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Old 05-19-2017, 03:49 PM
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Default Hi Again, I've been gone too long, and You won't believe me... 2 great non-detecting finds

Hey all, I've been hibernating for the past year or so busy with other stuff (remodeling 2 houses) besides having detecting fun... And it has sucked.

But today my husband BB came strolling in with a used Minelab ctx 3030 in his paw and handed the thing to me. It's missing the battery, which is now on the way since the second thing I did after whooping was order one.


BB found the thing at a yard sale and got it for ultra cheap, which I think counts as a "find". Ultra-cheap as in $5. No, it's not hot, it's part of an estate so it's all good. He told the seller it was worth a lot more and they let him buy a cheap nail gun for $100 to make him feel better. Go figure...

Now I have to learn another machine and have an excuse to get out more often doing this great hobby.

The other "find" was hidden beneath an old dresser in a house we bought and I've been doing little remodeling jobs on for the past half a year or so. It was a metal coin box plumb full of old silver coins! I could not believe it, never have found anything even remotely close. It has everything from IH pennies to a Morgan and everything in between. I was kinda stunned to say the least...

Anyhoo, just thought I'd throw that out there for a dramatic re-entrance since I've been AWOL for so long... so hi everyone, I'm back!

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Old 05-19-2017, 04:01 PM
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I need to hit more estate sales. I used to clean up on them but got busy with kids and such. GREAT finds. Really jealous of the 3030.

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Old 05-19-2017, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by BufordCityDawg View post
I need to hit more estate sales. I used to clean up on them but got busy with kids and such. GREAT finds. Really jealous of the 3030.

BCD
Thanks! If my sweet BB didn't go a hunting I'd get no deals at all, I don't have the knack for them so I don't even bother going.

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Old 05-19-2017, 04:13 PM
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Absolutely fantastic additions to your collection! Welcome back and happy hunting!

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Old 05-19-2017, 04:28 PM
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Thanks very much!

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Old 05-19-2017, 05:03 PM
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Wow, that is some super "finds", congrats !!!!!

(and just think of how much hunting and digging you'd have to do to get all those silver coins ! )

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Old 05-19-2017, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by GKL View post
Wow, that is some super "finds", congrats !!!!!

(and just think of how much hunting and digging you'd have to do to get all those silver coins ! )
Thanks! I know, I've hunted pretty seriously for the past what, 3 years, and have a little pint mason jar with about 10 silver coins in it..... Meaning it would take me f.o.r.e.v.e.r. to hunt that many

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Old 05-19-2017, 08:29 PM
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You have to think it is Christmas. The CTX is a killer you'll love it. What a pile of silver. Welcome back.

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Old 05-19-2017, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by dirtydog View post
You have to think it is Christmas. The CTX is a killer you'll love it. What a pile of silver. Welcome back.
Christmas sounds about right. I'm pretty excited to get the battery and try this space ship out! And thanks!

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Totally crazy awesome on both counts....

Double huge congrats!

Looks like a ring with the coins? Silver?

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Old 05-19-2017, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Ice Scratcher View post
Totally crazy awesome on both counts....

Double huge congrats!

Looks like a ring with the coins? Silver?

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I forgot about the ring! It's marked 10K and is tiny, tiny. Barely fits to the second joint of my pinkie finger. Either some super tiny lady or a baby ring I'd say. And double huge thanks!

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Originally Posted by BBsGal View post
I forgot about the ring! It's marked 10K and is tiny, tiny. Barely fits to the first joint of my pinkie finger. Either some super tiny lady or a baby ring I'd say. And double huge thanks!
Ha ha, I have an eye for rings...

Gold and silver, awesome!

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Old 05-19-2017, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Ice Scratcher View post
Ha ha, I have an eye for rings...

Gold and silver, awesome!

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Yeah, good eye! I was looking at it and it just didn't register cause the silver mesmerizes me

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Old 05-19-2017, 10:22 PM
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That is awesome, Congrats and welcome back!

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I quit going to estate sales. Around here they think everything is made of gold.

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Old 05-20-2017, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Ron 71 View post
That is awesome, Congrats and welcome back!
Thank you!

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I quit going to estate sales. Around here they think everything is made of gold.
The ones I've been to are the same which is why I don't bother. I think BB must charm them or something as he always gets stuff super cheap. It's a talent that skipped over me I guess.

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AWESOME finds all around, ctx for five bucks, i would think i was dreaming!

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What a steal on the ctx!!!!!
You got someones coin collection!!!
Congratulations!

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Wow! A CTX for five bucks and the coin box! Some of the best finds I've seen on here! Congrats!

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Old 05-20-2017, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by zeemang View post
AWESOME finds all around, ctx for five bucks, i would think i was dreaming!
Well, when he brought it in you coulda heard me whoop from half a mile away!

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What a steal on the ctx!!!!!
You got someones coin collection!!!
Congratulations!
We bought the house as part of a farm estate, the owners passed back a few years ago. Pretty sure they were Great Depression kids so it makes sense they'd stash some coin. Thanks!

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