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    Chris

    Nov 2014
    Eastern Shore of Maryland
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    BEST OF 2014: Starting with my Coins

    Hey all,
    Since I'm NEW here, I'm not quite sure if this is the best place to post this. I've tried looking around and reading the helps and ended up here.
    Hope I'm in the right place.
    I used to detect about 30 years ago, since I lived at the beach, but found only the normal stuff. Got sidetracked-
    In 2010, I broke my back in a motorcycle accident, then had to have my rotator cuff operated a year and a half or so ago.(I'm recovered, mostly, thanks!) But while doing the PT, I thought Metal detecting would be a good way to get outside, and keep myself limbered up until I went back to work- which I am now.
    The thing is, once I restarted searching, now I can't stop!

    I searched on the beach and old vanished farms the first 6 months, found enough to keep me interested. But beginning in 2014, I began searching the town I live in with a vengeance. Permissions have been easily obtained so far. I am blessed. And since this town was founded in the 1600's, I knew, if it hasn't been searched out, I should do well.
    I did my research - found the old maps and laid the groundwork. It's taken me awhile to learn my machines, and get the most out of them and the properties so that I have been finding better and more artifacts.

    I can't show you all that I've found in the past year in one post (or ten) . It's been good.
    I can only go out about 2 or three hours at a time, (Oh, my back!) and I can go around two or three days a week - every chance I get.

    Saying that, I have gotten so much pleasure seeing all your finds, I thought I would share some of the coins I've found this past year. A Reader's Digest version anyway. I hope you enjoy them.

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    I'll start with the nickles: I have found around 6 War nickles, 6 Buffalo's, 2 Liberty V's and just found my first Shield last week.

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    Some other fun stuff and then the Silver !
    I went ten months before I found an Indian Head, and that first one seemed to open the floodgates and it got better right away. Silver is still rare.. I have found about 30 Indians since then, plus my first 1862 fatty last week. Well over a hundred wheaties (almost one for each date they were made, plus the extra's) . Then... you have a day like the one where I found this Mercury and the Walking Liberty 50 cents in the same hole with a danish coin ! Go figure! My eyes were as big as that half dollar when I saw it in the hole. I have about 14 silver dimes, mostly Merc's. 4 Standing Liberty Quarters and 9 Washington Silvers.

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    I didn't even know there was a U.S. half cent until I found it! (I am obviously not a numismatist) lol
    I know these older coins are not in the best condition but I was just as excited to find them than if they were solid gold. I just love the history that goes with them. The 1842 Large Cent looked like it came from the bank. And I was VERY excited to find the 2 cents pc. because it was on my list of wants, since it is the first U.S. coin to have "In God We Trust" on it. I just found the Draped Bust LC last week as well.

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    I have found 5 English Coppers, this KG II was memorable because it was my first colonial coin. Wow! I think I got a tear in my eye.. I can't help but wonder why someone drove a square nail through it.. To carry it? to nail it to a tree? Maybe they just didn't like the Crown? You've gotta wonder..
    I know the Connecticut coin is toasted, but it too is my first, You can see the date, and it came through the Northern colonies to rest here in Maryland, between the time it was made after the Rev. War and the Federal Govt. started Issuing coins in 1793. The King George III is actually better than appears here and very clear for being buried so long. I have four KG II and only one KG III. I think because they didn't ship any or many KG III during the hostilities. So, I was surprised, and quite frankly blown away to find it and by what has turned up around here.

    I have many artifacts as well, I'll share the best of, when I get a chance. I have appreciated this website and all you guys who share the same excitement and love of history and the rare, the hidden treasures, as much as I do. You're a great bunch.

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    us
    Oct 2014
    florida
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    Great bunch of coins you got....but you know there is still time left in 2014 for a few more bests. Love the IHP, its in killer shape.
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    Chris

    Nov 2014
    Eastern Shore of Maryland
    Garrett AT Pro w/DD coil. also, still have a Fisher F2
    751
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    Relic Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by villagenut View Post
    Great bunch of coins you got....but you know there is still time left in 2014 for a few more bests. Love the IHP, its in killer shape.
    I hope I didn't curse myself... ha! That IH is the best looking one I have so far, others are good too, but it is pristine. Prob. jumped the gun but wanted to share, It's nice to find people who understand our excitement over lil pieces of metal !
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    Sorry Honey, I canít. Iíve got plans with my metal detector.

