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Old 04-16-2012, 11:52 PM   #11
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The cheap ones are fun to play around with. But they may also turn you off of medal detecting. Bout the same with everything. Ya get what ya pay for.
I recommend a Whites. Ive had one for 3 years now. Aint got rich yet, but I dont take it out enough either. I have found several silver coins, the oldest being a 1836 Dime.

Here is a link to the Whites detector forum. Nice bunch of guys, that like to help new folks out.
http://forums.whiteselectronics.com/forum.php

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Here is a direct link to members finds.
http://forums.whiteselectronics.com/forumdisplay.php?21-Today-s-amp-This-Year-s-Finds!

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Thanks towboater I appreciate the help

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Well guys, I'm not bragging here, but with a good metal detector and the right places, you can more than pay for the hobby. I was into fishing big time and gone every weekend. The wife threatened divorce unless I stayed home more often. Long story short, I changed hobbies to metal detecting. In the five years I detected in old parks (100+ years old) in the St. Louis area (Forest Park, O'Fallon Park, Fairgrounds Park, etc. etc.) I found hundreds of seated, Barber, Morgans, Indians, etc. coins and loads of Sterling and gold rings. I spent countless hours detecting and getting good at "hearing" what the target might be. After about 5 years I was ready to retire to the country and decided to sell my finds on Ebay. I sold just the coins I had found M/D for over $15,000.00. I had plenty of rare dates and many in almost uncirculated condition. I had many metal detectors, but the best one and most accurate was my Minelab Explorer XS, equipped with a X-1 probe and Grey Ghost head phones. I still have allot of civil war relics I didn't sell. Wish I could get back into it but, my 60 yr. old knees can't over come gravity anymore. Good luck.

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Dennis, What were some of you best finds? I'd sure like to hear some stories.

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Yes please I need motivations to get it lol

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Just ordered my metal detector!! Its nothing fancy but ive read a lot of good reviews on it and it was in my budget so I picked it. Cant wait to learn to do it and find some coins!

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When i first read the title i was thinking a hand rader like at the airports. it made me think of the office and the "gaydar"

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