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    us
    May 2017
    KY
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    First Hunt - Silver, Button, and Coin Spill

    Hey all,

    Just got a metal detector (cheap Harbor Freight to see if I enjoy the hobby). Went on my first hunt for a couple of hours on a relative's property. The house was built around mid 60's and store next door maybe 50's so I knew not to expect much. Was hoping to find maybe a silver dime or quarter at best.

    After digging a couple of pull tabs and turning up the discrimination to eliminate them ( I'm just learning but don't want to dig everything here as the store was a grocery.) Ended up finding 3 clad quarters, a 1944 silver quarter, a Great Seal military button, and my first "coin spill". The spill was a dime and 6 pennies clad. Also, some other trash.

    The back of the button is a third gone so I didn't bother with a photo of it. You can make out "Scovil" and the "Water" in waterbury. I looked it up in another thread here.

    Was happiest with my first silver. Thanks for looking.

    (Edit to add) What is the best way to clean up the button with what I might have in the house?

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    Lee

  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fisher F75, Garrett AT Gold, XP Deus, Fisher 1270
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    Good first hunt. A silver quarter on your first hunt is enough to set the hook.
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    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 18
    Half Reals = 27
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence

    Space prevents me from adding other buttons, coins, and relics

  3. #3
    us
    Silver Coin Fiend

    Apr 2014
    Charlotte
    XP Deus 9" & 11" Coils, AT Pro, ProPointer AT, Lesche 75, 80LT & 58LT
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    Digging In Strangers Front Yards
    That's good for hunt #1. it took me several months to find the first silver coin.

    I use a toothbrush, soap and water on the Great Seal buttons I find. If you find older buttons, I would NOT do them that way though.

    Best of luck to you sir!
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  4. #4
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    Stretch

    Jan 2017
    Mass
    XP Déus, White's TPro, Tek Gamma, Garrett Carrot
    645
    569 times
    Metal Detecting
    Congrats on a Silver your first time out!
    Welcome to MD'ing! I think you are hooked!
    Soon you will have 2 or 3 units and then there is no looking back! Enjoy!

  5. #5
    Charter Member
    us
    art

    Dec 2015
    Maryland's eastern shore
    whites MXTPro whites MXSport
    12,069
    8770 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Welcome to the hobby and forum and congrats on a super first hunt
    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

  6. #6
    us
    Sep 2011
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    Like many of us, first silver for me was a Roosevelt dime. Grats on the finds and good luck not getting the itch now that you've scratched. It's a fun hobby for sure.

  7. #7
    Charter Member
    us
    Fly Navy!

    Jun 2008
    York County, PA (USA) Brevard County, FL (USA)
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  8. #8
    Charter Member
    us
    Apr 2016
    Pocatello, Idaho
    White's M6; Tesoro Compadre; Bounty Hunter QD2
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    Metal Detecting
    Great job! Some guys have the luck early. I went over and detected my coworker's house a couple days ago. Showed him how to run my Compadre real quick and turned him loose with it.

    Get this: He had me come over to his VERY first target ever so I could dig it for him, since he didn't have a digger or pinpointer, and it turned out to be a silver ring! Hope your luck continues.

  9. #9
    jacdec1968

    Feb 2014
    Martinsburg, Pa. in the summer and Apache Junction, Az in the winter
    Whites Spectrum XLT, Garrett AT Pro, Macro pinpointer
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Nice finds. I use lemon juice and a toothbrush to clean the old military buttons, but that is just my way of doing it.

  10. #10
    us
    May 2017
    KY
    4
    15 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks for the comments and welcomes. Oh and the cleaning tips.
    I definitely plan on doing quite a bit of digging. Told my wife I wouldn't buy a better detector until I found at least $100 worth of stuff. (Didn't tell her the next detector would be double that!)

  11. #11
    us
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs....Born in New Orleans
    AT PRO Fisher F75 LTD
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    I love that button. Congrats on the silver.


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