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  • How do you build your 2017 treasure pile?

    Being a proud Canadian I did it this way.
    First I laid out the 217 silver coins from this year. Click image for larger version

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ID:	279238 Then I scattered around some silver jewelry. Click image for larger version

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ID:	279240 And then topped of the treasure pile with some more of my favorites from this past year. Click image for larger version

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ID:	279241 Of course when I say favorites I am talking about militaria. Click image for larger version

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ID:	279242 And old dog tags. Click image for larger version

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ID:	279243 Don't get me wrong here guys and gals I really do like finding old coins.
    Just an FYI for those that do not remember, the center piece is made from a 1809 US Half dollar. Click image for larger version

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    Bruce
    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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    Click image for larger version  Name:	11.jpg Views:	2 Size:	243.3 KB ID:	279248Click image for larger version  Name:	12.jpg Views:	1 Size:	204.1 KB ID:	279249Click image for larger version  Name:	13.jpg Views:	1 Size:	245.6 KB ID:	279250Click image for larger version  Name:	14.jpg Views:	1 Size:	299.9 KB ID:	279251Click image for larger version  Name:	15.jpg Views:	1 Size:	354.0 KB ID:	279252Click image for larger version  Name:	16.jpg Views:	1 Size:	208.2 KB ID:	279253 And as an aside this is for all of you people who refuse to dig those surface penny tones.
    You are leaving all of these behind. Click image for larger version  Name:	24.jpg Views:	1 Size:	244.6 KB ID:	279254
    Bruce
    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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    • #3
      I hate digging pull tabs so I don't chase gold.
      So it is always a surprise when it happens to end up in my pouch. Click image for larger version

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      Here are some other things that I like to find.
      Chauffeurs tags. Click image for larger version

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ID:	279257 Bells and whistles. Click image for larger version

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      Old tokens. Click image for larger version

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ID:	279259 And cash.
      Who the heck doesn't like finding spending money.
      This was my third bank deposit.
      There is $626.95 sitting there. Click image for larger version

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ID:	279260 Sorry Mike. I had to start 2018 clean so those pennies went to the bank.
      You see Mike has been buying all of my pennies for the last two years.
      And this year he purchased $112 in pennies.
      He gladly obliged my request to bring all of those pennies by for this picture. Click image for larger version

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      That $112 when added to the rest of the clad coins brought my spendable coin total up to $1404.95 for the 2017 season. Click image for larger version

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ID:	279262 Now some of you also know that I recycle all of the nonferrous metal that I pull from the ground.
      This year I made three runs to the recyclers.
      This was the last run of the year.
      And when this was added to the other two runs the recycling put an extra $760.10 in the bank.
      Do you guys see those buckets of lead?
      What a total rip off lead is at the recyclers right now.
      They are only paying 3 cents a pound.
      I am really glad that my friend Micheal took me under his wing and showed me how to make lead downrigger fishing weights.
      This year the fishing weights brought in $400
      And there is 138 1/2pounds of lead waiting to make way more than the recyclers will pay.
      For those of you who want to see the detecting total in one place.
      On top of the treasure pile I have put $2565.05 into the bank this year. Click image for larger version

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      Bruce
      In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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      • #4
        What a productive fellow you are.
        This should motivate some to get out there and dig up some treasure.
        You found more silver in one year than I have in the past ten!

        PS: I like finding GOLD!

        Jess B.
        It is a "Rock" when it's on the ground.
        It is a "Specimen" when picked up and taken home.

        ​Jessy B.
        Circa:1982

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        • 2ndoldman
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          Thank you Jess. It takes a lot of digging to find this much stuff.

      • #5
        Awesome Bruce, Treasures and The other stuff really added up.
        http://joshinmo.weebly.com

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        • 2ndoldman
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          You got that right.

      • #6
        OMG comes to mind. Several times over, lol. Just OMG.....
        Rhode Island

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        • 2ndoldman
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          Hahaha. Seeing it all together at once is very different from looking at my posts throughout the year.

      • #7
        Happy KING TIDES today, Bruce!!! Go get 'em boom.
        Professor Shellman

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        • 2ndoldman
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          I would have to be out on the beach after midnight to take advantage of the tide at this time of year on the west coast. 🤢🤢🤢

      • #8
        That's an awesome post there Bruce. I particularly like that center piece in your token post. Never saw that one before. I always enjoy seeing what you turn up in the coin section, especially the older American pieces. By the way, that 1809 Half dollar cut out brought back memories. When I was riding subs in the Navy, we used to use jewelers files and cut out coins like that to pass time. We especially liked the older British pennys. Thanks for sharing Bruce.

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        • 2ndoldman
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          Thanks Chuck. Do you have any pictures of the coins you used to make?

        • Scorpion68
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          No - back then they were pretty common to find, especially in jewely like necklaces etc. They just kinda disappeared over time.

      • #9
        All that treasure and doing the Lord's work to boot...cleaning up the trash!!!

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        • 2ndoldman
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          I have come to despise trash. Before I started this hobby I was clueless as to how much garbage there was everywhere.

      • #10
        wow!
        Michigan Yooper
        If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

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        • 2ndoldman
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          Thank you Ron.

      • #11
        Good year Bruce, thanks for sharing it with us.
        Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

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        • 2ndoldman
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          I am happy to share you you and the rest of the forum Greg.

      • #12
        Amazing Bruce just Amazing. I love reading your posts. Do you take ya clothes off and curl up on that big pile of Treasure like some mythical dragon from Tolkien? Only jesting. Btw that old Royal Artillery badge is my old regiment- `Everywhere Your Right And Glory Leads` is the translation
        If You Know Your History You Can Predict The Future

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        • 2ndoldman
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          Hahaha, no rolling in the treasure pile naked or otherwise Lucas.
          I appreciate the translation and thank you for your service.

      • #13
        Never cease to amaze me, that is more than I have found all my years of detecting.

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        • 2ndoldman
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          That is likely because of the amount of time I put into detecting.
          I can only imagine what you could find with the same effort Johnny.

      • #14
        Hello, I'm a new member. I tried to send a private msg but please contact me. You have a very collectable coin in a salvidge pile... I joined to tell you.

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        • 2ndoldman
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          Thank you my friend, I did reply to your message.

      • #15
        Very nice Bruce. You motivate me to start digging!
        My name is Gary. I live in NE South Dakota

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        • 2ndoldman
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          Good for you Gary. I wish you all the best.
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