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My metal detecting finds from 2020 to present

pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭
edited April 1, 2020 9:08AM in Metal Detecting

Gotta say I like the idea of having all of your finds in one thread so will try it going forward!

Got out yesterday to a spot I’ve hit several times in the past. Was hoping to squeeze out a war nickel or something small as a keeper. Ended up getting a walking liberty half!


  • pocketpiececommemspocketpiececommems Posts: 4,950 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 1,429 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations. A Walker is s great find

  • rickoricko Posts: 81,007 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Holey moley.... A WLH .... not a common find for sure...big silver and looks in good shape as well...A big congratulations ...Cheers, RickO

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 23,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Awesome. You gotta love it congrats

  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭

    Last few hunts:

    1887 seated dime, 2 cent piece, 3 IHCs, buttons, shoe buckle parts, old ring (plated), YMCA coat check tag, 5 cent token, ox knob.

    Had an 8 silver day yesterday with 2 IHCs, 28 wheat cents

    Misc older stuff including KG2, some kind chick mold

  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 1,429 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A Seated dime and a Two Cent piece. That’s a good hunt. Congrats

  • rickoricko Posts: 81,007 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What an amazing variety of finds.... Some really great coins there too....A really rich area you are searching. Cheers, RickO

  • pocketpiececommemspocketpiececommems Posts: 4,950 ✭✭✭✭✭

    did you find a new undetected spot. Nice

  • JesseKraftJesseKraft Posts: 319 ✭✭✭✭

    Way cool. I need to take a trip out with you in the future. I'm pretty sure the swing distance between two detectors allows for 6-foot social distancing! ;)

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  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭

    @JesseKraft said:
    Way cool. I need to take a trip out with you in the future. I'm pretty sure the swing distance between two detectors allows for 6-foot social distancing! ;)

    Jesse! I still have to reply to your PM. I promise I haven't forgotten about you.

    Metal detecting is the original self-distancing since 1957, so distance shouldn't be a problem at all!

  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 11,604 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yay, "sweet", congratulations !!! :)

  • rickoricko Posts: 81,007 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When I am detecting an old foundation in the mountains, there likely isn't anyone within 1000 yards, let alone six feet.... :D Now, deer, bear and cougar...sure...among other critters... ;) Cheers, RickO

  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭

    Got out to silver beach today. Had beautiful weather. It’s pretty much hunted out and even though it’s still spitting out a few keepers they are all deep and digging is killer. Ended with a silver Roosevelt, merc and two silver charms. Also got a v nickel and buffalo nickel.

  • rickoricko Posts: 81,007 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Still some silver though...I do not recall if you tried water detecting there... say into the first trough...might still be too cold for that. Cheers, RickO

  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭

    I'd love to take heavy equipment and take a foot of soil off this place! I think it's a death sentence to wade into the water too much. It's not a nice and sandy beach area - it's a combination of mud, clay, rocks and shells. Terrible for digging! The farther out you get, you sink in the mud as you dig and trying to dig, hold the detector and not sink too deep is enough for me to not want to do it. There must be incredible things there, but they will probably never be found.

  • rickoricko Posts: 81,007 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow... too bad about the condition of the beach...I agree, there is likely some real treasure just out of reach there....Cheers, RickO

  • PipestonePetePipestonePete Posts: 1,639 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Is that a clipped IHC in your May 11 posting?

  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭

    I've gotten out a few times over the past couple months. No one hunt was enough to post... in fact I finally got to cataloging the last 5 hunts today. Here is the summary:

    1 IHC
    2 Buffalo nickels
    3 Mercury dimes
    a few old buttons
    skeleton key
    Rhode Island Automobile Service Association tag
    Large silver-tone thing... I believe it is sterling but need to test it tomorrow. It reminds me of a plate that goes around an old door knob. Weighs about 21 grams and if it proves to be sterling, it is by far the largest surface area silver piece I've found. Not sure where I'm even gonna store this thing. What do you all think?

    One of the hunts started out a beach. What a turd. I've never had luck at a beach (except silver beach of course). It's long stretches of nothing then melted metal, or a pull tab. How does anyone do beach hunting?? Do you just hit it every day for fresh finds, or just wait for some serious erosion?

  • rickoricko Posts: 81,007 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is one big piece of possible sterling.... Let us know what you determine. Nice Mercs, always fun to find. Yep, beach hunting can be a bust most of the time. Need to hunt popular beaches, in the summer... and check the troughs - which means water wading and a water coil. Cheers, RickO

  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭

    It did test as sterling silver. Not sure what it was used for, but it has several holes to be nailed to something.

  • WhiteTornadoWhiteTornado Posts: 2,175 ✭✭✭

    Nice hunk 'o silver. Never seen anything like that before. Yeah, far as I know, beach hunting is mainly done nightly or early AM, to get the fresh drops. Or done right after a tropical storm which might cough up shipwreck coins. I did it a couple of times and the only keepers were a bit of clad and zincolns.

  • rickoricko Posts: 81,007 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pcgs69 .... Congratulations on the big piece of silver. I have no idea what it was for..... Cheers, RickO

  • Bayard1908Bayard1908 Posts: 3,751 ✭✭✭

    May be ornamentation from the handle of a hair brush or similar brush.

  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭
    edited November 7, 2020 9:17PM

    got a sterling silver thimble today - my second one ever. Not going to win any awards, but it was a nice treat. I don't think the hole is original... there are some open top thimbles, but this this setup I don't think makes any sense. It does have a name inscribed.

    Got a couple other things, but nothing else really exciting.

    BTW, had some internet warriors (not on here) regarding that big flat silver thing I found. They were essentially calling me a liar and saying it wasn't silver. I would never try to mislead anyone, and if I ever did try to mislead, I would do it on something that's worth more than $16. If I'm gonna scam, I'm going big... or at least I'd do it with something a bit more impressive. I cut off a small piece and tested it with our XRF gun at work and it tested sterling. If anyone requests, I can send an image of the readout - it is not tin.

  • metalmeistermetalmeister Posts: 4,311 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool Silver finds! I need to get out!

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  • rickoricko Posts: 81,007 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pcgs69.... Nice thimble.... And as far as that silver piece goes, I never doubted you....You have an impeccable reputation here. Cheers, RickO

  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    @pcgs69.... Nice thimble.... And as far as that silver piece goes, I never doubted you....You have an impeccable reputation here. Cheers, RickO

    @ricko - thank you. It's good to hear that from a valued member like yourself.

  • pocketpiececommemspocketpiececommems Posts: 4,950 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As far as those internet warriors go they didn’t find it and don’t have it you do. Several weeks back I was trying to do some house cleaning with my detecting junk. I had saved all the rings that weren’t marked or pieces of metal I wasn’t sure of. The dealer ran his machine over the stuff that I considered junk and I came away with a little over $60 for it. My wife would have thrown all of it away. Some people you just ignore

  • Good stuff, congrats!

  • pcgs69pcgs69 Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭

    Got back out to Silver Beach on Sunday to see what could come out. It's like that bad girlfriend... you know you shouldn't go back but you can't resist. Was there about 7 hours and I went for the deeeep targets. Guess I'm still a bit out of shape from winter, plus digging in this beach is tough. Ended with

    5 silver dimes if you want to call them that... they're toast
    1 sterling cross
    6 wheat cents
    some junk jewelry - the one had me going for a bit, lower tone, but it's like 1/60th

    still producing, but it's a lot of work for what comes out.

  • rickoricko Posts: 81,007 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pcgs69... Yep... she keeps luring you back... Amazing how much you have found on that beach over the years. Good luck in the future. Cheers, RickO

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