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  1. #1
    Bryce-IL

    Aug 2007
    Wherever Silver's Hidin'
    Minelab Explorers and E-Trac
    3,775
    128 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Quest for gold gives me an UNEXPECTED GRAND SLAM FIRST!

    I don't show finds nearly as much as I used to and only get a small percentage of what I find posted...but I just don't like to post every few days because I don't want to get on people's nerves.
    However I do like to post some of the more memorable hunts or finds such as this hunt was.


    I decided I was going to try for GOLD...but got skunked as expected. However........................................... ...........................


    Out of nowhere came my FIRST EVER NICKEL GRAND SLAM....Shield Nickel....V-Nickle...Buffalo Nickel...Jefferson Nickel.

    All in the same day of hunting with my Explorer SE...along with a ton of can slaw...the usual BS aluminum crap...and a very sore back.

    I actually found a 5th Nickel variation to make it a grand slam PLUS ONE...as I found a silver war nickel with my E-Trac that same night. Not sure what finding all 5 nickel variations in one day would even be called...so I'll just stick with the Nickel Grand Slam of 4 different with my Explorer.

    I figured I would revisit 3 of my faithful spots that have given up a lot of silver, injuns', and wheaties over the years...but are still full of lower conductor hits...and try to dig some gold. I figure if I keep chasing low conductors...maybe some yellow stuff will show up sooner or later.

    I didn't have to worry about wasting time digging clad, wheaties, or even taking a shot at a deep. iffy, high hit...'cause there aren't any here any longer...seriously.

    The only thing I had to contend with was all the BS items that sound like a nickel...and that includes nearly everything but the kitchen sink.

    Well trust me...I dug plenty of it...and emptied my pouch once before even taking the pic of all the crap I dug.


    The first good target I hit was a shield nickel down 8".

    About an hour later (and 20 pulltabs) I popped out a V-Nickel down only 4" I was hoping to see some yellow stuff pop out...but it didn't happen.

    Later in the evening I got nickel #3 ...a buffalo down over 7".


    NO gold...but it was at this point I realized I now had the first 3 of 4 pieces needed for a nickel grand slam......ME?

    Now I'm thinking I have over 2 hours of daylight left to find a common Jefferson nickel...but after 2 parks still didn't have one in my pouch.

    After finding the first three...shield...V...and buffalo...I got into a rare, nickel finding frenzy and forgot I was even searching for gold.

    I decided to head to a third spot which had once held some carnival action and I remember back in the late 60's. I rember I was in kindergarten or first grade and it had a nickel pitch booth where you tossed a nickle and tried to get it to land in some various glassware in the center. The reason I remember it is because my mom and dad would play it and furnish our cupboards with new glasses and goblets each summer.

    Anyway within 45 minutes I had found 4 jefferson nickels to complete my first ever NICKEL GRAND SLAM.


    Me EVER finding a nickel slam is one I something I wouldn't have guessed in a million years I would ever accomplish.

    What makes this so memorable is that I was able to accomplish my improbable slam with my Explorer SE by complete ACCIDENT ...because I was hoping to pop out some gold instead.... and in fact that's what I was trying for. I'm sure as heck not complaining though and I can honestly say finding a nickel slam was not in my wildest dreams.


    What a SHOCKER...and just one more reason why I LOVE this hobby and the jot it brings me.

    The only other keeper coin I found all day was a deeeeeep injun' that came from a measured, true 11" deep and had a pulltab in the hole at the 7" to 8" level.

    After a long day of hunting...Hercules enjoyed some relaxation on his new Harley comfort blanket.
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  3. #2
    us
    Jul 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    Garrett 250
    2,544
    1065 times
    Research and occasional field work
    Post, post, get on our nerves. I like looking at treasure. Nice looking dog too. He looks smart. If he was mine I'd show him where to dig(bet he already knows how). Do that and you can kick back with a cool one. Besides, he won't gripe or complain when he finds a pull tab. Now, post everything, but don't forget to give the dog credit for HIS finds.

  4. #3
    Bryce-IL

    Aug 2007
    Wherever Silver's Hidin'
    Minelab Explorers and E-Trac
    3,775
    128 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by austin View Post
    Post, post, get on our nerves. I like looking at treasure. Nice looking dog too. He looks smart. If he was mine I'd show him where to dig(bet he already knows how). Do that and you can kick back with a cool one. Besides, he won't gripe or complain when he finds a pull tab. Now, post everything, but don't forget to give the dog credit for HIS finds.
    Much appreciated Austin...and you're correct...Hercules does a lot of coin "sniffin" for me.
    Here's the story of my BEST FIND EVERhttp://www.treasurenet.com/forums/be...find-ever.html

  5. #4
    Charter Member
    us
    Jul 2012
    USA
    Minelab E-Trac
    708
    361 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Great Job On The Nickel Grand Slam + 1! And the Indian is Great Too! That was one deep penny! Keep Digging Those Low Tones And You Will Find Gold! What are the dates on the Buffalo And Shield Nickels? Way To Go!

  6. #5
    us
    Oct 2010
    The Garden State
    Minelab Explorer SE Pro & CTX-3030
    2,238
    796 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Great story and nice job brother! Congrats on yet another slam!! Still can't believe they don't have a machine that can better tell us when gold is under the coil!

  7. #6
    us
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
    White's XLT
    5,734
    979 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    great nickel slam!

