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You got me curious.

March 18, 2019 04:40PM avatar

I think your 'V' ratio is a clear reflection of ghost town hunting. Not too many inhabitants post 1912 in the old ghost towns. I was super jealous of Gregg's nice 1913 buff from last years hunt. It was really in nice shape and lots of detail!


I went back thru my binder, and actually had more Buffs than I thought I had. But like Monte, hunting mainly ghost towns puts my V nickel count greater than my Buffs. Mainly the only few Buffs I did have came from Rippsville or Lonesome Arch as it lasted into that era. When we started hitting the POW Camp and Cow Hollow park, that helped increase my Buffalo count a bit.

Surprisingly, most of my better condition Buffaloes came out of Lonesome Arch. I remember finding that 1913 and I think I even commented on my post back then that it was prob the nicest one I have found. A lot of areas around those 3 sites are pretty gentle on coins.

Anyhow, since my official start date of June 15th, 2013, I have 18 V nickels to 8 Buffalo Nickels.

Getting to hear Monte's stories from the early days of detecting, his Shield Nickel Count, if I remember right, was well above his V and Buffs. I have only found 2 shields, one in horrible cond and one in pretty decent shape.

A little sidenote for Zincoln,also another negitive effect of only hunting the ghost towns, I have 2 more Barber Quarters than i do Buffalo Nickels.....I might have to slip to Bobs for that occasional BloodyMary and see if I can thwart a few of these darn neg. side effects........smileys with diet Dr. Pepper float

When ya get over this way in April, that will be our quest, to find ( you find) a Barber Quarter.......... To Be Continued smiling smiley

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zincoln 423 March 17, 2019 07:00PM

Forgot to add this from the hunt Attachments

zincoln 236 March 18, 2019 08:45PM

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Timbertodd 269 March 19, 2019 05:26AM

I like these unique items too N/T

Remfire 215 March 18, 2019 09:18PM

Buffalo Nickels ... I remember when they once

Monte 286 March 18, 2019 02:48AM

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zincoln 250 March 18, 2019 03:55PM

You got me curious.

OregonGregg 257 March 18, 2019 04:40PM

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zincoln 266 March 18, 2019 07:38PM

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OregonGregg 259 March 19, 2019 06:30AM

"Monte's stories from the early days .... his Shield Nickel Count, ..."

Monte 314 March 18, 2019 05:12PM

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Kickindirt 236 March 17, 2019 09:58PM

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UtahRich 296 March 17, 2019 09:34PM

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