Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A couple of errands...

The drugstore was one of the places I had to stop at, I picked up a couple of snack items while there at the check out I spotted a dime on the floor just under the ledge of the counter.

Journal Entery: "2010"
change: .10
cans/bottles: none
June total: .80
Running total for each month: $4.73
cans/bottles running total: $22.65

Early morning coin shooting...

This morning I went back to the beach and searched the area I was yesterday. Found some clad coins and some Canadian coins also, one was a 2006 dime I needed for my coin album (I collect American and Canadian coins). I also found a 1956 Wheat cent, been a couple of months since I found one of those. After here I called it a day for I had several errands to run.

Coin shooting/treasure hunting: coins- $1.06; 1 quarter (Vermont 2001P), 6 dimes (1974D, 1994P, 1998P, 1999P, 2005P, 2006 Canadian), 1 nickel (2001D), 16 pennies (1956 Wheatie, 1966, 1978 Canadian, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1988D, 1990, 1990D, 1992, 1995, 1996, 2000 Canadian, (2) 2008's, ????).
coin shooting running total: $98.12

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Back to detecting and much cooler...

This morning is a lot cooler and a bit breezy at times also got a little rained on, I went to the one park that had a carnival last week. I only searched in front of the cinder block bldg. On a pole high up is a small sign that says Private property I felt a bit uncomfortable searching the field but it is part of the park. There was someone there in the bldg but he didn't say anything to me so I might try searching there in the future. The clad I found there is .48 cents. I went on the the Beach there was also a festival going on over the weekend. I searched the Tot Lot and the area where the Craft venders had there set-up. I found a lot of coins there also, the clad I found in this park $2.67. Wednesday is movie night at the park gonna go there Thursday morning and see what I can find.

Coin shooting/treasure hunting: coins- $3.15; 4 quarters (1981 Canadian, 1983P, New York 2001P, Vermont 2001P), 15 dimes (1967, 1974D, 1984P, 1986P, 1989P, 1991P, 1992D, 1996P, (2) 1999P's, 2000P, 2003P, (3) 2005P's), 6 nickels (1962D, 1974, 1986P, 1988P, 1989P, 1999P), 35 pennies (1964, (2) 1968D's, 1969D, 1975, 1976, 1977, (2) 1978's, (2) 1981's, (3) 1982's, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, (3) 1994's, (2) 1996's, (2) 2000's, 2001, 2004, (3) 2006's, (2) 2007's, (2) 2009's).
coin shooting running total: $97.06

Monday, June 28, 2010

Took a day off

From detecting, with the threat of Thunderstorms the humidity was up there again let alone the heat. Ran to the grocery store to pick up a few things, when I got to the store I walked over to the coin star machine I found a nickel in the return slot, not even an old coin...

Journal Entry: "2010"
change: .05
cans/bottles: none
June total: .70
Running total for each month: $4.63
cans/bottles running total: $22.65

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Very Humid Day...

Went to 2 schools did poor, the first school managed to get .27 cents. The humidity is so bad 100% making it difficult to see thru my glasses (fogging up). I went on to the second school nothing at all, don't know if someone else was there before me or it's the squirrels leaving the holes in the woodchips, I decided to stop detecting here. I went to a soccer field at a nearby park saw a game going on yesterday at a small field figured might be lucky here, Yeah Right. I parked the car and when I got my things out I saw these two Finger Rosaries on the ground (Good eyeball find). Did find some clad here .36 cents. I decided to quit for the day.

Coin shooting/treasure hunting: coins- .63 cents; 2 quarters (1996P, Connecticut 1999P), 1 dime (1977), 3 pennies (1987, 1997D, 2007).
coin shooting running total: $93.91

Saturday, June 26, 2010

A Very Very Good Day

Susan B. Anthony-US Dollar
Sacagawea-US Dollar

President James Madison-US Dollar

Went out detecting at two elementary schools this morning Did Very Good today. At the first location found a lot of clad and also this President coin James Madison (1809-1817) 2007P and the amount of clad at this school was $2.28. The second school and last one for the day I did VERY good. Here I found 2 more $1.00 coins Susan B Anthony 1979 and a Sacagawea 200P and the clad was far more that I did in one location, or in any location coins I found here is $5.16. One quarter looks like it lost a fight with a mower, alot of the dimes and quarters where found about 4" down. Also found these two rings, the band looks like a mood ring earlier in the season I had found one similiar, the one with the blue looks like it is silver but don't see no mark. Both of these rings where found close together in a small kickball field at the school. This was the best day in finding coins that I have ever had.
Coin shooting/treasure hunting: coins- $7.44; 3 One Dollar coins (Susan B Anthony 1979, Sacagawea 2000P, James Madison 2007P), 12 quarters (1970D, 1983P, 1988P, 1990P, 1991D, 1993D, 1994P, 1996P, 1997P chewed up by a mower, Kentucky 2001P, Washington 2007D, Hawaii 2008P), 11 dimes (1973, 1978, 1985P, 1989P, (2) 1990P's, 1993P, 1994P, 1999P, 2000P, 2004P), 3 nickels (1980P, 2000D, 2002P), 19 pennies (1965, 1970D, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, (2) 1987's, 1988, 1989, (2) 1991's, 1993D, 2000, 2007, 2010).
coin shooting running total: $93.28

Friday, June 25, 2010

Slow day of detecting...

