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16 Mar 2017

My fishing story find

Coins-United States | user_7361

Hello fellow collectors,
Some of us had that fortunate find.  I had that chance when I was about 12 years old.  I was trout fishing with my father and mother; it was the first day of trout season.  I'm about 2 hours into fishing that day and not catching anything that day.  I finally had it and put my fishing rod down and called it quits.  So being the little explorer I am, I decide for some unknown reasons to pick up rocks along the creek, looking for small critters under the rocks.  I remember picking up this rock along the creek and to my surprise under the rock was a 1946 Washington quarter.  Why it was under a rock, I have no idea.  Although not worth much today, back then it was a big deal finding a quarter under the rock.  I remember my father explaining to me it was a silver quarter.  I'm now 40 years old and I still have that quarter to this day.  Although the quarter is not worth much, to me it was a priceless find and to me it was a fortunate find at that time.

Happy Collecting!!



Level 5

That is a great story regardless of the value of the coin!


Level 3

If anyone has a story of any interesting finds you had please do share. I always love hearing these stories. And it does not matter what you find and how valuable it is. That fact that you found it is priceless and you have that story and memory to hold on to and share. I metal detect a lot with my brother and I found an 1740 what I believe is a British half penny. Is it worth a lot of money, no but its the fact I pulled a piece of history out of the ground and I'm holding it in my hand. I had to stop and think and wonder who lost this coin. That coin is priceless to me. Happy finding!!


Level 7

Wonderful story. I think it's more fun collecting coins than trout. Thanks for sharing.


Level 6

What a great story. You have a wonderful memory for the rest of your life. I turned over tons and tons of rocks and never found a coin! good job!


Level 6

That's a good story. What a way to find a coin!


Level 6

Great story!

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

nice find it is very hard to just come across a silver coin with out aid of a medal detector nowadays but you are lucky. stay with collecting and you will find many more tresures

Interesting story! It's fun when you find coins... Thanks for sharing.

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