Browse Month: September 2015

My first tintype photo I have uncovered

Ricker here again! In my 35 plus years of metal detecting this is my first tintype photo I have uncovered.  It almost escaped until it was identified by a friend to be the image of a long past person, perhaps a pioneer of south Paris Maine. A reminder to study those pieces of ‘trash’ that slip by us all! Other finds my fors core revealed at that 1790’s church include a 1837 large cent, 18?? Large cent, 1864 indianhead cent in great shape, two 1865 Indians, 1881 and 1887 Indians, other newer silver and clad, many wheaties, a Skelton key, tiger’s eye ring, plus many other relics and coins! Many treasures I found with The 5.2 +4.7 coil including one large cent at 10 plus inches deep! The 1836 capped bust dime In the photo came from a church in a neighboring  town, both surly ‘hunted out’  sites!  thanx again, gotta keep the coil to the soil!

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They call me Ricker, I started metal detecting early around 1980 or so

They call me Ricker, I started metal detecting early around 1980 or so. I’ve owed many different machines from an old red box called the TR550D by bounty hunter to a minelab excalliber. about a month ago I bought the NOKTA Fors CoRe because of the reviews I saw. I then had a chance to go to Maine for a two week metal detecting journey! I just returned from that adventure, the results will follow! we arrived in Biddeford Maine and we detected a lot of private old homes and did well!, my best find was at a well hunted church outside of Biddeford where I dug this 1836 capped bust dime, my buddy dug a early large cent at the neighboring house. my first old coin was a Indian head cent I dug at another house outside Biddeford! the trip got much better when we travelled to south Paris Maine. we found another church built in the 1780’s. I would like to share this experience with you all, tell how I was using my Fors core, the settings I found effective, and the excitement of recovering many coins and relics from that church!

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