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Old 02-19-2021, 11:26 PM
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Default Worn out old Lady , Ah yes !

I hunted my next door neighbors for about an hour tonight . Hit the two
lawns (weedpatches like mine ) nothing. Hit the third smaller lawn and things started happening .2 clad dimes , 2 wheats , 1 memorial ,1 car wash token and the best of all a very worn 1900 Morgan ( at first mistakenly identified as an 1880) .It hit a solid 37 on the Nox . This is my second Silver Dollar ( both Morgans ) of my metal detecting career . I was going to post what I had found for this year ( not so great) but I will post the other stuff at a later date . I just washed this with dishwater detergent and I will clean it no further as it is already worn enough . Needless to say this coin has made my year .Prior to this my only other coins of note were a dateless, worn Buffalo Nickel , 2 Rosies 1947+1957 and about a half a dozen common date wheats . A very exciting evening for me indeed !
Sorry the pictures didn't come out too cool , I never got around to buying a newer , more forgiving camera .
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WOW, super congrats on the 1880 Morgan silver dollar !!!!

......worn or not that is still a super find !!!!



......and extra neat that it was right next door !!!!

I have yet to find any coin larger than a quarter, and the Merc is my only silver coin (so far) but I'm looking forward to some hopefully better hunts this year !

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As far as buying a newer camera, you might consider a USB microscope for close up pics of coins, I got one a few years ago and it's still working good.

Here is a link to a past post I made about it -

https://metaldetectingforum.com/show...32#post2858932

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Old 02-19-2021, 11:52 PM
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WOW, super congrats on the 1880 Morgan silver dollar !!!!

......worn or not that is still a super find !!!!



......and extra neat that it was right next door !!!!

I have yet to find any coin larger than a quarter, and the Merc is my only silver coin (so far) but I'm looking forward to some hopefully better hunts this year !
Thanks Gary ! Like they say "you never know what your next dig is going to be " .All these coins were within 8 feet of each other and what's weird is I have hunted this property a lot over the years and gotten a few Mercs and Rosies out of it but nothing silver in at least 6 or 7 years .Possibly the recent rains did their magic .
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Thanks Gary ! Like they say "you never know what your next dig is going to be " .All these coins were within 8 feet of each other and what's weird is I have hunted this property a lot over the years and gotten a few Mercs and Rosies out of it but nothing silver in at least 6 or 7 years .Possibly the recent rains did their magic .
It is my understanding that moist ground tends to improve detecting sensitivity from the ground being more conductive.

When I dug a Merc last year in a public park (that I found out has been hunted a lot over the years) it surprised me, but that Merc could have gotten missed as it was pretty deep, but the ground was pretty moist when I dug the signal.
Also there was another target in the same area, trash, so that could have masked the Merc and kept others from finding that Merc all those years before.

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Old 02-20-2021, 12:05 AM
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As far as buying a newer camera, you might consider a USB microscope for close up pics of coins, I got one a few years ago and it's still working good.

Here is a link to a past post I made about it -

https://metaldetectingforum.com/show...32#post2858932
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I hunted my next door neighbors for about an hour tonight . Hit the two
lawns (weedpatches like mine ) nothing. Hit the third smaller lawn and things started happening .2 clad dimes , 2 wheats , 1 memorial ,1 car wash token and the best of all a very worn 1880 Morgan .It hit a solid 37 on the Nox . This is my second Silver Dollar ( both Morgans ) of my metal detecting career . I was going to post what I had found for this year ( not so great) but I will post the other stuff at a later date . I just washed this with dishwater detergent and I will clean it no further as it is already worn enough . Needless to say this coin has made my year .Prior to this my only other coins of note were a dateless, worn Buffalo Nickel , 2 Rosies 1947+1957 and about a half a dozen common date wheats . A very exciting evening for me indeed !
Sorry the pictures didn't come out to cool , I never got around to buying a newer , more forgiving camera .
Great finds there , would love to find one of the old silver dollars .

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Congratulations on the Silver Dollar !!! Amazing Find.

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Thanks Gary I mighty just get one .
Maybe more, but I am pretty sure there are at least 2 other forum members who have that USB microscope and seemed pleased with it also.

It plugs into a USB port on your computer and a free software app is used to access it, you can take either still pictures or video clips with the microscope and they are saved in a folder on your computer's hard drive.

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Maybe more, but I am pretty sure there are at least 2 other forum members who have that USB microscope and seemed pleased with it also.

It plugs into a USB port on your computer and a free software app is used to access it, you can take either still pictures or video clips with the microscope and they are saved in a folder on your computer's hard drive.
I ordered one , it was really needed . It took me forever just to get those shots I did . Thanks for the link Gary .
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Great finds there , would love to find one of the old silver dollars .
Thanks Dave , I hope you get one on your next hunt .
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Congratulations on the Silver Dollar !!! Amazing Find.
I was really amazed ! Thank you !
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I ordered one , it was really needed . It took me forever just to get those shots I did . Thanks for the link Gary .
Great, here is the link to company main web site page that has the software download and info. The microscope I mentioned is the 250x one.

https://plugable.com/pages/microscope-drivers/

Glad the info about the microscope was of help to you !

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It's not every day that you find a silver dollar !
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Still waiting for my first morgan dollar. I was fortunate enough to find a peace dollar a couple seasons back. Congrats!

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Even in rough shape she's a beauty! Big Congrats!

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got to wonder how many hands that coin passed through and the history it has seen. I love the size and feel of a Morgan dollar,

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Thatís one way to get it going! Itís amazing that there are still HUGE coins like that lying around, but they are! Iíve also been wildly fortunate to have found 2 so far in 10 years. It was mind blowing both times that a coin could be so big!
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Wow what a find. Thatís so cool, canít imagine the thrill of seeing one of those in the hole. Congrats!

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