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Year of the Seated! (- General)

by Doug In ILL. @, Saturday, November 07, 2015, 16:14 (687 days ago)
edited by Doug In ILL., Sunday, November 08, 2015, 07:42

It's been a Great Year for me considering I haven't found a Seated coin since
1985 when I pulled up an 1850's Half Dime with my old Mark-1. I've been hunting an Old fairground's that been hunted since metal detectors first came out. Below are two photo's
posted as I gave the worn 1891 away to a friend. Gotta give credit to My minelab FBS detector
for all the help. Most of these coins were at the 8-9" range and at least half were on edge
probably the reason they were missed by other's..Hopefully I'll put a few more in my pocket before the years over.
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Year of the Seated!

by George Fatizzi @, Sunday, November 08, 2015, 05:25 (687 days ago) @ Doug In ILL.

Wow! Awesome finds Doug! In 20 years of hunting, I've only been fortunate enough to find two seated dimes. Looks like you found yourself a nice hot spot! HH George

Year of the Seated!

by Doug In ILL. @, Sunday, November 08, 2015, 07:41 (686 days ago) @ George Fatizzi

Thanks George! I'm pretty fortunate.

Year of the Seated!

by updownup @, Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 17:17 (683 days ago) @ Doug In ILL.

Congratulations Doug! WOW, those finds are super-duper!

Add another Seated

by Doug In ILL. @, Saturday, November 14, 2015, 18:40 (680 days ago) @ updownup

Todays finds and another scratched coin..:-(
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Add Two More Seated

by Doug In ILL. @, Sunday, November 15, 2015, 12:07 (679 days ago) @ Doug In ILL.

To the list. Found My oldest today an 1853 with arrows and a nice 1888 to go along with
the 1889 I found yesterday. Total for the year is now at 11 seated dimes. Hopeing for
a Quarter.Gotta say I really like how the CTX gets those oldies next to Iron.
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Add Two More Seated

by Carl @, Sunday, November 15, 2015, 20:59 (679 days ago) @ Doug In ILL.

Doug, that's amazing!! Super finds. You have a real hot spot. To what do you credit your success? Are you searching in a different way...different settings? Is it the detector, sweep speed, ground moisture or?? I know the feeling of seeing a scratch like that. Ouch.

Thanks for the great posts!

Carl

Add Two More Seated

by Doug In ILL. @, Monday, November 16, 2015, 05:28 (679 days ago) @ Carl

Doug, that's amazing!! Super finds. You have a real hot spot. To what do you credit your success? Are you searching in a different way...different settings? Is it the detector, sweep speed, ground moisture or?? I know the feeling of seeing a scratch like that. Ouch.

Thanks for the great posts!
Carl,
Of course all of those things you spoke of above effect the overall performance of any
detector. However, I believe the ability of my Minelab FBS to Identify targets at depth
along with an area that has seen a lot of activity in the mid 1800's attributes mostly to
my good finds. I have a friend who uses another brand detector that I hunt with. He has also
recovered some good targets like me but his detector would usually sputter and pop in all the Iron.
He usually digs the targets if he gets a High tone Pop that's at the limits of his
detectors depth capability. He came over to me one day while we was detecting with a nice
1934 walking Liberty Half in his hand to show me. I asked how deep and he said 8" and I said
how did it sound on his detector and he said that he thought he was digging Iron but he took
a chance because of the hi tone pop he got in with the iron, Boy! was he surprised.The Fbs
detectors ability (Especially the CTX) to ID with a Hint of an possible good target along
with it's Depth Capability has helped me unearth targets that most detectors in the past and present have missed.
Regards,
Doug

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