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  1. #1
    us
    History hunter

    Jul 2018
    Iowa
    Teknetics T2 SE Teknetics Omega 8000 V4 Fisher Gold Bug Pro Tesoro Vaquero Tesoro Compadre
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    This is punishment!

    I would like to think of myself as a moderate level detectorist. Iím not a master of my machines, but I do well. That said, I have made fantastic finds in 2019 so far. You ever have that one item that you just cannot find? Something that should be relatively easy/common but it just wonít come out of the dirt for you? For me itís a silver quarter. Any silver quarter. I have none. After hundreds of hours. I have a jillion wheats, silver dimes, Indians, war nickels, buffs, vís, all this, not one silver quarter. I have dug over 10 1965 clad quarters! Ahhhh! The yesterday, at lunch, old school house, I thought I had it. And it was foreign too! Rang up solid 88 on the gold bug. And here she is.... a freakin Canadian quarter, 99% nickel. Omg what a cruel joke. Could have fooled me a hundred times. Dang it!!! It is literally the equivalent of a 65 quarter.
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  2. #2
    us
    History hunter

    Jul 2018
    Iowa
    Teknetics T2 SE Teknetics Omega 8000 V4 Fisher Gold Bug Pro Tesoro Vaquero Tesoro Compadre
    309
    499 times
    Relic Hunting
    She is a pretty coin though.

  3. #3
    us
    Apr 2011
    Wisconsin
    Garrett AT Pro, XP Deus & BlissTool
    810
    893 times
    Metal Detecting
    I have just a couple silver quarter finds myself. Yes they are tough to come by. You'll find one soon I'm sure. Just keep at it.
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  4. #4
    us
    History hunter

    Jul 2018
    Iowa
    Teknetics T2 SE Teknetics Omega 8000 V4 Fisher Gold Bug Pro Tesoro Vaquero Tesoro Compadre
    309
    499 times
    Relic Hunting
    I WILL NEVER STOP. lol

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2013
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Tesoro Sidewinder Umax, Garrett AT Pro, Equinox 800
    567
    880 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    LOL, I'm still hunting a park I've been to hundreds and hundreds of times over the years. I got the Equinox 800 back in February and have been doing pretty good on the silver dimes there. 18 so far since Feb, but no silver quarters up until just last weekend. I thought that I had found them all, but alas...NO. A 1958 Washington managed to get under my coil. Lots and lots of wheats too, but no Indians since the one I found there way back when with my Tesoro. Keep at it, those silver quarters will reveal themselves eventually. That Canadian coin is a keeper in my book, congrats.
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  6. #6
    us
    May 2011
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    It took me over 7 years to find one of my lower end holy grails...a barber dime.
    I found mercs, silver roseys, a few silver quarters even but I never could find any Barber coins except a few V nickels.
    I even found a Barbet quarter and I was thrilled...but I still wanted that dime.
    It was a grail because I hunted in several places where others found them and I had a shot at them but none ever popped up.
    Then one day out of the blue in a site where I really wasn't expecting one I found it.
    Boy was I happy.

    Have patience, it will come.
    Probably when you least expect it.
    "Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity."

    Currently hunting with an F70, a Mojave and a borrowed Red Racer.
    Annnnd now an Equinox 800

  7. #7
    Charter Member
    us
    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
    XP Deus, Equinox 800 & 600, 720i Stealth Scoop
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    7094 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Cool find. The Barber will be there one day and you will be surprised and hopefully you will share it with us. Good luck
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  8. #8
    us
    Apr 2015
    Oklahoma
    AT Pro
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    289 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    You’re not being punished. You’re being primed. You’re silver quarter is just around the corner. I hope you have someone filming, when you find it, because we all want to see you go spastic when you do!

  9. #9
    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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    You might want to look in your own back yard - found a 1932 quarter in my back yard last month, along w 2 Mercs and a 1951 Rosie along with about 30 memorials and 1/2 dozen Wheaties and 2 nickels. Love the back yard and have been practicing with my 800 for the past month with new Bluetooth earbuds (fantastic).
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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).

  10. #10
    us
    History hunter

    Jul 2018
    Iowa
    Teknetics T2 SE Teknetics Omega 8000 V4 Fisher Gold Bug Pro Tesoro Vaquero Tesoro Compadre
    309
    499 times
    Relic Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by LawrencetheMDer View Post
    You might want to look in your own back yard - found a 1932 quarter in my back yard last month, along w 2 Mercs and a 1951 Rosie along with about 30 memorials and 1/2 dozen Wheaties and 2 nickels. Love the back yard and have been practicing with my 800 for the past month with new Bluetooth earbuds (fantastic).
    I’ve hammered my back yard to death. Musketballs, a merc, a Rosie, wheats, copper and clad. Neighbors yards have been hit pretty well too. Stacks of clad, a barber dime, Rosie’s, more Mercs.
    Just really missing that dang quarter.
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  11. #11
    us
    History hunter

