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  1. #1
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    Silver Coin Fiend

    Apr 2014
    Charlotte
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    Shield Nickel

    The “First Hole Curse” got me today. I dug holes for 5 hours today, and the only good target was in the first hole.

    I hunted with Tnetters: Mangum, Smittyman and P@tch. They all found silver coins, and I didn’t find any. The worst part was seeing their cruel smirks at my unfortunate predicament.

    I dug a bunch of coins, probably 15 wheaties, I’m too lazy to count them.

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    The first hole I dug, had a shield nickel in it. It’s only my second one in 4 years. It’s in bad shape, but it’s all I got.

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    Thanks for looking and good luck on your hunts.

  2. #2
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    us
    Apr 2016
    Xp Deus ,aka sorex pro, I have owned ctx 30/30,racer2,nokta fors core,at pro,tesoro cortes.
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    congrats on the shield , I haven't found but a couple myself.. Ive had that first hole thing happen to me not long ago..
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    1781 Half reale, Spanish cob, 1802 1 Real
    1740 King George,Vermont state copper 178?
    1853 Trime
    1851 Large cent,1840 large cent
    6lb canon ball
    3 x N.C sunburst, Confederate block I coat,block I cuff
    S.C button
    Regiment Artillerists button 1811-1813
    Union Naval shell fuse
    Eagle I button,Eagle over canon button 1812
    Colonial cuff links intact
    1860 Indian Head fatty, 1859 fatty indian head
    1743 King George
    1861 Indian Head fatty
    1869 V nickel
    1902 Barber quarter, 1939 Walking half Dollar
    XP deus CTX 30/30
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  3. #3
    jacdec1968

    Feb 2014
    Martinsburg, Pa. in the summer and Apache Junction, Az in the winter
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    40 plus years of detecting and I have never found one. Congrats Tom. Looks good to me
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  4. #4
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    Receipt Nazi

    Jun 2017
    Ohio
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    It's all a matter of perspective. That's at least (using your figures) 15 more coins than I have found this year. Good hunt. Good times.
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  5. #5
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    Rudy

    Nov 2017
    LaPorte, Texas
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    At least found something worth posting. I usually don’t find anything. You’ll have better luck next time!
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  6. #6
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    Detect smarter, not harder.

    Mar 2014
    17th century
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    11773 times
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    Oh I think I can see a date! 1....8....6...

    Oh wait, no I donít. Hhahahahahaaaaaaa!

    I canít tell you how real that first hole-first keeper phenomenon is. In fact, I walk away if it happens to me. I figure why not spread the wealth over a few days if thereís stuff I leave behind.


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


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 14
    Transitional US State Coppers - 9
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 126
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 102
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - Roughly 1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1852 Trimmy trimmy trime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 King George II Farthing (mint fresh)





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  7. #7
    Charter Member
    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Nice find!
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  8. #8
    us
    Apr 2004
    Appalachia East Tennessee
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    Congrats on the SN. I never dug one myself, but got one in change from a vending machine about 20 years ago. I've been told that the very corroded ones read down in foil, do you remember where that one was indicated?
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  9. #9
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    Silver Coin Fiend

    Apr 2014
    Charlotte
    XP Deus V3.2 9" & 11" Coils, AT Pro, ProPointer AT, Lesche 55, 75 & 80LT
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slingshot View Post
    Congrats on the SN. I never dug one myself, but got one in change from a vending machine about 20 years ago. I've been told that the very corroded ones read down in foil, do you remember where that one was indicated?
    It was below a regular nickel by 5 points on the Deus. It was a 47 at 12 kHz. It was a decent repeatable tone, and I have been trying to dig more mid tones, so I can find a gold ring, so I dug it. They are just a little smaller than the other nickels, and being corroded, I’d expect them to be in the foil range.
    Last edited by Carolina Tom; Dec 30, 2017 at 09:14 PM.
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    Scott, founder of East Coast Relic Hunters

    Oct 2016
    Virginia Colony
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    congrats on the shield.
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  11. #11

    Feb 2015
    Victor, CO...City of Mines
    Minelab Ex2
    975
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    Nice find, you sure don't see many of them posted. Especially with a date. I gave up reading a date on the ones I've found and gave them to the land owners to try try and decipher. You sure can spend some time cleaning and looking at those.
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  12. #12
    us
    Silver Coin Fiend

    Apr 2014
    Charlotte
    XP Deus V3.2 9" & 11" Coils, AT Pro, ProPointer AT, Lesche 55, 75 & 80LT
    8,401
    12181 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post
    Oh I think I can see a date! 1....8....6...

    Oh wait, no I don’t. Hhahahahahaaaaaaa!

    I can’t tell you how real that first hole-first keeper phenomenon is. In fact, I walk away if it happens to me. I figure why not spread the wealth over a few days if there’s stuff I leave behind.
    Thanks buddy. I got out of the truck, walked 10 feet, dug a hole, and out popped a 1870s coin from a 1940s spot. P@tch was right there, you should have seen his face, priceless. But that was all she wrote. The curse struck!

    I have done well lately, so it was good to see everyone else do well today.
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  13. #13
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    us
    Apr 2016
    Xp Deus ,aka sorex pro, I have owned ctx 30/30,racer2,nokta fors core,at pro,tesoro cortes.
    2,548
    4119 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    it happens with bass fishing too...
    1781 Half reale, Spanish cob, 1802 1 Real
    1740 King George,Vermont state copper 178?
    1853 Trime
    1851 Large cent,1840 large cent
    6lb canon ball
    3 x N.C sunburst, Confederate block I coat,block I cuff
    S.C button
    Regiment Artillerists button 1811-1813
    Union Naval shell fuse
    Eagle I button,Eagle over canon button 1812
    Colonial cuff links intact
    1860 Indian Head fatty, 1859 fatty indian head
    1743 King George
    1861 Indian Head fatty
    1869 V nickel
    1902 Barber quarter, 1939 Walking half Dollar
    XP deus CTX 30/30
    Jas 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

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    Kevin

    Feb 2017
    FEMA REGION 5 North Central Illinois
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    Dude, even your crap hunts produce Bucket List Coins! So you hit a home run on your first at bat and then kind of petered out. Having only one Shield Nickel in nine years here I would be elated with finding a second one. So fantastic hunt ya' had. Just no silver. You'll survive to hunt another day mate and more silver will no doubt be filling your pouch.
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  15. #15
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    VaMetalMan

    Sep 2016
    Roanoke VA
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    Nice find! Congrats. Thanks for showing.
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