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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Dec 5th Finds

Back to a spot we have pounded out over the years, but every now and then, we get a keeper.
Boy what weather we have had, but it is supposed to end by this weekend...

The last image is copper and a woman's hair clip I think.


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Good deeds and Silver

Well, a little after noon on Tuesday, we were in Cicero, NY to try to recover a lost white gold wedding band with some rocks on it. it took about 20 minutes of searching, but the ring was recovered. I found it near the cobblestone walkway in the ladie's back yard. The large spike nails that held the heavy black edge liner down made if hard to search near the walkway, but luckily the ring landed between the spikes. I should have gotten more pics, but oh well...My good deed had been done...

The rest of the day was spent back home in a park we have pounded over the last 3 years, just to see what might pop up... Had the SENS turned up to 27 and let it rip...I was not disappointed...


Monday, October 26, 2015

Civil War relics in New York???

well I finally did it.  I found a Civil War Relic in an Upstate NY Park...
I was completely shocked when I pulled this beauty from the ground.  It is in excellent shape with almost full guilt still on it.
B2260...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", "SCHUYLER H & G / N YORK." dm, two part convex hat or sleeve size, (16mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Backmark: "SCHUYLER H & G / N YORK." dm inner ring of dots partly obscured by shank well. Scovill produced ca 1860, for small buttons only, (Schuyler.230.Small). Two part convex button, hat or sleeve size.
These go for about $15 on eBay in this condition.
Next popped out a 1899 barber Quarter in not too bad condition... A little worn, but a keeper.

The funny thing is I dug plenty of pennies today, but NONE was a Wheatie...Hmmm.


Sunday, October 11, 2015

3 Hunts at the end of September

Was almost 3 months with no hunting this summer/fall. It was either too humid/hot, or too dry to hunt. I did manage to get out for 3 hunts once my buddy Kevin got back in town. Hit wooded areas around the city and managed to find these goodies...

From top left... A Menter Clothing token from the late 1800s to early 1900s. A Lindon Johnson Presidential token (Lindon Johnson circa 1965). A Joyland Arcade token (worth about $5). A 1850 (Upper) Canadian Half-Penny token (worth about $3). A 1941 Washington Quarter. A 193? Buffalo Nickel. 6 Wheats.


Friday, October 9, 2015

I am still ALIVE

Have not been out a lot in the last 3 months or so, but I have been out. Just not a lot to write home about.
I did find one of my oldest coins this past weekend. A 1850 Canadian (upper) Half-Penny. It was holed and about 5 inches deep. Read 12-45 on the e-Trac. I also found a Stainless Steel Class ring from Marcellus HS 1982. I am trying to locate the owner of this ring.


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Breaking in a new e-Trac

My friend Tony got a new to him used e-Trac and we hit the woods today to break it in proper. I fealt naked without my utility belt. I was missing my pinpointer, finds pouch, small shovels, magnifyer, and my cleaning brushes. I had to do the old scoop dirt in the hand and run over coil procedure to find my targets...uuugghh. I managed to find a 1895 Barber Dime, 1886 Indian Head, and 1917 and 1941 wheat cents. Tony also found 1 Indian Head in the 1800s, so not a bad first real hunt for him.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Hunting in the Heat

Did not find any Silver tonight, but did hit a 1974 Half Dollar and 4 1940s wheats. I also got a Naval button. No clue on the age.The back is wasted anyways. $3.47 in clad, counting the half dollar. Not too bad for 3 hours of hunting in a park I have hit 8 times over the last 5 years.
Upon further review, I believe the button to be of British origin.  Still trying to narrow down the year of manufacture.