This morning I went to three parks and did a little detecting. The first park not a whole lot found a little with the detector and in the skate boarding park I eyeballed a bunch of pennies the clad I found here was .51 cents. The second park not much here either found another old lead sinker (a lot of people come to this park to fish) and .29 cents. The third and last park for the day was okay, found .62 cents here. Some days I find very little but than there are those days that produce a lot of clad or a surprise ring. It's the fun of the hobby that keeps me going.

Coin shooting/treasure hunting: coins- $1.42; 4 quarters ( Connecticut 1999P, (2) Georgia 1999P's, New Mexico 2008P), 2 dimes (1989P, 2008P), 22 pennies ( 1959D, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1982, (2) 1984's, 1984 Canadian, 1988, (2) 1992's, 1993, (2) 1994's, 19??, 2000, 2001D, 2003, (2) 2003D's, 2007).
coin shooting running total: $85.84

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ran an errand...

I ran a small errand, on the way back home I stopped at Burger King for a large diet coke, it's so hot out. As I walked out to the car I spotted a penny on the floor between the doors.

Journal Entry: "2010"
change: .01
cans/bottles: none
June total: .65
Running total for each month: $4.58
cans/bottles running total: $22.65

Monday, June 21, 2010

First Day of Summer...

A good morning for detecting. Went to 3 parks than called it a day, the first place was at the beach TotLot here found $1.16 and a huge earring which is junk, as I always start at the swingset the first hit right away was a quarter. The second park not to much, did find .16 cents and a red New York Yankees cap, it's sitting on the dash board of my car and as long as I have it that's where it'll be. The third and last park for today is the one next to my sister's house, found .27 cents probably could have found more but getting tired. Also a carnival is being set up going to search there when it leaves.

Coin shooting/treasure hunting: coins-$1.59; 3 quarters (1993D, 1998P, Hawaii 2008P), 6 dimes (1965, 1989D, 1995D, 1996P, 1999P, 2007P), 2 nickels (1962D, 1983 Canadian), 14 pennies ( (2)1972's, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1990D, (2) 1994's, 1994 Canadian, 2007).
coin shooting running total: $84.42

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Stopped at the Dollar Store...

After searching the schools I stopped at the Dollar Store to get a Sunday paper, at check out I saw a penny on the floor so I picked it up. Maybe my Luck will continue tomorrow.
~~Have a Happy Fathers Day~~
Journal Entry: "2010"
change: .01
cans/bottles: none
June total: .64
Running total for each month: $4.57
cans/bottles running total: $22.65

Happy Fathers Day...

This morning I went out to search some Elementary school, this time I went to 3. The first one I was at last year, nothing was found in the wood chips found some clad .67 cents in the grass. The second place again didn't find to much, found one key, the tiny peace charm and .13 cents. The third and last school for the day did very good, I was here a couple of weeks ago and last year found a gold ring at the swings. Today, I found this silver ring almost in the same area the gold one was found, the Love charm was also in that area, found a lot of clad $1.77.
Coin shooting/treasure hunting: coins- $2.57; 5 quarters (1965, 1986P, 1997D, Wisconsin 2004P, Minnesota 2005P), 7 dimes (1973, 1980D, 1987P, 1988P, 1996P, 1999P, 2006P), 9 nickels (1968S, 1983D, 1988P, (2) 1995P's, 2000P, (3) 2001P's), 17 pennies (1968D, 1969, 1969D, 1974, 1981, 1984, 1986D, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, (2) 2006"s 2007, 2008, 2009, ????).
coin shooting running total: $82.83

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ran to the Grocery Store...

This evening I ran to the store to pick up a few things, as I was walking in found a penny on the floor. The first 2010 coin I found this year...

Journal Entry: "2010"
change: .01
cans/bottles: none
June total: .63
Running total for each month: $4.56
cans/bottles running total: $22.65

Coin Shooting Very Good Morning...

This morning I went to 4 elementary schools. The first one found some clad coins .56 cents a slow start. The second school did very good, except in the woodchips where I found 1 quarter. The grassy area very good, had about 3 holes that had multiple coins (quarters, dimes, nickels and a penny or two) the total for this school was $2.82 and also a heart w/the name Kim on both sides (looks like it was part of an ornament). The third school was also a bit slow, found .46 cents. and the last place for the day was .35 cents. Called it a day, starting to get very warm and humid.

