Sunday, March 17, 2013

1881 O Morgan Silver Dollar

Here are two photos of one of my 1881 O Morgan Silver Dollars. I think the front toning is pretty neat, but the stripe on the back is a bit annoying. That's okay, though! I ended up picking up a Red Book for Morgan Dollars and I'm learning a whole lot!
1881 O Morgan Silver Dollar obverse1881 O Morgan Silver Dollar Reverse

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Found a Buffalo CRH!

I found an awesome 1928 buffalo nickel in my CRH today!

Buffalo Nickel

Sunday, February 10, 2013

"1835 Capped Bust Dime" by FireFighter

Awesome home site find but he totally destroyed it. It was so pretty before he cleaned it.

Finds: 1835 Capped Bust Dime

Monday, January 28, 2013

NY Victorian Doorknob Relic found With Garrett Ace 250

I found this cool doorknob in a small field near where I live about 6-8" down. I don't really remember what it rung up as on my Ace 250, but it must have been a pretty good signal for me to go for it at that sort of depth. This area used to be occupied by many Victorian houses (the town dates back to pre-Revolutionary War), but they demolished them in an effort to update the town. My guess is that this is one of the remaining parts of one of those houses. Pretty cool to recover a piece of local history!

Can anyone ID the time period on this thing?

Cashed in my Clad! $85.85

No pictures, but I cashed in my clad for this season! I don't get to get out and detect very often right now, so I only got a lowly $85.85. Not bad for a cheap Ace 250 metal detector, though! Some of the crusty zincolns clogged the machine so I did the "I have no idea what the heck that is or what it's doing in my change!" story. I ended up trying to remove the partials before they went into the machine.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Antique Bottle Found Metal Detecting

I was out metal detecting in a small woods and came across this antique bottle. It was just sitting along the surface in the woods. Anyone know what kind of bottle this is? Brief research tells me this is from the early 1900's period.

I also started tagging personal hunts and things I find with the GoldenEagle tag, so start to look for that!

Antique Whitall Tatum Bottle found while metal detecting

Friday, January 11, 2013

Uncharted Coins & Relics #27

Metal detecting and old 1880's church in Australia. I'm not incredibly familiar with some of the Australian coins, but if you know anything about please share your knowledge! He also discusses some of his difficulties with getting approached by authorities about metal detecting. Have any of you ever had issues with police or authorities chasing you off?

Finds: 1950 Kangaroo Australian Penny, 1919 King George I Australian Penny