Western WA finds - Walker, Stander, GWs, Mercs, Rosies, War Nickel & more!

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My wife and I recently headed out to the South King County Washington State area to stay with her parents for a couple of weeks. I was able to get out for partial days (between the rain!) quite a few times, also got to detect a full day with RainorShine and Buellride one day in Tacoma WA. Good to see you guys and thanks for the fun day of chasing coins! One observation that stood out is that regular folks are frightened of the homeless and crime, as almost every house I detected had a video doorbell and a big barking dog or two! Another observation is that this area of the state has been POUNDED - many yards with nothing or just a few copper Memorial Cents, and long sections of curb strips with not even a wheat cent. Some of the curbs had a lot of clad dimes and quarters, along with copper cents and zincolns, indicating that they had not been hunted in many years, but previously hunted so that any old coin was long gone. While I did load up on the clad, I had to really persist in detecting to come across wheat cents and silvers.

Without getting into the day to day, I ended up doing fairly well, and considering Montana is still frozen up, I was very thankful to make some good finds. The 1920-S Walking Liberty half, the Standing Liberty Quarter, and both Silver GW quarters came out of curb strips. Most of the Silver Dimes came out of curb strips, and out of all the silvers, only the War Nickel, a couple of the Merc Dimes, and a couple of the Silver Rosies came out of yards. I must have gotten permission and detected at least 50-60 front yards and the vast majority were coin wastelands, with perhaps a single wheat cent and a few modern coins. I can think of two good yards, one had that beautiful 1915 Panama Pacific (rang up a "99" on the AT Pro!), the other had a Merc and Rosie, along with the Folger's Coffee detective badge. One of the neatest finds was a WW1 Victory Medal, found in a yard, shown in closeup photos. Photos show silvers, clad, oddities, wheats, copper cents. The "REST ASSURED" pin is from the 593rd Support Batallion at Fort Lewis JBLM near Tacoma. One green wheatie turned out to be a 1910-S, a semi-key date. Other odd finds were 1945 Mexican 20 Centavos, 1937 3 Pence British, found a clad Kennedy, a Dollar coin, a Silver Thimble, and a Pontiac Chief of the Sixes GM coin. The nice ladies compact was a gift from Buellride, thank you!

I would have liked to detect a bit more there but had choices limited by the rain, and family events. In the non-silver department I ended up with 70 wheat cents, 230 copper Memorial cents, 21 nickels, 110 clad dimes, and 86 clad quarters. In my pursuit of older coins and silvers, I did not dig all the nickel / pull tab signals. Anyway, great to get out, thank you for your interest!

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Dang! did ya leave any for anyone else. You really cleaned house on this. Well done.
Thank you hoser! Hard to believe I did find over 500 coins, not counting the silvers and other goodies. Those copper memorial cents were everywhere. They ring up in the 80-82 range on my machine, but so does a worn silver dime, so usually I dig them. I probably passed up another 100 shallow zincolns.
 
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My wife and I recently headed out to the South King County Washington State area to stay with her parents for a couple of weeks. I was able to get out for partial days (between the rain!) quite a few times, also got to detect a full day with RainorShine and Buellride one day in Tacoma WA. Good to see you guys and thanks for the fun day of chasing coins! One observation that stood out is that regular folks are frightened of the homeless and crime, as almost every house I detected had a video doorbell and a big barking dog or two! Another observation is that this area of the state has been POUNDED - many yards with nothing or just a few copper Memorial Cents, and long sections of curb strips with not even a wheat cent. Some of the curbs had a lot of clad dimes and quarters, along with copper cents and zincolns, indicating that they had not been hunted in many years, but previously hunted so that any old coin was long gone. While I did load up on the clad, I had to really persist in detecting to come across wheat cents and silvers.

Without getting into the day to day, I ended up doing fairly well, and considering Montana is still frozen up, I was very thankful to make some good finds. The 1920-S Walking Liberty half, the Standing Liberty Quarter, and both Silver GW quarters came out of curb strips. Most of the Silver Dimes came out of curb strips, and out of all the silvers, only the War Nickel, a couple of the Merc Dimes, and a couple of the Silver Rosies came out of yards. I must have gotten permission and detected at least 50-60 front yards and the vast majority were coin wastelands, with perhaps a single wheat cent and a few modern coins. I can think of two good yards, one had that beautiful 1915 Panama Pacific (rang up a "99" on the AT Pro!), the other had a Merc and Rosie, along with the Folger's Coffee detective badge. One of the neatest finds was a WW1 Victory Medal, found in a yard, shown in closeup photos. Photos show silvers, clad, oddities, wheats, copper cents. The "REST ASSURED" pin is from the 593rd Support Batallion at Fort Lewis JBLM near Tacoma. One green wheatie turned out to be a 1910-S, a semi-key date. Other odd finds were 1945 Mexican 20 Centavos, 1937 3 Pence British, found a clad Kennedy, a Dollar coin, a Silver Thimble, and a Pontiac Chief of the Sixes GM coin. The nice ladies compact was a gift from Buellride, thank you!

I would have liked to detect a bit more there but had choices limited by the rain, and family events. In the non-silver department I ended up with 70 wheat cents, 230 copper Memorial cents, 21 nickels, 110 clad dimes, and 86 clad quarters. In my pursuit of older coins and silvers, I did not dig all the nickel / pull tab signals. Anyway, great to get out, thank you for your interest!

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Another boatload of silver and a plethora of cool finds. Just outstanding, a huge congrats to you LTS. You are on a roll. Good luck. Mark
 
Thank you Mark! Back in Montana still frozen here though warming up a bit. Hopefully in a few weeks some days of warm weather will thaw that ground out.
 
Well David, you posted the evidence of your detecting prowess. Paul and I enjoyed the opportunities to get out with you on at least a couple of ventures. I think for the days we were able to get out together we probably pulled an aggregate of 12 to 15 silvers. They are hard to come by and take some seriously dedicated effort. The Exposition "penny" was an amazing find, as was the WW1 medal. We look forward to getting together again with you sometime in the future, maybe when it's a bit warmer and not so wet! Hope your ground opens up for you sometime soon.
 
Wow! Lots of silver. đź‘Ť
Thank you metaladdict!
Well David, you posted the evidence of your detecting prowess. Paul and I enjoyed the opportunities to get out with you on at least a couple of ventures. I think for the days we were able to get out together we probably pulled an aggregate of 12 to 15 silvers. They are hard to come by and take some seriously dedicated effort. The Exposition "penny" was an amazing find, as was the WW1 medal. We look forward to getting together again with you sometime in the future, maybe when it's a bit warmer and not so wet! Hope your ground opens up for you sometime soon.
Thank you Gale! Yep, fun to hunt together with you and Paul, and will do more in the future. Probably not back to Western WA for a while so hope you guys do well!
 
Great to hear about fellow FMDF members getting together and pounding the coins. You guys did outstanding to say the least!

Mark in Michigan
 
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