Dear Paddyman....

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Chip Kirkpatrick, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    Have enjoyed your posting of your recent metal detecting finds. Do you ever hunt curb strips? I get a lot of permissions to hunt 100+year old homes but the curb strips always seem to pay off well. My oldest coin, a 1718 1Reale came from a sidewalk tear out.
    Last week I hunted a 1910 house but didn’t find much until I hit the curb strip. Under a large oak tree came a 1919 wheat penny, ‘49 quarter and a ‘62 dime. Nearby was the flattened bowl of a large sterling spoon. The trial prize was a brass ring with a copper coin/ token mounted. On the top is a replica of a Mayan calendar and you can see through the ring and see a face. It has been identified as Father Hildago, the Father of Mexico. This clergyman was the leader of the Mexican Revolution.

    yesterday I hit the beach late in the afternoon. Extremely low tide and where I hunted would normally be waist deep. 10K ring with a really nice Tigers Eye.

    Today I fought the heat and searched more curb strips. Trash and more trash until I was trashed by the heat. Only a few coins but one was a 1909 Wheat that has been smacked. Was ready to go but noticed an abandoned house nearby. Forced myself to stagger over to it but after 2 bottle caps I was ready to leave. Headed towards the car but after 2 steps I got a really high signal. About an inch down down was the ‘45 Walking Liberty.

    Come down. Maybe I can lead you to some more goodies. I may not be able to find any good error coins but I can find good spots to detect
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Hey.. Thanks! :happy:

    I'm in NYC.. Not too many curb strips like what you detect. Maybe there are but I have to investigate.

    Thanks for mentioning me and you have great finds also. :watching:

    I found my 1942 Walking Liberty Half last year in the water!

    I got a bezel for it to wear..
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    Last edited: Aug 10, 2020
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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    Curb strips in Old Town!

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  5. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    this is what I wear! 1940 Irish half pound. Dug at a 200 year old mansion. 4D3E60F7-A19D-4FE5-BBEE-53352F45F309.jpeg
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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    Love that photo.
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