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Old 11-12-2017, 07:47 PM
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Default Big Silver Sunday

My hunting time has been limited to a few hours on Sundays lately. In a silver slump I finally managed two Japanese silver coins last Sun. So I went back to that yard this Sun. and thought it sure would be nice to pull a big silver from this place being its been so stingy on everything else. I thought if I do find big silver it'll probably be Japanese. Some people would complain if you hung them with a new rope. Little did I know my day was about to get better. My first sure signal, by the number I thought would be be a wheatie, it was. 1946 # 237 FTY. Next target was a 13-46 steady, I was thinking another 50 sen as I was in the same area where I found the two last week. I was surprised when I saw a very shiney rosie in the hole. Just glad for the silver I was thinking this yard is going to start giving up some good stuff. A memorial penny and some iron, and then I got a high pitch--13-48 7-43--7-46, turned- same #s- quickmask- tone, numbers- same,4 in. down Getting excited, alright calm down, plumbing fixtures have faked you out before. Ok for giggles TTF. HIGH TONE! Gotta be something good. Turn the plug over I see black in the dirt, Thats always a good sign, One handful of dirt on the towel and I see a large rim but no reeding on the rim I think what is this, a big spacer, washer, what? I see a little black toward the face of the target so I wipe a little and see the face of the coin I said sons a gun It ain't American but it ain't bad. My second big silver and its a dandy. A 1910 German 3 mark coin, just under a half ounce of silver. I'm thinkin war souvenirs. I didn't dig alot but a good day none the less, silvers # 36 & 37. My goal is 50 this year, I just may get there. By the way the button came in at 12-45, same with an air test, when I get more time I'll fool with it, wondering if its not a dime someone made a button out of. Huh? Good luck to all and HH Mark
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:02 PM
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Congratulations!

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Old 11-12-2017, 08:05 PM
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That German coin is a nice find, quite large too!

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Old 11-12-2017, 08:15 PM
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Big Congrats! I'd be a happy camper if found something that nice!

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Old 11-12-2017, 08:38 PM
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You're killing it! Very nice. Congrats.


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Old 11-12-2017, 08:46 PM
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That is one beautiful coin! congrats!
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:54 PM
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Definitely not a common big silver...a excellent dig and congrats on the Rosie and the rest as well!

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Congrats on another great day of dirt fishing.. HH

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Old 11-12-2017, 09:08 PM
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WOW..That German coin in that condition is in the $50.00 Plus Range...GREAT FIND
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:24 PM
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Man! You dont see THAT everyday! What a cool coin and hunt! Big silver indeed!

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Old 11-12-2017, 09:29 PM
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Saweet silvers.

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Old 11-13-2017, 12:03 AM
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That's a big and beautiful silver you found Mark! Congrats on continuing your silver streak.

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Old 11-13-2017, 01:06 AM
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Default Very Nice !!!

Its like it had your name right on it.

That is one sweeeeeeetttttt chunk of silver!!!!!
Love seein foreign silver in the dirt, especially really old ones........
come to think of it, I'd say I'm due for one myself.......

I have to go back and look at your other two again.......

Big Big congrats..........

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Old 11-13-2017, 05:07 AM
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Thank you sir Mark
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:09 AM
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Thank you, HH Mark
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:13 AM
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Big Congrats! I'd be a happy camper if found something that nice!

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I am quite pleased, you just never know what you will turn over next. HH Mark
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:16 AM
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You're killing it! Very nice. Congrats.


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Would like to it 50 FTY . HH Mark
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:17 AM
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That is one beautiful coin! congrats!
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:21 AM
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Definitely not a common big silver...a excellent dig and congrats on the Rosie and the rest as well!
I never dug any foreign silver before and here on the last two hunts I dig three. Ya never know. Good luck and HH Mark
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:24 AM
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Congrats on another great day of dirt fishing.. HH
I do love dirt fishin. Mark
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