A SILVER DIME TRIFECTA

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  1. against the wind

    against the wind Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday, I took a trip back to where I recovered a silver spill a couple of weeks ago. I decided to go after any targets that registered 97 - 98. On the DEUS, a 98 can very well be iron, including steel bottle caps. With all the wheat pennies I was digging in this location, I just knew there had to be a few more silvers. So, the game plan was to investigate any "98" signals,, especially if they were deep.
    First target,, a Wheat Penny. Twenty minutes later, a Silver Roosevelt Dime. Nice way to start the day. And what a day it was turning out to be, Sunny and 81 degrees.
    My second silver came 2 hours into the hunt and was a solid 98 at about 8 inches. I was really surprised to see a Barber Dime. I immediately thought, I'm not going home until I find the Mercury Dime needed to complete the Trifecta.
    I kept going over an area of about 200 by 200 feet. Real slow and double checking my VDI and depth. Steel bottle caps do sound sweet and I did dig a few. You don't usually find them at 8 inches but I have found a few at 5 or 6 inches deep. For me the key is to watch the V.D.I. for numbers that are bouncing from 98 down into the high eighties. (Usually a steel bottle cap ). On some sweet sounding deep signals, there are no V.D.I. numbers,, so you just have to go after it.
    Right around 5 hours into the hunt, a Mercury dime popped out of a 7 inch hole. Out of all the years I have been swinging a coil, this is only my second Silver Dime Trifecta.
    My finds for the hunt were: 6q, 4d, 9 memorials, 11 wheat pennies, ( 19d, 27, 37, 40, 41, 44(2), 45, 46, & 56d), a toasted Buffalo Nickel, a 1900 Barber Dime, a 1944d Mercury Dime, and a 1953 Silver Roosevelt Dime.
    I also recovered a Shell Coin Game, (Illinois), 3 keys, and a starfish.
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    Awesome..
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    Good things come in threes. Nice hunt....
     
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    Big congrats buddy. Not very often that you see a dime trifecta. Well done my friend, well done indeed.(y):cool::D
     
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    congrats on the dime trifecta, nice
     
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    Very nice. Love the Barber. My MXT has dust on it. Haven't been for a bit. Maybe Memorial Day. Hunt Hard!
     
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    Thats nice
     
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    Windman, that is PHENOMENAL! GREAT finds!
     
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    Once again, nice hunt Kevin. Congrats! (y)(y)
     
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    Congrats on the tri-fi......what machine was u using ?...never mind, I saw it....deus...im heading back out in this field today.....temp will probably cook me....but I want to get in a couple hours before work....more time on the CTX
     
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    Awesome hunt Kevin. You are forcing me to rethink my approach to hunting with the Deus. I guess I am not finding enough silver to know what to look for. Great and helpful info!
     
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    Thanks buddy it's all about rethinking.
    I'm taking the DEUS on a seeded hunt this weekend. Our buddy diggin brains and I will go through the program I am using. We will write the settings down and I will get them to you.
     
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    That would be awesome!
     
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    A Huge CONGRATS :cool::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Nice finds. Congrats on the trifecta. Same with the ATP. Too much signal bounce usually means trash. That war nickel I found gave a signal that was tighter than most.
    "In metal detecting, trash is the guardian of treasure".
     
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    Good strategy......congrats
     
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