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    Mar 2005
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    Someone tossed a bunch of pennies in the shallows...

    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.

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    Who knows...sometimes people lose a handful of change. This one field a friend and I detect, well, someone saw us there one day digging. A couple weeks later we go back and see cigarette butts and dig holes we didn't do and whoever it was left about 15 cents in Zincolns as presents for us scattered about.

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    ARC

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    Well rest assured... whatever setting you have it set to... it is definitely hitting on pennies.

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    A lot of people just don't like pennies. I know a homeless man who throws them away. He even offered them to me. I didn't think it would be right to take them

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    I pick up every cent I find.....I guess you could call me a penny pincher or frugal but I do know this "Every Penny Counts" lol
    AARC, Oddjob, RustyGold and 2 others like this.
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  6. #6

    Feb 2017
    Santa Barbara,Ca
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingskid1611 View Post
    I pick up every cent I find.....I guess you could call me a penny pincher or frugal but I do know this "Every Penny Counts" lol
    Me too. A penny saved is a penny earned.

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    CASPER

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    I find more pennies in fla. waters than any where else in the world
    most times I'm a sunrise and sunset hunter down there - but there have been times where I hunted all
    day 6 to 6 - usually when my Gf is not with me - whatelse am I gonna do
    it is good to do this if you can and see where the people go at high as well as low tides - tough
    to do when you hunt before they get there and after they are leaving - but a few times while doing this
    I hunted at a few primarily latino spots and found that some guys play some sort of game where they flip
    or flick pennies at an area or floating object to see who gets closest - have heard that they will do this for money
    there a few spots down there that are known as "penny beach" and I have seen guys doing this - I wear a mask
    and keep my head own a lot and at one spot thought they were shooting them out at me - but when I got past them
    they were still doing this a friend that lives down there confirmed that guys do this and its at least one
    reason that some spots are loaded
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    beachcomber, treasure hunter, fisherman

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    Ya I have had guys throw handfuls of pennies down to try and frustrate me. I pick them all up if I can. One guy asked me why I pick up all the pennies. Simple answer is that each one is worth 1 cent, its money. If I bend over to retrieve a target and it's a penny......well I'm not gonna throw it back down after I picked it up. I got a wheat penny from a wise arse throwing pennies out in front of me once. Another time a guy threw a bunch of pennies out and as I picked them all up I found a gold wedding band. And yes I did make sure he saw it. The laughter turned to looks of amazement.

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    I read some people do it to see where the tides are pushing them no idea if it is true or not.
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  10. #10

    Apr 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMeanie View Post
    I read some people do it to see where the tides are pushing them no idea if it is true or not.
    That's a really interesting thought. I've been thinking alot on how much the sand moves around, it can be pretty crazy. I've got a system when I know generally what beaches will produce in relation to the ones that are sanded in and quiet. It's really cool how depending on what direction the waves come from some beaches get sand dumped on them and some get "cleaned up" by the same waves just because of the breakwater and erosion walls that are set up, or the beach shape in general.
    RustyGold and holepuncher like this.

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    Great test of your detector and your patience.


    We are not what we take, we are what we leave.

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    Rook

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    Probably a disgruntled Penny pincher. Congrats on the finds.
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  13. #13
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    At some of the fresh water swimming area’s l hunt, I have found that competitors have salted it with zincoln pennies after hunting all day with minimal finds, I am friends with the lifeguards and they are the ones who told me. It would be great to catch them in the act.

  14. #14

    Mar 2005
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    Well rest assured... whatever setting you have it set to... it is definitely hitting on pennies.

    Lol, that's the way I was looking at it.

    Beat the heck out of pull tabs and only 999,957 more to go and this metal detector is paid for!
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    Someone did that at a local beach for kids ..... i dug almost 100....ugh. But if you dont clean um out they move all over the place.... now thats a pain for future hunts.
    Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you.... John Wooden.

 

 
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