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  1. #1
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    May 2020
    San Jose, CA
    Tarsacci MDT 8000, Nokta Makro Simplex, Minelab E-Trac
    506 times
    Metal Detecting

    My first silver in 44 years!

    Got back from visiting my son in Kansas late Monday night. Tonight was the first time I could get in a short hunt. I've been wanting to hit this middle school about 4 miles from my home, but just never got around to it, so tonight I figured I'd give it a shot. When I arrived at the school it was bustling with activity (what corona virus?)! There was a youth basketball squad practicing, and girls softball was being played opposite the basketball courts. The places I'd usually hunt had too many people. I was thinking of coming back at another time when I spotted a place that looked like maybe kids would congregate. There were 3 older redwood trees in the middle and benches lining the outskirts. It probably was no bigger than my backyard. So, rather than drive home empty handed, I decided I'd give it a go. At first there wasn't much, but as I continued swinging I managed to dig up a few clad coins, some token of sorts and a bit of trash. I decided to hit the base of the trees then call it a day. As I completed searching the second tree, I get a solid 21/22 on the Tarsacci. I wasn't sure if it was another clad quarter or maybe a bottle cap. The tone was a bit higher and stronger. At about 6 inches down, there she was. A 1964 GW Quarter! I got back into this hobby 3 months ago in hopes of finding older stuff. I've managed a couple of wheaties and a bunch of clad, but so far, no silver or gold. My last silver coin find was in 1976. My faith has been restored in humanity and all is well! Sorry for the poor quality of the picture. I have an older iPhone and it doesn't take as good a picture as it used to.

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    "The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future." Oscar Wilde

  2. #2
    Apr 2012
    Left coast
    Love to treasure hunt
    2675 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Atta boy! Sounds like a decent spot! Have fun getting back into the hobby
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  3. #3
    Jul 2019
    SW Pennsylvania
    ace 350, equinox800
    742 times
    Metal Detecting
    Great Find & Congrats on the silver!
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  4. #4
    Oct 2010
    The Garden State
    Minelab Explorer SE Pro & CTX-3030
    2079 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Congrats on the silver!
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  5. #5
    Charter Member

    Aug 2017
    SW Missouri/Oklahoma
    Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800
    15881 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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  6. #6
    Mar 2018
    Todds Point, IL
    4882 times
    Metal Detecting
    I'd be thrilled with that quarter. I hunted in the 80's and got out of the hobby. I've been hunting again now 2 yrs. and haven't found any silver yet. This fall I'm gonna get one! Gary
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  7. #7
    Charter Member
    Sep 2004
    Western Mass
    XP Deus, Fisher 1275 LTD, Fisher 1265, Fisher 1270, Tesoro Vaquero
    1794 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Congratulations on your long-awaited silver! Definitely getting harder to find but if you follow this forum you can see that there's still plenty of treasure out there. Hope this is the beginning of a lucky streak for you
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    seek and ye shall find sayeth the Lord

  8. #8
    Feb 2020
    Eastern Ohio
    XP Deus * Minelab E-Trac
    624 times
    Metal Detecting
    Well done !
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    XP Deus * 9" LF & X35 Coils * Deteknix Headphones
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    1724 - K.G. Half Penny *** 1736 - K.G. Half Penny *** 1783 - Half Real *** 1787 - Connecticut Copper
    1817 - Large Cent *** 1829 - Capped Bust Dime *** 1837 - Capped Bust Half Dime *** 1852 - Three Cent *** 1857 - Flying Eagle Cent *** 1865 - Two Cent *** 1872 - Shield Nickel *** 1877 - Seated Quarter

  9. #9
    Apr 2013
    Eastern Massachusetts
    AT Pro, XP Deus
    4675 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    You had to wait a loooooong time for that beauty. Hope your next one is just around the corner. Congrats to you!
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  11. #11
    Sep 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Garrett AT Pro, AT Gold, ATX, MH7 (oldie!) Minelab Explorer SE Pro, EQ800
    4353 times
    Sweet 64...more in your pouch, soon! Grats and thanks for sharing.

    HH ALL
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  12. #12

    Mar 2020
    White DFX, Fisher F4, White V3i
    176 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Sounds like your instincts of where to hunt paid off. A good detectorist never loses that gift ! Nice find
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  13. #13
    Standing Firm in the Faith, Wherever I May Roam- Nothing Else Matters

    Jan 2006
    Cape Cod
    Minelab Explorer SE Pro, Explorer XS, Fisher CZ6A
    3842 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    That is one heck of a story- talk about perseverance- Big Time Congrats!!
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    -- Jeff --

  14. #14
    Charter Member
    Oct 2014
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Simplex; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
    34144 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    CONGRATS! That is a nice piece of large silver!
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  15. #15
    Charter Member
    Jun 2006
    Upstate South Carolina
    Whites, Minelab, Tesoro, and custom machines
    4052 times
    I started detecting in the 60's . Finding silver was no big deal. Now, finding silver is a BIG deal!!
    CalReg likes this.
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