My best finds so far for my first year and a half metal detecting:)

Treasure Hunting NM

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Figure I would post some of my best finds for my first year and a half metal detecting. I am still new to this and still haven't figured out where to find silver coins where I live 20201106_180230.jpg 20201104_131735.jpg 20200515_091729.jpg 20200515_091733.jpg 20191218_105514.jpg 20191218_105519.jpg but I do hit the parks a lot out here.
I have found a total of just 4 silver coins so far. The 2 silver dollars and also a Washington quarter and a roosevelt dime. Already starting on a new jewelry box with the finds from this year. I have also found $1250 in clad change so far that I purchase bullion with.[/ATTACH] 20190724_141735.jpg 20190724_141748.jpg 20200518_152845.jpg
 
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That is a really nice display box full of goodies. You do a great job cleaning everything up too.
 
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That is a really nice display box full of goodies. You do a great job cleaning everything up too.

Thanks. Most of it comes out of the ground clean. The gold and silver I soak and clean while I clean all the clad. Shiny is good :headbang:
 

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Awesome digs displayed nicely - thanks for the eye candy!
 

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Great finds! Love the box full of goodies. Nice looking silver dollars... Looks like one went through a fire. Congratulations! Thanks for posting.
 

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Nice finds.
Having experience or owning the latest greatest machine does not equate to finding silver coins, that takes research, persistence and mostly luck.
 

BigWaveDave

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That’s quite a haul for just a year and a half.
Next time I’m in Albuquerque, figure I’ll just leave my machine home.
 
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Great finds! Love the box full of goodies. Nice looking silver dollars... Looks like one went through a fire. Congratulations! Thanks for posting.

I think it was some kind of glue on it. I cleaned it up and its shiny. I found both of them on Soccer fields so I think they were possibly used for the coin toss at the beginning of the game. Not sure if the one that had the glue on it was glued to a belt buckle or something. It just blows my mind trying to figure out how some of the stuff I find got there.
 
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That’s quite a haul for just a year and a half.
Next time I’m in Albuquerque, figure I’ll just leave my machine home.

LOL, Trust me I have been a very busy person. My friend that got me started says I am pretty lucky. If you're familiar with Balloon Fiesta Park out here I have spent a lot of hours gridding it and a lot of the bigger parks out here. I have found 199 rings so far. Only 31 of them are Silver and 9 of them are gold but it is still cool to find any ring. Bring your machine. Maybe we can hit a couple places together.
 

Steve in PA

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That's crazy! I hunt old places that were active when silver dollars were in use and I haven't found one in 35 years. You go to a soccer field and find two :laughing7:
 

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So so so so beautiful. I could hunt for 25 years and not come close to your recoveries..stay safe out there
 

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I like the idea of buying bullion with the clad, gonna start doing that at the end of the year
 

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Congrat's to you on some fantastic Saves. That is a haul of treasure for one year and a half. Continued Success to you.
 

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All I can say is WOW!!!! Congrats!!!
 
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The first one I had no idea what it was when I looked in the whole at it. Thought is was a sprinkler head that was buried and then I realized what it was. Complete shock to me.
 
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I am hoping to make a living doing this. Just got to figure out the places where all the good stuff is hiding :icon_thumright:
 
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There is someone that posts on here called Clad2Silver and I got the idea from him. I look at it as free money so I might as well let it make me more :icon_thumright:
 

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