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I can't tell you how excited I am that I've reached (2) of my goals during my Metal Detecting experience. As I've stated before, I started Coin Hunting on March 28, 2010 on some public land, and parks, within fifty miles of my home. Finding my 1st coin, at my first location, was exciting to say the least; since then I've achieved both of my (I assumed long-range) goals. On May 13, 2010 I found 103 Coins and a Silver Ring, and on May 18, 2010 I reached a 1,006 Coin total. Pictures for both of my "personal" events are posted below.
A few milestone days, during this period, are:
April, 22, 2010: 76 Coins,
May 6, 2010: 86 Coins, 2 children's Rings, a Sterling Silver Pendant, with two small Diamonds, a Religious Pendant, and a single earring
May 13, 2010: 103 Coins, and a Silver Ring
May 17, 2010: 82 Coins
May 18, 2010: 80 Coins with a 2000 Sacajawea Dollar Coin, which is a 1st for me (coin number 1,002).
I also found, during this time: 6 Rings, 2 Pendants, 3 Single Earrings, and an old USN Pin.
Being retired has helped my searching a lot; I was able to hunt 24 times during this period. Because I haven't been detecting that long (the middle of February, 2010) I didn't know what to expect, but I didn't think I'd find "too" many old silver coins in these fairly modern sites (which I did not). Now that my first two goals have been met I'll start focusing on "Quality" not "Quantity".
Redundantly, I've got to thank my good friend John for his endless help with my Spectra V3 (He may live 800 miles away, but he was always available), and Yazoo for his Coin and Jewelry Program which I used in finding nearly all of my coins. This forum is "Wonderful"; the help, and so many words of encouragement, from all of you, have been a great driving force for me. THANKS so much...
I've received so many nice comments (on the forum), regarding my quest, that I'll be inspired for life. I've attached a picture of my 1,006 coins, and some of the other items I've found, along with them, and a picture of my 103 coin day. The last is a picture of my wife (Marcia) and I at our Texas home. I've got to tell you that the V3 (IMHO) is the "Best" Metal Detector in the world; I can, unequivocally, tell you that I'll never use anything but a White's detector. Thank you so much for your incredible products, and your wonderful customer service. Your Eclipse coil and your Shooter coil are such a pleasure to detect with. I "truly" believe that without the V3 I'd "never" have been able to find all of these items. I remain a "very" loyal White's customer.