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    us
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    He dug 101 coins in one hour of hunting

    I just read on Facebook a post from someone who said that he dug 101 coins. He posted a photo and a list of coins recovered by denomination. He did this in one hour of detecting. That's one hundred and one coins or one coin every 35.6 seconds. Because I try to see the best of people I have to assume that everyone in this forum has this kind of results but me. Can someone explain how you do it?
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    TunaTonker

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    Assuming it's true, it means he likely ran into some coin spills if it was in dirt where he had to dig plugs. A lot easier if in sand.

    Personally, and i'm not in bad shape, i couldn't get up and down 101 times in an hour if it was digging plugs in dirt. That's like doing 101 burpees, 2 burpees every minute for 60 continuous minutes....
    Last edited by GoDeep; Jul 23, 2021 at 11:40 AM.
    US Army, Operation Desert Storm, 1987-1993. Resident De-Bunker. I'm blunt because I don't have time to indulge your fantasies. Treasure is found down here on Earth, not on Google Earth.

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    us
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    You tell a lie on Facebook is how you accomplish this!

    Or, it could be a surface spill with a pin pointer.

    I would assume two rolls of cents were lost by a kiddo
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    de
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    This rookies best day (so far)
    I found 234 in 2 hours, it?s possible. Course mine was a big sandbox on a playground, here?s the link

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    us
    Feb 2005
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    Yeah,

    It's possible I'd say. Probably found a few coin spills along the way to help that count.

    I can recover targets in less than 30 secs have the plug and hole filled back in.

    But that's 27yrs of practice and thousands of hours recovering items.

    Jer

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    Cherry Picker

    Apr 2004
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    I've done similar many times detecting when getting in a clad rich environment, usually a big city park in the sports area that had a concession building surrounded by some lawn. Using a screwdriver to pop the shallow coins, move and stab, like the quick and the dead using a bayonet. Hustle, hustle, hustle... Pass up anything over 2" deep... Pass up the 1c coins... The parks were too new to contain silver coins, so they had been overlooked by detectorists for decades as the clad continued to build up. So, yeah, I believe the guy.

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    We Build, We Fight!

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    It is very possible for a beach hunter after a busy weekend! I have had 8 - 10 coins per scoop many times.
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    SeabeeRon (On a Beach in) Santa Cruz,CA.

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    us
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    In the mid-1980's, the best I could muster was about half as many per hour after a storm on an old beach. But some of those were on the surface. About 10-12 were also silver. So yes, I think it is possible, especially with a few spills.
    "Rage, rage against the dying of the light...Do not go gentle into that good night" - Dylan Thomas

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    steve andermatt

    Apr 2013
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    Definitely possible as we don't know the conditions he was "Digging" was it actual dirt or was it wood chips or sand, digging is a blanket term, he could have been scooping sand which can be a lot faster than digging and water can concentrate heavy targets in a tighter area, so a scoop could have contained several targets in one scoop. Also in wood chips in tot-lots kids lose change in coin spills often and if it happens to be a virgin park which are still out there the change can be everywhere.
    Last edited by Back-of-the-boat; Jul 22, 2021 at 03:07 PM.
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    I recovered about 60 in 10 minutes a few years ago. They had been rolled (cents) and fallen off a picnic table and were all together, so yes, it is possible. Would it happen often? I don't think so.
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    Bucky

    Dec 2005
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    I may have the record over 800 coins, rings, seated, bust, on and on in less then an hour or so. . went detecting on Lake Erie after a major storm. The storm exposed some very large rock that were in a semicircle in a small carved out area of a cliff. All sand was missing on the beach exposing the slate with some sand existing behind these rocks. I waved my coil behind the rocks and got a half dollar signal on my Whites 6000DI series 2 and as I dug down for the coin I was finding silver dimes and more coins and I found the half dollar. I dug a load of coins and then I took a quarter that I found, called my dad from the pay phone, had him come down and bring a shovel. As I dug out the sand and threw it on the slate my dad scanned the sand with his detector and removed the coins, rings, crosses, silver, new money metal whats its and when it was all done we had over 800 coins. What happened, over the years the coins and items got trapped behind the rocks. It was the perfect storm that exposed the rocks. I still see the top of the rocks every now and then just the tops but the beach has about 3 feet on sand covering all but the tops of the rocks. Its was back in 1984 when this all happened. We found seated coins, bust coins, gold and silver rings, and so may wheats, new money, everything was trapped behind the rocks, plus the base of the cliff had a cut out in it and as far as I could reach I was dragging out coins. It may have been over an hour but it was a great day and me and my dad had a blast. I really miss him...

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    ca
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    Detecting in a park ravine one time, bridge went over to the other side.
    Seemed like a perfect place to make a wish.
    Digging pennies mostly stopped at 250+ in under a few hours.
    Soft soils, not deep, damp, easy, boring, left probably more than I took.
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    "If it was easy-It would have already been done-Life 101."

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    There’s a place near an elementary school that has a roll or two of 1960s and 70s Canadian cents. That was my first exercise in leaving targets behind. He did one or two, do you think awesome Canadian coins, I’m on the hunt. But then you coming to focus on what the actual situation is. Someone dropped a butt ton of coins, and you don’t actually want any of them.

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    Always A Great Day In PA

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    Inflation?
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    It must be true, it was on the internet!!
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