Finds

Over the years, I have found some nice coins and even some jewelry. Here are some of the better and older ones that I found. While I like finding jewelry, I treasure the coins the most. I hope you enjoy these pictures.

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Pennies | Nickels | Dimes | Quarters | Halves | Foreign Coins & Jewelry

Pennies



1906 Indian Head
1906 Indian Head

Found in the front yard of a friend's house. I love private property.


1893 Indian Head(Obverse)
1893 Indian Head
1893 Indian Head(Reverse)
1893 Indian Head

1902 Indian Head(Obverse)
1902 Indian Head
1902 Indian Head(Reverse)
1902 Indian Head

1949 Wheat(Obverse)
1949 Wheat
1949 Wheat(Reverse)
1949 Wheat

Nothing special, but it was my first wheatie, I was very excited.


1901-02 Indian Heads(Obverse)
1901-02 Indian Heads
1901-02 Indian Heads(Reverse)
1901-02 Indian Heads

Found in the same hole.


Dateless Indian Head(Obverse)
Dateless Indian Head
Dateless Indian Head(Reverse)
Dateless Indian Head

The soil around here sure does a number on those pennies and nickels. Yikes.


1890-91-93 Indian Heads(Obverse)
1890-91-93 Indian Heads
1890-91-93 Indian Heads(Reverse)
1890-91-93 Indian Heads

I have found well over 100 wheat pennies so far. Nothing like a wheatie.

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Nickels



1903 V(Obverse)
1903 V

Wasn't much left of the reverse side.


1901-02 V's(Obverse)
1901-02 V's
1901-02 V's(Reverse)
1901-02 V's

1943-S War(Obverse)
1943-S War
1943-S War(Reverse)
1943-S War

My first War nickel, found quite a few since.


1915-18 Buffalos
1915-18 Buffalos

Nickels don't stand up as well in the dirt as silver unfortunately.


Buffalos & Wars(Obverse)
Buffalos and War

I found all of these in one day in the front yard of an old house.



Buffaloes found in January 2011
Various Buffalo Nickels

Got quite a few Buffaloes lately. I used to never find these.

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Dimes




Dateless Barber Dime(Obverse)
Dateless Barber Dime
Dateless Barber Dime(Reverse)
Dateless Barber Dime

Found this at my favorite local park. Not much left there, but every once in a while...


1929-S Mercury(Obverse)
1929-S Mercury Dime
1929-S Mercury(Reverse)
1929-S Mercury Dime

Found at an old church with some friends. Best find that day.


1893-S Barber(Obverse)
1893-S Barber
1893-S Barber(Reverse)
1893-S Barber

One of my oldest pieces of silver.


1903 Barber(Obverse)
1903 Barber
1903 Barber(Reverse)
1903 Barber

1907-S Barber(Obverse)
1907-S Barber
1907-S Barber(Reverse)
1907-S Barber

1910 Barber(Obverse)
1910 Barber
1910 Barber(Reverse)
1910 Barber

1911-S Barber & 1937-S Mercury(Obverse)
1911-S Barber & 1937-S Mercury
1911-S Barber & 1937-S Mercury(Reverse)
1911-S Barber & 1937-S Mercury

Found on the same day in a private yard.


1916-S Mercury(Obverse)
1916-S Mercury
1916-S Mercury(Reverse)
1916-S Mercury

This one had me going, saw the 1916 first then flipped it over and saw a mintmark... but it was an S. So close yet so far.


1917-S Mercury(Obverse)
1917-S Mercury
1917-S Mercury(Reverse)
1917-S Mercury

1918-S Mercury(Obverse)
1918-S Mercury
1918-S Mercury(Reverse)
1918-S Mercury

1920-S Mercury(Obverse)
1920-S Mercury
1920-S Mercury(Reverse)
1920-S Mercury

This 1920-S and the 1918-S above are some of the best condition coins I have found. They are not key dates but the almost new condition tells me they were probably dropped not long after they were minted. I love that historical connection.


1928-S Mercury(Obverse)
1928-S Mercury
1928-S Mercury(Reverse)
1928-S Mercury

1935-S Mercury(Obverse)
1935-S Mercury
1935-S Mercury(Reverse)
1935-S Mercury

This was my first Mercury dime. It took me almost a year to find one and I was so elated when I finally got one. It was at an old school under a nail which was masking the signal.


1943-S Mercury(Obverse)
1943-S Mercury
1943-S Mercury(Reverse)
1943-S Mercury

1949-S Roosevelt & Wheat Penny(Obverse)
1949-S Roosevelt & Wheat Penny
1949-S Roosevelt & Wheat Penny(Reverse)
1949-S Roosevelt & Wheat Penny

The 1949-S Roosevelt Dime is one of the semi-key dates of the series. The wheat penny illustrates how tough the ground in my area is on the pennies.


