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  • Forgive the hiatus. My year to date!

    It has been a wet and wild winter on the west (wet) coast.
    In January alone there were 27 days of recorded rain here in Victoria.
    Don't get me wrong, there are places that got it much worse than we did .
    But dag nab, it we live in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains and this is not supposed to happen.
    I have spent far to many days this year standing inside looking at this crap. Click image for larger version

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    Even with all of that rain I have managed to spend some time almost every day out digging for goodies.
    And as always I find far to much of this.
    I guess that it is time to start sorting into the proper buckets. Click image for larger version

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    As you could imagine I could go on and on by now showing the daily digs.
    But I will not bore you all to death.
    What I will do however is just show the last four days.
    Not every day is a winner by any means, but they are not bad for short hunts.
    My first IHP for the year today and it is toast. Click image for larger version

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ID:	284881 Yesterday I bumped into Jon as he was leaving a park, and he left a few goodies behind.
    That bottle of beer alone is $5.99 at the liquor store plus taxes. Click image for larger version

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    Thursday was fun. Click image for larger version

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    And like I said not every day is a winner, this was Wednesday's haul. Click image for larger version

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    Bruce
    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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    With the clad coins from those last four hunts added to this my clad count for the year stands at $127.62 Click image for larger version

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ID:	284886 Some things have zero value but they are still fun to find.
    This happened one day in mid January. Click image for larger version

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ID:	284887 And trinkets, both lost.
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    And tossed Are always fun to find.
    As found
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    Cleaned
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    And almost usable again.
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    A place can be made for each of these in my collections.
    Especially the Dominion Fair token. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominion_Exhibition
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    Most of these will end up in the scrap silver pile.
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    Bruce
    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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    • #3
      I sure wish that Mary's gift had not been broken.
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      However I am tickled pink with this find.
      Hallmarked 1906.
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      And of course we do need to get to the measuring stick.
      This year's silver coin count stands at 35 as of today.
      And yes Johnny, all 3 are marked S mint. Click image for larger version  Name:	19.jpg Views:	1 Size:	318.5 KB ID:	284897
      Bruce
      In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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      • #4
        Cool haul Bruce. Some scrap, some bling. The ring with the NA engraving is cool. I like the matchbox car/truck pic also. Is that an old Chinese coin?
        The chase is better than the catch...

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        • #5
          Nice finds! Funny I was just going through some of my Dads coin collection and noticed a few pennies with that extra thick rim? Thanks for showing always enjoy your posts! I did detect my house site a few weeks ago will post my finds soon nothing special found but really enjoyed it.

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          • 2ndoldman
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            I look forward to seeing your finds. By the way that penny with the thick rim is a 46 wheat penny that was made into a button.

        • #6
          Nice!!!! Bruce you make it look easy!!!!
          Look to the ground for it holds the past!

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          • 2ndoldman
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            Thank you for the compliment Chase.

        • #7
          I miss your post Bruce !!!! I haven’t seen as many as normal .... awesome days out my friend
          As for me and my house , we will serve the lord

          Everett Williams ,
          NW Arkansas

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          • 2ndoldman
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            Sorry about that Everett. I have simply been rather reluctant to make any posts lately.

        • #8
          Bruce, it's nice to see you are at the very least slogging your Wellies & getting out despite the weather. You've managed a nice haul & spun s good yarn. Thanks for bringing us up to date.
          Child of the tides

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          • 2ndoldman
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            You are very welcome Deb.

        • #9
          Nice to see the finds again hope your weather gets better, we have the maples turning red almost good as the groundhogs showing spring is near hopefully.

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          • 2ndoldman
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            Thanks Johnny. On the island here we have two seasons. Good weather and bad weather. At the moment we are in out bad weather season.

        • #10
          Originally posted by BabaORiley View Post
          Cool haul Bruce. Some scrap, some bling. The ring with the NA engraving is cool. I like the matchbox car/truck pic also. Is that an old Chinese coin?
          Yes it is a Chinese Cash coin. This is what it is. Click image for larger version

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          Bruce
          In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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          • #11
            Hey Bruce , that’s a great haul for less then 2 months .
            I swear I have to invest in one of these .
            You can’t do this down at the hotels .
            Can’t imagine what I would find down there.
            Nice to see your finds

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            • 2ndoldman
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              The hotels don't own any land below the high tide line Tamara. Go for it.

          • #12
            Great posts Bruce. Thanks for sharing. The 1906 silver thimble is cool.

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            • 2ndoldman
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              I was shocked that it was not pancaked like most of the thimbles I find.

          • #13
            You sure do find an interesting variety Bruce!
            Gary

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            • 2ndoldman
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              That is what makes detecting so much fun.

          • #14
            Had missed your posts for awhile there Bruce. Glad to see you're still afloat and getting out and about. Nice hauls and as usual, interesting posts. Like Johnny, I'm always scanning your coins for early American to see what you come up with. Weather's gonna get better, just wait and see. Then your cabin fever will be over.
            Pickett/Fentress County, Tn - Any day on this side of the grass is a good day. -Chuck-

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            • 2ndoldman
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              Luckily cabin fever has never been a real problem for me Chuck. And thankfully seasonal disorder is also not a problem because it sure does get clowdy here for long periods of time.
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