Coin shooting/treasure hunting: coins- $4.19; 12 quarters ((2) 1967's, 1972, 1981P, 1984D, 1990D, 1994D, 1998D, Connecticut 1999P, Maryland 2000P, North Carolina 2001P, South Dakota 2006P), 9 dimes (1979D, 1987P, 1990P, 1991P, 2000D, (2) 2000P's, 2003P, 2004D), 4 nickels (1964D, 1979, 1980P, 1993P), 9 pennies (1970, 1979, 1980, 1981D, 1984D, 1997D, 2000, 2002, 2007).
coin shooting running total: $80.26

Friday, June 18, 2010

It is HUGE!!

Went to the beach to detect the TotLot, than decided to work my way to the sand. Didn't search the sand much due to difficulty walking in it. Along with clad coins found another Chucky Cheese token 2001. When I reached the sand I saw another person metal detecting, from a distance he looked familiar, I got closer and than I knew who he was (one of the members from the metal detecting club I'm in). We talked for a little while detecting and different areas, than he went on searching the sand and I was on my way back to the car. I searched an area of grass that's in the shade of the trees that's when I got a very strong target (figured is was a quarter spill) when I found it it was Huge, this mans ring. Called over to Curt to show him what I just found that's when he saw that it was silver it has the .925 mark also the letters GM possible the makers mark.
Coin shooting/treasure hunting: coins- .81 cents; 1 quarter (1972D), 3 dimes (1987P, 2002P, 2003P), 1 nickel (2006P), 21 pennies (1964, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1984D, 1986, 1987, (2) 1988's, (2) 1991's, 1996, 1997, 1999, (2) 2006's, 2007, 2008, 2009).
coin shooting running total: $76.07

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thurday Morning Coin Shooting...

This morning went to the Suburb I was gonna do the other day, not that great. The Town Park nothing found in the woodchips, did find a nickel in the grass on the outer edge of the play area. The ground was also very soggy from the storms yesterday. Went on to the second park down the road from here this place has 3 TotLots, first one is the biggest did find some coins .73 cents the first coin a quarter was found in the grass before I reached the chips. TotLot 2 this one is smaller and a layer of new woodchips was put in, making the finds a little deeper. Did find clad coins .61 cents and a Chucky Cheese 2009 token. TotLot 3 is a little futher away and the same size as the second one, nothing was found here so I left. The third park here in this town I found but not good found one penny.

Coin shooting/treasure hunting: coins- $1.40; 4 quarters (Virginia 2000P, Rhode Island 2001P, Illinois 2003P, North Dakota 2006D), 3 dimes (1979 Canadian, 1987P, 2004D), 1 nickel (1992D), 5 pennies (1962D, 1987, 1994, 1999, 2008).
coin shooting running total: $75.26

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday Morning Coin Shooting...

This morning, I had planned to go to a park in another suburb but at the last minute I went to a different area-not a good idea. Four parks there TotLots, the first place did so-so in the wood chips found a whole .53 cents. also found a namco token this is from the 2 playgrounds. This area is so large with baseball, volley ball, soccer areas but the grass was very wet, I'm tired of coming home with wet feet so only searched the woodchips also don't know if can search those areas. The second park, when I got there saw that a construction/town crew was working on the playground, so I turned around and headed to the third location. This third place nothing in the chips, I decided to check under some benches found a quarter. Again, didn't stay long. Went to the fourth and last park of the day. I did dig up two pennies, made it a short search. After putting everything back into the car I circled the tennis and basketball courts to eyeball for coins, found a dime and penny on the basketball court. Should of stuck with the original plan, that will be for the next time...
**Yesterday I got some silver from the grocery store, I always check my change. Found a 1964 dime. Second silver coin in a week...

Coin shooting/treasure hunting: coins- .91 cents; 1 quarter (Tennessee 2002P), 5 dimes (1969D, 1987D, 1995P, 1996P, 1999P), 1 nickel ( 2002P), 11 pennies (1962D, 1980D, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2000D, 2001, 2004, 2007).
coin shooting running total: $73.86

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Flag Day...

This morning went out detecting at two locations, first is back at the beach playground. In the TotLot found a good amount of clad coins but funny thing is not one penny found in the woodchips all are quarters, dimes and nickels. I did search some of the grass area, did find some pennies there. Searched at a soda machine found some pennies and a quarter in the grass. At this park found $1.97. The second park, I searched the TotLot there did very good, usually find one or two coins in the woodchips today found $1.20 at the end of one slide I recovered 3 quarters. After this park called it a day starting to get very warm glasses are fogging up.

