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Breaking news! Another silver coin!

15 Mar

So after an eight day dry spell, I returned to McAdams park today at lunch. When I got there, I saw another hunter who hunts that park and whom I’ve met before but for some reason, we don’t talk anymore. Oh well, he left soon after I got there.

***UPDATE*** The dude hunting was another forum member and he’s totally cool. I thought he was somebody else of course. He didn’t say hi out of respect for my limited time at lunch. Thanks Greg!****

I decided today to hunt with the Transmit Boost on. This makes the V3i push more power out of the coil and thus go deeper. The downside of doing this is that you get more noise and your battery life shortens by 50%.  I hunted for 30 minutes and at the very end of the session, I got a nice, clean, hit. The VDI said 80, the three frequencies lined up nicely, with the 22.5kHz in the 70’s. The dominant frequency was 2.5kHz and the depth when I pinpointed said nine inches.

I dug up a hole about seven inches deep and when I checked with the pinpointer, the signal was on the side of the hole at about 6 inches. As I began to extract the target, I saw that the Mercury dime was straight up on edge.
I don’t know if the TxBoost made the signal so good even though the coin was on edge or if it was the fact that I’ve been hunting with a faster recovery delay setting, 45 if you want to know.

1943 D Mercury dime obverse

I likes me some of this!

The coin was a 1943 D Mercury dime. It is my seventh silver coin of the year. I am about ten silver coins behind!

Thank you for looking!

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4 Responses to “Breaking news! Another silver coin!”

  1. Greg March 15, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    Ahhh…wadda ya mean we don’t talk anymore? I just don’t get out to hunt as much as you do and I just figured you were on your break today and were in a hurry…..I didn’t even see you till you were walking away….I just figured you didn’t have time to talk…:(
    Greg
    BTW: I love your blog…

    • yaquigrande March 16, 2012 at 2:20 am #

      LOL! Greg, I did not know that was you! I thought you were the guy who told me to go hunt by the trees that one time!

      I guess I didn’t know you drove that truck. I’ve seen you there before and didn’t say hi because I thought you were that other dude.

      You don”t know the story so this won’t make sense to you. I ran into a guy at McAdams who told me where to go hunt because he got to the park before I did. I told him I would hunt at my usual spot. I didn’t mean nothing by it but I think he got mad and left.

      No, no my friend, you can come by and say hi anytime. Now that I know it’s your truck, i will know to come and see what silver you’ve found for that day. LOL!

  2. Dave March 16, 2012 at 1:55 am #

    Heck yeah, congratulations on the find and breaking the dry spell! Keep that turbo powered up.

    • yaquigrande March 16, 2012 at 2:22 am #

      Thanks Dave!

      You know, I seem to find a silver dime every time I come to this park. I think the V3i will sniff me out the deep ones and the iffy ones that I left there when I hunted with the AT Pro.

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