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    Bryce-IL

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    Mrs. SilverFreak's FIRST ever dug coin is SILVER!

    My beautiful wife has come along with me when I have gone detecting, and has held the Explorer, and felt it was heavy... but she has never actually hunted before. With my 3 bonus kids, and being beyond swamped with personal training appointments at the gym...when I go, we are always rushing to be able to hunt for even a few minutes. Her day is full too, as she follows a program at the gym I created for her, and has lost over 100 lbs doing so...going from 222 lbs, to her now 122 lbs. We live at the gym, and just don't have much free time. I never wanted to push her to detecting, and to be honest, I never thought she would want to. She just likes to be with me, wherever I go and whatever I do. Whether it's loading up the dirtbike, and heading to the motocross track, mowing an 8 acre yard, or going to the gym to workout...she wants to be at my side.
    I am blessed.


    I ran into my old hunting buddy, Dave a few days ago...and we decided we were going to fire up the detectors for a few hours today after work.
    To my surprise, my wife said "Will you teach me this time"?...so that's what I did. She has watched me hunt several times, and I have let her hear the sounds when I locate something. Yes, she has heard, and watched me dig many nails that sounded like coins......but when you are searching in pounded areas for coins in the 9" to 10" range...that comes with the territory.

    This time, I explained several things, told her what to listen for, what the different settings do, how slow to sweep the coil, etc...then cut her loose.


    Within 3 minutes, she had dug her first nail.... Within 7 minutes, she had dug her second nail . Then about 10 minutes went by, and I hear her scream from about 50' away..."Hey, I think I found something good". I then hear scream again. "Bryce...Dave, I really think I got something good this time".

    She then came running over to me where I was working on a dig. She was genuinely excited, and had a huge smile on her face. She sticks out her hand to me...and in it is a nice old Merc.
    She says, "Is this good"? My jaw just dropped...I'm serious.
    I walked over to her hole, and it was every bit of 9"...and she had pulled the merc from deep in the bottom corner! With God as my witness, I kid you not.
    The very FIRST coin she dug in her metal detecting career was a 1923 Mercury dime from 9" deep!


    She is H.O.O.K.E.D....and as soon as we got home, she wanted to show everyone her find. She never found a wheatie, or even any clad, but she DID find 9" deep Merc. Now I have 3 bonus kids who want their own detectors, too.


    We had a lot of fun, and I was able to find an old Barber dime and a few wheats as well. Dave also found a couple of wheaties, but I didn't get them in the pic.
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    Last edited by silverfreak; Sep 10, 2019 at 09:04 AM.
    My field test of the Sunray X-5 coil is published in the May 2010 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My field test of the Sunray X-12 Coil is published in the June 2010 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My field test of the Coiltek 5x7 Coil is published in the July 2012 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My "Deep Coin" Explorer settings, and finds are published in Andy Sabisch's Minelab Explorer & E-Trac Handbook.

    Here's the story of my BEST FIND EVERhttp://www.treasurenet.com/forums/be...find-ever.html

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    Nice!
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    God and country.

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    Nice to see you again its been awhile.

    Big congrats to your wife. Its a rush seeing that silver in a plug.

    Your life sounds very similar to mine. My wife loves being at my side as well no matter what im doing.

    I've been hunting for 26 yrs and my wife just started hunting with me now for three seasons i beleive.

    We have a good time out there together.

    Many more trips are in your future. My wife had me out hunting even after the street lights would come on.

    Jeremy

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerV3 View Post
    Nice to see you again its been awhile.

    Big congrats to your wife. Its a rush seeing that silver in a plug.

    Your life sounds very similar to mine. My wife loves being at my side as well no matter what im doing.

    I've been hunting for 26 yrs and my wife just started hunting with me now for three seasons i beleive.

    We have a good time out there together.

    Many more trips are in your future. My wife had me out hunting even after the street lights would come on.

    Jeremy
    Thanks, and good to hear from you, my friend.


