The next meeting of the yoopercoinshooters metal detecting club will be Saturday, July 28th, at Bayview Manor in Gladstone Michigan at 12:30 EST. If you need directions, call Bill Bruner @ 241-9150 or send an email.

October Newsletter

starting the meeting
starting the meeting
Tonight is Halloween night and there’s been a lot of strange noises and weird looking persons walking by my window with bags They seem to be in gangs and demanding candy and different things to eat. I’ll just keep my lights off and curtains pulled tightly shut and maybe they’ll leave me alone.

We had our yoopercoinshooters metal detecting club meeting last Saturday the 26th and had a fair turn out. Roger Dault was at the meeting with his grandson. Nice to see the younger ones at the meetings and showing an interest in the hobby of detecting. We also had a prospective member James Baldwin show up and he and his brother may become the newest members. James did come up with the winning ticket for the 50/50 drawing.

Liz, your on the front page
Liz, your on the front page
I sold my wetsuit and diving boots to a member at the meeting. I also have a White’s Beach Hunter 300 water detector for sale along with a Sunspot water scoop. A Picture of the detector and scoop can be seen in the For sale by members section of our site yoopercoinshooters.com. I can also send additional pictures of the items if you email me through the site email. For personal reasons I’m getting out of water detecting.

We decided on having our picnic next year in June instead of September which would be better weather wise. I brought up changing to Ludington park because at Pioneer Trail we may be contending with space. So far we’ve been lucky and not too many campers in the area we usually have the picnic. We’ll get it straightened out in the near future.

Just think 2 more months and we’ll be into the year 2014. I guess it’s time to do my yearly wrap up of my coin finds for 2013. I know a lot of the club members have heard some of my finds and also what I’ve found so far at my son in laws in Perronville,MI, but here I go anyways:
1323 Memorial pennies, 149 nickels, 391 dimes, 253 quarters, 165 wheat cents, 4 Indian cents, 5 silver Washington quarters, 4 war nickels, 8 buffalo nickels, 3 V nickels, 3 Barber dimes, 7 silver Roosevelt dimes, 19 Mercury dimes, 1 silver Canada dime, 1 – 1923 Canada cent. Total counting clad and silver is $130.29.

meeting in progress
meeting in progress

At my son in laws small yard in Perronville, MI I’ve found to date: 2 Indian Pennies, 51 Wheat pennies, 8 Buffalo nickels, 4 War nickels, 1 seated dime, 2 Barber dimes, 5 silver Roosevelt dimes, 11 Mercury dimes, 1 silver Washington quarter, 1 – 1923 Canada penny and several tokens. This doesn’t include a lot of memorial pennies and clad coins , plus the silver and old wheat pennies that Lynn Richards found on a few trips there with me.

Well, that’s it for this one. Hope to see you all at the next meeting on November 23rd because of Thanksgiving and remember to cover your holes……PLEASE.