1927 Mercury & 1952-S/194?-S Roosevelt(Obverse)
1927 Mercury & 1952-S/194?-S Roosevelt
1927 Mercury & 1952-S/194?-S Roosevelt(Reverse)
1927 Mercury & 1952-S/194?-S Roosevelt

Found all of these and a 1909 quarter(see below) on one day in a private yard. One of my best days detecting. The one Rosie was right up against a wheat penny, hence the punkish green hairdo FDR is sporting.


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Quarters



Dateless Seated Liberty Quarter(Obverse)
Dateless Seated Liberty Quarter
Dateless Seated Liberty Quarter(Reverse)
Dateless Seated Liberty Quarter

One of my more disappointing old finds. I have been looking for a seated liberty coin for a while, and then to get this all worn out with no date, it was bitter-sweet. Probably my oldest coin to date, they stopped making them in 1891.


1909 Barber(Obverse)
1909 Barber
1909 Barber(Reverse)
1909 Barber

Found this with the three dimes above, it was a great day. All told, I found over 15 old coins that day.


1963-D Washington(Obverse)
1963-D Washington
1963-D Washington(Reverse)
1963-D Washington

This was my first and very much anticipated silver quarter. Nothing like firsts.


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Half Dollars



1915 Barber(Obverse)
1915 Barber
1915 Barber(Reverse)
1915 Barber

Another bitter-sweet find here. Found this in a park, it is a key date 1915 plain, probably worth $60 in this condition, but it was bent. Bummer.


1949-S Franklin(Obverse)
1949-S Franklin
1949-S Franklin(Reverse)
1949-S Franklin

This was a shocker. I was hunting a "hunted out" school up in Portland with about 5 other people. Right smack dab in the middle of the school field, I get one of those too-good-to-be-true signals. Did everything I could to make it sound like a pop can, which is what I thought it was. When I dug out this beauty, the rest of my crew was in total disbelief. It was a great day.


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Foriegn Coins and Jewelry



1896 Canadian Dime(Obverse)
1896 Canadian Dime
1896 Canadian Dime(Reverse)
1896 Canadian Dime

This was a cool find. Got it in an old schoolyard. I could not believe it when I saw Queen Victoria. It was Find of the Month at my club.


Foreign Coins
Foreign Coins

I found all of these in a small area on a University campus. The two guys I was with also found at least this many each. Somebody dropped their collection.


Mid-1800s Scovill Cuff Button
Mid-1800s Scovill Cuff Button

I found this in a park that used to be the homestead of a founding father of the town that I live in. Who knows, could have belonged to the man himself. The quarter is for size reference.


14K Soviet Gold Ring
14K Soviet Gold Ring
14K Soviet Gold Ring(Hallmark)
14K Soviet Gold Ring

I didn't think much of this ring when I found it, it was pretty small. When I took a closer look at the hallmark, I noticed the hammer, sickle and star. So I did some research and eventually contacted a Soviet gold expert. He said the combination of the symbols and the 585 rather than 583 is very rare and to hold onto the ring. I still have the email, and the ring.


10K Gold Ring
10K Gold Ring
10K Gold Ring(Hallmark)
10K Gold Ring

14K Gold Ring
14K Gold Ring

This was my first gold ring. I didn't even know what I had when I found it, I figured it couldn't be real. Sure enough, 14K.


14K Gold Ring
14K Gold Ring

This ring was a monster, fit my thumb, and I have big fingers too.


18K Gold Ring
18K Gold Ring
18K Gold Ring(Hallmark)
18K Gold Ring

925 Silver Ankh ring
925 Silver Ankh ring
925 Silver Ankh ring(Hallmark)
925 Silver Ankh ring

925 Silver Cross
925 Silver Cross
925 Silver Cross(Hallmark)
925 Silver Cross

One of my nicer crosses. When my Mom saw it she really liked it, so I gave it to her. She still wears it.


925 Silver Ring
925 Silver Ring
925 Silver Ring(Hallmark)
925 Silver Ring

925 Silver Ring
925 Silver Ring
925 Silver Ring(Hallmark)
925 Silver Ring

925 Silver Ring
925 Silver Ring

Two beat up silver rings
Silver Rings

Sterling St. Christopher Medal
Sterling St. Christopher Medal

Sterling Silver Ring
Sterling Silver Ring

Sterling Silver Ring
Sterling Silver Ring
Sterling Silver Ring(Hallmark)
Sterling Silver Ring

Sterling Silver Ring
Sterling Silver Ring
Sterling Silver Ring(Hallmark)
Sterling Silver Ring

Silver Chain(Front)
Silver Chain
Silver Chain(Back)
Silver Chain

Sterling Silver Cross
Sterling Silver Cross
Sterling Silver Cross(Hallmark)
Sterling Silver Cross

Sterling Silver Cross
Sterling Silver Cross
Sterling Silver Cross(Hallmark)
Sterling Silver Cross

925 Silver Spider Ring
Silver Spider Ring
925 Silver Spider Ring(Hallmark)
Silver Spider Ring(Hallmark)

Found this on a fun day out with friends. Gotta love buddy hunts.


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