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    Ten Years

    I joined this forum 10 years ago today, February 26, 2011. What a great decade it has been. When I joined the group I didn't even have a metal detector. When I asked everyone what machine I should get several people recommended the Minelab E-Trac. I placed an order for one from Sun Ray Detectors in Hazelton, Iowa and it arrived around March 10, 2011. With this machine I found so many bucket list items it's impossible to list them all.

    But the finds are secondary to the great friendships I've made here. I've been detecting with Full Metal Digger, Ill Digger, jkress, rgorman, Digger Don, Digger Al, Noah, Moosapalooza, zrickkid, Silver Star, JTGold and Bell-Two. I hope to meet and detect with other forum members in the future.

    Thanks to all of the great members here for the knowledgeable insight and the entertaining posts! Here's to another 10 years!
    Last edited by Tony Two-Cent; 02-27-2021 at 09:00 PM.
    Lifetime totals:
    9 Large Cents, 395 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 122 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 128 Barber Dimes, 386 Mercury Dimes, 240 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 86 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Wow, tempus fugit. I forget...what detector did you swing back in the day...like during the depression when you started detecting
    I personally appreciate everything you've done here at AD and hope to detect with you when we drive across the country to see our grandkids...if you'd have me.
    Thank you, Tony!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    hope to detect with you when we drive across the country to see our grandkids...if you'd have me.
    Without question, Drew! I'd love to detect with you someday!

    I started detecting with my parents' Garrett "Hunter" VLF machine, then bought a Whites 5000/D in about 1981, then bought a Fisher 1260X in about 1985.
    Lifetime totals:
    9 Large Cents, 395 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 122 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 128 Barber Dimes, 386 Mercury Dimes, 240 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 86 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

    YouTube Channel: Tony Two-Cent https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmz...RlHTBIU42bUORg

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    Come east sometime Tony. Those boys in CT trip over Pine Tree shillings and GW buttons while hiking out to their cellar hole sites.
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

    "He who would search for pearls must dive below."

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    Hard to believe 10 years have gone by already Tony! I still remember our first meeting back in 2012(?) and we detected a couple different parks. I dug a Barber quarter and not too far away a silver Washington quarter that rang up just like a penny. The next time we met up I think you found a seated dime (by the pavilion) and a Civil War button if I remember correctly. Then the park ranger ran us off. LOL. Through you, I met other detectorists and we all became friends (except for the harmonica guy). Best wishes for another 10 years and happy digging!
    Oldest Coin: 100-60 BC Gallic Coin (Sequani Tribe)
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1156 Pfennig from Bavaria, Germany
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coin EVER: 1625 4 Sols from Chateau Renaud, France
    Best Relics: Bronze Age Arrowheads & Spearhead, 2c Roman silver ring
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    Yes time does fly I too havr been at it for 10 years as well.
    SPECTRA V3i, BH 505, Pro-Pointer II. Lesche Digger.
    Oldest Copper: 1694 William & Mary Halfpenny. Oldest Silver: 1663 1-Reale
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    Congrats on 10 years!
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    Congratulations !!

    Tony its been you who has been the real "treasure" and friend to us here at AD for the last decade I hope your presence here lasts at least another ten years sir .



    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    Come east sometime Tony. Those boys in CT trip over Pine Tree shillings and GW buttons while hiking out to their cellar hole sites.
    not hardly Tony but we still love to have you out this way and try to give you a good chance to find some !

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