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  1. #1
    us
    Sep 2011
    New York
    Minelab E-Trac
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    New member with 20 years of detecting experience! Found myself a merc today

    Long time browser, first time poster. Recently just went out detecting over the weekend with my E-trac to a spot along a lake in the State of New York. Well I am new to this detector, but not new to the hobby. I have been detecting since the 1990's and started out with one of the whites detectors. Now that I have been detecting for 20 years I seem to go much quicker recovering items from the ground then I had been 20 years ago.

    It was a beautiful day and I imagined that I would be digging lots of oldies. So I got to my spot and found a nice little area that looked pretty old and had a picnic groove. People used to camp here in the early 1900's so I knew there were oldies to be found. I swung my detector one and got a signal, dug it, and out popped a penny cache. This time it had been full of wheaties and indians! I was so astonished that I hopped up and down for joy (it's my signature move). I went awhile and got nothing but trash and regular zinc pennies. As I was swinging my detector I grumbled on a bit about how all the spots are becomming hunted out and hard to recover items. Well at the end of the day I was beginning to get frustarated and about to put down my E-trac.

    I took a break and watched as the sun was starting to set. I drank some grape soda and ate a sandwich and got back to it. I was determined to get one silver today even if it meant hunting in the dark. Well a little time past and it was 7:00pm in the evening. I got some more wheaties, but it was nothing compared to the cache I found earlier. Now on the 2nd to last singal of the day, I got a loud silver sound screaming in my ear. Oh the beautiful sound the E-trac makes when you hit silver just right. Well I did it and out popped a 1943 mercury dime! All that hard work and I managed a 1943 mercury dime!

    It was getting to be late, so I decided to pack up and put the detector in my Ford F-150 and drove on home to my beautiful wife who was making me some brownies and congratulated me on another silver

  2. #2
    ca
    May 2007
    Canada
    Ace 250
    726
    36 times

    Re: New member with 20 years of detecting experience! Found myself a merc today

    Pics! Or it didn't happen....

    Just kidding. Nice find and welcome to TNet

  3. #3
    us
    Apr 2011
    Indiana
    Teknetics T2 SE, Whites Prizm III, Bounty Hunter
    204
    3 times

    Re: New member with 20 years of detecting experience! Found myself a merc today

    Silver is always excellent! It always makes a day better getting a silver coin.

  4. #4
    us
    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
    XP Deus
    1,418
    1578 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: New member with 20 years of detecting experience! Found myself a merc today

    nice find and welcome to the forum!! where in new york are you from?

    i reside upstate but currently live in the middle of nowhere (hamilton ny) going to college.

  5. #5
    us
    Aug 2010
    Garrett Master Hunter CX Plus
    250
    2 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: New member with 20 years of detecting experience! Found myself a merc today

    Congrats! and welcome from another new yorker. I assume you are in the finger lake area of NY?
    MD Totals: 1 Large Cent | 20 IHs | 35 Wheaties | 1 V Nickel | 1 Bust Dime | 1 Merc | 3 Rosies| 1 Washington | 2 Morgan Dollars| Clad: $16.19 | Oldest Coin: 1820 Bust Dime

 

 

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