldest is a 1572 Real. However I think it was bought by a boater out of a boating magazine from a shipwreck cause it was in a bezel with a chain.
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