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  1. #1
    us
    Your best find is still in the ground somewhere

    Jan 2007
    Hazelwood, MO
    White's Prizm II, White's Coinmaster
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    Treasure Hunting In 100 Years

    I thought about this the other day and wanted to see your views on this topic.

    Let's say in 100 years, the MDing hobby is still alive and well, and let's say people in the future will still be detecting with more modern machines, digging up all the coins that are being lost right now.

    Do you think T-hunters 100 years from now will think it's a very big deal to dig up hundred-year-old coins like we do now?

    I know it's exciting to dig up such coins today due to their age and more desirable silver or gold content, and I know some are rare, but I'm talking about age in general..I wonder if the thrill of finding a 2007 coin in the year 2107 will even compare to the thrill we have when we dig up century-old coins today.

    Any thoughts?

    Nat


  2. #2

    Sep 2006
    Littlefield, Texas
    Bounty Hunter VLF & Pioneer EX
    83

    Re: Treasure Hunting In 100 Years

    The 2007 coins will probably be rotted to dust by then.
    HH
    ~Debi~

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  3. #3

    Dec 2006
    West Virginia
    TIME RANGER CZ3D ACE 250
    776
    6 times

    Re: Treasure Hunting In 100 Years

    We'll probably have most of the trash cleaned out by then , so I'd say they will be having a jolly good time with much better machines digging good stuff .

  4. #4

    Dec 2006
    Eastern North Carolina
    White's DFX
    658
    17 times

    Re: Treasure Hunting In 100 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by WV Hillbilly
    We'll probably have most of the trash cleaned out by then , so I'd say they will be having a jolly good time with much better machines digging good stuff .
    You will go to your selected hunting area, remove your detector from your shirt pocket, and tell your machine precisely what area to scan with its ground sensors. Within seconds it will give you a complete readout of everything in the area, correctly IDing every item. You will then tell it what items to retrieve, and the robotic probes you have in your belt pouch will immediately go and retrieve every item you wish it to. 10 minutes later you will hit the button on your wrist transporter, and you and your finds will be back in your living room. Another hard day of metal detecting!

    OK, maybe I have watched too much Star Trek in a mis-spent youth.

    Mike

  5. #5

    Jun 2006
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    Re: Treasure Hunting In 100 Years

    Don't forget global warming. Half of the world will be under water by then. Detectorists will have to dive to find the coins then.

  6. #6

    Dec 2006
    West Virginia
    TIME RANGER CZ3D ACE 250
    776
    6 times

    Re: Treasure Hunting In 100 Years

    Just think of all the land that will be exposed after all the ice melts . Wonder if they'll find pulltabs at the north pole ?

  7. #7
    us
    Feb 2007
    N ALABAMA
    A T PRO
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    Re: Treasure Hunting In 100 Years

    I think they would be excited if they could find one of these biodegradeable pennies that are being minted now.
    So much dirt, so little time....

  8. #8
    hu
    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
    Ozarks
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    Re: Treasure Hunting In 100 Years

    Looking into my Gypsy crystal ball ....I predict that pulltabs will be the coveted item in 100 years.....People will be amazed at finding them...such awesone relics of the past....There will Pulltab collectors and possibly even counterfeit pulltabs....They will talk about how we of this generation lost so many of them and just tossed them aside ....aluminum will be highly prized
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  9. #9
    us
    Aug 2006
    chowchilla, ca
    Whites TDI, GMT, XLT, Fisher C$, Gold Bug 2, 1225, 1220, Minelab SD2200v2
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    Re: Treasure Hunting In 100 Years

    Just going with my finds today, the ground around here very bad on pennies. found about 10 ft apart

    1944 wheat not to bad, date a little hard to read back ok

    2000 lin/mem can read the 000 of the date ok and ert of liberty the rest is gone can't even see the back

    HH
    Joe

  10. #10
    us
    Dec 2004
    South Florida
    70's Whites TM Amphibian, HH Pulse, Ace 250
    26,312
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: Treasure Hunting In 100 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by lumbercamp
    Don't forget global warming. Half of the world will be under water by then. Detectorists will have to dive to find the coins then.
    If you insist on talking about it, lets get it right -- only South Florida and some very low lying coastal areas would be underwater. 8) 8) 8)

    I dont think the plastics, modern coinage and other crap they make today will hold up underground. I guess people will still wear and lose quality jewelry. But it wont be the same.

  11. #11
    us
    Your best find is still in the ground somewhere

    Jan 2007
    Hazelwood, MO
    White's Prizm II, White's Coinmaster
    2,408
    295 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Treasure Hunting In 100 Years

    Quote Originally Posted by NorCal 6er
    Just going with my finds today, the ground around here very bad on pennies. found about 10 ft apart, 1944 wheat not to bad, date a little hard to read back ok,2000 lin/mem can read the 000 of the date ok and ert of liberty the rest is gone can't even see the back
    Many of the modern pennies I find are also corroded or obliterated beyond recognition..maybe finding one in good shape will be the "big find".

    Quote Originally Posted by lumbercamp
    I dont think the plastics, modern coinage and other crap they make today will hold up underground. I guess people will still wear and lose quality jewelry. But it wont be the same.
    I tend to think clad quarters and dimes will still be recognized..every one I've ever found were tarnished but not corroded.

    As for pulltabs, I predict the darn things will be around 'til the end of time

    Nat


 

 

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