Metal Detecting - 1 1908 IHC - Clad Madness!

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  1. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Hello Everyone,
    I did a 7 hour Metal Detecting hunt at Brooklyn's Prospect Park. This is the first time I found no silver in 4 months :(.. It was mostly Clad, Nickel and Copper.

    The few interesting coins were..
    1 - 1908 Indian Head Cent (Corroded)
    12 - Wheat Cents
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    1 - 10K Gold Plated Ring

    My totals were -
    25C - 33 each
    10C - 49 each
    5C - 4 each
    1C - 50 each
    1C Wheats - 12 each
    1 - IHC 1908
    1 - AU Plated Ring
    1 - Toy Car
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  3. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Once again your sleuthing has netted you a decent haul. Have you completed the "Hot Wheels" set yet? ;)
  4. Timewarp

    Timewarp Intrepid Traveler

    That's a lot of digging for 7 hours. Hope your weather was comfortable. I spent 3 days searching a neighborhood under construction. Torn up area between curb and sidewalk. 1 Silver,1 Indian Head and a mess of clad and pennies.
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  5. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    I searched a 100+ year house this week. Not much in the yard but in the curb strips I found a coin spill of a ‘62 dime and a ‘49 quarter. Nearby a nice ‘19 wheat. Then a flattened spoon bowl. Acid test says it’s sterling.

    Then I dug a most unusual man's ring. Very heavy it has what appears to be a coin showing a Mayan calendar. Most interesting are the 8 prongs securing it. Never seen a ring with 8 prongs nor any so secure looking. Somebody did not want that sucker coming off. It appears there is a copper solder further securing the “coin”.

    I have a friend who is the director of a maritime museum and an expert in local history as well as Spanish and pirate Treasure. He is very excited over this and forwarded picture to an archeologist specializing in The local Spanish history. He has asked to not touch it until he examines it. They think it’s possible it is 200+ years oldHowever I can’t find any info that leads in that direction. Neither Mayans nor Incans used coins Mayan currency was actually chocolate. It’d be great if they are correct but I’m not holding my breath. Lol

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    It’d be great if they’re right but I’m not holding my breath. Lol.
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  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Hey, any thing found while metal detecting is "gold" to me, so I think your finds are treasures, each and everyone of them.
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  7. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Whatever the ring turns out to be, it isn't chocolate. LOL The setting style and how crudely the prongs are bent over, suggests a lot of age to me, but I could be wrong, as I'm frequently reminded by friends and family. LOL
  8. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Wow in just 7 hours. What a haul congratulation Paddy. Don't come out West for a while I will be in your way okay ha. Great find.
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