Big Silver From The Old Park

E-Trac-Ohio

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Went out to an old Park the other day and dug nine newer coins and this 1942 Walking Liberty Half Dollar.
Kept getting a broken signal because the Walker was underneath three other targets.
There was part of a rusty nail, a pop top and a Zinc Lincoln Cent in the same hole !

Good Hunting !
 

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Digger RJ

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Went out to an old Park the other day and dug nine newer coins and this 1942 Walking Liberty Half Dollar.
Kept getting a broken signal because the Walker was underneath three other targets.
There was part of a rusty nail, a pop top and a Zinc Lincoln Cent in the same hole !

Good Hunting !
Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
 

Scrounge Wanderer

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Went out to an old Park the other day and dug nine newer coins and this 1942 Walking Liberty Half Dollar.
Kept getting a broken signal because the Walker was underneath three other targets.
There was part of a rusty nail, a pop top and a Zinc Lincoln Cent in the same hole !

Good Hunting !
might have to try a minelab machine one of these days with all that Ag you pull, wtg!
 
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E-Trac-Ohio

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I found this Walking Half with my Deus 1 - 9" X35 Coil - running Gary's "Sifter" program.

The E-Trac is hands down one of the best detectors ever made but due to a shoulder injury I've been using my Deus 99% of the time for the last 7 years.
 

Scrounge Wanderer

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I found this Walking Half with my Deus 1 - 9" X35 Coil - running Gary's "Sifter" program.

The E-Trac is hands down one of the best detectors ever made but due to a shoulder injury I've been using my Deus 99% of the time for the last 7 years.
I am sorry to hear about your arm but you seem to have 'the knack', good luck buddy!
 

RatherBeDigging

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Awesome!! Still chasing a silver coin larger than a quarter. Know of a lost franklin half but can't detect parks in that country. Foot loose type place. So I only dig the accidentally opened dump.
 

Cool Hand Fluke

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Went out to an old Park the other day and dug nine newer coins and this 1942 Walking Liberty Half Dollar.
Kept getting a broken signal because the Walker was underneath three other targets.
There was part of a rusty nail, a pop top and a Zinc Lincoln Cent in the same hole !

Good Hunting !
I love it when a big silver is dug out of the hole. It's a big thrill.
Wat to go!
 

JeffInMass

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That coin speaks volumes to the quality of separation today's machines provide- simply (as you proved) would not have been seen by the older equipment- great work!
 
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E-Trac-Ohio

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That coin speaks volumes to the quality of separation today's machines provide- simply (as you proved) would not have been seen by the older equipment- great work!



-- Jeff --

I agree Jeff - this Walking Half was found in a area that has been heavily hunted for decades.
It was missed by a lot of other's because it was masked by the three other targets on top of it.
But the Deus' quick recovery speed sniffed it out !
 

Klee27

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Went out to an old Park the other day and dug nine newer coins and this 1942 Walking Liberty Half Dollar.
Kept getting a broken signal because the Walker was underneath three other targets.
There was part of a rusty nail, a pop top and a Zinc Lincoln Cent in the same hole !

Good Hunting !
I found one of these, same year, digging in a flower garden at a 1935 house in Detroit. No detector needed!!
 

mddavis3

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Went out to an old Park the other day and dug nine newer coins and this 1942 Walking Liberty Half Dollar.
Kept getting a broken signal because the Walker was underneath three other targets.
There was part of a rusty nail, a pop top and a Zinc Lincoln Cent in the same hole !

Good Hunting !
Awesome half dollar!
 

Blewfur

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Went out to an old Park the other day and dug nine newer coins and this 1942 Walking Liberty Half Dollar.
Kept getting a broken signal because the Walker was underneath three other targets.
There was part of a rusty nail, a pop top and a Zinc Lincoln Cent in the same hole !

Good Hunting !
Awesome finds. Always rescan your hole before filling it.
 

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