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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
    CTX3030 w 11" and 17" DD coils, Minelab Excalibur II w 10" coil, Equinox 800 w 11" and 15" coils, Troy Shadow x2 w 7" coil, Pro Find 35 Pointer Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil, Fisher F-Pulse Pointer
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    Silver in own back yard!!!

    I’m a beach and surf kind of guy and usually hunt from Dec — May on the coasts of Florida. Back home, I turn to golf as my obsession. However, I got the MD itch and to scratch it I grabbed my CTX 3030 w 11” DD coil and went out in the yard for a few minutes. Or that was the plan. Little did I know my brief hunt would turn up several important finds.

    I was hunting my front yard near the street and all of a sudden I noticed a figure standing nearby. I looked up and struck up a conversation with Roger, who recently moved to the area and has detected for 36 years. Well, before long we’re swapping info and I just may have found another MD hunting partner in my own front yard. What a great find! In addition, I found a clad dime; my first dime from the yard (only found cents and lots of trash, previously).

    Talking of great finds, I was hunting the back yard and came across a close cluster of signals and my first thought was that it was 3 cents in close proximity. The pics explain the rest. The first target I recovered from the hole was a 1932 Washington quarter! Silver coins are as rare as Hen’s teeth for me — I usually hunt the surf and since 2014 I have found over 10,000 coins and I think 3 or 4 were silver (in contrast to 100s of silver pieces of jewelry). This is also the first silver I have found in my yard. [Hunted yard for 20+ yrs with Echo II, Excal, and the CTX with 17” coil.] Finding a silver coin in my own back yard really put a smile on my face.

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    But there’s more: the hole turns up cent after cent:
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    Suddenly I see a bright shinny edge. The hole gives up a white metal (silver?) Saint Carmel medal (1/2”). [Note; there happens to be a St. Carmel hospital in the area.]

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    In total, the hole gave up the 1932 silver quarter, St Carmel medal and 10 cents. Of the 10 cents; 3 were memorials (post 1958) and 7 were wheaties including an early 1923. The rest of the wheaties were dated between 1940 and 1953. Now that was some pocket spill …and in my own back yard.

    P.S.: For those wondering - No, it was not my pocket spill from years ago, I'm not that old...well, I am that old but didn't live here at the time and could never afford any silver in my pockets at that age of life.

    Happy Hunting


    2019
    Gold — 9
    Silver — 35
    Coins — 1683

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    Metal Detecting Goal in Life is to Find Wife a 2ct Diamond Ring (so she'll be quiet about all my metal detecting).

  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2019
    Louisiana
    Whites 6000D, Whites MX5, Garrett AT Max
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    Great recoveries for the "Back Yard" Congrats!
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  3. #3
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    TOM

    Dec 2012
    UPSTATE NEW YORK
    1970 COMPASS- WHITES SILVER EAGLE- WHITES DFX, 4X6DD COIL, 6X8DD COIL, 950 COIL, 10X12SEF COIL- GARRETT PRO POINTER AT, GARRETT AT PRO , MINELAB EXPLORER SE with 8.5x12.5 Cors coil
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    1932 d or s----
    A BAD DAY OF DIGGING IS BETTER THEN A GOOD DAY AT WORK

  4. #4
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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600, fisher gold bug pro.
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    Wow! Nice bunch of saves. Congrats

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
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    Quote Originally Posted by digging440yrs View Post
    1932 d or s----
    No mint mark, thus P
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    Metal Detecting Goal in Life is to Find Wife a 2ct Diamond Ring (so she'll be quiet about all my metal detecting).

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    us
    Aug 2017
    Northern Virginia
    AT MAX/AT PRO/Garrett Pro Pointer,NEL Attack Coil, Lesche diggers, and the custom made in the USA Freeloader Pack Mule Pouch!
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    Great finds and finding a hunting bud makes this day so much better

  7. #7
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    us
    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
    XP Deus, Equinox 800 & 600, Tesoro Compadre 720i Stealth Scoop
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Excellent finds and post! Backyards are usually very productive.
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    We are not what we take, we are what we leave.

  8. #8
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Awesome finds over the years...very convenient too!
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