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Coin Count Question for all participants. thinking

March 02, 2017 02:17AM avatar
1st.. Most of the AHRPS Forum registrants are located in the USA, although we do have many registered readers in many foreign (to the USA) countries such as Canada, England, Germany, France and others.

2nd.. For decades I have maintained an Annual Coin Count Goal and kept an Annual Coin Count Tally, mainly for 'fun' but also as a personal challenge to get me out detecting as often as possible. smiling smiley Another reason was I was curious about the percentages of denominations of lost US coinage. Thus, my Annual Coin Count was restricted strictly to US coins since, obviously, I am here in the USA.

So, in my initial post about setting an Annual Coin Count Goal and keeping track of a Monthly Coin Count Tally while working toward that Annual Goal, I guess I was gust thinking of the Traditional Coin Hunters who make up the bulk of metal detecting hobbyists here in the USA, and in the examples I gave it showed the denominations of our common US Coinage.

To me, finding a Foreign Coin is no different than finding a trade token, metal button, military insignia, metal toy, old roller skate key, etc., etc. It's just another interesting find of something that has been lost, but I have never counted a Foreign Coin in my Annual Tally. I ought to re-read what I typed, but my intention was for each if us to set a Coin Count Goal for US Coins (or for coins of the country we live in, such as a Canadian keeping count of Canadian Coins they find).

It never crossed my mind until I read Rogers February monthly coin tally that some might perceive a tally including foreign coins. Naturally I guess it could, it just wasn't my intention, and I guess I wasn't clear in specifying that.

SO HERE'S MY QUESTION TO ALL READERS AND PARTICIPANTS: Do you feel an Annual Coin Count Goal and Monthly Coin Tally should be only coins of the participant's country, or should it include all coins including 'foreign' coins?

We've had such a devastating winter here in far Eastern Oregon that we've been snowed-in since about Thanksgiving, and over three months of deep snow has limited our opportunities to get out hunting, and finding ANY coin would be a thrill. But for me, while I don't mind asking for a 'majority opinion' for us to follow, I am only going to list the US coins I find, which means I have a LOT of catching up to do. My Annual Goal is 5,000 US Coins, and when I add the few I found the last two days of February, that means I still have well over 4800 coins to be found in these final 10 months of 2017. eye popping smiley

With that in mind and it being 12:58 AM, I think I'm going to take care of a few things and get ready to head out for some place, over in Idaho and out of the snow, for some daybreak detecting. Rain and showers arrive Saturday thru at least next Wednesday and I have to admit one thing I sort of miss about living in NW Oregon is having all those many, many parks and schools and playgrounds in the highly populated metro area with far more coins to be found than over here in in farm and ranch country.

Wherever you are, I hope you can get out and put in some hunt time and work on your own goals for 2017. Let me know what you think about counting ONLY US coins, or coins of your country, or counting ALL coins, foreign and domestic.

Please e-mail your thought to me at monte@ahrps.org so as not to clutter this Forum thread.

I will read all replies and we'll go with 'majority rule' and I'll give this until March 17th for responses. If a post is made on the Forum in response I will add it to the e-mailed answers and delete it from the Forum, and on the 17th of March I will also delete this post for the thread to keep things cleaned up.

Matter-of-fact, after the 17th I will have the majority rule answer and I'll edit, abbreviate (rare for me, huh?) my initial post and clarify what coins will be tallied. If the weather would improve enough I might even take a day or two and make a journey over Roger's direction and see if I can thin his areas coin losses a bit and work on my own annual goal. winking smiley

Okay, there you go and just a simple personal opinion question. Now, let's all urge spring-like weather to hurry and arrive so we can all get out, stay dry, and get in a lot of hunting time!


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Subject Author Views Posted

A New Year ... New Annual Coin Count Goal ... Participate for a FREE Multi-Prize Drawing

