I found my first silver coin today at an obscure beach

detectorbishop

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Sep 29, 2021
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decided to try out a little beach by me, more of a park on the water, lol. After digging a bunch of pull tabs, I got a weird low tone on the Garrett at pro and decided to dig it. Turned out to be a junk ring. Got the same tone and found another one right next to it. A few minutes later a came across a pocket spill of 45 cents in clad and a bunch more pull tabs. All the while its pouring out. I was about to give it up and remembered a tip from someone here that said before you quit, dig three more targets. Sure glad I listened cause the very next dig was a 1939 mercury dime in pretty good shape I think. the next target turned out to be a pocket knife I still need to clean up. Thanks again for all the advice I've received from so many folk here!
-Keith View attachment 1984920 View attachment 1984921 View attachment 1984922
 
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NZ49er

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First of many, I'm sure! Not an easy date, either. Congrats!
 

Digger RJ

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decided to try out a little beach by me, more of a park on the water, lol. After digging a bunch of pull tabs, I got a weird low tone on the Garrett at pro and decided to dig it. Turned out to be a junk ring. Got the same tone and found another one right next to it. A few minutes later a came across a pocket spill of 45 cents in clad and a bunch more pull tabs. All the while its pouring out. I was about to give it up and remembered a tip from someone here that said before you quit, dig three more targets. Sure glad I listened cause the very next dig was a 1939 mercury dime in pretty good shape I think. the next target turned out to be a pocket knife I still need to clean up. Thanks again for all the advice I've received from so many folk here!
-Keith View attachment 1984920 View attachment 1984921 View attachment 1984922
Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

billb

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Very nice congratulations on your first silver ..I will remember your advice to dig three more
 

Coinstar magnet

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Apr 5, 2020
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decided to try out a little beach by me, more of a park on the water, lol. After digging a bunch of pull tabs, I got a weird low tone on the Garrett at pro and decided to dig it. Turned out to be a junk ring. Got the same tone and found another one right next to it. A few minutes later a came across a pocket spill of 45 cents in clad and a bunch more pull tabs. All the while its pouring out. I was about to give it up and remembered a tip from someone here that said before you quit, dig three more targets. Sure glad I listened cause the very next dig was a 1939 mercury dime in pretty good shape I think. the next target turned out to be a pocket knife I still need to clean up. Thanks again for all the advice I've received from so many folk here!
-Keith View attachment 1984920 View attachment 1984921 View attachment 1984922
That is a nice ending...and congratulations on your first mercury dime...
 

Scrappy

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Hey man, congrats on your first silver coin! Another tip, always hunt OTWBTTC (on the way back to the car)
 

E-Trac-Ohio

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Congrats on your first Silver coin !
As most will agree ... finding Merc's NEVER gets old !
 

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