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    Smile Seeding for Future Metal Detectors

    For years I have tossed pennies and some change into yards, woods, fields, streams, and various other places in hopes that future detectors will dig them up and wonder, like many of us do, how this got here. Who knows what a 1996 clad penny will be worth in the year 2200 but maybe, just maybe, I will make someone's day.

    Does anyone else do this?

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    No, but don't bother throwing zincolns out there. They disappear really fast under almost all soil conditions. Use the older copper cents.

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    I would not promote doing that, but thats just me.

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    Why don’t ya throw some silver and gold!
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    In 2200, people will be too lazy to get their fat a**es off the couch to go detecting. It's happening now with sedentary couch potatoes and their electronics.

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    When I started detecting back in the late 1970's, I ran into a guy detecting that carried a pocketful of current pennies. When he dug a good coin, he would replace it with one of those pennies in the hole. His reason? To slow down the rest of us as we dug up all his new pennies. He did this in all the parks and schools around Jamestown, NY. It was pretty frustrating.

    Scott

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    When I find a gold item or big/old silver (quarter, half, large ring, Seated and older) I leave a (clad) half dollar in the hole for luck. I do this the most often at the beach but occasionally on permissions. It marks the spot on permissions where I made a good recovery so I can find the spot again and makes someone happy on the beach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by villagenut View Post
    I would not promote doing that, but thats just me.
    I wouldn't either.
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    OH hell I don't do it while I'm hunting, in fact its mostly been just everyday life.

    Sitting at a park having lunch, pull something out of my pocket and notice I have pennies. Toss them into the grass.

    Definitely not doing it to trip anyone up and surely not in areas that are regularly metal detected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommybuckets View Post
    When I find a gold item or big/old silver (quarter, half, large ring, Seated and older) I leave a (clad) half dollar in the hole for luck. I do this the most often at the beach but occasionally on permissions. It marks the spot on permissions where I made a good recovery so I can find the spot again and makes someone happy on the beach.
    I like this practice!!
    Coinboy likes this.
    SeabeeRon Santa Cruz,CA.

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    No. And STOP IT!
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    To me throwing zinc pennies in a park is as bad as tossing pull tabs and bottle caps around. NOBODY wants to dig those dang zinc cents and as mentioned above, they will not last long enough to be found in 50 or a hundred years by future detector users. Littering is what it is and most municipalities have laws against that.
    Ya won't find nuthin' if ya don't hunt

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    It's still litterin' even if it's money......
    "no officer, I didn't throw that can in the woods.....I am leavin' a nickel for the next guy"
    gunsil likes this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GopherDaGold View Post
    No. And STOP IT!
    If the 0.000001% chance that you might stumble across a penny I tossed along side a railroad track upsets you enough to bark orders at a stanger over an internet forum you may want to get your blood pressure checked... just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AusTexDude View Post
    If the 0.000001% chance that you might stumble across a penny I tossed along side a railroad track upsets you enough to bark orders at a stanger over an internet forum you may want to get your blood pressure checked... just saying.
    Those chances increase exponentially with every knucklehead who reads your post and thinks it's a good idea.
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