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  1. #1
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    "BIG DAVE"

    Nov 2012
    Aberdeen, MD
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    30+ Years Until My First Franklin!

    Detected two low tides at Jefferson Street this weekend. Couldnít believe my eyes when this Franklin half came up. All those years detecting land and sea and never had one of these show itself:

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    Had a good weekend for older coins, a nice change from the fresh drop hunting Iím usually doing this time of year.

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    Also, the ring gods were with me, as well. 14 in all.

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    One of my favorites was this Sterling saddle ring. Before-after:

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    Big Silver and Tungsten wrapped in gold:

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    This 1992 Class Ring was a pleasant surprise. I have already contacted the owner and a return to follow:

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    Site is still producing gold. This little 10 KP ring with small stones came today. My second KP.
    And the 12th gold ring from JS.

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    The NUT:

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    Thanks for looking and HH!!

    Big Dave

  2. #2

    Aug 2016
    MI
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    Congrats on an incredible hunt!
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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600
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    That’s a heck of a good haul for a weekend. Wow. Congrats Dave.
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    Been there...Dug that

    Mar 2015
    Northern Illinois
    MineLab E-Trac, MineLab Safari, MineLab Explorer XS, White's 5000 D, White's 6DB, White's 5000 D GEB Sunray X-1 for the ML's, Garrett PP for the White's and a Backhoe
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    That's one helluva hunt! 😱 Great job!!! Those Buffs sure cleaned up nice.
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    "There's GOLD in them thar hills! Well...at least a coupla nice Mercs."

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    May 2010
    Florida
    CZ7A Pro / CZ21 / F75 LTD
    750
    723 times
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    WOW!!!! Just incredible.... Jay will be happy to get his ring back I'm sure Congrats
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    Dec 2008
    Mid-Atlantic Waters
    Excalibur
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    2019.....Gold rings..106..Misc/gold 9.....Silver/Sterling 255
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    What a haul Dave! I really like the silver saddle ring also, cool is the homemade resizer. Tape?

    That's a great picture of the rings also, shows even in the old days there were junk rings as bad as today's new age metal rings.
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  7. #7

    Jul 2005
    Iowa
    White's DFX, XLT & GoldmasterV/SAT Fisher 1280x
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    Nice collection.
    Your caption says "10K-P" on the gold ring,but I see 14K-P stamped on it.
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    Rook

    Nov 2013
    Mississippi
    XP Deus, F75Ltd., AT PRO, Garrett pointer
    12,516
    41032 times
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    Congrats on the nice finds. Like the ring section.
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    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
    Equinox 800 / XP Deus / XP ORX / MI-6 /
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    7440 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Great finds! Congratulations on the Franklin Dave!
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    "BIG DAVE"

    Nov 2012
    Aberdeen, MD
    Fisher CZ 21, CZ20, CZ 7a Pro, White's Beach Hunter 300, Stealth 920xi
    486
    888 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Quote Originally Posted by Waterbug View Post
    Nice collection.
    Your caption says "10K-P" on the gold ring,but I see 14K-P stamped on it.
    Great eye! You are correct. My mistake. Thanks for pointing that out.

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    Silver Coin Fiend

    Apr 2014
    Charlotte
    XP Deus V3.2 9" & 11" Coils, AT Pro, ProPointer AT, Lesche 55, 75 & 80LT
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    Congrats on the Franklin! Man, you got all sorts of goodies. Very well done.
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  12. #12

    Feb 2007
    Bradenton, Fl
    ACE 250, Minelab Excal II, ETrac, Infiniuim
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    764 times
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    Incredible hunt!! That saddle ring is sweet!
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
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    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
    26,055
    27948 times
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    Fantastic hunt!
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    Aug 2017
    Northern Virginia
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    What a killer hunt! You really scored some awesome finds, well done!
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