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  1. That is definitely a coin ring! The ridges are...

    That is definitely a coin ring! The ridges are the "dentils" that are found around the perimeter of the obverse or reverse of a Seated or Barber coin.

    I like the ring with the thunderbird on it...
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    I'm glad you got that Hibernia out of...

    I'm glad you got that Hibernia out of hibernation, Drew! :grin:
  3. I think most of us know that sick feeling. (I...

    I think most of us know that sick feeling. (I know I do!) It's one of the hazards of the hobby, unfortunately. Sometimes it is unavoidable, especially when the ground is hard or the digging is...
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    Welcome to the forum! :waving: That is an...

    Welcome to the forum! :waving:

    That is an amazing first day! The Barber Half is an incredible find! I bet that put a big smile on your face.

    What model of detector are you using?
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    :wow: You are reaping the good karma from that...

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    You are reaping the good karma from that ring return, Jared! I bet you didn't expect to find a Capped Bust Dime there! I would look at the old aerial photos and see if there was an old...
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    What an awesome story, Jared! I can't wait to...

    What an awesome story, Jared! I can't wait to hear about his reaction! I have been asked to search for lost rings before but I've never had any success. Your perseverance paid off this time!
    ...
  7. Amazing finds! For us uneducated saps, can you...

    Amazing finds! For us uneducated saps, can you tell us the approximate age of the mug and bottles?
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    I'm not sure, unless they were afraid that people...

    I'm not sure, unless they were afraid that people would hoard the 1943 steel cents because they were so unusual, causing a shortage of cents in circulation.
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    No, I've never found a 1922 wheat cent. Maybe...

    No, I've never found a 1922 wheat cent. Maybe someday!
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    Here's one I found in a coin spill. Since they...

    Here's one I found in a coin spill.

    Since they are steel it is unlikely that you will find one if you're using any discrimination at all. (Unless they're in a spill.)

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    I have only found them in a coin spill, and they...

    I have only found them in a coin spill, and they are always just a round lump of rust.
  12. I was 15 minutes late and by that time you had...

    I was 15 minutes late and by that time you had already found a Merc and a Barber Quarter! :crying02:

    Congrats on the Barber trifecta, Tim! And the 1877 Seated Dime! And the Shield Nickel! ...
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    Although it has been hot we have been getting an...

    Although it has been hot we have been getting an incredible amount of rain here in Illinois. So much that farmers have had to plant their fields 2-3 times due to flooding. It rained pretty much all...
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    No, I got poison ivy at the old drive-in last...

    No, I got poison ivy at the old drive-in last weekend. Moose got it really bad too!
  15. That 1894 Barber Quarter is a terrific find, Don!...

    That 1894 Barber Quarter is a terrific find, Don! That yard was amazing for you and Tim. You don't know how many times I drove past that house in the past and drooled over that huge front yard with...
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    Both! 66808

    Both! 66808
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    Mercury Rising

    I got out with Digger Don and Noah yesterday for some door knocking. We went to a town that has a lot of history. Very friendly people in this town, we got a lot of yeses.

    I had a decent day...
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    I think they are making dollar coins featuring...

    I think they are making dollar coins featuring every president eventually.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_$1_Coin_Program

    Congrats on the KGIII if that's what it is. An oldie for...
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    Spectacular finds, Roger! That Draped Bust is...

    Spectacular finds, Roger! That Draped Bust is :smitten: If I ever found a DB here in Illinois I would have a heart attack.

    Lots of really old buttons too!

    :congrats:
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    Yes, I can go back any time. Winter might be...

    Yes, I can go back any time. Winter might be best as the vegetation will be died down.
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    Here are the results from the first trip to the...

    Here are the results from the first trip to the old drive-in. These coins were found in about an hour and a half. I found the Merc right off the bat within the first five minutes. My buddy Moose...
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    Yes, the center building was the concession...

    Yes, the center building was the concession stand. The building is gone now but I think the concrete pad is still there. The property was bought by the city and it will soon be turned into a water...
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    Old Drive-In Theater

    I just got an open-ended permission to detect the grounds of this old drive-in movie theater. I am told that it opened in the 1940s and closed in the late 1970s. I know there wouldn't be any super...
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    Yep! And on the V Nickels! :thumbsup01:

    Yep! And on the V Nickels! :thumbsup01:
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    Indian Heads are so ho-hum that they don't even...

    Indian Heads are so ho-hum that they don't even garner a mention. :crying01: :lol:

    It looks like you found a trade token too. What's it say on it?

    How amazing it is that a copper in that...
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