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  1. #1

    Sep 2016
    GTA East, Ontario
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    A great weekend of finds and three face-palms!

    I had a very productive weekend at my park. I went out for a late night hunt Friday night. I was rewarded with two silver dimes for my efforts. I donít have any special stories with them. The first dime was the 1943. The second was the 1954 dime but the face has a ton of damage. Pretty sure I didnít cause that based on the dirt in the grooves (and they all go one direction). Silver #13 & 14 for this park. The only other coin of note was a wheatie.
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    On Sunday I was up at the crack of dawn to come back and managed about a 150 foot line. One of my early finds was a bent up earring that I couldnít tell if it was junk or not. Turns out it has the 925 stamp. I also found a silver bracelet with 925 markings although the little crotals on it are not.

    My next decent find and face-palm #1 was a 1951 quarter (silver 15 here). I had a feeling this was a silver based on the VDI but managed to smash Georgeís forehead with my Lesche.
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    Digging a 45 signal with a slight grunt of iron always makes me think itís going to be canslaw and this brings us to face-palm #2 . I was completely surprised when this Ď43 quarter popped out (silver 16). On a VDI of 45 though? I guess the honking big nail screwed up the VDI. Why a face-palm? Because I was sloppy and smashed the back with my knife...Click image for larger version. 

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    This next find was the exact opposite. I had a VDI of 70 something and figured it was going to be a silver. When I dug it, it was swung around itís axis so that it looked like . Based on the colour and VDI I guessed it might be silver but was probably junk... after cleaning I was able to find the 10K stamp
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    Youíd think this next find is my face-palm #3 but itís just a funny find. I happened to be looking at the bottom of my Lesche where I have magnets stuck (catches iron and field tests silver) and found a dime stuck there. I didnít put it there so now Iím wondering if I dug a hole and drove myself nuts with the occasional mysterious disappearing signal didnít actually have a dime that stuck to me.
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    That brings me to face-palm #3 . I think the VDI was around 66 and jumpy so Iím thinking foil cup? I dug and out pops this silver dime from 1962(silver 17 here) with other junk in the hole. Twice as sloppy because I smashed it twice. Click image for larger version. 

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    I clearly need to work on technique because 3/3 silver smashed is not a good track record for the day. HH

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  2. #2
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    Randy

    Aug 2017
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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
    What would life be without challenges, and detecting of course.....

  3. #3
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    May 2019
    Morristown,Minnesota
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    Nice haul. did you fasten the magnet to you tool with glue or does it just stay there?

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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
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    You were busy. Nice finds and congrats on the silvers.

  6. #6

    Sep 2016
    GTA East, Ontario
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    Quote Originally Posted by SWINGER1969 View Post
    Nice haul. did you fasten the magnet to you tool with glue or does it just stay there?
    I bought some rare earth magnets so they hold well (has to be on bottom though). Every once in awhile I have to slide them off to remove iron shavings but in 2-3 years I havenít lost one yet.
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    Unveiler of "Soiled" Secrets...

    Jan 2012
    Southwest Missouri
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    What a great haul, congrats on those silvers and gold! My 2 cents... W I D E N your plug cut! Sub
    I know LEO and Fire badges...I know toy soldiers...I am learning about everything else from you!

    Confuse-Us Say: "Man wearing steel toed boots should not metal detect."

    What "unearth" are you doing out there?

  8. #8
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    The good thing about scratching coins is you now get to rub it.

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    us
    Jul 2017
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    Some very nice finds there mate, and good on you for the perseverance! Your write-up is good for us all, as it is easy to get going with the digging and not be mindful that we need to focus on protecting whatever is underneath. Appreciate you sharing your excellent finds and the backstory - both are valuable. Congrats to ya!

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    Massachusetts
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    Nice job, congrats!
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  11. #11

    Sep 2016
    GTA East, Ontario
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger RJ View Post
    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
    Thanks Digger!

    Quote Originally Posted by Trezurehunter View Post
    Nice job on the silvers.
    Thanks TH!

  12. #12

    Sep 2016
    GTA East, Ontario
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    A great weekend of finds and three face-palms!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawks88 View Post
    You were busy. Nice finds and congrats on the silvers.
    Iím on a good line. The last couple hunts before this weekend have been toward what would have been the middle of the soccer field. Iím starting to approach the sidelines now though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hughett View Post
    The good thing about scratching coins is you now get to rub it.
    Now I have to choose which to rub first...

    Quote Originally Posted by Professor of Engineering View Post
    Nice job, congrats!
    Thanks PEng.

  13. #13
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    Detect everyday like it's the last day of the season!

    Apr 2010
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    Man you did well this weekend, a lot better then I did.
    And here I was thinking that I'd 'Hoovered' up all the silvers in Toronto parks.

    Always check the peripheries and under the bushes in parks, everyone tends to head to the open ground when they're detecting.

    Congrats,
    Dave
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  14. #14

    Sep 2016
    GTA East, Ontario
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subterranean View Post
    What a great haul, congrats on those silvers and gold! My 2 cents... W I D E N your plug cut! Sub
    % Sub. The foil/junk was making me tighten the pinpoint because the drag back would switch signals. Think I need to stop doing that and start rotating 90 degrees around the signal more.

    Quote Originally Posted by Javadroid View Post
    Some very nice finds there mate, and good on you for the perseverance! Your write-up is good for us all, as it is easy to get going with the digging and not be mindful that we need to focus on protecting whatever is underneath. Appreciate you sharing your excellent finds and the backstory - both are valuable. Congrats to ya!
    Yep. Swing slow, dig slow.
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    Sep 2011
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    Great hunting and results! Be sure you have pinpointed well and keep the blade away from the target. I like to cut a 2/3's plug, hinge it open and I always hope to find the coin under my folded out plug away from where I cut with the blade. I usually have to dig a little dirt out as my coin is hardly ever in the plug. It's in front of the plug a little to avoid getting hit with the blade.
    Grats on all the silvers and may the key date be found without all the "smashing". HH ALL
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