A Few Recent Finds

Lately I haven’t been able to detect at the old homesteads that I usually hunt. A combination of the humidity and the brush being grown up has forced me to limit my hunts to parks and easily detected spots that have the grass mown.

I appreciate having “somewhere” to detect, but the types of finds at my local parks are minimal at best.

Ladies Butterfly Sash Buckle

Ladies Butterfly Sash Buckle

I did brave the ticks and brush for a couple of hours one day, and that is where I found this Ladies Sash buckle with my Fisher F5 metal detector. Think it might also be called a Butterfly buckle as the opposite side would complete it in the shape of a butterfly. This example is only half of the buckle, but still a neat find either way and I was happy to see it come out of the ground! It has been tumbled since it holds no real value, and it ended up looking great in my opinion.

Washington Sales Tax Token Circa 1930s

Washington Sales Tax Token Circa 1930s

On another hunt, while using my AT Pro metal detector at an old homestead that had a small area where the brush wasn’t too bad I was able to find this neat Washington State Sales Tax Token. At first I thought it was a washer, and it appears to have been used as a washer, but it is a 1930’s sales tax token.

1952 Jefferson Nickel

1952 Jefferson Nickel

At the same homestead I also found this 1952 Jefferson Nickel. It’s not an old coin, but it was a neat find so I figured I would also share it. Most wouldn’t bother blogging about a ’52 nickel, but it’s older than me, and was the only coin I found at that homestead that day. It might indicate that silver could be found there, we’ll see.


This find is a REM UMC .45 Colt shell. I found this at a park where an old house used to stand. It was also tumbled to reveal the text. According to research it appears that this shell is from 1911-1960. Given that the homestead was there in the early 1900s, I’m leaning towards the 1911 date range. Either way, it was a neat little find.

Namco Token

Namco Token

Using my Teknetics Eurotek Pro, I found this Namco Entertainment token at a park near the swing sets. It was a cool find because I remember these tokens from when I was a kid back in the PacMan – Donkey Kong video game era. It brought back fond memories of days spent in the arcades. I am not certain that this token is from the 80’s, but the design looks exactly like I remember from back then!

A Few Recent Finds

A Few Recent Finds

Lastly, here are some of my recent finds. Nothing major to share, but it is what it is. I can’t wait to get back into the woods and have some great spots mapped out for this fall. Hopefully soon I’ll have something worthwhile to share with you.

Until then, THANK YOU for reading my blog!

About Ozarks

I enjoy Metal Detecting in The Ozark Mountains and surrounding areas where I primarily detect for relics and coins. I have tested and used over 20+ metal detectors as a dealer and Company Sponsored 'Pro Staff' Product Tester. Previously Senior Editor of Detecting365 Metal Detecting Magazine for 7 years. I have authored over 200+ articles published on multiple metal detecting websites and magazines. I have real world experience testing metal detectors in the field and enjoy teaching others how to become better metal detectorists. Questions? Shoot me a contact email! Check out my Recommended Metal Detecting Supplies here: http://amazon.com/shop/wedetect
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8 Responses to A Few Recent Finds

  1. Josh Turpin says:

    Not a bad haul at all! That token may be worth something to our generation when we’re old and grey. Hang on to it, you never know!

  2. Jason Edwards says:

    Love knowing that there is still some great finds out there. Hoping to get out there myself come monday while the kids are at school and wife is at work. Have you ever detected around blue springs launching ramp? I hit it up a few weeks ago and found one gold ring and several coins around the old parking area. Thinking about hitting up the old lookout there this coming week. Should be some good finds up there.

    • Ozarks says:

      Never been to blue springs, sounds like a great spot. Congrats on your Gold Ring! Good luck on your hunt this weekend!

      • Jason Edwards says:

        Well finally got to go to blue springs. I can tell it is going to be work at the old lookout. Tons or old can tabs everywhere and grown up. Hopefully after all the trash is dug up i’ll be able to find some good things.

      • Ozarks says:

        Persistence is key! I wish you the best out there bud!

  3. But Yeah says:

    Yesterday, while I was at work, my sister stole my apple ipad and tested to see if it can survive a 25 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now destroyed and she has 83 views. I know this is entirely off topic but I had to share it with someone!

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