Coin shooting/treasure hunting: coins- $3.17; 8 quarters (1985P, 1987D, 1995D, (2) Delaware 1999P's, Virginia 2000P, New York 2001P, Rhode Island 2001P), 8 dimes (1965, (2) 1967's, 1981P, 1996P, (2) 1997P's, 1998P), 5 nickels (1975D, 1976D, 1984P, 1991D, 1998P), 12 pennies (1986, 1987, 1989, 1990D, 1993, 1993D, 1999, 2000D, (2) 2007's, (2) 2008's).
coin shooting running total: $72.95

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Returned bottles for deposit and found Silver...

Went to the grocery store to return bottles, getting a bit to many. When I went into the store, I walked past the CoinStar machine to check the return slot and spotted this quarter dated 1942S (Silver) YES!!!. Made the day a little more brighter...
Journal Entry: "2010"
change: .25 1942S Silver Quarter
cans/bottles: $2.60
June total: .62
Running total for each month: $4.55
cans/bottles running total: $22.65

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A stop at the grocery store...

to get a few things, I checked the coinstar found a dime (clad) in the return slot and at customer service spotted a penny on the floor.

Journal entry: "2010"
change: .11
cans/bottles: none
June total: .37
Running total for each month: $4.30
cans/bottles running total: $20.05

Early Morning Coin Shooting...

This morning got up early so I could get out and detect. Went to 3 parks, the first one I found coins one are of the Tot Lot found several quarter, dimes a nickel and penny. This park found .79 cents, 2 pennies found on a picnic table. The second location is a small park, didn't find a whole lot but did get more pennies at this location a lot of them pre-1982's, found .27 cents either there isn't a whole lot of people that come here or someone else searches. I also found a very small key about 1" Long (the design of this key looks like the one from Key Bank). The third and last location for the day, is a park not far from the mall here, this place really need time to really search but today only found .11 cents. At the second and third location a police car showed up, they pulled and than shortly they were gone...

Coin shooting/treasure hunting: coins- $1.17; 1 quarter (1995P), 5 dimes (1967, 1968, 1980P, 1990P, 1996P), 4 nickels (1964, 1964D, 1974, 1990P), 22 pennies (1962D, 1963, 1967, 1969D, 1973, 1974, 1975, (2) 1978 Canadian's, 1979, (2) 1982's, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1993D, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2007D).
coin shooting running total: $69.78

Monday, June 7, 2010

Day after some heavy rain...

Yesterday the rain was so bad, with thunder & lightning and heavy winds and very chilly the whole day. I did get out this morning went to the beach playground with being told that Saturday was a large amount of children at the park. I found a $1.84, didn't search the grassy area way to many pull tabs and the ground was still very wet. When I got back to my car I spotted this butterfly laying on the black top next to passenger side of the car. The second place I decided at the last minute to search since no one was there, wasn't worth stopping there today found .15 cents.

Coin shooting/treasure hunting: coins- $1.99; 4 quarters (1981D, 1996D, Connecticut 1999P, Idaho 2007P), 6 dimes (1987P, 1988P, 1991P, 1998P, 2001P, 2006P), 5 nickels (1992P, 1993P, 1998D, 1999P, 2007P), 14 pennies (1967, 1974, 1976D, 1982, 1982 Canadian, 1984, (2) 1990's, 1991 Canadian, 1995, 2006, 2006D, 2007D, 2008).
coin shooting running total: $68.61

Friday, June 4, 2010

Back to detecting...

This morning, I went back to detecting after being stung and the weather not being nice. This morning was very humid. Went to the beach playground did very good today found lots of clad in the play area, $2.03. if the rain holds off tomorrow the beach area supposed to have possibly over 5,000 children there playing, that's what one of the grounds crew told me so I'll go back there first thing Sunday morning, if it don't rain. The second location that's around the corner from my sisters house, the play area (woodchips) found only 1 penny, in the grass did find coins one area next to a bench found several quarters.
~The penny above was also one of the coins found today, it looks to be off center. And the old nickel 1951D is the oldest coin found today.~
Coin shooting/treasure hunting: coins- $3.33; 10 quarters (1978, 1981D, 1983P, (3) 1985P's, (2) 1988P's, Mississippi 2002D, Colorado 2006D), 4 dimes (1980D, 1994P, 1998P, 2005D), 5 nickels (1951D, 1973, 1998D, (2) 1998P's), 18 pennies ( (2) 1972's, 1978, 1979, 1980 Canadian, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002D, (3) 2007's, 2008, 2009).
coin shooting running total: $66.62

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Found a couple of coins...

Today at the laundry mat I went over to the snack machine, put my money in was to get .15 cent change with that I also got a bonus of a .25. And later in the afternoon stopped at the grocery store, watched a man at the coinstar machine after he left I noticed something in the bag he had his coins in, was a penny...

Journal Entry: "2010"
change: .26
cans/bottles: none
June total: .26
Running total for each month: $4.19
cans/bottles running total: $20.05