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  1. #1
    Jul 2009
    Garrett AT Pro, Equinox 800 (as of 10/2019)
    2098 times
    Metal Detecting

    Got “Lucky” and had a great TRIME in the woods

    I went to the woods yesterday after work for a short hunt. While I don’t know the property’s history, I saw a lot of interesting old stone walls, so I assumed there was a farm there at one time. For the first hour, I wandered around hitting nothing but shotgun shell headstamps and a few old pull tabs. I was running out of time, when I got a steady sounding 17 on the Equinox. While I admit I don’t dig every signal, I typically dig anything that has a clean steady sound, particularly if the VDI is over 10. Although fairly convinced this was another headstamp, I dug anyway, especially since the VDI was on the higher side. After excavating through a tangled mess of roots and chasing an elusive signal in my dirt piles with my pinpointer, I finally spotted a small circular sliver of metal. “Please, please don’t be aluminum,” I said to myself, as I picked it up to inspect. Not aluminum, but a tiny trime, my very first! It is an 1852 Type 1 variety, so it is an older and more common issue. After that I could barely concentrate. Still, I managed to dig a padlock marked “Lucky,” which is certainly how I felt. So far, I have been unable to find any decent info on the lock, so any insights you could share would be much appreciated. Thanks for looking. Happy Hunting and good luck out there!
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  2. #2
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
    EQUINOX 800
    25388 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Got “Lucky” and had a great TRIME in the woods

    Wow congratulations I found my only trying on a shell bed in the middle of a swamp I’d say we both earned our trines. Congratulations

    I’d say oddly enough I had the same excitement on my only trime as my 2 8 reales. But My tram wasn’t my smallest silver I hit a 1889 1/4 reales from Guatemala. the 800 hits on that small silver.. it’s scored me half times too. You got a love that early American silver.
    Last edited by Truth; Jun 02, 2020 at 09:08 PM.
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  3. #3
    Standing Firm in the Faith, Wherever I May Roam- Nothing Else Matters

    Jan 2006
    Cape Cod
    Minelab Explorer SE Pro, Explorer XS, Fisher CZ6A
    3792 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    The state that never stops producing gives up a tiny beauty- Congrats!
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    -- Jeff --

  4. #4
    Apr 2020
    Tacoma, Washington
    (Past) Whites MXT, MXT-Pro, MX5, Coin-pro (Present) Bounty Hunter lone star pro Fisher CZ-5 Nokta-Marko Gold Kruzer
    7 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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  5. #5

    Aug 2017
    SW Missouri/Oklahoma
    Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Very Very Nice!!! Bucket Lister!!! Congrats!!!
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    The Cygnus 1X, soon to find All that’s been missed, & left behind!

    What would life be without challenges, and detecting of course.....

  6. #6
    Mar 2018
    Todds Point, IL
    4637 times
    Metal Detecting
    MA does it again. Has to be one of the top 3 US states for quality finds. Gary
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  7. #7
    Charter Member
    Apr 2016
    8397 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    very nice!
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    Jas 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    Watch For Motorcycles

    Dec 2009
    St. Charles County, Missouri
    Garrett AT Pro, Tesoro Vaquero, Bounty Hunter Land Star, Teknetics Delta 4000, Minelab Equinox 600, Garrett Carrot
    2651 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Welcome to an exclusive club! Yours looks stunning!
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    Watch for Motorcycles

  9. #9
    Feb 2009
    Deus, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
    22470 times
    Relic Hunting
    Congrats on the silver it's a great feeling to pop the first. I did it just a few months ago, and it was a forking great feeling.
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  10. #10
    Sep 2018
    Garrett AT Max
    4771 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Steve congrats on an excellent find! Still haven't gotten over one! I love the design on those... the reverse kind of has a strange gypsy / magic feel to it with the art! Looks like yours is in great condition!
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  11. #11
    Congrats on an excellent looking Trime. That is still one of the few coins left on my bucket list.
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  12. #12
    Feb 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Whites, MXT.
    5212 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I really want to find a trime ! Nice job !!
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  13. #13
    Charter Member

    Mar 2017
    XP Deus, Minelab Equinox
    2508 times
    Metal Detecting
    It looks like you had a great "trime"! I found my first trime last year, I'm also in Massachusetts, it's a great state for coins!
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  14. #14
    Charter Member
    Aug 2019
    Garrett AT Gold / AT Pro / Pro-Pointer AT
    263 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Awesome three-cent silver .. Congrats ! Looks like you had a great trime
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  15. #15
    Congrats on a great coin recovery. Those three-cent don't come easy. I'm still looking for my first.
    lenmac65 likes this.
    got Mass Silver?


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