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Thread: Not a record for me but a pretty good silver day!

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  1. #1
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    Oct 2015
    Greensboro NC
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    Not a record for me but a pretty good silver day!

    After a long dry spell with no rain, I finally got out to a permission that proved to be super fun!
    So, the night before last, I set my impact settings to Di3 mode at 5KHz and tweaked the audio tone and tone breaks to sound off on nickels at a higher tone. Basically, I wanted to listen for high tones only and ignore the mid and low tones. I am not really sure it worked because I didn’t dig a single nickel all day. But hey…maybe no nickels passed under my coil?

    Now for the good stuff!

    It wasn’t 5 minutes into the hunt when I got my first signal. A crusty wheat at about 5 inches down. My second signal was another wheat followed by a penny/dime signal that turned out to be my very first US silver with the impact. A 1902- O Barber Dime at about 7 inches. Talk about stoked! Until yesterday, the only silver I have found with the impact was a Canadian quarter and a silver band at a park.

    Not even 10 minutes later I got two signals side by side reading a solid 91. For some reason it was hard to pinpoint but I managed to narrow it down enough to make an educated guess as to where to dig. To my surprise, I retrieved my first silver half of the day sitting on edge at about 5 inches. Now I know why they are called walker halves! If they are on edge, its like chasing a gopher with a blindfold on.

    After the walker half episode I milled around the yard aimlessly with no real direction picking up crusty wheats and interestingly enough, very little trash. I guess I was kind of high and I really didn’t care if I found anything else for the day.

    Maybe it was that lackadaisical attitude that gave me my third silver and flashbacks of my early years of metal detecting in the 1970’s where a bad day meant less than a couple dollars in silver per hunt. This was turning out to be better than popcorn and hot tub time machine on Netflix as I plucked a 1939 Merc from 4 inches near a tree root.

    My final silver of the day came quickly after the Merc. Again, one of those signals that was all over the place in VDI numbers and spread over a pretty tight area of about 9 inches in diameter. Now, this hole was a fun one to dig; every time I used my pinpointer another coin would be found in the hole. I knew the potential for silver was there as no coin pulled from the hole was newer than 1970. So, I stayed focused and methodical with my digging and when the pinpointer went silent a quick sweep of the coil revealed another area of the hole to be searched. This went on for about 15 minutes before a 1968 Kennedy half emerged as pretty as the day it was dropped. It was my fourth and final silver of the day!

    Anyhow, I took a quick pic of the coins sitting on the center console of my car before cleaning. I resisted the urge to rub them but still managed to put marks on the Barber dime when I got home. Oh well, at least it’s not a key date!

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    Happy hunting everyone!
    Last edited by Ammoman; Oct 12, 2017 at 08:46 AM.
    A yard a day keeps the blues away!

  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
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    Fantastic day out there ! The Kennedy silver is a tougher find than the Walker ,well done ! Good job also on the merc and Barber .
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  3. #3
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    Prospector

    Jun 2008
    Northern Alabama
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    Nice silver pile you got going. Good job.
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  4. #4
    us
    Mar 2003
    Illinois / Oklahoma
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    Congrats on a great outing.

  5. #5
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    Coin Rescue Tech

    Jun 2014
    Northern O-H-I-O
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    Hunts like that feed the dragon. Congrats on pulling those 4 silvers and the other keepers. I'd grid that permission in multiple directions.
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    Rescuing Coins 1 Beep at a time

  6. #6
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    Silver Coin Fiend

    Apr 2014
    Charlotte
    XP Deus 9" & 11" Coils, AT Pro, ProPointer AT, Lesche 75, 80LT & 55.
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    You rocked it out. (2) BIG silvers... and a Barber.

    Big congrats Ammoman
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  7. #7
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    art

    Dec 2015
    Maryland's eastern shore
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    Now that's a good day
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  8. #8
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    No beep , No sleep

    Apr 2017
    CT
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    Great finds! Congrats!
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  9. #9
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    Make America Great Again!

    May 2010
    White Plains, New York
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    Sweet!

  10. #10
    us
    Feb 2009
    schuylkill county pa.
    whites xlt,vx3
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    Nice haul of silver. That would be a great day for anyone.
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  11. #11
    us
    Sep 2005
    Seattle, WA
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    What a day! Great pile of silver!!
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  12. #12
    us
    Apr 2012
    Westchester, NY + FRANCE
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    Still waiting for my first Walker!!! Any day with a Barber is a good day in my book. Congrats!

  13. #13
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    Kevin

    Feb 2017
    FEMA REGION 5 North Central Illinois
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    That's a HELL YEAH hunt for sure buddy! I bet you're liking that Nokta Impact right now. Great hunting.
    Ammoman likes this.
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  14. #14
    us
    Dec 2016
    Portage, pa
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    Amazing hunt. Congrats!!
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    brunswick md
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    NICE FINDS
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