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One of the downfalls of increased age and decreased mobility.

September 21, 2020 05:53AM avatar
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SvenS
When your younger, yes you can move pretty fast, dig a lot of targets, especially if you have competition near buy

I remember those days because this getting older-and-slower makes it tough. Nowadays I have a challenge competing with myself!

I remember seeing the changes in recovery ration over just a few active years. By 'active' I man both the amount of activity by younger folks who used to get out all the time and play in the playgrounds or sports fields, and also the activity as this great metal detecting hobby grew so rapidly. In '68 and '69 Ed & I would hard-hunt the locals parks and schools that had seen a lot of activity over decades past. At hat time, our Dimes, Quarters and Halves were about a 8 or 10-to-1 ratio, of silver-to-clad, and even in '71 and '72 those same high-production heavy-use places were still producing about 4 or 5 silvers for every clad.

But that was when the hobby was really starting to surge and soon you could see people out detecting all over the place almost anytime. The lost coins were being found and recovered, but modern activity continued and the newer coin loss soon outnumbered the old stuff when combined with what was being cleaned out. By '75 to '78 I had witnessed the changes in that ten year span and it was more like you related, about 5 clad to every 1 silver.

The good thing was that even though the silver vs clad percentages had changed, there was still a lot of coins out there to be fund. Much more activity, money carried, and money lost compared with the last three decades. Back then, even when there was a smaller percentage of silver coins, you could still find a LOT of coins to fill your pockets, or pouch, or jar or whatever started out the day being empty.

Fortunately, in most places there is less modern-day competition to confront as the detecting hobby participants have dwindled. I guess that's one advantage for those of us hanging in there as we've ripened a bit.

Monte

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/21/2020 05:55AM by Monte.
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The deep ones

Senior Deacon 84 September 14, 2020 07:31PM

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NWCindy 32 September 30, 2020 11:44AM

Some thoughts and history of Finding some Deep Coins.

Monte 84 September 15, 2020 05:31AM

Re: Some thoughts and history of Finding some Deep Coins.

Senior Deacon 29 September 21, 2020 07:26AM

Re: Some thoughts and history of Finding some Deep Coins.

WM6 51 September 15, 2020 12:09PM

Re: Some thoughts and history of Finding some Deep Coins.

SvenS 36 September 21, 2020 03:27AM

One of the downfalls of increased age and decreased mobility.

Monte 32 September 21, 2020 05:53AM

WM6, it was a different era, a younger and healthier me, and our Coin Hunting likely differs from yours.

Monte 44 September 16, 2020 09:32AM

Re: WM6, it was a different era, a younger and healthier me, and our Coin Hunting likely differs from yours.

WM6 38 September 16, 2020 12:32PM

Re: The deep ones

zincoln 61 September 14, 2020 11:03PM

Re: The deep ones...how to get the best out of your 5900White's Electronics

Hombre 63 September 15, 2020 07:36AM

The deep ones...

UtahRich 40 September 15, 2020 12:14PM

Hombre, that was very good help, but a different detector.

Monte 46 September 15, 2020 08:41AM

Re: Hombre, that was very good help, but a different detector. I'm only familiar with my version of the 5900

Hombre 41 September 15, 2020 09:31AM

A nice selection of White's models.thumbs up .. Too bad they went belly-up.sad smiley

Monte 54 September 15, 2020 11:15AM

Re: The deep ones...how to get the best out of your 5900White's Electronics

zincoln 47 September 15, 2020 08:38AM



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