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    Just a quick hello from Mayberry, NC. USA

    Hello all! I'm David, i'll be 50 this year and have FINALLY made a dream come true.
    Searching eBay and craig's list I just couldn't pull the trigger, but for whatever reason I pulled into a pawn shop and there was a Garrett Ace 250 hanging on the wall. I talked them down to $68, I hope that was a good deal.


    Im in NW North Carolina, so I doubt I'll find anything grand, but the adventure calls and I answered.
    I've been out a number of times in parks and playgrounds coinshooting, a well as some old homesites in the area.
    I've really found nothing great, but it's exciting every time, nonetheless!

    I've joined a few forums as any tips or suggestions are welcome, just wanted to say "Hi".

    Cheers.
    -David

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    Welcome to the forum vespaboy from philadelphia, I think $68 is a good price for a used ace250, I use garrett machines myself and my son uses the ace400 & out perfoms me frequently this forum is packed with good tips and advice ( read through old threads). Wount take you long to get the hang of it and than the funs starts HH

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    Welcome to the forum, David! We are glad you joined us. The Ace 250 is a machine that many people start out on. You got a good deal on it at $68. There is lots of history in North Carolina so you should enjoy some fun detecting if you stick with it.

    Best of luck and keep us updated on your finds!
    Lifetime totals:
    8 Large Cents, 378 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 121 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 127 Barber Dimes, 382 Mercury Dimes, 233 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 84 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Elite Member DaddyDigger's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum! My first detector was an ACE 250. The first year I found $219 in modern clad coins alone (mostly tot-lots and parks). I predict your detector will pay for itself in very short order! Best wishes and HH, Dave.
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1826 Groschen, then 1765 Kreuzer, then 1250 Heller, now 1242 Denier
    Oldest American coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coin: 1625 Escalin from feudal France
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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    Welcome! NC has lots of old history so you never know you just might find something very "grand"!
    Detectors I use: Minelab Etrac & Equinox 800
    2019 Season Totals:
    Clad: $67.11
    Indians: 30
    Wheaties: 234
    Silver: 58
    Silver Jewelry: 9
    Gold Jewelry: 3
    Favorite 2019 find: Gold wedding ring & return.

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    Hello David, and welcome to the forum! Like everyone already noted, you've got some great history in your neck of the woods. Wouldnt surprise me if you started dighing up a lot of civil war items in some yards. Before you know, you will have a bucket full of 3 ringers. Just don't let Barney near the bullets!
    Equipment:
    Minelab: CTX 3030, GPX 4800, X-Terra 705.
    Whites TDI SL.

    2017
    Silver 28 Bling 18
    Gold 2

    2018
    Silver 8 Bling 1
    Gold 1

    2019
    Silver 7
    Silver bling 2

    Best finds: 28 silver dime spill, 1800s Dutch customs seal.
    Oldest/best coin: 1837 Upper Canada large cent
    Oldest find: 1800 Sailors Luck token
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    Welcome from western MA. NC has some great history and I am sure in no time you will be digging up civil was relics. Nice group of people on here who don't mind sharing their knowledge. Remember this....no detector can find the goodies if its in a closet...
    V3i- Prism IV- Pro Pointer
    2018 GOAL: Any Flowing Hair coin

    TOTAL 100 YEAR OLD COINS - -279
    2019: Liard 1600's
    Silver: 1


    Oldest U.S. Copper - 1795 Liberty Cap
    Oldest U.S. Silver - 1829 Capped Bust Dime extra large 10C
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    Welcome from Michigan .Great group of people here, enjoy your stay.
    Equinox 800

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    Hello David , beautiful part of the country your in . I have in-laws who live in Elkin , NC . You got a great deal on the detector Feel free to ask any questions , that's what we're here for .

    Dan
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    We,come to the forum and hobby David from SE Wisconsin. You have a great machine to get you started. Good luck and have fun.
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