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2017 was a fun year! F 75 LTD2 DST :fisher:Although I
Posted by: jim tn
Date: January 01, 2018 09:00AM
Although I had quit posting pictures and stories around my finds some time ago now, I've been still out there swinging away, mostly with my F 75, for silver and other older coin varieties as well as (mostly) silver jewelry whenever I can get my coil over a piece.. For some reason, upon trying to upload a couple of 2017 group shot photo's to the forum, they wouldn't go through. As soon as I can get to the Apple Store and get the upload situation remedied, I'll post the group shots.

I retired in June of 2006 and bought one of the first F 75 camo version when the F 75 was first introduced. Not sure of the exact time period any more, but it and ensuing versions since have been my main swing since retiring. And since 2007 I have managed to break the 100 silver coin mark annually 7 times. In 2017 my 75 and I managed 127 silver coin finds. Most, of course, dimes. Along the way I recovered 568 wheat cents. This was my first year of keeping track of wheat back finds.

My hunting buddy and I stumbled onto a couple of more recent era demoed housing sites and these spots accounted for the majority of my (our) silver recoveries, These sites, besides a lot of clad and Mem. cents, yielded mostly Rosie dimes and then the occasional Mercury dime and Washington quarter, as far as silver coin varieties went. Each one of us recovered a Barber coin apiece from the spots. He a quarter, me a dime. I did, though, also manage a holed 1921 Morgan dollar and a couple of silver halves from the spots, as well.

Both my buddy Chris and I have a preference for older coins so we did throughout the year frequent some of the well hunted older spots around. In Dec., 2016, I hit one Seated half dime and one Cap Bust Seated half dime from one of these old spots and in Feb of this past year it was Chris's turn for getting half dimes. He also got a Seated and a Cap Bust, nearly back to back. These older spots also yielded a few Barber dimes, I H cents and 3-4 V nickels.

As 2017 was drawing to a close I was fortunate enough to come up with a spot we had never hunted and just maybe, few others, either. It started seeing known activity around 1930 and activity continues there to this day. We started hunting the spot around the first of Dec. hitting it maybe 8 or so times throughout the month. By months end, it had yielded me 23 silver coins and a pile of wheaties along with a couple silver jewelry pieces. My buddy, though, put some additional age, perhaps history, and certainly questions, to and about the spot when he recovered a Confederate I button, a toasted no date large cent and a couple of turn of the century tokens. We are both chomping at the bit, so to speak, to get back on the spot, but single digit lows and low 20's highs make it a bit un-comfortable and tough digging.

The lion's share of my hunting this year was done with a Fisher 5 x 10 DD coil. For trashy spots, but less then heavy trash like park sites, this coil works very, very well. I personally like this coil better then the similar size Sharpshooter coil I had.

Anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone. HH jim tn

Re: 2017 was a fun year! F 75 LTD2 DST :fisher:Although I
Posted by: RLOH
Date: January 01, 2018 09:06AM
What a fantastic year you had. I enjoy your posts and pics. Hopefully you will keep your silver streak going in 2018!

Re: 2017 was a fun year! F 75 LTD2 DST :fisher:Although I
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: January 01, 2018 09:09AM
Happy New Year and good luck, Jim. Always look forward to your posts!!

Re: 2017 was a fun year! F 75 LTD2 DST :fisher:Although I
Posted by: mcuch
Date: January 01, 2018 09:38AM
Congrats on all your silver finds, continue the streak through 2018, yesterday I tried that 5×10 DD coil in that Cain field, I liked the way it handled and felt good swinging it, I think it may become my go to coil for most of the places I hunt, unless its just infested with iron

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Re: 2017 was a fun year! F 75 LTD2 DST :fisher:Although I
Posted by: pescadore
Date: January 01, 2018 10:33AM
Sounds like a great year and I hope you have a great 2018



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Re: 2017 was a fun year! F 75 LTD2 DST :fisher:Although I
Posted by: Cal_Cobra
Date: January 05, 2018 12:57AM
Awesome year Jim, congrats!!

Looking forward to your pics once the apple issue is sorted out :thumbup:

hh,
Brian

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127 is awesome my friend.....
Posted by: Elton
Date: January 05, 2018 07:28AM
May 2018 continue your well earned success.



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Re: 127 is awesome my friend.....
Posted by: REVIER
Date: January 05, 2018 08:20AM
Always look forward to your finds, pics and setting advice.
A great year, expecting nothing less in 2018!



"What if doing the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about?”
F70, F2, Compadre, Mojave, Judge2 - 2017....Clad, 15 silver targets including a freaking Barber quarter, a beautiful walker and 4 V nickels...
Plus other cool stuff.

Re: Thanks guys, :fisher:
Posted by: jim tn
Date: January 06, 2018 05:27AM
the dust seems to be settling a bit since the holidays, so will hit the Apple store again next week. HH jim tn

Re: 2017 silver coins.:detecting:
Posted by: jim tn
Date: January 16, 2018 01:17PM
Not much more to say about 2017. Whenever we can get out hunting here with our bouts of ice and snow, 2018 is starting off nicely. Hope the same for everyone that is in climates that allow swinging this time of the year. HH jim tn




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:yikes:..............:drool:............:thumbup:N/T
Posted by: Elton
Date: January 16, 2018 02:04PM

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Re: 2017 silver coins.:detecting:
Posted by: pescadore
Date: January 16, 2018 02:12PM
Wow !!! Amazing Finds !!!! Congrats



Fisher F70, Tesoro Amigo II, Oldest coin 1700's Chinese coin, Oldest US Coins 1853 Seated Liberty Quarter, 1876 CC Seated Liberty Dime,1892 Barber Quarter, Dime and V nickel
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Re: 2017 was a fun year! F 75 LTD2 DST :fisher:Although I
Posted by: always diggin 2
Date: January 16, 2018 07:00PM
Always look forward to your posts!!



Started detecting Oct 2010 w/Tracker 4; March 2011 upgraded to F2; Compadre; Leashe; Makro PP; F44

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