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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.