Fun evening, found Last year of seated dime.

Foot hill

Full Member
Aug 26, 2013
173
229
Ca foot hills. (Central ca.)
Detector(s) used
XP Deus and tesoro compadre minelab Equinox 800
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
I’ve not been metal detecting as munch as I used to and it’s been awhile since I’ve found 1800’s silver.
Well that changed this evening on a quick hunt out in the woods.
Walking along a gold rush era water flume I found this nice seated 1891 s dime.
The details:
Walking along top of the water flume I was swinging my 7 year old xp Deus using calabash’s pitch program and had just noticed how quiet the detector was.
I just stopped and lowered reactively (speed for non deus users) from three to two to get a bit more depth since there wasn’t the usual carpet of iron nails.
So back to walking along and swinging I hear the high pitch hit. Stop and swing to narrow it down.
I just grinned because I knew that “round” sound from 1000’s of hours on my Deus
…Just to confirm (and prolong the fun) I pushed one button to go from “calabash pitch” program to “basic 1” in 4kh
I use that to confirm a nonferrous target as 4kh will come in usually around At least 10-15 Id numbers lower than my standard 12kh I hunt in.
And what do ya know !
Signal went from 88-91 in 12kh to an expected 72-73.

I actually contemplated marking and saving the dig for my friend who couldn’t make it out to detect this evening.
But couldn’t stand to wait so began to dig a small trench around the coins signal to avoid damage.
Then busted out the center clump and sifted through with pinpointer
Bam!
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Excuse the dirty fingers and nails (I’m a mechanic and was in hurry for after work detecting so no time to scrub up)
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JeffInMass

Silver Member
Jan 14, 2006
3,800
5,034
Cape Cod
Detector(s) used
Minelab Equinox 600, Minelab Explorer SE Pro, Explorer XS, Fisher CZ6A
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Nice recovery- well done!
 

Digger RJ

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Aug 24, 2017
12,421
21,165
SW Missouri/Oklahoma
🥇 Banner finds
1
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Detector(s) used
Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I’ve not been metal detecting as munch as I used to and it’s been awhile since I’ve found 1800’s silver.
Well that changed this evening on a quick hunt out in the woods.
Walking along a gold rush era water flume I found this nice seated 1891 s dime.
The details:
Walking along top of the water flume I was swinging my 7 year old xp Deus using calabash’s pitch program and had just noticed how quiet the detector was.
I just stopped and lowered reactively (speed for non deus users) from three to two to get a bit more depth since there wasn’t the usual carpet of iron nails.
So back to walking along and swinging I hear the high pitch hit. Stop and swing to narrow it down.
I just grinned because I knew that “round” sound from 1000’s of hours on my Deus
…Just to confirm (and prolong the fun) I pushed one button to go from “calabash pitch” program to “basic 1” in 4kh
I use that to confirm a nonferrous target as 4kh will come in usually around At least 10-15 Id numbers lower than my standard 12kh I hunt in.
And what do ya know !
Signal went from 88-91 in 12kh to an expected 72-73.

I actually contemplated marking and saving the dig for my friend who couldn’t make it out to detect this evening.
But couldn’t stand to wait so began to dig a small trench around the coins signal to avoid damage.
Then busted out the center clump and sifted through with pinpointer
Bam! View attachment 1990597
Excuse the dirty fingers and nails (I’m a mechanic and was in hurry for after work detecting so no time to scrub up) View attachment 1990601
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Very Nice!!!!! Congrats!!!!! 1800's!!!!
 

Hunk-a-lead

Bronze Member
Dec 20, 2020
1,156
1,474
Kansas City
Detector(s) used
Nokta Macro Simplex
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
I’ve not been metal detecting as munch as I used to and it’s been awhile since I’ve found 1800’s silver.
Well that changed this evening on a quick hunt out in the woods.
Walking along a gold rush era water flume I found this nice seated 1891 s dime.
The details:
Walking along top of the water flume I was swinging my 7 year old xp Deus using calabash’s pitch program and had just noticed how quiet the detector was.
I just stopped and lowered reactively (speed for non deus users) from three to two to get a bit more depth since there wasn’t the usual carpet of iron nails.
So back to walking along and swinging I hear the high pitch hit. Stop and swing to narrow it down.
I just grinned because I knew that “round” sound from 1000’s of hours on my Deus
…Just to confirm (and prolong the fun) I pushed one button to go from “calabash pitch” program to “basic 1” in 4kh
I use that to confirm a nonferrous target as 4kh will come in usually around At least 10-15 Id numbers lower than my standard 12kh I hunt in.
And what do ya know !
Signal went from 88-91 in 12kh to an expected 72-73.

I actually contemplated marking and saving the dig for my friend who couldn’t make it out to detect this evening.
But couldn’t stand to wait so began to dig a small trench around the coins signal to avoid damage.
Then busted out the center clump and sifted through with pinpointer
Bam! View attachment 1990597
Excuse the dirty fingers and nails (I’m a mechanic and was in hurry for after work detecting so no time to scrub up) View attachment 1990601
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View attachment 1990598
wow, great find and great save. she is a beauty and in such good condition, well done
 

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