Last year I found two Buffalo nickels, one with what I think is a 1916 date and the other was a no date. Last weekend I found two more, a 1936 S and a 1936 with full clear dates. I’m pretty happy with my self. I have a new feather in my cap and I put it there. I live in a city that is very old dating back into the middle 1800’s. If you can find a foot of ground that is in the same state it was a hundred years ago, heck 50 years ago then you found something. There are several very old parks here in town, everyone of them has been bulldozed, cut and filled, buried under new dirt and paved etc. So I’ve been studying the parks and managed to find a couple spots where its been barely touched or missed progress all together. The first park I found several modern coins, but then I found a 1943S War nickel. Sweet! I like those, silver! A 1952 wheat and that was it for now. At the really old park, I played a hunch and confirmed it through research and found two Buffalo nickels. The area is relatively small compared to the original park, that being said, myself and a friend pulled 2 Buffalo’s, a Merc and 4 wheats from this little area. Most, if not all the dates were from the 1930’s. So there is still stuff out there, you just have to find it.
First Buffalo’s of the year…..