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Thread: First day detecting in a while, dug my first silver coin

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    Jan 2017
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    First day detecting in a while, dug my first silver coin

    So I went detecting for the first time since my surgery and had a killer day. Went to my normal stomping grounds (mothers beach in Marina Del Rey, CA, also known as the trashiest beach in the area). Most detectors know both aforementioned facts and never hit that beach. I hit it with my bounty hunter tracker on all metal and dig more clad than I do trash.

    Today was a foreign coin day. I found way more than normal. I normally only find 1 if any but I found 4 today.

    My favorite find is the 1964 Kennedy half dollar with only a little tarnish. Dug it out of the clay layer completely covered in hardened black colored grit so I tossed it in the iron bag without realizing. After breaking it out of the nasty tar tar like encrusted ball of sand and silt I was shocked at how shiny the rim was then I wiped it off and found how perfectly preserved it was in whatever that crud was while I was in my break at my security job and nearly crapped my pants. First silver coin I have ever detected/dug and it came out of my scrap bag.

    Also happened within a week of finding very old silver change in a cash register at a hardware store and asking for it. Figured I would ride the luck and it paid off.

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    Btw that thing that looks like it's trying to be a ring, it's sterling silver and stamped .925 lol

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    ..: NICE FINDS Spencer :..
    Congrat's on your first silver coin!



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    Do not forget me 24601

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    Just beautiful.

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    Congrats on your first silver coin. A half dollar is a good one.

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    Congrats
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    looks mighty sweet to me, congrats
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    Sweet Silver - Congratulations!

  8. #8
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    Jan 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
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    A closer look at the first silver coin I have ever detected.

    1964 Kennedy half dollar.

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    Very nice find on the JFK silver mate. One of the more difficult to notch off the bucket list due to the short amount of time they produced. I have recovered a coin encrusted in "black stuff" as you described and it too seemed to preserve the detail of the coin as you stated. It also was in a sandy area. Great hunt. Congrats.
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    Congrats on your first of many silvers!

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    Congratulations on a beautiful first.
    I have yet to find a silver Kennedy.
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    Detect smarter, not harder.

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    Hey buddy, congrats on your first silver coin. Man, that feeling will never go away. My first silver was a Merc/Rosie duet in a hole. Unforgettable!

    Here's to many more!!

    Cheers


    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


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    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 13
    Colonial State Coppers - 7
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    British & Other colonial Coppers - 95
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    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
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    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1852 Trimmy trimmy trime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C
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  13. #13
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    That is a very nice way to break the ice digging silver ! Kennedy halfs with any silver content are a tough find to dig with a detector.

 

 

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