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  1. Detech Coil For Makro Racers

    I bet the Ultimate coil would be killer on the Racer2
  2. Makro Racer Scores 1420 Gold!

    One sweet piece of old gold alright! One of these days I'm going to detect on the other side of the pond
  3. Mercury Dime Teaser

    Great to see your report on the ML site!
  4. Thanks Steve! There was a lot of irony in those "last trip of the season" PM's Luckily I didn't have to bury Tom in the desert (we had a running joke if he found another gold coin, that he might not make it home I hope the next one's easier, and I don't doubt there's one more hiding at that site, it's a big place to detect, targets are thinning out, but I believe it still holds a few surprises. HH, Brian
  5. My Equinox " Coming Out " Statement

    Gotta agree with that. I for one am glad to see Steve testing one, not only is he an expert detectorists, who takes the time to share his thoughts (be it good, bad or indifferent) but if the machine passes muster where he lives, that's a fantastic sign of it's ground handling capabilities in tough ground
  6. I'm shocked he's not here already, he's on forums I didn't even know existed - lol
  7. Thanks, appreciate the positive sentiments! I was using the Nokta Impact, running @ 20kHz, Di3 mode (my preferred relic hunting mode) with the factory 11" DD.
  8. I'll probably never sell it, but it does make it more fun when you find a rare one. This old site has produced a few rare coins, same place I dug my rare 1860-S Seated quarter and an 1837 British silver one shilling coin from. Thanks and HH, Brian
  9. Thanks everyone, hope you all get your coil over one, it's something you'll never forget
  10. Thank you!! Thank you, it was a surreal moment seeing that gold disc flash by in the dirt, and it didn't really sink in as to what I'd dug until I saw the golden reeded edge. I will likely have it slabbed, not that I'd ever sell it unless I had to, but just for posterity and to really know what it grades out to as I'm not a coin expert.
  11. Tom(CA) and I have been working a site that we researched that's produced several 1850's - 1860's seated coins, and some rogue early 1900's coins, as well as a variety of period relics. We tried to get one more trip in before Old Man Winter completely shut us down, and it did in fact shut us down, but not before I finally, got something I've been looking for for a long time, and after watching others find them over the years (I saw Tom dig three!!!), I was starting to think it would never happen. Well it finally happened, and it turned out to be a good one, an 1865 San Francisco minted Liberty Half Eagle!! Here she is out of the hole: Here she is rinsed off: Here's a video of the hunt: Less than 100 known, Mintage: 27,612 Although the mintage of the 1865-S is quite a bit higher than the mintages of the S Mint Half Eagles from 1858 to 1864, it compares in overall rarity to the 1858-S, 1860-S and 1863-S and is only slightly less rare than the others. Almost all known examples of this date are well worn with VF and lower being all one can expect to find. The 1865-S ranks second in the entire $5 series according to average grade and I do not know of a specimen that would grade better than EF. The very few specimens that I have seen were rather softly struck and the mintmark was always quite weak. Thanks for looking, hopefully the next one comes easier
  12. L'equinox En France

    Welcome to the forum, I'm also anxiously awaiting the Equinox 800. I've been to France many times, but not to metal detect. One of these days I would love to detect in France and also in the Czech Republic, the history over there is beyond amazing. HH, Brian
  13. My Equinox " Coming Out " Statement

    I've made so many great finds with my Racer2, it's been better than any other detector I've used, until the Impact, but I enjoy detecting with the Racer a lot more. I still struggle with the Impact ergonomics, which unfortunately takes a lot of the fun out of detecting and slows me down as I need to take breaks to shake off the pain in my hand and wrist throughout my detecting day.