Monte 630 December 20, 2016 07:34AM

Mike (Sodbuster) from Michigan Coin count Goal 2017

Sodbuster 289 May 02, 2017 06:04PM

Mike from Michigan - Coin Count for October 2017 Attachments

Sodbuster 29 November 03, 2017 08:27AM

Mike from Michigan Coin count for September 2017 Attachments

Sodbuster 87 October 01, 2017 01:54PM

Mike from Michigan, Coin count for August 2017 Attachments

Sodbuster 96 September 05, 2017 08:58AM

Mike from Michigan, Coin count for July 2017 Attachments

Sodbuster 128 August 03, 2017 12:27PM

Re: Mike from Michigan, Coin count for July 2017

zincoln 81 September 01, 2017 09:27AM

Mike from Michigan Coin count for June 2017 Attachments

Sodbuster 184 July 04, 2017 08:20AM

Re: Mike from Michigan Coin count for June 2017

Remfire 118 July 04, 2017 10:18AM

Re: Mike (Michigan) Coin count May 2017

Sodbuster 178 June 02, 2017 08:33PM

Re: Mike (Michigan) Coin count May 2017

Remfire 167 June 02, 2017 10:13PM

Re: Mike (Michigan) Coin count May 2017

Sodbuster 178 June 05, 2017 12:27PM

Mike, 'Welcome' to our AHRPS Forums!

Monte 207 May 02, 2017 07:33PM

Re: Mike, 'Welcome' to our AHRPS Forums!

Sodbuster 211 May 03, 2017 08:09PM

Sodbuster ... Time for work, for play, and gear.

Monte 228 May 04, 2017 03:34AM

Mike (Sodbuster) April 2017 Coin count

Sodbuster 215 May 02, 2017 07:11PM

Mike (Sodbuster) from Michigan - March 2017 Count

Sodbuster 216 May 02, 2017 06:46PM

Mike(Sodbuster) February Coin Count

Sodbuster 223 May 02, 2017 06:17PM

Rich (Utah) 2017 Annual Coin Count Goal

Rich (Utah) 291 March 10, 2017 12:24AM

Rich (Utah) October 2017 Coin Count

Rich (Utah) 11 November 20, 2017 01:31PM

Rich (Utah) September 2017 Coin Count

Rich (Utah) 37 October 27, 2017 08:51PM

Re: Rich (Utah) September 2017 Coin Count Attachments

OregonGregg 37 November 01, 2017 11:27AM

Re: Rich (Utah) September 2017 Coin Count

Rich (Utah) 26 November 05, 2017 12:48AM

Rich (Utah) August 2017 Coin Count

Rich (Utah) 75 September 08, 2017 07:31AM

Rich, at least you were able to get out a bit.

Monte 65 September 11, 2017 09:34AM

Re: Rich (Utah) August 2017 Coin Count

OregonGregg 71 September 08, 2017 08:31AM

Rich (Utah) August 2017 Coin Count

Rich (Utah) 70 September 08, 2017 08:43PM

Re: Rich (Utah) August 2017 Coin Count

NWCindy 78 September 08, 2017 10:44PM

Coinshooting -

Rich (Utah) 70 September 10, 2017 12:43PM

Re: Coinshooting -

Remfire 63 September 10, 2017 03:04PM

Lawn recovery reminders

Rich (Utah) 79 September 11, 2017 12:55AM

Re: Coinshooting -

NWCindy 78 September 10, 2017 03:20PM

Re: Rich (Utah) August 2017 Coin Count

NWCindy 75 September 08, 2017 10:43PM

Re: Rich (Utah) August 2017 Coin Count

Rich (Utah) 74 September 11, 2017 04:09PM

"... up in the hills." confused smiley

Monte 63 September 11, 2017 08:51AM

Rich (Utah) July 2017 Coin Count

Rich (Utah) 74 August 30, 2017 01:07AM

Rich (Utah) June 2017 Coin Count

Rich (Utah) 74 August 30, 2017 01:00AM

Rich (Utah) May 2017 Coin Count

Rich (Utah) 206 May 30, 2017 11:28PM

Rich (Utah) April 2017 Coin Count YTD

Rich (Utah) 249 April 29, 2017 09:37PM

Rich(Utah) March 2017 Coin Count

Rich (Utah) 231 March 31, 2017 03:13PM

Coin Count Question for all participants. thinking

Monte 298 March 02, 2017 02:17AM

Re: Coin Count Question for all participants. thinking

Remfire 223 March 02, 2017 09:40AM

** Two types of 'finds' that DO NOT count: **

Monte 360 February 02, 2017 08:28PM

* Jimbola - Jan. 2017 Coin Total

Jimbola 326 February 02, 2017 03:10AM

Jimbola - April 2017 Coin Total

Jimbola 244 May 02, 2017 02:47PM

Jimbola -March 2017 Coin Total

Jimbola 230 March 31, 2017 09:33PM

Re: * Jimbola - Feb. 2017 Coin Total

Jimbola 226 February 28, 2017 10:22PM

January weather might have cut in on our fun.

