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    A couple of weekends ago I took all of my common date silver coins to a place in Vincennes, Indiana and sold them. This was a big decision for me as I had never sold any of my finds in my 45+ years of detecting. However, I decided it was silly to hang on to this stuff, especially since the price of silver is relatively high right now. I also sold a fairly large quantity of Walking Liberty and Franklin Halves that I had inherited from my grandparents.

    I must admit that I was very pleasantly surprised at the amount I got for the coins.

    So today I paid a visit to Marty Tracy at JMT Metal Detectors here in Robinson and bought myself a brand new Minelab Equinox 800.

    Let the learning curve begin!
    Lifetime totals:
    10 Large Cents, 420 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 68 V Nickels, 125 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 131 Barber Dimes, 406 Mercury Dimes, 249 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 18 Barber Quarters, 20 Standing Liberty Quarters, 90 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Elite Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    That is a hard thing to do selling some of your finds. I have a few items too. Hope you enjoy your new toy!
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 900 & Manticore
    Favorite finds I have made:
    1,000+ silver coins
    92pcs of 1700's Trade Era Silver
    Copper Culture Indian Artifacts
    125+ War of 1812 Era buttons and relics
    My wife
    (probably should have started with that one)

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    Good for you Tony. I am sure you will enjoy the Nox. I agree with Bucknut. I even get attached to my junky buttons.

    If I sold all my half dollars...I could by something worth 50 cents.
    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

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    Wow. I thought you were an e-tracer for life! Good luck with the new machine.
    Next weekend?
    Oldest Coin: 1699 William III Halfpenny


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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger Don View Post
    Next weekend?
    Can I play?
    Some days you get the corn, some days you get the cob
    ​Oldest coin: ​70 B.C. "Harlow Flyer" gold qtr. Stater
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1814 Capped Bust Dime

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    Congratulations , a great choice and now you have two killer machines that really compliment each other !

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    Best of luck, Tony! You have so many skills you could find stuff with a stick taped to a colander. I hope you and your new machine are a perfect match!
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    What? and I was going to offer you $50 for each Ben Franklin half you had found! oh wait...
    Oldest Coin: 100-60 BC Gallic bronze coin (Sequani Tribe)
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1156 hammered Pfennig from (now) Bavaria
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coins EVER: 1625 4 Sols from Kingdom of Chateau Renaud, France
    1662 15 Kreuzers, Leopold I, Austria
    Best Relics: Bronze Age Arrowheads & Spearhead, 2c Roman silver ring, complete medieval knight's spur (x6)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Metal Digger View Post
    What? and I was going to offer you $50 for each Ben Franklin half you had found! oh wait...
    Ouch!
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 900 & Manticore
    Favorite finds I have made:
    1,000+ silver coins
    92pcs of 1700's Trade Era Silver
    Copper Culture Indian Artifacts
    125+ War of 1812 Era buttons and relics
    My wife
    (probably should have started with that one)

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    Welcome to the club buddy. One tip, keep the Etrac pace of swinging. That ultra fast processor will surprise you in the trashyest of areas.
    Some days you get the corn, some days you get the cob
    ​Oldest coin: ​70 B.C. "Harlow Flyer" gold qtr. Stater
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1814 Capped Bust Dime

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    Congrats Tony! My wife keeps nagging me to do the same. Bunch of silver rings and coins. Was the company in Vincennes pretty good to deal with? A jeweler or ??
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Waterproof Pinpointer, CTX3030 with 6,11,17" coils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badgers325 View Post
    Congrats Tony! My wife keeps nagging me to do the same. Bunch of silver rings and coins. Was the company in Vincennes pretty good to deal with? A jeweler or ??
    They were awesome! And they paid in cash.

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    Lifetime totals:
    10 Large Cents, 420 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 68 V Nickels, 125 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 131 Barber Dimes, 406 Mercury Dimes, 249 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 18 Barber Quarters, 20 Standing Liberty Quarters, 90 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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    Thank you Tony. Might have to bring my stuff next time I have to go to Effingham. I always wonder who got mad at Ham and named it that city name......
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Waterproof Pinpointer, CTX3030 with 6,11,17" coils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badgers325 View Post
    .... I always wonder who got mad at Ham and named it that city name......
    Some days you get the corn, some days you get the cob
    ​Oldest coin: ​70 B.C. "Harlow Flyer" gold qtr. Stater
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1814 Capped Bust Dime

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    I got to set something up Tony. This has been the worst year for me detecting in a long while. Especially since I got the equinox. Been busy as all get out. Got to get back out there. Anxious to talk to ya about the new detector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moosapalooza View Post
    I got to set something up Tony. This has been the worst year for me detecting in a long while. Especially since I got the equinox. Been busy as all get out. Got to get back out there. Anxious to talk to ya about the new detector.

    I hope we can get together soon, Moose! Let's make it happen!
    Lifetime totals:
    10 Large Cents, 420 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 68 V Nickels, 125 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 131 Barber Dimes, 406 Mercury Dimes, 249 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 18 Barber Quarters, 20 Standing Liberty Quarters, 90 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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    Hi - good info on the coins... I'm wondering if they paid you for the silver content, or if they paid you for the coin value? I have quite a few silver halves from the grandparents, etc. as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGDigger View Post
    Hi - good info on the coins... I'm wondering if they paid you for the silver content, or if they paid you for the coin value? I have quite a few silver halves from the grandparents, etc. as well!
    They paid me the spot value silver price which was all I was expecting. These were all common date low grade coins.
    Lifetime totals:
    10 Large Cents, 420 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 68 V Nickels, 125 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 131 Barber Dimes, 406 Mercury Dimes, 249 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 18 Barber Quarters, 20 Standing Liberty Quarters, 90 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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