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Dutch Beach
Posted by: opa81
Date: February 16, 2012 06:07AM
Went to my local beach here in The Netherlands yesterday. Found a total of 41 coins, a total of 26 Euro that is $ 34,-

Luckily we have the 2 Euro coins. 2 euro is $ 2.60.

Also found 1 junk ring and some fishing sinkers. Still working on my first gold.


Re: Dutch Beach
Posted by: Sailorman
Date: February 16, 2012 06:09AM
Hey, that's a good total for a day of modern coins! I wish we'd get rid of paper dollars here and go to coins. Would sure help our totals...

Garrett AT-Pro, Minelab E-Trac, Fisher Gold Bug 2, 2 Pro Pointers and a probe rod.

Re: Dutch Beach
Posted by: Gold Nuggets
Date: February 16, 2012 12:30PM
A good day of gathering Andre....Gold
will show on one of your hunting trips.
Keep swinging.......Gold Nuggets :wiggle:

Minelab Explorer SE with Pro coil and X-1 probe,
Minelab Excal 2 (1000)

Re: Dutch Beach
Posted by: E-TREC-Virginia
Date: February 16, 2012 12:42PM
Wow, nice haul dollar wise. If you found that on a daily basis, it's almost like a second job, or atleast can offset the expense of MD equipment.

Gold would be nice addition.


Steve - Northern Virginia

Detectors: Minelab Excalibur II w/ Plugger Two Piece Travel Shaft and Knob Guard
Minelab E-Trac w/ Sun Ray Probe, Pro-Tector Rain Jacket, Pro-Tector Padded E-Trac Cover, Swingy Thingy Harness
Garrett Infinium LS w/ Plugger Two Piece Travel Shaft

Accessories: Predator Tools Model 75 Digging Tool, Predator Tools Model 85 Digging Tool, Predator Tools Raven Model 25 Shovel, Sunspot Stealth 6.5 Classic Beach Scoop, RTG Beachmaster Water Scoop, Pro Beach & Water Hunting Pouch, Sun Ray Deluxe Treasure Pouch, Sun Ray Pro Gold Headphones, Garrett Waterproof Headphones, Garrett Pro-Pointer, Sun Ray Coin Popper, Minelab Detector Carry Bag

Excal II Coils: Stock 10"

E-Trac Coils: 6" DD EXcelerator EQ 2 Pro, Sun Ray Stealth X-8, 12x10" SEF (Butterfly), 15x12" SEF (Butterfly)

Infinium Coils: Garrett 10 x 14 DD, Garrett 8" Mono

Oldest Coins Found - 1816 Coronet Large One Cent (Matron Head), 1833 and 1834 Bust Dime, 1847 Seated Half Dime

Re: Dutch Beach
Posted by: opa81
Date: February 16, 2012 02:36PM
Yes I was very happy with the amount of coins I found. Specially because I know this is a very heavily hunted beach.

2 months ago I bought a new Excall 1000 and a new Souvereign GT because I want to specialise in beach hunting.

I have not mastered both machines yet, but I know that I'm getting better every time I go to the beach..
I started to get a little bit down because I still have not found any gold with my new detectors, but I did find several junk rings already so I know I'm on the right way. I'm confident now that when there is gold present both detectors are more then able to find them. More then any other detectors I have ever owned.

I have more then 25 years of experience with metal detectors, but I have never owned a Minelab detector before. The BBS technique was totally knew to my.
It took me a little time to get used to, but I knew that these detectors had a learning curve.

Hope I can show some gold in the near future.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/16/2012 02:53PM by opa81.

Re: Dutch Beach
Posted by: opa81
Date: February 20, 2012 01:48PM
Today I went back to the same beach for a couple of hours. Found another 26 coins, 4 earrings and a small part of a watch armband.

The 4 peaces of jewelery all came from a small rippelcut several feet apart from each other. Strange to find 4 different earrings so close together.


Re: Dutch Beach
Posted by: fongu
Date: February 21, 2012 02:17PM
Are the beaches open year round in Amsterdam? I hope to go there in the future and would like to take my metal detector with me. I want to go to Amsterdam next year. My last visit was in 2007, but everytime I try to make another trip, something seems to come up and cancel my trip.

Re: Dutch Beach
Posted by: opa81
Date: February 21, 2012 02:28PM
Yes the beaches are open all year around. Amsterdam does not have a beach, but you can go to one of the beaches on the west coast. Give me a call when you are in the area
so we can do some hunting together.


Re: Dutch Beach
Posted by: fongu
Date: February 22, 2012 01:56PM
Either this year or next, I hope to make the trip. I'll let you know. Thanks and HH. Nice finds.

Re: Dutch Beach
Posted by: MarydeStrandjutter
Date: February 22, 2012 04:54PM

Gefeliciteerd met je vondsten.
Hoe lang bent u al bezig met metaal detecting?
Re: pinpointing... Blijven oefenen, dan komt het vanzelf.

Mary, Belmont, USA

Mary de Strandjutter

Re: Dutch Beach
Posted by: opa81
Date: February 23, 2012 05:39AM
Goedemiddag Mary,

leuk van je horen. Ik zoek zelf al meer dan 25 met een metaaldetector hier in Nederland.

Waar woon je precies in Amerika. Ik ga namelijk ieder jaar met mijn vriendin en zoontje op vakantie naar Amerika. Ik ben er inmiddels al zo een 15 keer geweest. Voornamelijk Florida de laatste jaren maar we hebben ook meerdere rondreizen door Amerika gemaakt.


Andre de Boer.

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