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    Thank you! This is very helpful and echoes what...

    Thank you! This is very helpful and echoes what I am seeing on YouTube. I will pass this information on to my uncle. He is a novice who just got his Nox today and he already texted me to tell me...
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    My uncle just bought an Equinox 600 and is asking...

    My uncle just bought an Equinox 600 and is asking me about settings. I've never used one so I don't have a clue. Does anyone here have suggestions for settings? He mostly does park and residential...
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    Great find! :yes: There is some information...

    Great find! :yes:

    There is some information about Benoni Hills and his gun business starting on page 3 of this document:
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  4. For The Year. :thumbsup01:

    For The Year. :thumbsup01:
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    That is an awesome relic, Dave, and it is in...

    That is an awesome relic, Dave, and it is in great shape! The stories it could tell! I love all the inspection stamps in the bottom. I hope you are able to find out more about it.
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    Nickel Day is better than Nickelback! :lol: ...

    Nickel Day is better than Nickelback! :lol:

    I love that silver spoon! I wonder if it could be straightened out? Such a cool design on it!

    What is the date on the V Nickel? 1905?
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    Such a difficult coin to find with a metal...

    Such a difficult coin to find with a metal detector! They ring up so low they sound like junk. Huge congrats on that rare find, Tim!
  8. That 1865 Indian Head is off the charts, Don! ...

    That 1865 Indian Head is off the charts, Don! Such a beautiful coin! It is definitely the fancy 5 variety. The dark green patina is spectacular!

    The Barber Quarter and bankers token are great...
  9. That exempt badge is an amazing find! I've never...

    That exempt badge is an amazing find! I've never seen one before or even heard of such a thing. What a great peice of history.

    :congrats:
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    Great finds! Congrats on your first Walking...

    Great finds! Congrats on your first Walking Liberty Half Dollar! There's nothing like big silver in the hole.

    The Jimmie Allen wings are wonderful too. It was a radio show from 1933-1937.
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    Another wonderful tear-out hunt! I love the...

    Another wonderful tear-out hunt! I love the tavern token and the Barber Quarter.

    Do you know what the star object is?
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    That silver coin from Switzerland is beautiful,...

    That silver coin from Switzerland is beautiful, Don! And it's BIG! Very cool find!

    That was a great spill you found too. There's nothing like multiple silvers in the same hole!

    :congrats:
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    Yes, I went back to this site a few weeks later. ...

    Yes, I went back to this site a few weeks later. Here is my post from that return trip. By the end of this hunt I felt I had pounded it pretty hard.
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  14. This was my second three-ringer and they were...

    This was my second three-ringer and they were found in adjacent towns. My first is shown in this post:
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    Wow, Dave, what a spectacular photo! Those...

    Wow, Dave, what a spectacular photo! Those buckles are incredible. You have done an amazing job of cleaning and preserving them. So much history saved!

    Mighty impressive! :clapping:
  16. I've been trying to find a match to your eagle...

    I've been trying to find a match to your eagle button without much success. The backmark says "W.H. HORSTMANN & SONS - PHI".

    I cannot find that exact button though.

    68382
  17. 1863 Fatty, Miniť ball, and a compact with coins in it.

    On Saturday I met up with Don and Tim for some detecting. After a somewhat slow start our day was saved by one yard at an 1870s (?) brick house. We strongly suspect it had been detected before as...
  18. Wow! How did I miss this post? So many...

    Wow! How did I miss this post? So many wonderful coins and relics. AGAIN! Lots of silver and some Indian Heads that cleaned up really well. I assume you tumble them?

    I would say the wheat...
  19. Respectable hunt, Don! I love that Boy Scouts...

    Respectable hunt, Don! I love that Boy Scouts token. I've never found one. It's always a thrill to find a Barber Dime too. Add that ring to your pile of silver which must be substantial by now. ...
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    Very sharp looking button, and I really like the...

    Very sharp looking button, and I really like the lead toy figure too! I agree that he/she is skiing. Cool!

    :congrats:
  21. It was great getting out with you and Tim, Don! ...

    It was great getting out with you and Tim, Don! That one yard was a day saver. Lots of great finds came out of that soil. Your eagle button is gorgeous! We thought it would clean up well and we...
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    Another spectacular hunt, Darren! Gotta love...

    Another spectacular hunt, Darren! Gotta love that 1854 Seated Half Dime! The bar token is awesome too.

    That brown marble looks like a Bennington. They used to be very collectible.

    Congrats...
  23. Thread: Finds

    by Tony Two-Cent
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    Now you're starting to find some older stuff. ...

    Now you're starting to find some older stuff. Does your property have some age to it? It looks like it might. Congrats on the interesting finds!
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    by Tony Two-Cent
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    You are on the right track, Bill. It looks like...

    You are on the right track, Bill. It looks like you are getting the hang of your Simplex. It's a hobby that requires lots of patience and perseverance. If you keep at it you will be rewarded.
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    To me, this is a dream find for any detectorist! ...

    To me, this is a dream find for any detectorist! Personal, precious and historic, it doesn't get much better, and this one is a wonderful example. I've yet to find one and it is a major bucket list...
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