    Quote Originally Posted by birdman View Post
    Nice!
    Thanks birdman
    My field test of the Sunray X-5 coil is published in the May 2010 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My field test of the Sunray X-12 Coil is published in the June 2010 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My field test of the Coiltek 5x7 Coil is published in the July 2012 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My "Deep Coin" Explorer settings, and finds are published in Andy Sabisch's Minelab Explorer & E-Trac Handbook.

    Here's the story of my BEST FIND EVERhttp://www.treasurenet.com/forums/be...find-ever.html

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    Nice finds - great first coin for the Mrs.

    Is that one wheat a 1909? looks like a good spot to me.
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    "Silver Train is coming' think I'm going to get on now, oh yeah" - Jagger/Richards

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    Bryce-IL

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    Quote Originally Posted by PullTabPete View Post
    Nice finds - great first coin for the Mrs.

    Is that one wheat a 1909? looks like a good spot to me.
    Thanks, friend. Yep...good eye. I hope we can pull a few more out of there.
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    My field test of the Sunray X-5 coil is published in the May 2010 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My field test of the Sunray X-12 Coil is published in the June 2010 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My field test of the Coiltek 5x7 Coil is published in the July 2012 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My "Deep Coin" Explorer settings, and finds are published in Andy Sabisch's Minelab Explorer & E-Trac Handbook.

    Here's the story of my BEST FIND EVERhttp://www.treasurenet.com/forums/be...find-ever.html

  7. #7
    us
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    Holy cow! That's a great 1st find. Congratulations to your wife and to you because she wants to do stuff with you.

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

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    Nice Merc! 1923 was the year my good ol' daddy was born.
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    You're a lucky man on all counts! Happy hunting!
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    wonderful! congrats to you both on the silver finds!

  12. #12
    Congrats on your Barber, and to Mrs. Silverfreak on her very first silver. Cant beat the Mercs ! They are a great looking coin.

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    secondstar

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    That's one heck of a first! Congratulations!

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    nomad roman numeral 2

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    i dont know which looks b b b better ? the merc or ur wife ? success on both counts. u have to forgive me. i dont know when to bite my tongue. i've done far too many a.d's its not my fault though. really its not (*_*)
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    Bryce-IL

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROIGuy View Post
    Holy cow! That's a great 1st find. Congratulations to your wife and to you because she wants to do stuff with you.
    Thanks, friend. Much appreciated.


    Quote Originally Posted by Digger RJ View Post
    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
    Thanks, RJ.


    Quote Originally Posted by sandchip View Post
    Nice Merc! 1923 was the year my good ol' daddy was born.
    Thanks, sandchip


    Quote Originally Posted by smallfoot View Post
    You're a lucky man on all counts! Happy hunting!
    I truly am. Thanks, smallfoot.


    Quote Originally Posted by postalgriff View Post
    wonderful! congrats to you both on the silver finds!
    Thanks, griff.


    Quote Originally Posted by Trezurehunter View Post
    Congrats on your Barber, and to Mrs. Silverfreak on her very first silver. Cant beat the Mercs ! They are a great looking coin.
    Thanks, friend. They sure are. Mercs have always been my favorite.


    Quote Originally Posted by secondstar View Post
    That's one heck of a first! Congratulations!
    Thanks, secondstar


    Quote Originally Posted by nomad 11 View Post
    i dont know which looks b b b better ? the merc or ur wife ? success on both counts. u have to forgive me. i dont know when to bite my tongue. i've done far too many a.d's its not my fault though. really its not (*_*)

    It's all good, Nomad. :-) She works hard in the gym 7 days a week, and has earned it.
    Last edited by silverfreak; Sep 10, 2019 at 12:56 PM.
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    My field test of the Sunray X-5 coil is published in the May 2010 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My field test of the Sunray X-12 Coil is published in the June 2010 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My field test of the Coiltek 5x7 Coil is published in the July 2012 Issue of Western & Eastern Treasures.

    My "Deep Coin" Explorer settings, and finds are published in Andy Sabisch's Minelab Explorer & E-Trac Handbook.

    Here's the story of my BEST FIND EVERhttp://www.treasurenet.com/forums/be...find-ever.html

 

 
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