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    Seeker of Fortune

    Jan 2005
    SE Minnesota
    Minelab Explorer SE pro, Minelab Explorer XS, Garrett Freedom II (3), Garrett pro-pointer.
    1,421
    60 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
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    I completed my Mercury dime collection today

    After thirty seven years of detecting, I finally realized my goal of finding a complete set of Mercury dimes with a metal detector by unearthing the elusive 1916-D.
    Ironically this coin was found in one of the first parks that I ever detected.
    I was showing a friend how my detector works, and had unplugged my headphones so that he could hear the sounds too. Within a few minutes I had a good solid signal that read 28 on the Minelab Explorer. The depth meter indicated that it was deeper than most of the clad dimes that I was finding there so I told him that it will be a dime and probably will be silver because of the depth.
    The photos show the coin shortly after it was found with the dirt still on it.
    The dime was found near the tree in the picture.
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  2. #2
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    us
    Aug 2005
    Central Pennsylvania
    Fisher F75 LTD, Minelab ETrac & Tesoro Silver UMax
    895
    48 times

    Re: I completed my Mercury dime collection today

    AWESOME!!!

    Congrats on this and all your other Mercs!!

    Dave


  3. #3
    ca
    Nov 2010
    Canada
    XP Deus, ATPro
    5,676
    6479 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: I completed my Mercury dime collection today

    Wow, that's a great story. I bet any 1916D Merc would have thrilled you, but you managed to find a BEAUTIFUL one!!!

  4. #4

    Mar 2008
    upstate ny
    se pro
    1,103
    12 times
    dirty pennies
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: I completed my Mercury dime collection today

    wow. huge congrats! that might be the best of those i've seen come out of the ground.
    nice to pull it at one of your old parks, too.
    dirty pennies...

  5. #5
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    Chris

    May 2011
    Western Mass.
    Whites M-6 W/ DD6x10 SunRay DX-1 (A real sleeper)
    13,882
    19430 times
    The one everybody else missed.

    Re: I completed my Mercury dime collection today

    bk, That' one PRETTY coin!! Goc Bless HH Chris
    EVER WONDER WHERE YOUR THOUGHTS COME FROM?

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  6. #6
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    PJ

    Mar 2007
    EXPLORER SE and an ACE 250
    147

    Re: I completed my Mercury dime collection today

    Congrats, it looks to be in pretty good shape.
    I quit detecting in the 70's to raise my children. Wish I had never quit.

  7. #7

    Re: I completed my Mercury dime collection today

    Outstanding rare dime find!
    Way to go.
    -MM-
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

  8. #8
    us
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
    White's XLT
    9,170
    4545 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: I completed my Mercury dime collection today

    wow what a find... congrats!!

  9. #9
    us
    Jul 2011
    957
    250 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: I completed my Mercury dime collection today

    I believe it completely!

    I found a 1916-S two days back.
    It was found in the first 5 minutes I was out; my first signal of the day; and the first dig.
    My machine was not even ground balanced.
    The place I had went has definitely seen 1000's of detectors over the years.
    And, I am sure 100's of coils passed over that small area I was on.
    I found it right off the main sidewalk not 3 feet out on the grass and it was just under the surface.
    Kind of makes you wonder how it was missed all these years?

    Congratulation on a super find!
    I can share your sentiment on this one. And can definitely imagine what you were thinking. LOL!
    CoilFisher=I fish with a coil.

    http://detectingrights.com/ Join today!

    Use a Lesche and a pinpointer and CUT the plug!
    Don't use shovels and trowels in parks to dig holes.*Preserve the hobby.*

  10. #10
    us
    Oct 2003
    Central MA
    Minelab XS-2a Pro, Etrac, Excal II
    123
    12 times

    Re: I completed my Mercury dime collection today

    Outstanding find. One of the best Mercury dimes I've seen.

    Congrats on completing your dime set

  11. #11
    us
    May 2005
    Maryland
    MXT
    2,378
    32 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: I completed my Mercury dime collection today

    WOW BK!!! Congrats on reaching a milestone! You rock man!

  12. #12
    us
    Jun 2010
    MA
    BH Tiv
    278
    3 times

    Re: I completed my Mercury dime collection today

    Wow, who finds those? -even if it took 37 years. Banner btw ...

  13. #13
    us
    Apr 2009
    Hardyville, KY
    garrett A.T. gold Other detectors: fisher F2/ Garrett ace 250
    1,565
    429 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: I completed my Mercury dime collection today

    Great job on the accomplishment! Fingers crossed on your next hunt!
    Finds as of August, 4th 2014

    PENNIES- 131
    Copper- 46
    Zinc- 85
    wheaties- 1

    NICKELS- 8
    Buffalo- 1

    DIMES-21
    Silver Rosies-

    QUARTERS- 4
    Silver Quarters-

  14. #14
    us
    Apr 2010
    Tennessee
    Fisher F75 SE
    158
    12 times
    Relic Hunting

    Re: I completed my Mercury dime collection today

    Unbelievable! That is in fantastic shape. Always be on my wish list. Maybe I need to return to some of my old hunting grounds. Congratulations

  15. #15

    Feb 2007
    Bradenton, Fl
    ACE 250, Minelab Excal II, ETrac, Infiniuim
    7,804
    763 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: I completed my Mercury dime collection today

    a big congrats
    Debby

 

 
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