    Jul 2018
    Iowa
    Teknetics T2 SE Teknetics Omega 8000 V4 Fisher Gold Bug Pro Tesoro Vaquero Tesoro Compadre
    309
    499 times
    Relic Hunting
    Another 65 quarter today at lunch. Lol
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  12. #12
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
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    That's cruel I once found a jar of coins under a tree I was thinking all silver cracked it open all recent pennies. Your not alone how about the Gold dollar colored coins lol
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  13. #13
    us
    Aug 2019
    Upstate/Central NY, & central Florida
    Whites DFX 300; Tesoro Tiger Shark; Minelab CTX 3030
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    I got a friend into detecting 4 years ago. He has found Buffalo's, many Wheaties, and an 1831 Large cent. But No Silvers either.
    Meanwhile while hunting with him, in sites that he has gotten the permission to hunt for us, I found my First silver - a 1909 Liberty 1/2 dollar; a 1934 Mercury dime, two 1942 Mercury dime's, and a 1948 Rosie dime. Yet he hasn't swung over silver yet, and it is driving him CRAZY too!


    Don't worry, it will happen. It took me nearly 10 years before the first, and since, they keep coming. I have 15 total now!

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    So keep on, keeping on!
    Also coins I found at his selected sites: an 1802 large cent, and 1859/1881/1883 Indian Head cents! I think he is getting mad at me, but I always let him choose where he wants to detect first!
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    Freedom isn't free! Thank You to all who serve and protect both in the military and In Law Enforcement

    OH how I LOVE this hobby!

  14. #14
    us
    Mar 2014
    New Glarus,WI
    CTX,800,Explorer2,IDXPro-M,Compadre
    498
    701 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I have probably CASHED IN 10$ worth of 1965 quarters. Literally. This was around 7 years ago, and I’ve been hunting for 9....so in 2 years I had found that many 65’s. The absolute KEY (I have found and this is personal opinion and findings) that IF you want to hunt that silver quarter and find it ASAP, you have to forego all of the targets that you know are NOT going to be a silver quarter. This could be an exercise to see how fast you can find one, and then you could go back and collect all those signals that might be something else. Using the depth meter and VDI, you can narrow things down. Using maps and old aerials to make SURE that old ball field was there in the 30’s just like it is now is critical. Hunting a modern place in hopes of older coins doesn’t make any sense when silver hunting, we know this. But people do it! Put yourself on the correct site first, without that it’s pointless. Then discipline yourself to NOT dig things that have no business being a silver quarter. Depth is critical, I have NEVER found a silver quarter any less than 5” deep, and even THAT was a fluke. The great majority have been from the 7-10” level. They are a big easy target, even for yesteryears machines, and when silver was at a premium, most people would have targeted quarters first! So....they’re hard to find NOW, unless you hunt deep. I’m not saying they CANT be shallow, but we are not hunting the exception here...this is how you are digging so many clad quarters. Forego the first 6” of targets and you will find your quarry much sooner....
    Be sure and post that puppy when you find it!

  15. #15
    us
    Aug 2019
    Upstate/Central NY, & central Florida
    Whites DFX 300; Tesoro Tiger Shark; Minelab CTX 3030
    30
    62 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by IDXMonster View Post
    I have probably CASHED IN 10$ worth of 1965 quarters. Literally. This was around 7 years ago, and I’ve been hunting for 9....so in 2 years I had found that many 65’s. The absolute KEY (I have found and this is personal opinion and findings) that IF you want to hunt that silver quarter and find it ASAP, you have to forego all of the targets that you know are NOT going to be a silver quarter. This could be an exercise to see how fast you can find one, and then you could go back and collect all those signals that might be something else. Using the depth meter and VDI, you can narrow things down. Using maps and old aerials to make SURE that old ball field was there in the 30’s just like it is now is critical. Hunting a modern place in hopes of older coins doesn’t make any sense when silver hunting, we know this. But people do it! Put yourself on the correct site first, without that it’s pointless. Then discipline yourself to NOT dig things that have no business being a silver quarter. Depth is critical, I have NEVER found a silver quarter any less than 5” deep, and even THAT was a fluke. The great majority have been from the 7-10” level. They are a big easy target, even for yesteryears machines, and when silver was at a premium, most people would have targeted quarters first! So....they’re hard to find NOW, unless you hunt deep. I’m not saying they CANT be shallow, but we are not hunting the exception here...this is how you are digging so many clad quarters. Forego the first 6” of targets and you will find your quarry much sooner....
    Be sure and post that puppy when you find it!
    Wow, none of my silvers except my 1909 Half dollar were anywhere near 7" down! They all have come between 3-1/2" to 5-1/2", but mostly right in the middle. The quarters were maybe at 5". Definitely different soils in different parts of the country. I'd sure hate to see someone pass over a nice gold ring just targeting silver quarters, but If that is what someone wants the most, then its a "sound" idea.
    Freedom isn't free! Thank You to all who serve and protect both in the military and In Law Enforcement

    OH how I LOVE this hobby!

 

 
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