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Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: diggervance
Date: January 26, 2018 06:09AM
Hello Tony,

I will say the first 3 years when I got back into detecting I averaged 70+, last year 95 and 2017 33 didn't hunt near as much as the previous years.

Rick

Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: diggervance
Date: January 26, 2018 06:19AM
Hey Tony,
I was just sitting here thinking about the guy in your club that found 500 silver coins. I know the year I found 95 I hunted about 30 hours or more a week it became a 2nd job.
Last year I bet I didn't hunt 20 hours a week but yet I had more fun. I would bet the guy in the club hunts 50 plus hours a week to have that kind of success. Now add in the number of clad coins ,junk, and other odds and ends I wouldn't even want to know how many holes this guy dug my back and knees hurt just trying to phantom it.
Rick

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Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: January 29, 2018 01:06PM
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diggervance
Hey Tony,
I was just sitting here thinking about the guy in your club that found 500 silver coins. I know the year I found 95 I hunted about 30 hours or more a week it became a 2nd job.
Last year I bet I didn't hunt 20 hours a week but yet I had more fun. I would bet the guy in the club hunts 50 plus hours a week to have that kind of success. Now add in the number of clad coins ,junk, and other odds and ends I wouldn't even want to know how many holes this guy dug my back and knees hurt just trying to phantom it.
Rick

According to him, he only digs the deep sounding silver and wheats, at least mostly he does.

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Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: January 29, 2018 01:07PM
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diggervance
Hello Tony,

I will say the first 3 years when I got back into detecting I averaged 70+, last year 95 and 2017 33 didn't hunt near as much as the previous years.

Rick

I've been detecting many years and have never found 33 silvers in a year.

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Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: January 29, 2018 01:09PM
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IDXMonster
Tony...let’s have an example. Thinking back to your last 5 hunts of 2017...WHERE were you hunting?

Some were private properties with permission and some parks. I didn't find any silver in the permissions though which is sort of strange. But did find some old indian heads.

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Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: January 29, 2018 01:10PM
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WV62
You can be president and I will be vice president. LOL

Sorry but I don't quite get your statement. :shrug:

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Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: WV62
Date: January 29, 2018 02:17PM
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Tony N (Michigan)

Wish I could say 10 but I am maybe 4 to 5 a year. This past year I got 7 and I think that was pretty good, 3 of those was in one day.

Ron in WV

We should start a club called "The Underachievers Silver Club." LOL

I detected the farm next to mine circa 1834. I've found very old coins on that farm. I've hunted it to death. But never have I found one silver coin. I know I'm the only one who ever detected it.
I don't consider a half-dime as silver.
Other farms I've detected where I've found fatty Indian heads and other nice old coins but no silver.
The silver gods have cursed me I tell ya! I have some of the very best detectors on the planet too, except I don't have a CTX and can't see spending all that money on that.

Just making a little funny of Underachievers Silver Club.
You can be president and I could be Vice president.

My comment just came in a little far down the page from yours. I should have used the Quote button. Sorry.

Ron in WV



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

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Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: January 29, 2018 02:44PM
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WV62


Wish I could say 10 but I am maybe 4 to 5 a year. This past year I got 7 and I think that was pretty good, 3 of those was in one day.

Ron in WV

We should start a club called "The Underachievers Silver Club." LOL

I detected the farm next to mine circa 1834. I've found very old coins on that farm. I've hunted it to death. But never have I found one silver coin. I know I'm the only one who ever detected it.
I don't consider a half-dime as silver.
Other farms I've detected where I've found fatty Indian heads and other nice old coins but no silver.
The silver gods have cursed me I tell ya! I have some of the very best detectors on the planet too, except I don't have a CTX and can't see spending all that money on that.

Just making a little funny of Underachievers Silver Club.
You can be president and I could be Vice president.

My comment just came in a little far down the page from yours. I should have used the Quote button. Sorry.

