Well, I've never found a mercury dime in the ground but...

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I've just moved to Beverly, Ma. My 9 year old granddaughter wanted to detect our back yard... using a vlf children's detector I kind of let her lead...she was very excited to find nails...then she recovered a 43 mercury dime! At first I was skeptical but she has better eyesight than me...bingo! I think she's going to be my new metal detecting partner.... I've only found silver in coinstars so she beat me to it. :)
 

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Awesome! If there is one there is a good chance it has friends. Keep detecting your yard.
I did get a few more signals but had to leave...quite a few nails in there too. :). As far as I know the soil has not been changed so I'm hopeful more interesting finds will pop up.
 

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Beverly is an old area, I think you’ll be surprised what pops up. Let me know if you want to hit some old spots in Massachusetts, I have a couple big permissions and there’s a few good beaches you by Beverly
 
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Beverly is an old area, I think you’ll be surprised what pops up. Let me know if you want to hit some old spots in Massachusetts, I have a couple big permissions and there’s a few good beaches you by Beverly
Thank you Joe-Dirt, very kind of you...I would love to... Still unpacking and getting internet on Monday...but I'll definitely be in touch!
 
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I've just moved to Beverly, Ma. My 9 year old granddaughter wanted to detect our back yard... using a vlf children's detector I kind of let her lead...she was very excited to find nails...then she recovered a 43 mercury dime! At first I was skeptical but she has better eyesight than me...bingo! I think she's going to be my new metal detecting partner.... I've only found silver in coinstars so she beat me to it. :)
Congratulations to you both! The memories of hunting together will far outweigh the value of anything you might dig. 😊
 
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Congratulations to you both! The memories of hunting together will far outweigh the value of anything you might dig. 😊
Thank youTomW244, you are spot on...I consider it a real blessing. That's one of the reasons my wife and I moved here.
 

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I've just moved to Beverly, Ma. My 9 year old granddaughter wanted to detect our back yard... using a vlf children's detector I kind of let her lead...she was very excited to find nails...then she recovered a 43 mercury dime! At first I was skeptical but she has better eyesight than me...bingo! I think she's going to be my new metal detecting partner.... I've only found silver in coinstars so she beat me to it. :)
Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 
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That is awesome. I now have a grandson that sometimes detects with me. Don't care if I find anything good or not.
Maybe a new detector under the tree this year?
Located all the change machines there yet? Good luck on that.
:) So far the Walmarts and Shaw's and Stop and Shop are it for coinstars...I managed some clad but it didn't feel worthy of a post...
I think I will be looking to upgrade detectors...I did find that the Danvers public library had one to check out though... I've got a couple children's detectors stored here for the grandkids already for them to practice with....
 

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:) So far the Walmarts and Shaw's and Stop and Shop are it for coinstars...I managed some clad but it didn't feel worthy of a post...
I think I will be looking to upgrade detectors...I did find that the Danvers public library had one to check out though... I've got a couple children's detectors stored here for the grandkids already for them to practice with....
Good grandpa!
 

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Well, now you have moved to the Historic East Coast you should be able to improve your older finds!

Congrats to the Grand-Daughter on the Silver.

The detector really made me laugh when I read the 'Trash Eliminator' function. So funny, as there really isn't such a thing, but if you going to use the sales pitch 'TREASURE DETECTOR' then it makes perfect sense. Just tune out the Trash & tune in the Treasure - Simple!
 
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Well, now you have moved to the Historic East Coast you should be able to improve your older finds!

Congrats to the Grand-Daughter on the Silver.

The detector really made me laugh when I read the 'Trash Eliminator' function. So funny, as there really isn't such a thing, but if you going to use the sales pitch 'TREASURE DETECTOR' then it makes perfect sense. Just tune out the Trash & tune in the Treasure - Simple!
Chuckling now...I enjoyed posting that pic...I think I enjoy using that more than my tesoro. :)
 
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Congrats to her! There's old stuff all around us here in Mass. Good luck!
Thank you Mr. Digger...I feel like a kid in a candy store!
 

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I wish I’d had a metal detector as a kid. Think of all the places and yards you could get permissions for as a sweet little smiling kid! Congrats to the OP for getting a detector in that kid’s hands!🤠
 
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I wish I’d had a metal detector as a kid. Think of all the places and yards you could get permissions for as a sweet little smiling kid! Congrats to the OP for getting a detector in that kid’s hands!🤠
I had one but didn't really have access to old properties, land etc...or knowledge on how to cut/dig properly...and lost patience of course. :)
 

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