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    My first Merc & a Indian head penny to boot

    Hello everyone.
    I found my first Merc today in this spill I have been to 3 times now in the last month. This spot is directly under a tree. A 1888 Indian Head Penny was about 6 inches away. I have found 6 different kinds of coins in this very same spot, including 2 Indian Head Penny’s. One is in the photo. Daylight was fading fast so I had to cut it short after the finds. I plan to go back a fourth time before the ground freezes over for the winter.




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    Congratulations! You are officially addicted to treasure hunting now! Welcome to our forum, I think you are going to find lots of great information and help here. I know it helped me tremendously when I was starting out. Where do you live and what kind of detector are you using? Are you mostly a coin hunter, relic hunter, or a little bit of everything?
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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    Welcome! Everyone remembers their first …I hope you can find more there before winter sets in! Congrats
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 800 & Manticore
    2023 Season Totals:
    Indians: 1
    Wheaties: 13
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    NICE JOB!! Welcome to our group! That's some quality paper towel too!
    I hope you get back before frost. The ground was partially frozen here last week
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    congrats on the merc and indian , Dirknukemwelcome to the forum !

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    Congrats, DirtNukem! It sounds like you have a fun place to detect! I hope it yields more bucket listers and keepers for you!

    Lifetime totals:
    9 Large Cents, 413 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 123 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 130 Barber Dimes, 397 Mercury Dimes, 244 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 17 Barber Quarters, 18 Standing Liberty Quarters, 88 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Welcome to AD, and congrats on your finds! If you detect enough you'll likely find Mercs by the hand full just like wheaties. My first time detecting where an old farmhouse once as I found a coin spill that produced 26 Mercs and 2 Barber dimes. Haven't topped it to this day, but beginner's luck can sometimes be legendary. But seeing shiny or round stuff in the hole never gets old, and instead of just a hobby it starts to become a lifestyle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Metal Digger View Post
    Congratulations! You are officially addicted to treasure hunting now! Welcome to our forum, I think you are going to find lots of great information and help here. I know it helped me tremendously when I was starting out. Where do you live and what kind of detector are you using? Are you mostly a coin hunter, relic hunter, or a little bit of everything?
    Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    Welcome! Everyone remembers their first …I hope you can find more there before winter sets in! Congrats
    Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    NICE JOB!! Welcome to our group! That's some quality paper towel too!
    I hope you get back before frost. The ground was partially frozen here last week
    Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    congrats on the merc and indian , Dirknukemwelcome to the forum !

    Dan
    Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    Congrats, DirtNukem! It sounds like you have a fun place to detect! I hope it yields more bucket listers and keepers for you!

    I appreciate it. Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger_O'Dell View Post
    Welcome to AD, and congrats on your finds! If you detect enough you'll likely find Mercs by the hand full just like wheaties. My first time detecting where an old farmhouse once as I found a coin spill that produced 26 Mercs and 2 Barber dimes. Haven't topped it to this day, but beginner's luck can sometimes be legendary. But seeing shiny or round stuff in the hole never gets old, and instead of just a hobby it starts to become a lifestyle.
    Awesome spill.


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    Here is a pic from the site


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    Congrats and welcome to the forum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger Don View Post
    Congrats and welcome to the forum!
    Thanks Don!


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    Great spill Dirt! Welcome to this forum! Awesome people here!!
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    Great finds. It is always a bummer when old mother nature decides freeze things up, What state are you in. Hope your freezes ate not as bad as Wisconsin. Congrats WD
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    59 silver - Goal 71 (2022 Finds) - 1 Barber Half - 2 Barber Quarterss - 2 SLQ - 4 Washington's - 3 Barber Dimes - 26 Mercury Dimes - 16 Roosevelt Dimes - 2 V Nickels - 13 Buffalo Nickels - 5 Siver Nickels - 1 Two Cent Piece - 6 Indians - 154 wheats - $153.42 Clad Milestones: 7000 clad dimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisconsin digger View Post
    Great finds. It is always a bummer when old mother nature decides freeze things up, What state are you in. Hope your freezes ate not as bad as Wisconsin. Congrats WD
    Thanks! I’m in Illinois. We’re about neck and neck with the weather.


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