Beginning 4 May 2016, I was on the same quest, although to keep my sanity I thought of it more as noodling 20 cent coins to see what interesting coins I could find rather than concentrating solely on finding that mythical wavy.
To cut a long story short I noodled 55,880 20c coins of which 878 where 1966 coins before finally finding the elusive wavy on 5 October 2018.
The harsh reality is the longer you go without finding one the less likely you are of ever doing so because every year tens of millions more non-wavy coins are released into circulation, while the limited amount of wavys out there is decreased by those lucky and dedicated enough to find one.
But you'll NEVER find one if you don't keep looking, so chin up and good luck on your quest.
Edited by MachinMachinMan
09/20/2021 10:17 am