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  1. #1
    de
    Apr 2004
    Kusel County
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    Back in the saddle (so to speak)

    Howdy everyone!

    While not strictly a newbie - I've been detecting on-n-off (mostly off) for almost thirty years - I just this week broke out the DFX I purchased new last year. You know it's bad when the factory dry cells were discharged! I'm a US Air Force member stationed at Ramstein AB, Germany and thought I'd see what one of the military elementary schools in the area had to offer. In the first 4 hours of use the DFX brought in about 7 bucks in US clad, 5 bucks (US) in Euro (the local currency), 1 pound 20p in British coinage (that's 2 dollars!), 2 Deutschmarks fifty (no longer any good), my first-ever silver ring, and plenty o' trash. Not knowing yet how all the European coins show on the DFX, I dig everything not showing as iron. Luckily, the playground is a sand pit so a garden trowel and sieve make for pretty easy pickin's. This weekend I plan to check out what a local German village park has to offer. There was a town-fest at the park this past weekend and with luck some folks dropped a bit of change for me to scavenge. The town dates back to the Roman Empire so there is no telling what may turn up!

    Just thought I'd share my luck with ya'll...HH,

    Batch

  2. #2

    Mar 2005
    Hollywood, Florida
    AquaSound
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    Re: Back in the saddle (so to speak)

    Nice haul Batch, welcome to the forum. Do you have any pics?

    HH 8) surfrat
    Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

  3. #3
    us
    Feb 2005
    Bavaria Germany
    Minelab XT70, Fisher 1280, Garrett Ace 250 and MH5
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Back in the saddle (so to speak)

    Good luck! ?Your lucky to have those sandy playgrounds, LOL, all the playgrounds around here now have that thick rubber under the playground equipment. ?You can still cash in Deutsch Marks at the Federal Bank, also was in a motorcycle shop that had a sign up saying they still accept Deutsch Marks. ?Look for obstacle courses around the posts/bases as well, I've pulled up $30-$40 in just 2 hours. ?Catholic churches are good sites, actually the sides of the public roads where the bride and groom would be driving away from the church and not the church grounds. ?German tradition, kids will block the road with a rope after a wedding and each car has to throw money out the window to the kids, then they can pass. ?They don't get all the change, LOL! ?All that change lands just about 3' from the road in the grass. ?The kids are getting smarter, they are using baskets now, LOL! ?Use a screw driver to pop up the coins as they are not very deep and they are so abundant you would tear up the grass if you don't use a screw driver. ?Use a small coil if you have one. ?HH, Mike

  4. #4
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    us
    Jun 2005
    MINNESOTA
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    6 times

    Re: Back in the saddle (so to speak)

    You should check the laws for Germany and or the town . Metal detectors are not allowed in Sweden but are in Norway but I think you must turn in what you find and you cannot own anything before 1550 . You also could ask on one of the forums .
    MAY LADY LUCK GAZE UPON YOU SOON

  5. #5

    Mar 2005
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Garrett Ace 300
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    Re: Back in the saddle (so to speak)

    Great finds - That will get you back into the game again! Keep it up!

  6. #6
    us
    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
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    183 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Back in the saddle (so to speak)

    glad you are back into our hobby of metal detecting. keep on digging !!!!
    ALLEN

  7. #7
    de
    Apr 2004
    Kusel County
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Re: Back in the saddle (so to speak)

    Well here is a photo of the 2 day haul. The British coins didn't make it this far...I traded them off to an English friend of mine. The silver ring has an interesting motif cut into it...not sure if it is of any significance. Above the clad are two buttons that were part of the "stuff" I found other than coins. Thanks to all for the words of encouragement. Bavaria Mike was kind enough to give me some basic info on the laws in GE (and thanks for the tip above!) so I think I'm go to go in that respect.

    Until next time,

    Batch
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  8. #8
    us
    May 2005
    Maryland
    MXT
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    Re: Back in the saddle (so to speak)

    Looks like you have a great site to hunt ! WTG!!

  9. #9
    us
    Jun 2005
    N.E. Kansas
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    8 times

    Re: Back in the saddle (so to speak)

    Nice finds Batch !
    ~Kansas~
    " They wanted to give me a medal, but I had already found one."

 

 

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