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Item Found: Coin

Location: New York

Metal Detector Used: Spectra Series (800-0319-HP)


July 1st, 2011

Dear White's,

With the ground a little hard from the severe winter I wanted to go over the same old ground , to see if any silver shifted in my favor. The ground I am working is difficult with heavy shallow and deep trash and iron. I used 3 frequency programs wit 50 -70 recovery, with a 4x6 coil, not wanting to go too deep in light of the hard ground.

My first five minutes and I hit with a solid response a 5" 1951 Silver Washington Quarter. The next 2 targets were 6" "wheaties", I am off to a good start.

I moved to a well hunted area that was hit by very experienced detectorists and top machines. I hit a not so easy target with trash and iron on the same swing and hole. I pulled a 1944 Silver Washington quarter. AGAIN in the first five minutes. I no longer feel the cold and things are heating up. A couple more wheat pennies and ready to give up on this area, another hit. This target is mixed with other trash for sure due to multi VDI's, however the tone is there. I dug a Rosie Silver 1951 dime, must be a relative of the 51 quarter I found previously, and pull-tab in the same hole, nice discrimination and recovery speed.

I went to the truck for a coffee and snack, and I decided to try a small park area with extreme trash and infested with iron for a short hunt. Again within the first 5 minutes I hit a 7" signal of iron with a hint of high VDI 90 and High tone mixed in. I decided this is my last dig. I dug a wide hole and pulled a long rusty nail. I rechecked the hole ready to leave and got another mixed hit, sounded like 2 targets. I pulled another piece of rusty iron, However I see something shinny. It's a 1923 Merc. Silver dime! Unbelievable.

This is the BEST performance I have seen. The ultimate in recovery speed and sensitivity.

Good Hunting,
Andy

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