A Couple of Silver Dimes with my Minelab CTX 3030

A Couple of Silver Dimes with my Minelab CTX 3030

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Over the holidays I got out and did some metal detecting a few times. Okay, more than a few times! Like, 5 times…because, I was determined to find some Christmas silver if it was the last thing I did!

One cold morning bright and early I traveled a few towns over in hopes of finding a silver coin or two in a park.  After about an hour of detecting it was pouring down rain, and the temperature was quickly dropping below 30 degrees but I was determined to find a silver coin before I left.

My pouch was quickly filling with junk, and I can’t lie, at one point I was starting to think I was getting wet for no reason when I got a sweet sounding tone on my CTX3030.  I was pretty sure it was a dime, and was hoping it was silver…


About 5 inches down I was rewarded for my efforts in the rain, and pulled this silver 1946 Rosie dime!  Suddenly I didn’t mind the cold rain as much, I finally had a silver coin in my pouch and I was doing a happy dance inside.  It started to rain even harder and since I was satisfied with finding a silver coin I decided to call it a day and head back home for some hot coffee and donuts. With silver in my pocket!

On New Years day I decided to try my luck at a park in a nearby town. I had never detected there so I figured I would take my Minelab CTX3030 with the 11 inch coil and see what I could find.  In a back corner of the park  I started finding coins from the 1970’s which gave me hope that silver coins could be there too.

17merc1My 3rd target in that area I got a sweet sounding high tone, with a 12-44 readout and I started getting excited.  Just 4 inches down I found my dime and as soon as I saw it I knew that it was silver.  I didn’t really expect to find silver at that park, but hec yeah! I’ll take it!

The rest of the hunt was mostly modern coins and some junk.  While I was there I noticed an area that looks really promising for some jewelry and rings…a return trip with the AT Pro is in order next!

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