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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2005
    Sun City, Arizona
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    City Park Finds or Penny Park

    After some much needed rain I made it out for some detecting. I have hunted this park before which never fails to produce a load of pennies, so I renamed the park 'Penny Park'. I was surprised when my first good signal turned out to be 1941 War Nickle. After that I found my normal stash of pennies which I contribute to the local high school students tossing their pennies around during lunch break. Another surprise followed with another nickle signal, was I amazed to discover it was a dated 1968 with a mint mark of 'S' stamped. At the end of the hunt I managed to find $0.42 in pennies, $0.25 in nickles and $0.50 in dimes.

    Did not find any silver or gold rings like some folks I know...not mentioning any names (juju) but on this side of the mountain we don't have a large population of rich folks losing rings and such. But I did have fun and had a small following of local kids asking a ton of questions.
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  2. #2

    Oct 2005
    Washington State
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    Re: City Park Finds or Penny Park

    you never know when those war nickles are going to pop up. They're always a nice suprise.

    Paul
    Friendship is like peeing your pants....... everyone can see it, but only you
    can feel the true warmth.

  3. #3
    us
    Dec 2005
    Spanaway Washington
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    Re: City Park Finds or Penny Park

    At least you got out for awhile and adopted some kids to boot. Congrats on the war nickel....

  4. #4
    us
    May 2009
    Yuma Az
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    Re: City Park Finds or Penny Park

    wtg on the war nickle shes sweet ,I'm still waiting to find my first one
    Building my wealth one pull tab at a time Tank69

  5. #5

    Apr 2007
    NW Washington (State)
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    Re: City Park Finds or Penny Park

    Hi 49'er

    Thanks for posting your recent finds! We need more action on this Washington board...

    Glad to see you've been getting out some, I haven't

    But, I'm recovered from my recent car troubles and have a new rig, so I'm ready for some ROAD TRIPS soon
    If I get over your way, I'll give you a call. Been doin' more prospecting than MD'ing, and would love to get back up to Similkameen with you!

    Kilika
    "so when I feel afraid, I tell myself ...'you have hardly nothing to lose. So try it. Go alone. Get on the bus. Climb! Plunge! Explore!"  from Green Winter by Elise McClay

  6. #6
    us
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    Dec 2005
    Port Orchard, Wa
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    Re: City Park Finds or Penny Park

    It seems all my parks are penny parks!!

  7. #7
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    Nov 2007
    Chicago
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    Re: City Park Finds or Penny Park

    Wow, I am totally late on this, just checking out the "other" state forums. FYI, the 1941 nickel, though minted during the war, is not technically a war nickel. It has no silver composition whatsoever, nor a large mint mark on the back above Monticello. The 35% silver war nickels were issued from 1942-1945 (and not all 42's contain silver either)...

    Other than that, nice finds!

    Joe
    "Go deep or go home" - LAdigger

 

 

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