    Nov 2013
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    great post!, even better finds!!!
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    EVERY COIN, SILVERS, AND TOKENS FOUND IN FLORIDA I SOLD...STARTING FRESH IN MARYLAND

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    Chris

    Nov 2014
    Eastern Shore of Maryland
    Garrett AT Pro w/DD coil. also, still have a Fisher F2
    751
    634 times
    Relic Hunting
    I hope I posted this in the right place.. not many views.
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    Adventure1

    Jan 2013
    North central Pa.
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    Nice finds thanks for sharing. Nice post also.
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    Sorry Honey, I canít. Iíve got plans with my metal detector.

    Nov 2013
    Mountain Maryland
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasternShoreMetal View Post
    I hope I posted this in the right place.. not many views.
    I found your post in active topics....I almost never check on "best finds", or any other sub-forums, just depends on what members are in too, your finds are great, and maybe this bump will find some new eyes...
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    EVERY COIN, SILVERS, AND TOKENS FOUND IN FLORIDA I SOLD...STARTING FRESH IN MARYLAND

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    Apr 2011
    Not too far from a beach
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    excellnt photos! some coins are in superior condition, and you didn't ding 'em. nice.
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    Chris

    Nov 2014
    Eastern Shore of Maryland
    Garrett AT Pro w/DD coil. also, still have a Fisher F2
    751
    634 times
    Relic Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by BigWaveDave View Post
    I found your post in active topics....I almost never check on "best finds", or any other sub-forums, just depends on what members are in too, your finds are great, and maybe this bump will find some new eyes...
    Thanks for that.. being new, trying to figure things out, and want to do them the right ways. I usually goto "Today's Finds" and "What is it?" so I hadn't even been to "best finds" yet myself. I hope it gets more viewers, (takes a lot of work to prep and post that many images) whew!

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    Chris

    Nov 2014
    Eastern Shore of Maryland
    Garrett AT Pro w/DD coil. also, still have a Fisher F2
    751
    634 times
    Relic Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by scaupus View Post
    excellnt photos! some coins are in superior condition, and you didn't ding 'em. nice.
    Thanks for the kind words! I keep a notebook with all my finds and a lot of times with the right lighting setups, I can see more details better with a good pic, and easier than keeping a loupe on your eye for hours too! lol
    I hardly ever ding an object, because I pinpoint as best as I can and dig a large hole.. Still happens sometimes tho.. Don't you love the signal that jumps six inches when you've dug your hole ?... Twice ? haha

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    Apr 2012
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    ESM looks like your doing real good both in the finds department and recovery. HH and More good finds.
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    Chris

    May 2011
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    Super NICE coins dude! 30 years to make up for now.I know all about the back..06 I fell off a ladder
    breaking mine in 4 places.MDing is the best therapy I've found.i don't bend..just kneel and a LOT of walking...gotta keep active some how.


    GOD Bless

    Chris
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    Chris

    Nov 2014
    Eastern Shore of Maryland
    Garrett AT Pro w/DD coil. also, still have a Fisher F2
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    Quote Originally Posted by worldtalker View Post
    Super NICE coins dude! 30 years to make up for now.I know all about the back..06 I fell off a ladder
    breaking mine in 4 places.MDing is the best therapy I've found.i don't bend..just kneel and a LOT of walking...gotta keep active some how.
    GOD Bless
    Chris
    Hey Chris (my name too!)
    Thanks for the kind words. After detecting long ago, I picked up Native American artifact hunting, much the same thing, except stuff was much older! This area is great for that too.
    It's hard gettin old ain't it? I don't bounce like I used to. lol
    But it's fun to be back swinging the coil. MDing is GREAT therapy, and not just physical. And I find prayer helps my finds greatly.. Bless you right back. (and your back too)
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    Anthony

    May 2013
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    Awesome coin finds ESM ....
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    Those are some excellent finds! Congrats on the coins. Now, bring on the relics!

    P.S.--at the rate you're going, something BIG is bound to get dug.

    -Buck
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