Posts Tagged With: war nickel

First Seated Dime and More Silver

I feel really fortunate having such great parks to hunt here in the Kansas City area.  Kansas City Parks and Recreation deserve a lot of positive credit for the work they have put into restoring the parks. If you have not visited our parks recently, I think you may be surprised by the improvements.

I’ve continued pounding the 1940’s park and I realized there were at least two old houses or structures there.  In two areas I’ve found deep square nails and a very worn seated dime.  I also found a 1903O Barber dime in the area.  I also managed to find three more silver quarters, two more Mercs and 6 Rosies.  My silver count is 80 for this year so far, but time is running out.  I guess I will have to hit 100 next year 🙂

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Glory Days With Old Silvers

I know its been a while, silver finds were going slow and then boom I start banging them every time I went out. Crazy!  I started hitting a large, spread out old park.  It follows the river bluffs and the open grassy places have been pounded over the years by other metal detectorist.   They didn’t find everything 🙂  I cannot emphasize enough about going slow and check out every deep signal.  You won’t cover a lot of ground, but I bet you won’t leave much behind.  I pulled a silver Washington quarter out of a nail infested hole.  I could tell there were multiple targets in an eight inch area, but in two different angles I would hit silver dime, quarter numbers.  I hadn’t found anything but an old wheat so I dug it.  I pulled two nails with large heads, dang.  My pinpointer still chattered in the wall and out came a silver Washington quarter.  Keep in mind, I dig at least 5 or so deep nails because I will get coin numbers with iron numbers.  So it does pay off to dig them.  Besides, it would bug me to death not knowing if there was a silver in the ground or not.  While I was there I noticed hiking trails leading into woods along the bluffs.  So what the heck, I headed out.  I had good luck hitting the woods in another park and it payed off here.  I found several Mercs and three Barber dimes.  It’s such a thrill to find silver from the 1800’s and early 1900’s.  To top it off I found a 1875 Seated Quarter (very, very worn) on the edge of a trail today.  I couldn’t believe it, I was stunned!  After texting a pic to my brother and friend I went on.  I found a 1925D Merc about 20 yards further down the trail.  Then I covered about a quarter mile of more trails and found nothing.  Thats how it is sometimes.  I’m at 71 silver coins for the year.  My hopes of hitting a 100 is fading.  I need to find 3 more to match my last years finds.   I did find my first War Nickel of the year.  I also found a barely readable 1916 Buffalo Nickel.  I just don’t seem to find much of those.

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First Buffalo’s of the year…..

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.

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