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Coin Count Question for all participants. thinking

March 02, 2017 08:17AM 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

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Mike (Sodbuster) from Michigan Coin count Goal 2017

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Mike from Michigan, Coin count for July 2017 Attachments

Sodbuster 32 August 03, 2017 06:27PM

Mike from Michigan Coin count for June 2017 Attachments

Sodbuster 70 July 04, 2017 02:20PM

Re: Mike from Michigan Coin count for June 2017

Remfire 45 July 04, 2017 04:18PM

Re: Mike (Michigan) Coin count May 2017

Sodbuster 95 June 03, 2017 02:33AM

Re: Mike (Michigan) Coin count May 2017

Remfire 81 June 03, 2017 04:13AM

Re: Mike (Michigan) Coin count May 2017

Sodbuster 78 June 05, 2017 06:27PM

Mike, 'Welcome' to our AHRPS Forums!

Monte 123 May 03, 2017 01:33AM

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

Sodbuster 123 May 04, 2017 02:09AM

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

Monte 131 May 04, 2017 09:34AM

Mike (Sodbuster) April 2017 Coin count

Sodbuster 135 May 03, 2017 01:11AM

Mike (Sodbuster) from Michigan - March 2017 Count

Sodbuster 135 May 03, 2017 12:46AM

Mike(Sodbuster) February Coin Count

Sodbuster 136 May 03, 2017 12:17AM

Rich (Utah) 2017 Annual Coin Count Goal

Rich (Utah) 201 March 10, 2017 06:24AM

Rich (Utah) May 2017 Coin Count

Rich (Utah) 102 May 31, 2017 05:28AM

Rich (Utah) April 2017 Coin Count YTD

Rich (Utah) 152 April 30, 2017 03:37AM

Rich(Utah) March 2017 Coin Count

Rich (Utah) 154 March 31, 2017 09:13PM

Coin Count Question for all participants. thinking

Monte 203 March 02, 2017 08:17AM

Re: Coin Count Question for all participants. thinking

Remfire 159 March 02, 2017 03:40PM

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

Monte 287 February 03, 2017 02:28AM

* Jimbola - Jan. 2017 Coin Total

Jimbola 245 February 02, 2017 09:10AM

Jimbola - April 2017 Coin Total

Jimbola 141 May 02, 2017 08:47PM

Jimbola -March 2017 Coin Total

Jimbola 134 April 01, 2017 03:33AM

Re: * Jimbola - Feb. 2017 Coin Total

Jimbola 163 March 01, 2017 04:22AM

January weather might have cut in on our fun.

Monte 251 February 02, 2017 09:28AM

Brian - 2017 Annual Coin Total

zincoln 262 February 01, 2017 01:56AM

Brian - 2017 July Total

zincoln 43 July 31, 2017 05:58PM

Re: Brian - 2017 July Total

Sodbuster 20 August 08, 2017 01:05PM

Brian - 2017 June Total

zincoln 58 July 04, 2017 01:23PM

Brian - 2017 May Total

zincoln 88 June 02, 2017 10:17PM

Brian - 2017 April Total

zincoln 138 May 01, 2017 02:05AM

Brian - 2017 March Total

zincoln 144 March 31, 2017 09:37PM

Brian - 2017 FebruaryTotal

zincoln 188 February 27, 2017 02:35AM

Brian - 2017 January Total

zincoln 257 February 01, 2017 01:59AM

Re: Brian - 2017 January Total

OregonGregg 217 February 02, 2017 03:58AM

Roger-2017 Annual coin count goal

Remfire 300 December 21, 2016 07:00AM

Roger-2017 July coin count goal

Remfire 30 August 03, 2017 12:25AM

Roger-2017 June coin count tally

Remfire 59 July 04, 2017 04:30AM

Roger-2017 May coin count goal

Remfire 93 June 01, 2017 03:58AM

Roger-2017 April coin count tally

Remfire 145 May 01, 2017 01:10AM

Roger-2017 March coin count

Remfire 135 April 03, 2017 01:04AM

Roger-2017 February coin count tally

Remfire 173 March 01, 2017 05:51AM

Roger-2017 January Coin Count Tally

Remfire 257 January 31, 2017 09:24PM

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

RickUK 287 December 20, 2016 02:09PM

Monte -- 2017 Annual Coin Count Goal

Monte 280 December 20, 2016 01:42PM

Monte's -- 2017 July Coin Count Tally

Monte 12 August 19, 2017 07:12AM

Re: No July detecting sad smiley

Sodbuster 6 August 19, 2017 03:50PM

Monte's -- 2017 June Coin Count Tally

Monte 57 July 10, 2017 11:56PM

Monte's -- 2017 May Coin Count Tally

Monte 88 June 02, 2017 03:24PM

Monte's -- 2017 April Coin Count Tally:

Monte 128 May 02, 2017 11:01PM

Monte -- 2017 March Coin Count Tally

Monte 153 March 31, 2017 10:21PM

Monte -- 2017 February Coin Count Tally

Monte 135 March 09, 2017 06:24PM

ut oh !!

OregonGregg 149 March 10, 2017 10:58PM

Re: ut oh !!

Rich (Utah) 173 March 21, 2017 05:12AM

Re: ut oh !!

OregonGregg 160 March 21, 2017 06:00AM

Monte -- 2017 January Coin Count Tally

Monte 264 February 01, 2017 06:59AM

Oregongregg Finds YTD as of 2-2-17

OregonGregg 212 February 03, 2017 01:54AM

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

zincoln 112 May 04, 2017 03:20AM

Geez Louise

OregonGregg 236 February 03, 2017 02:49AM

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