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  1. #16
    I was in the water detecting at a local lake about 20 feet from shore. ******* was on the beach in a chair and thought that I couldn't hear him with my headphones on. He was making all kinds of comments to the crowd on the beach about that crazy guy in the water and finally said he was going to throw a hand full of pennies to me. I stopped detecting, turned and looked right at him and said loudly " I THROW ROCKS AT PEOPLE THAT THROW PENNIES" . He got up, grabbed his chair and left with people on the beach laughing at him.

  2. #17

    Oct 2018
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    Terry - just curious what beach you were at. I had the exact same thing happen to me a few days after new year on a more secluded section of Dania beach. I found a few twist wires from the tops of champagne bottles, and 20+ pennies at the low tide line close to the water. Pissed me off to no end, I just quit after # 20... I have a Tesoro Sand Shark PI detector, so I have to dig em all... lol

    I was asking my friends if there was some stupid new year tradition to throw a crap load of pennies in the water
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    Hunting CWB a few years ago I recovered about 175, mostly cents, in a 9 sq yard area in about 4-5 ft of water. Spent the day (6 hrs) trying to clean them out so I could search for gold underneath. I failed. Several months later, a fellow metal detectorist told me he and another guy recovered about 700 coins, mostly cents, from the same area. Only thing I could think was that people were throwing them off the nearby pier...lucky me!
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  4. #19

    Mar 2007
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    Ran into a similar situation at a pavillion in Pymatuning State Park. Found 47 dimes in an area about ten feet in diameter. Kept hoping one of them would be silver, but all were clad from the 80's through 2000 and uniformly about two inches deep. I know people will sometimes dump a bucket of sand and hide change in it so small children can have a treasure hunt during picnics, but there was no sand anywhere near this spot. Still trying to figure it out.
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  5. #20
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    Dee Sherman

    Aug 2018
    Florida City Fl.
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    57 Pennies

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry In Florida View Post
    Went to my local beach, wasn't finding much more than pull tabs and a bottle cap. Then i hit a target, pulled up one penny after another, 43 pennies, all in about a 5' radius. I was thinking that either someone thought it would be a cruel joke or maybe another detector swinger thought it would be a fun test but either way i enjoyed locating the coins and hearing the different tones for multiple coins, deeper coins and such.

    I am new to my Excalibur II, I started narrowing in closer and closer with my new sand scoop too. It was a good lesson. No other coins in the area, just the 43 pennies, lol. I did find 2 shell casing heads from a pistol, I believe, those were in the dry sand. A split shot sinker, along with the pull tabs and bottle cap.

    Attachment 1667865
    Found 67 pennies in 2 hours at maimi beach on saturday
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    Hawks88

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    They all amount to dollars in time. I dig and save them all.

  7. #22

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    Before my time it was called Deer island, growing up it was Green Key Beach, quite a few years back the county changed it to Robert K. Rees Memorial Park. It will always be Green Key Beach to me, lol. New Port Richey...
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  8. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry In Florida View Post
    Went to my local beach, wasn't finding much more than pull tabs and a bottle cap. Then i hit a target, pulled up one penny after another, 43 pennies, all in about a 5' radius. I was thinking that either someone thought it would be a cruel joke or maybe another detector swinger thought it would be a fun test but either way i enjoyed locating the coins and hearing the different tones for multiple coins, deeper coins and such.

    I am new to my Excalibur II, I started narrowing in closer and closer with my new sand scoop too. It was a good lesson. No other coins in the area, just the 43 pennies, lol. I did find 2 shell casing heads from a pistol, I believe, those were in the dry sand. A split shot sinker, along with the pull tabs and bottle cap.

    Attachment 1667865
    i have had my Excaliburís for little over a year, and though I have not found that many pennyís in one spot, itís amazing to me the vast number of pennyís lost relative to Nickels, dimes and quarters
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.Ē-Mark Twain

  9. #24
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    NC
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    lol.......How are things in New Port Rickety (aka God's Waiting Room)? Spent 3 years there as an Army recruiter. Other than the birth of my kids, worst 3 years of my life.
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  10. #25
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    Tommy

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    Ann Arbor
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    people were too cheap to not pick up coins accept pennies
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  11. #26
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    Garry

    Nov 2013
    Treasure Coast
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    I have been to the same penny beach.. Congrats... your right if you go there today or tomorrow the pennies will be there waiting for you. Maybe we can get them all out of there one of these days. The sooner the better LOL
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  12. #27
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    Don't allow others to throw you off your game. If this find doesn't prove it to you then nothing will. This other hunter in this story was throwing his pennies back in his holes. I knew this cause the beach was nearly to the hard pan nothing soft. After a few pennies came from very soft holes I knew what he was doing. I came out victor in the end!
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  13. #28

    Dec 2012
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    A scoop at the beach is soooo easy, I don’t see how anyone can complain
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  14. #29
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    Mar 2014
    South Bend
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    I've encountered the same situation on Lake Michigan where someone has thrown hands full of pennies in the lake and put a smiley face with a marker on each one. Needless to say it wasn't fun.
    Last edited by SurgTech57; Mar 01, 2019 at 11:46 AM.
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  15. #30
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    Dec 2018
    S FL
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    I’m going through this now. It’s on the beach, Ft Lauderdale. In 3 hours, total hunting time, I have picked up over 200 coins. Pennies, nickels and dimes, only one quarter. Feels as if someone is trying to mask a hidden treasure. However, it’s not by the water. It’s in the dry area about 30’ x 30’. I literally got tired of digging. Wore myself out. Put the coil down and it would just keep sounding off. Using a tdi beach hunter. Digging two to four coins at a time. Coins range from mid 50’s to present day.
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