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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 82 April 11, 2021 09:08AM

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Kickindirt 33 April 16, 2021 01:31PM

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D&P-OR 35 April 15, 2021 10:56AM

Amen to that Dell! Thank you. N/T

zincoln 18 April 15, 2021 03:47PM

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Remfire 33 April 11, 2021 11:09PM

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

zincoln 19 April 15, 2021 03:49PM

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jmaryt 37 April 11, 2021 09:45PM

Thank you JT N/T

zincoln 21 April 11, 2021 11:25PM

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UtahRich 28 April 11, 2021 09:28PM

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zincoln 33 April 11, 2021 11:20PM

Silver transitions

UtahRich 27 April 14, 2021 12:20PM

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

Monte 68 April 13, 2021 10:45AM

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

Monte 27 April 15, 2021 07:44AM

thumbs up Thank you N/T

zincoln 16 April 15, 2021 03:48PM

Brian's Milestone thumbs up

UtahRich 34 April 14, 2021 11:00PM

'Monte-Math' huh !!!!

OregonGregg 44 April 13, 2021 06:17PM

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

Monte 33 April 14, 2021 11:15AM

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

flintstone 33 April 14, 2021 08:57AM

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

D&P-OR 30 April 14, 2021 11:14AM

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

zincoln 27 April 13, 2021 04:11PM

Personal goals and milestones are just that, personal.

UtahRich 28 April 14, 2021 12:36PM

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

Monte 22 April 14, 2021 10:32AM

I’m with you N/T

Remfire 24 April 13, 2021 11:29PM

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

OregonGregg 36 April 12, 2021 07:47AM

Re: Dang You're way ahead................

zincoln 25 April 12, 2021 10:03AM


OregonGregg 27 April 11, 2021 07:12PM

Congratulations, and it isn't 50 to 56.

Monte 33 April 11, 2021 01:26PM

Re: Congratulations, and it isn't 50 to 56.

zincoln 27 April 11, 2021 11:24PM

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Remfire 21 April 12, 2021 08:39AM

Back to you, zincoln.

Monte 26 April 12, 2021 07:10AM

Congrats on #100 Zincoln! N/T

Timbertodd 23 April 11, 2021 11:35AM

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