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Congratulations, and it isn't 50 to 56.

April 11, 2021 01:26PM avatar
No, not the Mercury Dime's date. I am referring to those early-era days of detecting, 50 to 56 years ago, when I started out in '65 and on to '71 when it was nothing to count out 10 to 30 silver coins (Dimes, Quarters and Halves) in about a 3 hour to 5 hour hunt. Some days and locations were better with over 30 silvers in a healthy day of detecting urban parks and schools. It was "first come, first served" and was a terrific time to take up this great hobby!

I haven't had a 100 Silver Coin Year since '98. sad smiley I had a friend who hit an old town that had been a "ghost town" for about 3 to 5 years since I had last stopped there for gs or snacks at the old motel, but it was definitely fading from the scene rapidly. She and her husband stopped to do some detecting (her) and look for bottles and such (him) when she wandered through what would have been a gate to a field near the school. She got a good hit on a Mercury Dime, and then another and another. When she finished using her Garrett GroundHog VLF/TR-Disc. and 7" coil in about a 6' to 8' diameter area, she counted out 143 or 145 Mercury Dimes.

Yep, a One-Day, and Once-in-a-Lifetime experience, to be sure. But we never know when those unexpected opportunities might come our way. I know I had my good days with a lot of silver coins from park and school,hunting in those earlier years I mentioned, and had a few 10-20 silver coin days in '83 with my TR-Disc. American S2 just from working the front lawn at a church in McMinnville Oregon. But that was still long ago and these days we just don't run across silver coin 'quantities' like we used to.

So with your recent find and overall silver coin count to date, again, Congratulations and I hope this year sees an increase in your silver success so that reaching the 200 mark will come sooner than later.


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zincoln 621 April 11, 2021 09:08AM

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NWCindy 320 May 16, 2021 06:34PM

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Kickindirt 506 April 16, 2021 01:31PM

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D&P-OR 318 April 15, 2021 10:56AM

Amen to that Dell! Thank you. N/T

zincoln 305 April 15, 2021 03:47PM

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Remfire 316 April 11, 2021 11:09PM

Here's to hope Roger. Hope to see you again in the field! N/T

zincoln 308 April 15, 2021 03:49PM

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jmaryt 321 April 11, 2021 09:45PM

Thank you JT N/T

zincoln 307 April 11, 2021 11:25PM

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UtahRich 311 April 11, 2021 09:28PM

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zincoln 308 April 11, 2021 11:20PM

Silver transitions

UtahRich 313 April 14, 2021 12:20PM

As you might guess, 'Monte-Math' is different.

Monte 442 April 13, 2021 10:45AM

Hey, Zincoln !! smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float .. smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float .. Congratulations !!

Monte 323 April 15, 2021 07:44AM

thumbs up Thank you N/T

zincoln 287 April 15, 2021 03:48PM

Brian's Milestone thumbs up

UtahRich 334 April 14, 2021 11:00PM

'Monte-Math' huh !!!!

OregonGregg 354 April 13, 2021 06:17PM

'Monte-Math' and how we classify other things.thinkingconfused smileythinking

Monte 320 April 14, 2021 11:15AM

Re: 'Monte-Math' huh !!!!

flintstone 319 April 14, 2021 08:57AM

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D&P-OR 309 April 14, 2021 11:14AM

Different strokes for different folkswinking smiley Keeps me motivated and happy! N/T

zincoln 327 April 13, 2021 04:11PM

Personal goals and milestones are just that, personal.

UtahRich 324 April 14, 2021 12:36PM

Don't get me wrong, I still like finding a 'War Nickel.' N/T

Monte 322 April 14, 2021 10:32AM

I’m with you N/T

Remfire 308 April 13, 2021 11:29PM

Dang You're way ahead................

OregonGregg 322 April 12, 2021 07:47AM

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zincoln 332 April 12, 2021 10:03AM


OregonGregg 304 April 11, 2021 07:12PM

Congratulations, and it isn't 50 to 56.

Monte 323 April 11, 2021 01:26PM

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zincoln 308 April 11, 2021 11:24PM

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Remfire 307 April 12, 2021 08:39AM

Back to you, zincoln.

Monte 313 April 12, 2021 07:10AM

Congrats on #100 Zincoln! N/T

Timbertodd 317 April 11, 2021 11:35AM

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