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Old 06-18-2017, 08:37 AM
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Default Wet drizzly hunt..

I snuck out of the house yesterday while the wife was shopping.. it was our 11th wedding anniversary something I never expected to reach

Ground was nice and soft from the heavy rain the previous day...

I was hunting very slowly with my MXT and the SEF 8x6 coil in the heavy iron and nails of a property I have permission to detect... came up with a few nice coins...

Also last picture is from my last 3 hunts at different permissions I have.


Sorry for the picture quality.. wife broke my good camera and replaced with a garbage camera... One of these days when I have more time I will replace the POS one she bought for me..
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:41 AM
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Nice finds. How deep are you finding coins with the mxt

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Old 06-18-2017, 08:55 AM
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WOW! That Half Dime is a real looker! Nice hunting there! Congratulations on your 11th anniversary too!

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Old 06-18-2017, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Semtav View post
Nice finds. How deep are you finding coins with the mxt

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I have found plenty of deep silver.. this hunt it wasn't too deep about 6 inches on average.. what makes it sweet is knowing others have hit this same spot with their high end machines and missed these silvers..

I only hunt in relic mode, 2 tone, +3 on the Gain... anything above iron I dig..




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WOW! That Half Dime is a real looker! Nice hunting there! Congratulations on your 11th anniversary too!
Thanks Mud.. you know I never expected to get married... I was very happy being single... I don't know what I was thinking

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Old silver Craig, i know your just kidding about the camera, as you bring home the bread, i was looking at a new camera, Costco has a 16 meg, Fuji waterproof camera , for 150.00 bucks - has anyone used one on here ?, mine is a 12 meg, wondered if going to a 16 and waterproof would be worth wild ? , anyway nice find's , happy hunting Earl

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Originally Posted by Surf Master View post
Old silver Craig, i know your just kidding about the camera, as you bring home the bread, i was looking at a new camera, Costco has a 16 meg, Fuji waterproof camera , for 150.00 bucks - has anyone used one on here ?, mine is a 12 meg, wondered if going to a 16 and waterproof would be worth wild ? , anyway nice find's , happy hunting Earl

Thanks Earl... I had a Fuji that she got wet... put it in a back with a open bottle of soda

I have been swamped with things all spring now... renovating my moms house besides trying to get my work done with all this rain we are getting... last year we were dry as a bone this year everything is super wet.. I haven't picked up my water machine in almost 2 months now... I am also helping out a friend with her father who is 90 and had heart surgery... she can't get him in our out of bed so its my weekend job... home health aids don't wan to work on weekends

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Nice collection of good old stuff.
When you get a chance can we see some close-ups of the dime please?

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Originally Posted by jackdaniels View post
Might be less hassle to replace the wife.

(I did, now I live hassle free)
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Nice collection of good old stuff.
When you get a chance can we see some close-ups of the dime please?

thanks, Bob
Try this Bob... still learning my phone...
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Originally Posted by jackdaniels View post
Might be less hassle to replace the wife.

(I did, now I live hassle free)
I have thought about that... once they get their talons in you they are hard to shake off

Originally Posted by zeemang View post
Nice job! What condition is the half dime in?
Both coins are worn down Zee..

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Craig,
Being in the landscape business, you have a gold mine of older homes to play in. I hope your treasures continue to grow.
Oh yeah... I am working on two new ones.. one is 1759 and the other 1734 just got permission on a 1790 property... I offer a free cut or something else... its a chance as they may have had fill brought in like the property I found the boot pistol on last month... it was the only decent target there..

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Congrats on some great finds, the half dime looks to be in great shape!

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That is a great CT hunt! We have the stuff here you just have to find it. GREAT JOB!!

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nice variety of finds Craig, congrats!
Thanks.. like the avatar

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Originally Posted by Doug View post
What is the item to the right of the lock Craig?

It looks like some kind of buckle on the front under what looks like a captain of a ship is a WW1 destroyer or battleship... its copper or brass.. I would like to clean it up but I am afraid to lose the patina..

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Nice old coins, congrats! But I have my eye on that cow figure, if that's what it is... now that's a neat find
I thought it was a cow until I cleaned it a little... its chubby lamb and is marked England.

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Congrats Craig on the Half Dime, first year Merc, Indians, V, Buffalo and the rest of the coins and relics...looks like some coppers/Large Cents too...excellent digs!
I was hoping for a D on the merc but wasn't meant to be.. those coppers are smooth KG half pennies I think... I'm not expert as I usually beach hunt but they are the same size of the half pennies I found with Mark early in the spring.

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Nice job man! Congrats on the oldies!

Thanks Cellar..

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Nice collection of good old stuff.
When you get a chance can we see some close-ups of the dime please?


thanks, Bob
Sure Bob.. tomorrow I'll try and take a better pic with my IPhone.


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Congrats on some great finds, the half dime looks to be in great shape!
Thanks Milco.. the back is the best side.. the seated front is worn down..

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Nice finds
Thanks bibelot

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That is a great CT hunt! We have the stuff here you just have to find it. GREAT JOB!!
Its the same way here Mud... have to get the coil over it..

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I thought it was a cow until I cleaned it a little... its chubby lamb and is marked England. ...
That's awesome!

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Sorry for the picture quality.. wife broke my good camera and replaced with a garbage camera... One of these days when I have more time I will replace the POS one she bought for me..
Might be less hassle to replace the wife.

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That is a nice assorted collection you got there. That half dime looks (at least on the reverse) to be in great shape. What did it ring up on the mxt? still hoping for my first.

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Originally Posted by BottleCapKing View post
That is a nice assorted collection you got there. That half dime looks (at least on the reverse) to be in great shape. What did it ring up on the mxt? still hoping for my first.

Because I only hunt in relic mode the numbers tend to be lower than where one would look for silver... my MXT said the Merc was a buckle coming in at 79/82 and it said the seated was a bullet coming in around 62.. did the iron in the hole keep them lower? No clue.. all I know is both were crisp hits..

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Congrats on the good hunts. Way to go on the merc- a 1916 S, so close. May your next 1916 merc have a "D" instead of the "S"!

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