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23 Sep 2021

Wheat Pennys Found Metal Detecting! | Coin Update #30 By @CoinHunter

| CoinHunter

Hello all and welcome to another update!


Sorry that is has been a little while since I last posted one of these blogs/updates, but I have a couple of good excuses. First, I just got back from a trip to Michigan (my home state) and second, me and my family have Covid, which we picked up in Michigan (we had to leave a little early, before my parents [the drivers] got too sick). During the trip I had the opportunity to metal detect a little in my grandparents backyard (Their house is from the 1870s, which makes it around 150 years old). Unfortunately though, since we weren't there very long (I had to spend most of my time there doing something else [namely the 2021 YN auction]) I was only able to metal detect their fairly small front yard, and as a result, I didn't find a ton. I was able to pull three wheat pennies (which was great since I have never been able to find one before, and one was a 1929) and what appears to be an old slug.

Also, as I mentioned in brackets earlier, I was able to participate in the 2021 YN auction while I was on my trip. I was actually able to win 10 lots (quite an improvement compared to last year). I won't go into detail and tell you what every lot that I won was, but I will tell you some of the better ones. I the best, most valuable, and probably the coolest coin that I was able to pick up was an 1878 eight tailfeathers VAM-1 Morgan dollar in VF condition (my first morgan, and my new most valuable coin). I was also able to pick up a BU 1945-D War nickel with an RPM, a 1995 silver proof set, and a NGC SMS-67 1966 Kennedy Half dollar. It is really exciting that I was finally able to get my hands a morgan dollar for my collection (it is going to go straight into my type set) I was going to buy one (with real money) but they have just been so expensive lately. I will share photos of every thing I won, and more details in my next blog, when I have received them.


Next, I am going to tell you about something I recently received from CONECA. I got this heavy package and didn't immediately have any idea what it was, but once I opened it, all of my confusion cleared. It was a literary award. Apparently, they thought that my article Doubled Dies Are Out There that I submitted to be published in their bi-monthly ERRORSCOPE was worthy of the award. Thank you CONECA!


As far as coin roll hunting finds, I don't have any to share for now, but hopefully soon I will be able to grab some more coins to hunt.


Thanks a lot for reading this blog, and have a great day!


Comments

TheHobbyist

Level 4

Nice blog! I also like roll hunting, but I have been too busy to get any rolls recently.

Mike

Level 7

I hope you and the family get better soon. I forgot to mention that . Stay well Be safe . . Congratulations on the award!More to come!

CopperCollector

Level 4

Nice find with the metal detector.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks!

Kepi

Level 6

Great blog! Congratulations on your award! ; )

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks a lot!

thatcoinguy

Level 4

Man, congrats on the literary award! I was thinking about submitting an articulation for the fun of it, but now I’m REALLY motivated! Great arrival, by the way. Congrats on the good pickups at the YN auction, and sorry about the bad pickup at the trip. The cents must not be that bad if you can read the date!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Ya, Covid is about the only bad pickup I have made haha.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Ya, they are just a little corroded.

CentSearcher

Level 5

Congratulations on winning the literary award! I think that my CONECA membership expired, and though I will renew it, I might miss the issue with your article. I should be able to find it on their website. Can't wait to see pics of your auction wins! And have a speedy recovery!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Ya, you should be able to view it on their website, it is in the 2021 September/October issue. I think I am just about through with Covid now, thanks!

Mike

Level 7

Now is the time to go to the Carolinas. After the Hurricane season they actual find gold in the beach! Every year. The storm moves the same and will on the bottom. And moves the wrecks. Sometimes fifty or more miles. The water is not deep. Stories of finds show up when the season is over. One guy was working a ship. After the storm he couldn't find it again.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Very interesting! Thanks.

Golfer

Level 5

Thanks for the update. Like hearing about metal detector finds and YN auctions. I have a lot of ugly wheat cents. Might throw them around the yard of an abandoned house and let some future metal detector person find them. Wouldn't be worth anything, but finding a bunch of wheat cents might be a conversation topic for them.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks a lot!

TheNumisMaster

Level 5

Nice finds man!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks!

"SUN"

Level 6

Sounds like a good rewarding summer.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks!

Longstrider

Level 6

Well done. Sounds like your Grandparents yard if a hot spot to hunt in. Great finds. Congratulation on the award and the auction wins. get well soon. Thanks

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks a whole lot! I forgot to mention it, but me and my siblings are actually starting to get near the end (finally)

Mike

Level 7

Congradulations . And stay well be safe !. You had a good time. . With the family that's what counts.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks a ton!

Mokie

Level 6

Congratulations on your award and your great YN auction results. Sounds like you had an outstanding numismatic summer.

CoinHunter

Level 5

I sure did, thanks a lot!

AC coin$

Level 5

Good to see you. Glad for your return.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks a lot!

user_27089

Level 3

Nice blog!

CoinHunter

Level 5

Thanks!

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