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    PA, USA
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    F75 DST, G2
  1. Dug A Nice 1820 Large Cent Today

    nice one, that you can still see the rim all the way around like that. Good Pull, George
  2. Why Dig Nickels?

    Steve, A couple reasons.. I have a coin type set that I have worked at purchasing over the years, and also a coin type set that I am filling out with dug coins. It is rewarding to dig the tougher ones, although I probably have no shot at some of the oldest silver, but the dug book isnt missing too many any more. When I am out in the farm fields with few targets, everything gets dug except hot rocks and the lowest of iron...it is amazing how many times nickel area numbers turn out to be partial pewter spoons, and other farmer dropped stuff. I love trying to research them..if I stay to high numbers/tones, I would never get most of that. It is sometimes a bit mentally challenging to dig even lower numbers, knowing that to get a 3 cent nickel or 1 dollar gold at depth...have to do it. More importantly, my young daugher loves to help me "clean'" the old coins i get, so most nickles, being in such lousy shape anyway, give her the ammunition she needs to happily work on them while keeping the more delicate IndianHead cents for me.
  3. So far, I can say I like it a lot. I love the Gen/ all metal mode. It has a really nice steady hum and even with volume not too high, can hear as I get near to anything quite nicely. I really like how most iron items really stay at 04 or 03...i snagged a really cool old iron tool that was quite deep by measuring its size, and noting the higher than normal numbers for nail, etc. Yesterday I had it in 5k Gen, sensitivity to 95. Open field with a ton of hot rocks. I was very relieved when I heard that nice "boing" sound like the F75 gives when going over them. I was surprised at the small items I got without being in high frequency from messages on the boards. I really enjoy the tones in Gen..was very easy to tell both coins I encountered by the very clean hits all directions. It is a little nose heavy, but I am going to work on extending the back under my shoulder to offset the torque. I am hoping to get into some bad soil next week and see how it performs there, but so far am extremely happy.
  4. First Hunt

    i think your "lid" is a horse bridle or equipment decorative rosette. I have found quite a few.
  5. Do You Want An Equinox Like Right Now?

    called the Cabelas near me early this morning...they didnt have it :(
  6. Makro Kruzer Closeup Photos

    Cal, I know it is a bit early for this...but any degradation of the battery life yet since you have been charging them?
  7. a bag of quarters is 500.00 here. had 104 silver qtrs, this time. It was actually the grandma that ran them through, this time. I had a sad false alarm one trip. The teller said, HEY, I been waitin for you. I have 1100 silver dollars I have to get rid of.....then showed me. They were Eisenhowers....oh well.
  8. I know, this doesnt fit a topic here...find a bank near you that still has a coin counter...inquire as to when they empty their half dollar bags. Some banks empty them each month. Some empty them only when full, which is fairly rare. The coin counters don't reject halves for weight, which means the 40% and 90% silvers will be mixed with regulars. MOST banks will also not mind selling the full bag to a customer, since it costs the bank nothing to do so, and costs them to send the bags to a coin servicer. If you get a bag of halves with silver, buy the other bags emptied at that time. A few weeks back I got pretty lucky on the halves, so bought a quarters and a dimes bag...expensive, but this time worked out nicely. Ground here is frozen solid...have to do something !! HH
  9. thanks guys for the words and help. It does amaze me sometimes...the house these buttons were in burned down probably at least 140 years ago due to it disappearing from an 1875 or so map, but being present in an 1840s map. That those things are still even identifiable is incredible, in an actively farmed field for that long. I have a small box of multiple un-identified items from that field that are so intriguing... thx again. I enjoy this site.
  10. A Unique Accidental Coin Find

    every Barber is a good one !!
  11. Hello Everyone

    Steelheader...welcome. your "traditional archery" made me laugh just now. Mom called me to say a rabbit is eating the last of her garden's veggies...and my father just shot it with a rubber tipped bird arrow from his something like 60 year old longbow...first shot...wonders never cease.
  12. New Member

    welcome BeachHunter. Nice place to hang, here.
  13. Was out in a regular field spot with the F75 again...this week, got a couple interesting buttons. I am curious if anyone can identify the button I enlarged. I do not have a good button book yet. I blew up the center silver plated eagle button. It is 19mm give or take, and says Armitage PHIL on it so should be pre-civil war. I do not see any letter in the center of the shield, and really don't want to damage it to clean it up at the moment. Sorry for the fuzzy pics...phone camera not impressing me so far. Also, if anyone has an inkling as to the top right piece... Thanks.