🥇 BANNER My Best Water Hunt 1804 AN12 A Napoleon Bonaparte Gold Coin Encircled in 14k Pendant

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Charged the Excal2 and said although I have so many chores to do home I have to try again and go back for the sixth time..
This hunt started different with the first target a small medal then a few coins and later this beautiful recovery.After a slow start this season my friends told me to keep trying and I would be rewarded
 
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Hi I’m in the parking lot of the jeweler .I followed your advice and had it tested. He said that the coin is 22k and the bezel is 14k
Please let me know if you received my message as I sent a few not sure if I’m sending correctly Thanks again for the privilege of your time
I sent you reply..
 
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Thank you so so much..I hunted many many times and finally I found a gold coin..it’s true my friends here kept telling me to continue to get back and never give up
Take care
 
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billb

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Cut off yesterday with the upgrade and missed a great find 😢. Congratulations as others have said.
Thank you so much..I like your name here Dig To China as I feel like l have done that also..take care
 

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Charged the Excal2 and said although I have so many chores to do home I have to try again and go back for the sixth time..
This hunt started different with the first target a small medal then a few coins and later this beautiful recovery.After a slow start this season my friends told me to keep trying and I would be rewarded
Great find. That must have given you an extra 2 to 3 hours of hunting energy.
 
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Great find. That must have given you an extra 2 to 3 hours of hunting energy.
Thank you..i have a Excal2 with the stock shaft and it wears your arm out quickly..I used to average about four to five hours in the water now I’m lucky to put three in…After a slow start this season I learned to keep at it
Take care and HH
 

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Thank you..i have a Excal2 with the stock shaft and it wears your arm out quickly..I used to average about four to five hours in the water now I’m lucky to put three in…After a slow start this season I learned to keep at it
Take care and HH
Try a chest harness with bungie that attaches to detector, it takes all the pressure off your arm and puts it on your chest.
 
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Try a chest harness with bungie that attaches to detector, it takes all the pressure off your arm and puts it on your chest.
Thanks for the advice I may have to try that method.I heard that the wire connections can get damaged that way but don’t know for sure.Also I think perhaps to get a straight shaft but my wife always tells me that I should not be spending money on modifications ..I’m hoping that a new detector will come out soon and try to convince my wife to allow me to get one
 
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Thanks for the advice I may have to try that method.I heard that the wire connections can get damaged that way but don’t know for sure.Also I think perhaps to get a straight shaft but my wife always tells me that I should not be spending money on modifications ..I’m hoping that a new detector will come out soon and try to convince my wife to allow me to get one
I used to disconnect the box from the silver Sabre Tesoro and float it..It just seemed to me that I found so so much more with that setup
 

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Thanks for the advice I may have to try that method.I heard that the wire connections can get damaged that way but don’t know for sure.Also I think perhaps to get a straight shaft but my wife always tells me that I should not be spending money on modifications ..I’m hoping that a new detector will come out soon and try to convince my wife to allow me to get one
I don't mean mount the controls to your chest, that does cause shorts, hook a bungee between the detector to a chest harness and adjust the bungee till detector hangs just above the ground so all your doing is guiding the coil.

Here is one from Barts Big Boys

Here picture of one I use, picture is from net, not me. Do a search for

Lejermon Metal Detector Harness

Detector Harness.jpg
 
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I don't mean mount the controls to your chest, that does cause shorts, hook a bungee between the detector to a chest harness and adjust the bungee till detector hangs just above the ground so all your doing is guiding the coil.

Here is one from Barts Big Boys

Here picture of one I use, picture is from net, not me. Do a search for

Lejermon Metal Detector Harness

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Thank you now I know better what you mean.this looks like the way to go
 
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Congratulations bill, that is an incredible coin ya got there. A banner find indeed. It is beautiful…
Thank you so so much..after all these years I never thought I would be going home with a gold coin..there were plenty hunts where I would find a couple coins and thought that was good..I was told by my friends here to stay at it and don’t quit and it’s so so true..Best of Luck on your next outing
 

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Thank you now I know better what you mean.this looks like the way to go
My pleasure, all my detectors are rigged for a harness.
 

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Charged the Excal2 and said although I have so many chores to do home I have to try again and go back for the sixth time..
This hunt started different with the first target a small medal then a few coins and later this beautiful recovery.After a slow start this season my friends told me to keep trying and I would be rewarded
WOW !!!
 

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