I got into metal detecting recently and have been enjoying it so far. After hunting my yard and a couple of hiking trails in my town I have a about a buck fifty in modern pennies, nickels, and clad. While I'm happy to find any coins at all (it beats cans and nails) like many of you I'm after something a bit older. So I wondered, what would you say your ratio of keepers to clad found while metal detecting? For my purposes, a keeper would be any coin older than 1960 and/or one that is made of precious metals. What do you all think based on your experience?