Ron in WV

Oh, hey, I get it now! You are a funny guy! I like your humor.
Maybe the name of the club should be: The Underachievers Metal Detecting Club." Only those who find a few silvers a year can join.
We can have prizes for the ones who find the least silver? Maybe give them the grand prize of a zinc Lincoln penny (an old crusty one at that? :clapping:

Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: daddyflea
Date: January 30, 2018 07:46AM
A lot of time it is the Hunter that determines the Silver Count. I hunt with a guy that finds a lot of Silver but I find twice as much clad and a whole lot more Nickles. In other words I tend to very rarely "Cherry Pick" and I just enjoy the hunt to be hunting.



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Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: Southwind
Date: January 30, 2018 07:57AM
In my younger days it would have been in the hundreds, but I gave up quantity for quality several years back.

Last year I found maybe 25, but that included my first capped half dime, also my oldest, plus a pristine seated dime and just far more quality pieces than ever before.



The real treasure is in the hunt...

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Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: January 30, 2018 03:06PM
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Southwind
In my younger days it would have been in the hundreds, but I gave up quantity for quality several years back.

Last year I found maybe 25, but that included my first capped half dime, also my oldest, plus a pristine seated dime and just far more quality pieces than ever before.

How can you tell a quality, very old dime from, say, a Mercury dime before you dig it?

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Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: January 30, 2018 03:07PM
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daddyflea
A lot of time it is the Hunter that determines the Silver Count. I hunt with a guy that finds a lot of Silver but I find twice as much clad and a whole lot more Nickles. In other words I tend to very rarely "Cherry Pick" and I just enjoy the hunt to be hunting.

Since you find more nickels than he does, do you therefore find more gold rings than he does?

Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: daddyflea
Date: January 30, 2018 07:23PM
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Tony N (Michigan)

A lot of time it is the Hunter that determines the Silver Count. I hunt with a guy that finds a lot of Silver but I find twice as much clad and a whole lot more Nickles. In other words I tend to very rarely "Cherry Pick" and I just enjoy the hunt to be hunting.

Since you find more nickels than he does, do you therefore find more gold rings than he does?

Not sure but I bet I do. Most my Gold Rings hit as Zinc Pennies which is another reason I dig Zincs. I do not dig Pulltabs unless they hit close to 12-13-14 on the Etrac or 18 to 19 on the VX3. I find the small rings hit a little lower than Nickles and the big Mens Rings hit close to Indians or Zincs. From 12-15 up to 12-30 is not worth digging yes there are rings in that area but the odds are against you. On the V the range is 21 to 52 VDI



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Sun Ray X-8 & X-12
Etrac Stock 11" Coil
Whites VX3
Stock 9.5 Concentric
6X10 Whites DD
4X6 Whites DD
Sunray DX-1 Probe
TRX Pinpointer
Garrett Pro pointer (Carrot Stick)
DetectorPro Rattler Headphones
Predator Tools 31c digger
Lesche digger
Lesche Heavyweight Mini Pick



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Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: Dale(Ia)
Date: January 30, 2018 09:05PM
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Tony N (Michigan)

In my younger days it would have been in the hundreds, but I gave up quantity for quality several years back.

Last year I found maybe 25, but that included my first capped half dime, also my oldest, plus a pristine seated dime and just far more quality pieces than ever before.

How can you tell a quality, very old dime from, say, a Mercury dime before you dig it?
If he's like me, he only detects sites that are that old........former town sites & cabin sites along early river routes................No huge quantity, but oh, the quality!!!!

Iowa Dale

Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: Mkus
Date: February 01, 2018 11:44AM
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Simpsonslammer
A few more things to consider are.. some people just plain have more time to hunt than others. Are they retired, single, no kids ect ect. I love to get out and hunt but their comes a point when becomes an obsession too
Tell that to women and shopping! At least this hobby pays me back some buying clothes and shoes makeup is a yearly thing with women lol!!!

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