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The year 1970!
Posted by: wade tx
Date: February 12, 2019 04:09PM
I found my first what I considered really old coin, a 1900 barber dime, pretty well worn. I was so green at coinshooting, I had to ask my hunting buddy what it was. I was using a bfo whites, one of the old tube models. Jump forward nearly fifty years, hunting the same old park, another barber dime, about the same well worn condition. Mine lab E-trac, goes to show no place is hunted out. Only thing is I’m just about hunted out. have fun out there.

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Re: The year 1970!
Posted by: still looking 52
Date: February 12, 2019 09:07PM
1970? That was a good year, that's the year I graduated from high school.
Wade, your right about being able to find some old coins in the hunted out areas with these modern detectors, l found a 1902 barber 1/2 dollar a couple years ago in one of those " hunted out areas".
Just in the last couple of months my brother Ron has found several silver coins in this same hunted out area with his etrac.

Re: The year 1970!
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: February 13, 2019 11:05AM
fun story.

Re: The year 1970!
Posted by: Dan-Pa.
Date: February 14, 2019 07:12PM
Just a hunch but I think they roll at different depths and sometimes move away iron etc. that was making them impossible to detect...lets not forget earthworm and night crawlers also...and well new units are just getting deeper....

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Re: The year 1970!
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: February 17, 2019 11:30PM
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Dan-Pa.
Just a hunch but I think they roll at different depths and sometimes move away iron etc. that was making them impossible to detect...lets not forget earthworm and night crawlers also...and well new units are just getting deeper....

Its my understanding that you recently acquired a Coin$trike, have you got a chance to put it to the soil yet?
if I followed the correctly, you have a concern with the Coin$trike and rusty bottle caps, HINT! watch the meter, the visual ID on that machine is all-metal, rusty bottle caps will most often not be audible on every pass of the coil, when that happens
swing a few time over the target and watch the meter, if you see on some of the passes a negative number about opposite of each other, its likely a rusty bottle cap!
Many of those rusty caps were actually an alloy mix of ferrous and non ferrous metals, this is the reason for both high and low tones!
Good Luck
HH

MarkCZ



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