Monte 333 February 02, 2017 03:28AM

Brian - 2017 Annual Coin Total

zincoln 326 January 31, 2017 07:56PM

Brian - 2017 October Total

zincoln 33 November 01, 2017 10:24AM

Brian - 2017 September Total

zincoln 32 October 03, 2017 07:22PM

Re: Brian - 2017 September Total

Sodbuster 47 October 07, 2017 08:18PM

Re: Brian - 2017 September Total

zincoln 40 October 08, 2017 08:43AM

Brian - 2017 August Total

zincoln 75 August 31, 2017 11:42AM

Brian - 2017 July Total

zincoln 121 July 31, 2017 11:58AM

Re: Brian - 2017 July Total

Sodbuster 91 August 08, 2017 07:05AM

Brian - 2017 June Total

zincoln 126 July 04, 2017 07:23AM

Brian - 2017 May Total

zincoln 174 June 02, 2017 04:17PM

Brian - 2017 April Total

zincoln 222 April 30, 2017 08:05PM

Brian - 2017 March Total

zincoln 237 March 31, 2017 03:37PM

Brian - 2017 FebruaryTotal

zincoln 257 February 26, 2017 08:35PM

Brian - 2017 January Total

zincoln 356 January 31, 2017 07:59PM

Re: Brian - 2017 January Total

OregonGregg 285 February 01, 2017 09:58PM

Roger-2017 Annual coin count goal

Remfire 409 December 21, 2016 01:00AM

Roger-2017 October coin count tally

Remfire 26 October 31, 2017 10:15PM

Roger-2017 September coin count tally

Remfire 39 October 06, 2017 10:39PM

Roger-2017 August Coin Count Tally

Remfire 72 September 03, 2017 07:17PM

Roger-2017 July coin count goal

Remfire 105 August 02, 2017 06:25PM

Roger-2017 June coin count tally

Remfire 131 July 03, 2017 10:30PM

Roger-2017 May coin count goal

Remfire 167 May 31, 2017 09:58PM

Roger-2017 April coin count tally

Remfire 241 April 30, 2017 07:10PM

Roger-2017 March coin count

Remfire 203 April 02, 2017 07:04PM

Roger-2017 February coin count tally

Remfire 247 February 28, 2017 11:51PM

Roger-2017 January Coin Count Tally

Remfire 353 January 31, 2017 03:24PM

Re: A New Year ... New Annual Coin Count Goal ... Participate for a Free Multi-Prize Drawing

RickUK 400 December 20, 2016 08:09AM

Monte -- 2017 Annual Coin Count Goal

Monte 360 December 20, 2016 07:42AM

Monte's -- 2017 October Coin's were recycled.

Monte 26 November 08, 2017 10:35AM

Monte's -- 2017 September Coin Count Tally

Monte 48 October 07, 2017 01:45AM

Monte's -- 2017 August Coin Count Tally

Monte 70 September 04, 2017 09:47PM

Monte's -- 2017 July Coin Count Tally

Monte 96 August 19, 2017 01:12AM

Re: No July detecting sad smiley

Sodbuster 91 August 19, 2017 09:50AM

Monte's -- 2017 June Coin Count Tally

Monte 138 July 10, 2017 05:56PM

Monte's -- 2017 May Coin Count Tally

Monte 166 June 02, 2017 09:24AM

Monte's -- 2017 April Coin Count Tally:

Monte 206 May 02, 2017 05:01PM

Monte -- 2017 March Coin Count Tally

Monte 230 March 31, 2017 04:21PM

Monte -- 2017 February Coin Count Tally

Monte 219 March 09, 2017 12:24PM

ut oh !!

OregonGregg 212 March 10, 2017 04:58PM

Re: ut oh !!

Rich (Utah) 238 March 20, 2017 11:12PM

Re: ut oh !!

OregonGregg 240 March 21, 2017 12:00AM

Monte -- 2017 January Coin Count Tally

Monte 351 February 01, 2017 12:59AM

Oregongregg Finds YTD as of 2-2-17

OregonGregg 274 February 02, 2017 07:54PM

Re: Oregongregg Finds YTD as of 2-2-17

zincoln 193 May 03, 2017 09:20PM

Geez Louise

OregonGregg 319 February 02, 2017 08:49PM

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