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Old 06-07-2021, 07:18 PM
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Default Stellar day with a HUGE milestone(for me 😉)

Hi all!
Iím very excited about todayís thread. Iíve been a member here for 10 years and have been addicted to detecting for 11. Though Iíve been detecting on and off since I was 14 in 1985.
Anyway, today I finally hit a milestone I thought Iíd never reach - 300 Mercury dimes. These Mercs are #ís 299 & 300 in just under 11 years. This brings me to to a grand total of 790 silver coins since July 2010.
My goal is 1000. Iíve often heard of others far surpassing that, but not starting in 2010. Iíve got an amazing detecting partner(holelotafun) plus two old grade school chums(coinrex and canslaw) who keep me moving forward.
Lastly, the watch fob I found today probably deserves its own thread. Apparently itís from 1878. In commemoration of a Washington milestone.
Thanks for reading everyone. Itís truly been a joy all these years. The best of luck to you all - enjoy every second out there in the field!!
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Old 06-07-2021, 07:26 PM
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Congrats on the milestone! I wonder if ill ever find that many.

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Old 06-07-2021, 07:27 PM
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Dude, it never ceases to amaze me the volume of silver you continue to find. Big congrats on that milestone and canít wait till you hit the 1000 silver coin Mark. The way youíre going it looks like it will be very soon! Again, congratulations man, thatís incredible.

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Old 06-07-2021, 07:32 PM
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sheesk, for a moment, I thought I was looking at a Jamflicker silver post !
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Old 06-07-2021, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
sheesk, for a moment, I thought I was looking at a Jamflicker silver post !
Hahahaha!! I know! Heís in another universe!!

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Old 06-07-2021, 07:57 PM
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Glad I could be there to see (and hearÖ300!) when you reached your goal! Didnít start out too good except for the cool fob you got early on then everything changed on our last stop! Congrats my friend!

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Old 06-07-2021, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by holelottafun View post
Glad I could be there to see (and hearÖ300!) when you reached your goal! Didnít start out too good except for the cool fob you got early on then everything changed on our last stop! Congrats my friend!
Thanks man. Itís always better when weíre together!

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Old 06-07-2021, 11:02 PM
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Wow that is amazing 300. Only 299 to go for me

Congrats. Love goal setting.

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Old 06-08-2021, 12:24 AM
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Sweet display setup, congrats!

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Originally Posted by DiggingThePNW View post
Wow that is amazing 300. Only 299 to go for me

Congrats. Love goal setting.
Wow! I'd like to say me too, but I've only ever found a silver Rosie dime. LOL

Wait... I once got a merc in change at a gas station. That count?

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What an amazing milestone. Really digging that commemorative medal also!

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Old 06-08-2021, 08:00 AM
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That is awesome!

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Old 06-08-2021, 08:28 AM
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An extra large ATTABOY and congrats to you Schweddy. Great post and pics. That medal is awesome as is your silver totals and the display on the Mercs. So with 300 Mercs dug have you covered every year they were minted or are you missing any ? Good luck on your quest for 1,000 silvers. I hope to dig # 300 this year. I'm a ways behind you guys but still chuggin on. Mark

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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
sheesk, for a moment, I thought I was looking at a Jamflicker silver post !
Yeah me too.
Congrats shweddy!

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Old 06-08-2021, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Skippy SH13 View post
Wow! I'd like to say me too, but I've only ever found a silver Rosie dime. LOL

Wait... I once got a merc in change at a gas station. That count?
Sheesh,with all the rings you find Skippy you can rename yourself Ringmaster.

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Congrats Schweddy on your 300th Merc dime ! Thatís one of my favorite coins to find. Looks like youíve saved Ďem all too, in that cool display. Very nice.

Not to be ignored though, is your commemorative watch fobÖ another stellar find on its own. Well done !

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Congrats man, that's a BIG number!

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Old 06-08-2021, 11:59 AM
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I might find that many silvers if I would have been born and been lucky enough to have been behind a brinks truck and it crashed in 1940.

Congrats.
Lot of digging there.

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Old 06-08-2021, 02:53 PM
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Congrats on the mercs. The most I ever found in a year was 120 something that was The year before last.

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Congrats on reaching a milestone few of us will ever reach!!!

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