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Old 05-15-2018, 06:17 PM
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Default Sometimes the last pass is the best pass..

Went over to the peace dollar field today for a couple of hours, and continued gridding an area where I found a buff. I found the expected modern clad, and really hit the nickles. When theyre deeper than about 3" at this place, the signal bounces all around, so when I see 12 on the VDI regularly pop up, I dig. I think it has something to do with the mineralization here. It was getting close to quitting time, so I made one last pass and got a nice 38-40 deep signal on the 705. I dug down around 8", and saw the nice silver edge in the hole, pulled it out, cleaned it a little, and saw a nice 1939D merc!

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The only other oldie I found was the 1956D wheat. Thanks for looking, and HH!

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Old 05-15-2018, 06:18 PM
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Nice finds Tommy!

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Old 05-15-2018, 06:28 PM
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Great Hunt !!! Congrats on the Merc and your other finds

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Old 05-15-2018, 10:18 PM
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She's a beauty..congrats!

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Old 05-15-2018, 11:06 PM
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say, that is a nice shape mercury dime...good for you!
Love seeing that silver in the bottom of a hole......
I found a 1939 merc. Last year and it wasn't nearly as good as that one.!

Also, i think nickles are wierd ......some days ...i find a good lot of em.....some days....nada....Anyway....good recovery man!
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:32 AM
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Congradulations on the Merc Tommy👍.
The coins look good out of that dirt.
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:37 AM
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Love seeing that silver in the hole. Congrats
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:41 AM
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Great Merc! Love finding those!

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Old 05-16-2018, 11:06 AM
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Great looking hunt, congrats!

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Old 05-16-2018, 09:23 PM
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That is a pretty one Tommy. Wish i looked that good. That coin is even older than i am. congratulation.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:50 PM
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I know what you mean about the "last pass" and I think it is a psychological trap.
What I mean is this:
If I have been out hunting for a while, with not nuch to show, I will tell myself OK one last pass.
If I do not find anything, I tell myself one last pass.
If I do find something, I will quite and "acknowledge" that I am glad I made one last pass!

I guess it is similar to the way "you always find what you are looking for in the last place you look"

Nice Merc anywho

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Old 05-17-2018, 08:00 AM
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Nice finds! It seems like I always find the best stuff just as Im about to quit for the day.

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Old 05-17-2018, 04:22 PM
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Nice digs.....Mercs are always nice.

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Old 05-17-2018, 09:21 PM
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WTG, you just never know what the next swing will bring. Nice finds
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Very nice hunt congrats

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Nice hunt! Congrats on the silver!

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Old 05-18-2018, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by matmit View post
I know what you mean about the "last pass" and I think it is a psychological trap.
What I mean is this:
If I have been out hunting for a while, with not nuch to show, I will tell myself OK one last pass.
If I do not find anything, I tell myself one last pass.
If I do find something, I will quite and "acknowledge" that I am glad I made one last pass!

I guess it is similar to the way "you always find what you are looking for in the last place you look"

Nice Merc anywho
This is hilarious. . . and real. Glad I'm not the only one!

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Old 05-18-2018, 08:35 PM
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Its always either the first or last signal for the day that turns out to be the best!
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Old 05-19-2018, 08:22 AM
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Congrats on a great looking Merc and all the rest. Trapper

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