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Old 05-30-2020, 03:30 PM
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After over 600 clad and zinc coins and who knows how many screw caps, bottle caps, pull tabs, small parts of iron, and what ever, finally some silver. It was a very hot day but also very good one. Two 43s and a 64.
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Old 05-30-2020, 03:43 PM
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After over 600 clad and zinc coins and who knows how many screw caps, bottle caps, pull tabs, small parts of iron, and what ever, finally some silver. It was a very hot day but also very good one. Two 43s and a 64.
Nice job. Try out a new spot?

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Old 05-30-2020, 05:50 PM
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600 clad for that amount of oldies ? Sshheesk, you have more patience than I do. I would have switched to somewhere where the ratios weren't quite so punishing
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Old 05-30-2020, 08:13 PM
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600 clad for that amount of oldies ? Sshheesk, you have more patience than I do. I would have switched to somewhere where the ratios weren't quite so punishing
You've been detecting a long time, Tom. Think about how it would be to get started today and how much of a challenge it is to find public silver. Heck, I'd like to think I can find silver if it's in the ground, and I went to three public spots today with heavy pre-1965 activity and couldn't even find a wheat penny. (To your point, this is why I spend most of my time on private permissions.)

It's not easy to find deep silver if you've never even found the shallow kind. That's another way of saying: success breeds success....but not until you have success.

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Old 05-30-2020, 08:47 PM
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You've been detecting a long time, Tom. Think about how it would be to get started today and how much of a challenge it is to find public silver. Heck, I'd like to think I can find silver if it's in the ground, and I went to three public spots today with heavy pre-1965 activity and couldn't even find a wheat penny. (To your point, this is why I spend most of my time on private permissions.)

It's not easy to find deep silver if you've never even found the shallow kind. That's another way of saying: success breeds success....but not until you have success.
hey there toy-soldier : When I started, at about 14 yr. old, in about 1975-ish, silver had only been out of circulation for 10-ish years. Or put another way: Clad had only been IN circulation for 10-ish years. Thus yes, it was easier then.

Today the parks have 45 more years accumulation of clad.

Still though, there are places we've researched and found, where EVERY COIN will be an old coin (zero clad). Stage stops that fizzled and faded by 1900, and zero human influence thereafter.

So when I bristle at 600 to 2 or 3 ratio , it's still possible , even today, to find better ratios.
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Old 05-30-2020, 09:49 PM
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Congrats on both silvers! A good day you had.

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Old 05-31-2020, 10:33 AM
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I have been detecting 4 years. By the time I started getting permissions I started seeing things are hunted hard in my area. I kept upgrading machines and driving far as 3 hours away each way going to small towns. Still was finding just clad . I have learned by my experience and talking to old timers that detected . that stuff is hit hard there was a huge amount of people in my area detecting 20 30 years ago. So learned its just how it is now in my area so I just stay close hunt every permission super hard and I am grateful when I find an old coin.

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I just wanted to say congratulations on the silver coins. Thanks for sharing. Good luck!

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Old 05-31-2020, 04:26 PM
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Congrats and you will find every time its silver in the hole its fun
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We mere mortals find clad mostly but Tom hunts in Nevada and California gold ghost towns .
Btw. Congrats on the triple Silva's👍

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Lol. It was a year before my first silver coin and another year before the second.

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They say that you have to dig at least 1000 zinc pennies for every silver Roosevelt dime so I'd say you're beating the average. You got skills!

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Nice, congrats!

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Big congratulations on your sweet sweet triple silver hunt .
What ever you did ... do it again ...
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Congrats on the silver and for not giving up.
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They say that you have to dig at least 1000 zinc pennies for every silver Roosevelt dime so I'd say you're beating the average. You got skills!

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Old 06-01-2020, 06:23 PM
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Nice job, putting a 3 spot on the board felt pretty good I bet! Keep it going!!
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Congrats on your first three silver coins! Great job!


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600 clad for that amount of oldies ? you have more patience than I do. I would have switched to somewhere where the ratios weren't quite so punishing
So far my clad-to-silver ratio is 690:0. I'm still looking for my first silver coin.

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Congrats on the first silvers! Three in one hunt kind of helps you key in on them. Keep that in mind when you dig your next one...two...three...
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Add me to the list of not having found silver...yet. I'm doing my homework though...it's only a matter of time!

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Congrats! Hopefully it only gets better from here!

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