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    Am NOT grumpy!

    Nov 2010
    Northern California
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    Metal Detecting

    Smallest coin finds?

    Has anyone ever detected and dug a half dime, or $1 gold coin? What was your smallest find?
    I bought a half dime to test my AT Pro. It didn't exactly light up the detector! My smallest find was probably a Mercury dime..
    Um, not counting bb sized lead shot, or small fishing sinkers.
    Last edited by cyberfish2; Feb 21, 2021 at 12:19 PM. Reason: add info
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    Feb 2009
    Deus, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
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    Cut hammered silver, 3cent, fishscales(5cent silver)
    Air testing and in the ground will produce different results.
    Certain makes hate air and even recoveries can be a challenge, tall grass with certain machines.
    Low and slow is a good thing to sniff out the small.
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    Small copper coin .Dunno Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by RTR; Feb 21, 2021 at 03:01 PM.

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    eye man

    Jan 2020
    East Tennessee
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    found an Alabama tax coin. Smaller than a Mercury, and about 1/2 as thick.Came out of an old home place/chimney base in Alabama on Lookout Mountain.

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    Jun 2014
    Northern O-H-I-O
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    Metal Detecting
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    While in NY, detecting with some friends I dug 2 small coins (similar in size). The 1st was an 1834 Capped Bust half dime and an 1848 French 1 Centime. Two years later, in Ohio, I dug a Lord's prayer token which is the same size as the other two. I only wish I could find my Henny Penny (toy coin) I believe it's a little smaller than these three.

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    Better pic of what these 3 look like

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    Last edited by Loco-Digger; Feb 21, 2021 at 05:42 PM.
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  6. #6

    Oct 2016
    Minelab Equinox 600, Garrett AT Pro
    10 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I dug an 1847 Seated Liberty Half Dime with a Minelab Equinox 600 a couple years ago in bean stubble in Southern Illinois. My oldest coin. It was a little beat up and still repeated on the detector.
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