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  • in reply to: WB Class Ring #3519

    nickelpicker
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    Always nice to find a class ring but chances are the owner has long left us.  congrats on the find.

  • in reply to: Surprise from the beach #3511

    nickelpicker
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    Wow! first of all congrats, but must say that is one beat up silver coin. Still silver is silver.

  • in reply to: Welcome Bubba #3502

    nickelpicker
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    Welcome Bubba & Hermit!  I use to beach hunt a few yrs. back when we would visit my in-laws in Florida.  No longer do it since the in-laws have passed on.  Just wondering what machines you swing.  Thanks  Nickelpicker

  • in reply to: New years goals (detecting…of course!) #3498

    nickelpicker
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    Aside from wanting to find as much old silver coins as I can and wanting to beat my clad count from 2015 I want to find more Rings.  Plan to do a better job at going after bling in 2016.

  • in reply to: Slow Beach This Year #3473

    nickelpicker
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    congrats Tink, always great getting out and getting some fresh air.  Never used the Safari, Explorer 2, XS or SE.  Still use the original Explorer and it is still my go to machine when I get serious about looking for old silver.  Everyone have a safe and happy new yr.

  • in reply to: We’re back. #3464

    nickelpicker
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    glad to hear her racer was fixed.  I got one and like it better each time I use it. 

  • in reply to: We’re back. #3461

    nickelpicker
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    Hey Ian nice the hear from you.  Was wondering if you and yours still liked your Racers.  happy hunting!

  • in reply to: Our summer vacation. #3444

    nickelpicker
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    Hey IAN, glad you and your better half are getting out and using your new machines.  God Bless

  • in reply to: First beach hunt on Sunday. #3434

    nickelpicker
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      Hey Ian, soon you will be posting all your great finds but don't push it and heal up real good first.

  • in reply to: Today I got $13.70 treasure hunting ( kinda ) #3428

    nickelpicker
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    Tink, I understand! you do what you have to do.  Glad your finds help pay for your vacations.  I had an old hunting partner who used the clad he found to buy US savings bonds for his grandchildren.  I am with you about holding out as long as you can before collecting SS.  Many people have tried to convince me that it is a mistake to hold off doing so because they say it is next to impossible to make up the money you lose by not collecting at 62.  I turned 66 this yr. and know that by not tapping into SS it will increase by 7% or 8% ( till age 70 ) for each yr. I don't touch it.  I would much rather have the increased payment at a later date when it could mean a whole lot more to me than collecting today and maybe pissing the money away on stuff.  Also if I were to croak my wife would get a bigger amount by claiming my SS payments.

  • in reply to: Siege of Vicksburg and Champion hill mississippi #3426

    nickelpicker
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    Thanks for taking us along.  great job!

  • in reply to: Metal Detecting Hinderence #3416

    nickelpicker
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    I know what you mean!  In Ohio it is mostly a social thing, a reason to play in the water, camp, sit around a campfire, eat pot luck etc.  In fact I would say that if you operated a dredge or high banker you are more likely to spend more in $ on gasoline than the dollar value of any gold you may find.

  • in reply to: Metal Detecting Hinderence #3414

    nickelpicker
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    Wow I see what you mean.  As I recently got into sluicing for gold my first thought was to wonder if there was any gold in those streams.  Thanks for the pictures.

  • in reply to: A pair of Makro Racer’s arriving tomorrow. #3390

    nickelpicker
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    Hey Ian, good for you!!!  Have to chuckle cause I just became a Makro dealer as well as an XP dealer.  Hope you find lots of goodies

  • in reply to: Question for Mark #3386

    nickelpicker
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    I will be happy to do so but first need it to get warmer outside.

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