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    us
    Sep 2005
    Seattle, WA
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    After 13 years - My First Walker!

    Hey everyone,

    I got my first metal detector 13 years ago. I had several years of semi-serious detecting after that and then only got back into the hobby last year. Who would've thought I'd find two silver dollars before finding a walker? Not me.

    I've always thought they are one of the prettiest coins. My brother has already found two this year and has been lording it over me. 🙃

    I started the morning early and hit a beach spot that has been on my mind. Spent about an hour and a half there. It was a bust.

    My brother, Echoplex and I then met up at a different beach spot. It has treated us well but is slower going than it used to be. After an hour and a half I hadn't found a coin. I told my brother I was going to take one more pass up and down the beach. I got a good 12-44 signal at 5 inches but didn't want to get my hopes up. I'd gotten lots of those signals already that turned out to be junk.

    Well, today it was meant to be. My first walker! It was also my only coin from the beach in over 2 hours there.

    While driving to that beach, a little spot caught my eye. I decided to check it out on my way home. I'm glad I did.

    I landed a couple silver Dimes, a few Wheats and a marble there in an hour there.

    All in all, a spectacular day of hunting and great way to start my bachelor party weekend!

    Here are my keepers today:

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    The tally:
    -1 Walking Liberty Half (1927-S)
    -1 Merc (1918-S)
    -1 Rosie (1959-D)
    -3 Wheats

    Before you give me grief about gouging the coins, I know. It essentially hasn't rained here in 3 months. It's all I could do to pry them out of the packed, dry dirt. Hoping for some rain to loosen things up.

    Happy hunting this weekend all!
    -W

  2. #2
    us
    Coin licker

    Jun 2013
    New Jersey
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    Congrats, your doing pretty darn good!
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    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

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    us
    Feb 2015
    Yacolt WA
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    Congrats on giving the Lady a home!
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    us
    Feb 2015
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    Congrats again! I had a fun morning with you both. Have a great weekend and catch ya later in the month!

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    Kevin

    Feb 2017
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    Well done mate! Nice Walker you have there. 13 and it's DONE! Nice to have onlookers and a marble! You have done yourself PROUD!
    Proverbs 3:5-6

    Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Congratualtions on the nice old coin shooting!
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    us
    Aug 2017
    Northern Virginia
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    Awesome silver !! Congratulations
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    Silver Coin Fiend

    Apr 2014
    Charlotte
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    Good show my man!

    Congrats on the Walker.

    Free random fact: Adolph Weinman designed two thirds of the silver coins you found today.

  9. #9
    us
    Mar 2014
    New Glarus,WI
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurios1 View Post
    Well done mate! Nice Walker you have there. 13 and it's DONE! Nice to have onlookers and a marble! You have done yourself PROUD!
    Great find for the man! But much better to see this post,we are relieved you are on the mend Kurios! From one Kevin to another Kevin....we’re all competitive hunters and like to do well,post finds,get accolades,etc. But when someone gets knocked out of the game, the game no longer matters. Many of your fellow hunters are wishing you well my friend...

  10. #10
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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
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    Nice silver. Congrats
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  11. #11
    us
    Sep 2005
    Seattle, WA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echoplex View Post
    Congrats again! I had a fun morning with you both. Have a great weekend and catch ya later in the month!
    Thanks Mike, go get some more without me! Maybe Rob will join you.
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  12. #12
    us
    Sep 2005
    Seattle, WA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurios1 View Post
    Well done mate! Nice Walker you have there. 13 and it's DONE! Nice to have onlookers and a marble! You have done yourself PROUD!
    Thanks Kurios, definitely nice to pull in a few keepers today. On to the next white whale!

    Keep getting better and post some silver finds soon

  13. #13
    us
    Standing Firm in the Faith, Wherever I May Roam- Nothing Else Matters

    Jan 2006
    Cape Cod
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    Congrats on the great finds and your first Walker- hope there's many more in store for you!

    -- Jeff --
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    -- Jeff --

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    Title? old fart

    Jun 2014
    mid western ARK
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    congrats!
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    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!"

  15. #15
    us
    Sep 2005
    Seattle, WA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Tom View Post
    Good show my man!

    Congrats on the Walker.

    Free random fact: Adolph Weinman designed two thirds of the silver coins you found today.
    Thanks CT, I didn't know that!

 

 
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