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Thread: 4 out of my last 5 hunts= lots of silver (picture heavy)

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  1. #1
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    John

    Feb 2013
    Arkansas
    Ones I use mostly: CTX 3030, XP Deus, White's M6, AT Propointer, Makro PP
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    4 out of my last 5 hunts= lots of silver (picture heavy)

    I misplaced my camera so I wasn't able to take pictures and post from my last few detecting hunts. BTW, I am able to get out more often than most people because I am semi-retired. I remember when I was only able to detect maybe once a month. Anyway, here goes....


    I found this war nickel 3 weeks ago on an empty lot that used to have an older 2 story house on it. We were given permission, but then the land caretaker came by and told us to leave. I found 2 older wheat cents and then this nickel in the first 15 minutes, then in about another 15 we had to leave, so I was thankful that I was walking away with something. Took me till the last day of 2013 to find my only war nickel for the year and I found this one in April.

    1943-P Jefferson "War" Nickel:

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    My occasional detecting partner has been wanting to head up to my town (he is 30 minutes away) cause his area has a lot of pressure from other detectorists. As a result, I have been working hard at finding places, even sometimes in the not-so-good neighborhoods. Two weekends ago we didn't have a house to detect and he saw this man raking leaves and we got permission to hunt his 1909 house. I had only found a wheat and then moved down the side of the house. I got this jumpy signal next to the broken walkway and was extremely surprised when I was looking into the hole and found this Barber half. This is a first for me, and I can now say that I have found every variety of half produced in the 20th century. As I was walking to the car, I found the Mercury dime on the easement at the front of the house. It was about 7 inches down and didn't give a clear sound. We then went to another lot and I found the pendant. It has Pope Pius on one side and Mother Teresa on the other. I think it is copper and silver plated.

    1927 Mercury and 1908 Barber Half Dollar:


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    Pendant:

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    Earlier in the week, I finally got permission to hunt this lot that I knew about since early last year. The lot had a home on it that burned down and the property owner's have a business on the other side of town. I went into the business and they quickly gave me permission. What is a little ironic is that they own a boating business and the last find of the day was the "Shipyard Volunteer" badge. I would appreciate anymore information on the two items.

    Shipyard Volunteer Badge and Insurance company token:

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    I also found this neat Tootsie Toy Fire engine:

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    Finally, my detecting partner and I got back together today. We have been hitting this residental area and generally only finding mostly wheats and the occasional single silver. I told him to meet me "on the other side of the interstate" because for some odd reason I have done much better in that area on the silver. Today didn't dissappoint.

    We started off by detecting this one well hit property and I had only found a deep clad dime. It was 10 am and I decided to ask permission at this one house. I felt that it would work out, because I had gotten permission on all the houses around it, but it wasn't so. We then decided to go down the road and park and split up and see how many houses we could get. I knocked on 2 doors and didn't get an answer. I then went to this corner lot that just recently sold and I have been eyeing for over a year. He got permission on this wide easement in the front of this very old house.

    My first silver was the 1945 Mercury dime on the wide easement where he had gotten permission. He was a little irritated (I rub it in also) because he walked over it.

    The rest of the silver was found at the corner lot where I had gotten permission. It was a 1932-P quarter, 1942 and 1945 Mercury dime. I also found a 1940 Jefferson nickel. He found a 1951 Rosy, 1943 Mercury dime and an aluminum token. So the corner lot gave us 5 silver today and lots of wheat cents.

    Cleaned silver from today:

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    All our top finds from the day:

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    1932 Quarter:


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  2. #2
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    Its not what detector you own, its what you do with it!

    Apr 2011
    E-Trac, Safari, Cortes, Musketeer, Makro Pin-Pointer
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    Nice digs there but the Barber Half-Dollar really steals the show, those are very uncommon to find !!!
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  3. #3
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    Jun 2012
    Northeast PA
    Minelab Etrac Garrett Propointer Garrett Propointer-AT Sampson T handle shovel
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    man that's a lot of great finds!, looks like you guys had some great hunts!, and topped off with plenty of silver!, Very cool, great post!
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    Chris

    May 2011
    Western Mass.
    Whites M-6 W/ DD6x10 SunRay DX-1 (A real sleeper)
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    The one everybody else missed.
    Some really cool finds man,try a bit of electrolysis on that half.

    GOD Bless

    Chris
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  5. #5

    Mar 2012
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    Nice digs.
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  6. #6
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    Silver Coin Fiend

    Apr 2014
    Charlotte
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    Very nice finds. I am a Tootsie fan! Congrats on all of the nice coins. GL&HH.
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  7. #7
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    Oldest Copper.. 1736 KGII Half Penny / Oldest Silver... 1756 Spanish Half Real

    May 2014
    Upstate NY
    Minelab Etrac / At Pro / 8.5x11 DD and 5x8 DD coil / Garrett ProPointer / Lesche Digger
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    Loving the half
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    Remember its not the treasures we find or the length of the journey. But the fact that when we are done we can look back at our life and smile with a satisfied feeling that we enjoyed the trip. So always "Keep Swinging And Keep Smiling"

  8. #8
    Expert in Colonial American Coinage

    Jun 2013
    New York
    CTX 3030
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    Nice finds. As already mentioned, the Barber half dollar steals the show. Only found 2 in 35 years detecting.
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    Best finds for 2017
    1789 One Real
    1883 & 1857 Seated Dimes
    1787 Fugio
    1795 Liberty Cap LC

    Previous Best Finds
    1871 British Gold half sovereign
    1759 Pistareen, 1782 & 1788 2 Reales
    Multiple Half Reales
    1795 & 1805 Half Cents
    Liberty Cap LC
    Multiple Seated Dimes, quarters and 1872-S half dollar
    500+ Indians incl nice 1864-L, 1908-S
    4 NJ Coppers
    6 CT Coppers
    1786 VT Landscape
    1852 3 Cent Silver

  9. #9
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    Jun 2012
    MA
    M-6, pro pointer, pistol probe
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Silver, silver everywhere, and you found it! Nice finds for sure! Congrats!
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  10. #10
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    John

    Feb 2013
    Arkansas
    Ones I use mostly: CTX 3030, XP Deus, White's M6, AT Propointer, Makro PP
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    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by doninbrewster View Post
    Nice finds. As already mentioned, the Barber half dollar steals the show. Only found 2 in 35 years detecting.
    I've been really blessed over the 2 years of very active hunting. There are members in my club who have been detecting their whole lives and they are surprised at what I dig up. I think it is because I am work very hard at it.

 

 

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