Only 1 keeper, but it was a bucket lister for me.

dave_e

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Aug 30, 2015
226
474
Ohio
Detector(s) used
Nokta Legend,
Rutus Atrex,
Minelab Equinox 600,
Nokta Impact
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Yesterday's find but...

I was gridding out a trashy area I've gone over many MANY times.
I've pulled some keepers out of this area in the past, but lately it's dried up. (I don't count clad as keepers.)
Put the 11" coil back on the Equinox 600 and pushed the sensitivity up to 24. I was in Field 2, 50 tones, horseshoe on, FE=0, F2=2, recovery speed 2.

Got a 10" one way signal that was repeatedly good on 2 swings, then blipped iron on the 3rd swing. Called my buddy over to check it out with his Legend but it didn't pick it up. He was in Park mode. He switched to Field and made some adjustments then was getting what I was getting, but it didn't flash iron at all. Just a good deep signal.

Popped a plug and the target was on the bottom perfectly in the middle. It was a measured 9" down.

1834 capped bust half dime. My first capped bust.

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JB Hunts

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Dec 21, 2023
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Yesterday's find but...

I was gridding out a trashy area I've gone over many MANY times.
I've pulled some keepers out of this area in the past, but lately it's dried up. (I don't count clad as keepers.)
Put the 11" coil back on the Equinox 600 and pushed the sensitivity up to 24. I was in Field 2, 50 tones, horseshoe on, FE=0, F2=2, recovery speed 2.

Got a 10" one way signal that was repeatedly good on 2 swings, then blipped iron on the 3rd swing. Called my buddy over to check it out with his Legend but it didn't pick it up. He was in Park mode. He switched to Field and made some adjustments then was getting what I was getting, but it didn't flash iron at all. Just a good deep signal.

Popped a plug and the target was on the bottom perfectly in the middle. It was a measured 9" down.

1834 capped bust half dime. My first capped bust.

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Great find, and relatively well preserved!
 

Almy

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Mar 18, 2011
1,046
1,911
Maritime Provinces
Detector(s) used
Tesoro Cibola
Primary Interest:
Other
9" down for such a small coin is great! Shows you have an excellent detector and technique, I think. My old detector (and my old self) would likely have missed it and left it for a younger, sharper detectorist. Can't hunt a site out, you know. Not sporting!
 

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