Tag Archives: Washington quarter

Some times it just don’t make sense

14 Apr

The scenario was thus: a block of houses from way back then (at least one was turn of the century) was torn down. Seemingly, the school district is expanding one of the local schools. I wanted to detect these houses for at least two years. A soccer field just north of these houses has produced indians and a few very old relics. The houses sat in a area of town most people would not think to look for old houses. I mean, the school in question harkens back to the late 50’s. Then, the houses were surrounded by a wall of trees and vegetation that made it near impossible to see the houses at all.

So, I went there Sunday evening as the opportunity arose for me to shake the dust off Maurice. I got there and most of the ancient trees and shrubbery had been knocked down. Still, there were some open areas to run the coil over. Two minutes into the hunt, I got a nice, shallow quarter signal and I extracted, with no small amount of joy, a 1944 Washington quarter. Nice!

Feeling like I hit the mother load, I spent three more hours in the cold, yes, we got snow in freaking mid April, but all I managed after the quarter were a couple of wheats and some clad. Sigh! I hope that I get to hunt these lots once more after they clear all the tree debris and before they do whatever they are going to do there.

Thank you for looking!


Four more!

2 Oct

This evening I hunted my neighbor’s yard. He had given me permission a while back but I was saving it for a day when I could not go anywhere else to hunt.

The whole neighborhood was built in the late 50’s and early 60’s so it’s not unusual for the yards to have silver coins in them. I haven’t found silver in my own yard yet but I did find a wheat cent and a silver ring. I just haven’t really hunted it.

The coins this evening were two 1964 Washington quarters, one 1962 Roosevelt dime, and one 1963 Roosevelt dime. The grand total for the day is five silver coins!

So now I am up to 17 silver coins for the year. I may still make it to 20, which is a goal I once considered impossible.

Thank you for looking.

four silver coins

The loot

Big grin :D

29 Sep

So I was sitting at my desk slowly sinking into a comma when I decided what I needed was a soda from the machine downstairs. I went to the change machine, put in a dollar bill and among my change I got this pretty thing:

1964 silver quarter


And this is after I found the 1954 silver dime at my lunch time hunt! (previous post)

I am having a silver kind of day!!!