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Strange place to find an Aussie silver threepence.   That's an outstanding result with that many finds.  Champion effort.

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27 minutes ago, phrunt said:

Strange place to find an Aussie silver threepence.   That's an outstanding result with that many finds.  Champion effort.

Thanks. It had me going for a while. It's very thin and the part of the Emu(?) looked like a wing when viewed sideways. It was very dull until I cleaned it up a bit. I thought I had found an early US half dime (Flowing hair or Bust style). Those are extremely rare  to find. But it was not to be 🙁 These beaches were very popular after WWII, so I'm thinking a soldier may have brought it back. I can't wait for next week to get back there and see what is left.

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Congrats on all the great finds! Good luck when you go back!

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That's a nice take, no bobby pins?

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5 hours ago, kac said:

That's a nice take, no bobby pins?

Thanks. That's just the good stuff 😊 I dug a lot of iron. Nails and big iron. No bobby pins because the ocean cleansed them out to sea for me. No aluminum either. Only the deeper, heavy stuff remained. That's why the high coin count. Mostly only coins and iron. That is a dream scenario for a GPX. Deep coins, and not a lot of non ferrous junk.

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On 10/19/2019 at 10:30 AM, schoolofhardNox said:

34 silver coins

That’s quite a haul, more silver coins than most people find in a year, and gold also! It’s great to see a post about using the GPX at the beach, that’s power for you. Thanks for posting. :smile:

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I love the gold cross.   Gold crosses are a tough target.

HH
Mike

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On 10/23/2019 at 12:45 PM, Steve Herschbach said:

That’s quite a haul, more silver coins than most people find in a year, and gold also! It’s great to see a post about using the GPX at the beach, that’s power for you. Thanks for posting. :smile:

Thanks Steve. I can almost understand why there are not many people posting a GPX on the beach. Mostly due to the damage that the salt and water can do to an expensive machine. I have already had to spray the potentiometers to un-seize them and my on/off switch is acting like it got some sand in there. It will need replacing soon. They way I hunt, I'm surprised it lasted this long.😄 I'm sure the PC boards are taking a hit as well. Or........ maybe no one wants to let people know how well it works on the beach🤐 After seeing Phrunt's coin hunting adventure, I think I am going to borrow his way of posting subsequent hunts on one post for my beach hunts. So here it is - the return to that beach. A decent amount of silver, not much clad (that's good) and the copper penny to zinc penny ratio is still high at 54:3. Also the usual boatload of iron which is my punishment for digging all those silvers. After all the world loves to be balanced.😉

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That's a good haul of coins.  I think the guts of your GPX will be OK seeing they paint the circuit board white no salt should be getting to the components.  Great idea on starting a thread of finds! I'll be watching eagerly for your next installment 🙂

 

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