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Old 12-17-2017, 09:33 AM
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Default Best beach hunt of 2017

Here are some pictures of my best beach hunt of 2017. I didn't get to go as much as last year but I found more because I am more familiar with the beaches in my area.

I beat my old clad record plus found 2 gold rings and a silver ring. This hunt was a few months ago but I think the total was 19,440. That included 13 500 ($5) coins and over 100 100 ($1) coins.

The best finds were a PT 900 18K ring, 9K ring and small 925 silver ring. I also found a silver 100 from the 1950's.

The beaches here can change quickly and sometimes you just find an occasional coin scattered around and sometimes they are concentrated but I was lucky this day.
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Very nice assortment....Nice hits!!

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Old 12-17-2017, 10:07 AM
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Congrats on a great day out for you !! HH

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A fine hunt for sure- congrats! Hunters in Japan sure seem to do great.

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Old 12-17-2017, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by PI JOE View post
Very nice assortment....Nice hits!!
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A fine hunt for sure- congrats! Hunters in Japan sure seem to do great.
Thanks everyone! I think the main reason we do good in Japan is a combination of millions of people concentrated in small areas, high denomination coins and no detecting competition.

Some days are just lucky too. Sometime I will find 10 rings and all are junk and other days I will find only 2 or 3 and they are gold, platinum or silver. You never know what you will find and that makes it exciting.
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I think this Cartier white gold ring is my most valuable find if it is real. It only weighs 4 grams so gold value isn't high. I guess it's just the brand that makes it worth more.

In case anyone wants to know it sounded like a pulltab. It was around 53 on the AT Pro.
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That Cartier 750 ring and pic turned out pretty succulently! Thats a winner, even if the melt weight might be light, its got at least double or triple the melt value on the pedigree inscription alone...No way thats a scrapper!....Thanks for the post and pics and Congratulations on your year!

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Wow, awesome quality finds!

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Congrats on the precious metals!
The at pro sings gold! at 53!

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Old 12-17-2017, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Mud-puppy View post
That Cartier 750 ring and pic turned out pretty succulently! Thats a winner, even if the melt weight might be light, its got at least double or triple the melt value on the pedigree inscription alone...No way thats a scrapper!....Thanks for the post and pics and Congratulations on your year!
Thanks Mud! I was a little impressed with that picture too. All the pictures from out in the field are just pictures I take to send to my wife so she can reply with "OK" or something. She was actually a little excited about this ring and she may take it away from me.
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Old 12-17-2017, 06:31 PM
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Congrats on the precious metals!
The at pro sings gold! at 53!
Yeah, I have found several gold rings that showed up as 53. The only problem is the thousands of pulltabs that show up as 53 too. The AT Pro is a great machine though. I have found more than I ever expected with it.
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That's an awesome hunt! As for your Cartier ring - I found a similar one in yellow gold at just under 4 ounces. At first, I thought it was real, but now I do not. I repeatedly did a specific gravity test and it just did not pass. Unless they're hollow I think they should weigh more. Have yours checked out before you sell it and hopefully its the real deal for you.

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great day of digging!!
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by FelixtheCat View post
That's an awesome hunt! As for your Cartier ring - I found a similar one in yellow gold at just under 4 ounces. At first, I thought it was real, but now I do not. I repeatedly did a specific gravity test and it just did not pass. Unless they're hollow I think they should weigh more. Have yours checked out before you sell it and hopefully its the real deal for you.
I haven't checked it yet but I think it's real. I have Rolex that I need to get checked too. The fittting between the band and watch case seems off but the band seems like gold.

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I like the $5 coins, now that would be something here in the states.

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I like the $5 coins, now that would be something here in the states.
They really help a lot. I found 13 on that hunt which is 6,500. When you find a lot of 500 you know you are in a good spot because you will find the same or more in 100 and smaller denominations.
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I would expect nothing less from Japan, congrats on those great finds, top notch stuff!

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Outstanding! Thank you for the pics!

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