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Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: AJ in PA
Date: February 02, 2018 01:14PM
I average between 75 and 100 silver in a year. Snow is the one big factor.

Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: February 02, 2018 05:45PM
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AJ in PA
I average between 75 and 100 silver in a year. Snow is the one big factor.

You said it man. Around here if we get snow...done. If it gets really cold and locks the ground up...done. I can’t even hunt for at least 2 months time,maybe more depending on things. Cold doesn’t bother,but if I can’t dig a hole,it’s over. The woods locks up too. That being said, you do well at your numbers for what we generally have to work with. Targeting the proper areas and digging ONLY stuff that might have a chance of being silver is ALWAYS key to big numbers.

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Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: Gannon
Date: February 02, 2018 08:35PM
I’m at 13 so far this year. My goal is 100! Last year I dug 21... But! Then I discovered the Etrac! It LOVES silver! :clap:



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Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: February 03, 2018 06:17PM
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Gannon
I’m at 13 so far this year. My goal is 100! Last year I dug 21... But! Then I discovered the Etrac! It LOVES silver! :clap:

You dug 21 last year using WHAT? If you’re already at 13(and I know you are) whatever you WERE using must’ve been broken or just that bad at finding silver! Maybe both!:lol:

Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: chipper97
Date: February 04, 2018 10:00PM
I started detecting Civil War relics exclusively so low totals on coins of any variety in those years. After several years of mostly mini-balls and a few buttons I kinda burned out and stopped detecting for a while. Then a buddy of mine showed up with an AT Pro and invited me to go to a city park that had been the old school grounds. Got hooked on that sweet silver coming out of the ground. Started with a Cz 5 Quicksilver. Did ok probably averaged 25 silvers a year. But I didn't hunt that much, once a week I guess. Then I got a Minelab Explorer Se Pro and started to get serious. Found 100 silver my first year with the Explorer. I had to hustle the last couple of weeks but I got that 100th silver. I really researched and found sites that weren't worked out. Then with my help they BECAME worked out. Only found 46 the following year hunting the same old schools and parks. In the last year and 1/2 I've slipped to only 34. But I'm spending more time researching and hunting old home sites, mill ponds, any place that might produce older if fewer silver and copper coins. I miss bringing home 5 or 6 silvers every now and then but I'm enjoying pursuing those elusive earlier period coins. This is a great topic and I'm enjoying seeing how everyone else is faring and how we all get to the realization that it's all good as long as you are getting a kick out of this wonderful hobby.

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Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: February 05, 2018 02:52PM
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Gannon
I’m at 13 so far this year. My goal is 100! Last year I dug 21... But! Then I discovered the Etrac! It LOVES silver! :clap:

I've had all the Explorer series of Minelabs and have the E-trac. I still have my Explorer XS and will never get rid of it. I have been
blessed to have found many many very old coins with it and jewelry.
Yes, indeed, the E-trac does love silver. My first time out with it I found a very nice sterling silver religious medal. In all my many
years of detecting I have never found over 25 silvers in a year . . . that I know of. LOL
I live in a pretty poor county in Michigan where the farmers just didn't have enough money to buy a pot to pi$$ in.
Yes, there are very old coins (large cents, half cents, half dimes) on these farms I have found but for some strange reason, not many silvers. Maybe
the silvers were easier to spot due to being shiny when lost?


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Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: Gannon
Date: February 06, 2018 08:39PM
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IDXMonster

I’m at 13 so far this year. My goal is 100! Last year I dug 21... But! Then I discovered the Etrac! It LOVES silver! :clap:

You dug 21 last year using WHAT? If you’re already at 13(and I know you are) whatever you WERE using must’ve been broken or just that bad at finding silver! Maybe both!:lol:

Hahah! :clapping:Well I only started in March 2017. I went through 5 detectors before finding the Etrac, sold it then got it back. After figuring out how to hunt and where to hunt I started finding silver.

To me.. this may start a firestorm... but Etrac on auto-sens is not very deep at all. I MUST be on manual jacked up sensitivity to get great depth.



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Re: How many silver coins do you average per year?
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: February 06, 2018 09:53PM
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Gannon


I’m at 13 so far this year. My goal is 100! Last year I dug 21... But! Then I discovered the Etrac! It LOVES silver! :clap:

You dug 21 last year using WHAT? If you’re already at 13(and I know you are) whatever you WERE using must’ve been broken or just that bad at finding silver! Maybe both!:lol:

Hahah! :clapping:Well I only started in March 2017. I went through 5 detectors before finding the Etrac, sold it then got it back. After figuring out how to hunt and where to hunt I started finding silver.

To me.. this may start a firestorm... but Etrac on auto-sens is not very deep at all. I MUST be on manual jacked up sensitivity to get great depth.

That’s a lot of detectors!:smile: Good to see you got back on “Trac”...it depends a lot on your soil and conditions. I’ve found 10” coins with the Explorer2 and a Sunray 12” coil on semi Auto Sensitivity,but then that was in good black dirt. It doesn’t matter much,the results matter. If you are able to wind it up and find what you’re after,that’s what counts,all other things aside. There are so many different hunting conditions it’s hard to say whats “best”. You’ve obviously got the hang of it now!

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