  8. #7
    us
    Feb 2012
    Mid-Tenn
    XLT
    1,116
    396 times
    Relic Hunting
    Nice whas the date on the 5 cent piece ? you hit it out of the park. Good job.

  9. #8
    us
    Dec 2007
    Prince William County ,VA
    Whites spectrum xlt ,fisher 1270, fisher F5 ,AT PRO ,fisher f2
    1,148
    352 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Nice score !

  10. #9
    Bryce-IL

    Aug 2007
    Wherever Silver's Hidin'
    Minelab Explorers and E-Trac
    3,775
    128 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sooper Dave View Post
    Great Job On The Nickel Grand Slam + 1! And the Indian is Great Too! That was one deep penny! Keep Digging Those Low Tones And You Will Find Gold! What are the dates on the Buffalo And Shield Nickels? Way To Go!
    Thanks Dave. The shield is an 1866 and the buffalo is...well...a buffalo. I can't make out a date at all...lol.




    Quote Originally Posted by Erik in NJ View Post
    Great story and nice job brother! Congrats on yet another slam!! Still can't believe they don't have a machine that can better tell us when gold is under the coil!
    Thanks brother. Yeah...that would be nice wouldn't it




    Quote Originally Posted by jewelerguy View Post
    great nickel slam!
    Thanks, friend.




    Quote Originally Posted by got2dig View Post
    Nice whas the date on the 5 cent piece ? you hit it out of the park. Good job.
    Thanks G2D. It is an 1866



    Quote Originally Posted by Ifoundit69 View Post
    Nice score !
    Thanks buddy.

    Here's the story of my BEST FIND EVERhttp://www.treasurenet.com/forums/be...find-ever.html

  11. #10

    Sep 2012
    FISHER F75 LTD CAMOUFLAGE,CZ3D 1021,1220X AND GARRETT PRO POINTER.
    1,216
    297 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Boy howdy you was really finding the nickels. good job.

  12. #11
    us
    May 2009
    9
    1 times
    Really nice hunt. I can't imagine finding all those different nickels.

  13. #12
    Charter Member
    us
    Feb 2012
    CTX 3030; The only metal detector I'll ever need
    1,936
    494 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Awesome find on the shield, there hard to come buy in good condition. Great hunt.
    worldtalker and silverfreak like this.

  14. #13
    us
    Jan 2011
    Dalton,Ga.
    Whites MXT, E Trac, Garrett Pro Pinpointer
    2,964
    446 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    SF,
    MAN!! Now THATS a grand slam, That would be a great day in my book, and the odds of doing that ? astronomical
    So I dub thee SIR Nickle Freak!!! (joking).....................HH
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    -Samuel Adams-

  15. #14
    us
    Apr 2012
    Riverside,California
    MXT PRO,Whites PI dual Field,CZ21,Stealth 790
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    Metal Detecting
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    WTG,great hauling day awesome finds,never think posting will irritate people,we all like to see others treasures,if they get irritated,pray for them to find treasures like yours,,HH
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  16. #15
    us
    Apr 2008
    Springfield, Oregon
    Explorer SE, Pro coil inline probe. Also the Excal II
    2,392
    118 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Glad to see you posting your finds here as well Bryce. Always enjoy looking at pictures of some great finds and reading about how they were found. BTW....big congrats on your nickle grand slam + 1....Well done for sure. to Herky too.
    Gold Nuggets
    silverfreak likes this.
    It's amazing just how much treasure people loose and we manage to find.

  17. #16

    Feb 2012
    North Pole
    Sovereign GT and Excalibur II, Whites, Garrett, Fisher, Alert, MD,Cscope,Tesoro, Compas, XP, Long Rs
    5,771
    1822 times
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    Well done!
    silverfreak likes this.
    One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
    Finds2013
    Coins usables=50436
    Silver= 890 pieces
    Gold= 63g


  18. #17
    us
    Mar 2009
    York County, SC
    Minelab E-Trac, X-Terra 70, Garrett Pro Pointer
    376
    100 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Great finds Bryce! What an unexpected surprise, especially when you aren't looking for it. Hope all is well and your dad is doing well.

    HH!

    Hardy
    silverfreak likes this.

  19. #18
    us
    Do not forget me 24601

    Oct 2011
    Indiana
    Tesoro Sidewinder, White's Coinmaster, White's Surfmaster II
    1,235
    290 times
    Metal Detecting
    I think Hercules is your good luck charm. Congrats on all the nickels.
    silverfreak likes this.

  20. #19
    us
    Ignorant but still trying

    Dec 2006
    Northwest Indiana
    Explorer SE Pro
    104
    78 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    i'd like to put my 5 cent in. nice job
    silverfreak likes this.

  21. #20
    Charter Member
    us
    DirtDiga

    Apr 2011
    Oklahoma City
    Minelab Etrac, Minelab Excal 800, Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Pro Pointer, 6" DD Excelerator Coil, 6x8 SEF Coil
    167
    114 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I can tell you that what you did was a very impressive feat to say the least... congrats on some great finds and hunt. I had chance the first of the year to hunt an older home in the City where I live. the lady gave me permission and I was so excited until she told me some guy had came by about 4 years ago and stayed a whole day in her tiny front yard. but I went ahead anyways and decided to slow to a crawl.. sure enough, no high tone Silver that I could find. but I did walk away with a Trifecta of a War, Buffalo and a V Nickel for my troubles. I was dreaming about a shield, it never came...

    PS: I found my nickels using TTF, it;s the only way I could find them.
    silverfreak likes this.

 

 
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