Metal Detecting - 1 Silver and mystery ball

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  1. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Hello everyone,
    I was busy yesterday with my wife attending a plant pop up event in Brooklyn. But I was able to get in 2 1/2 hours of detecting afterwards in slight rain from one of the outer cloud bands of Hurricane Ian.

    Got me one silver! 1953 Roosevelt :woot:
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    Wheat Cents
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    Everything
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    Huge metal ball. Mystery.
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    Ecuagenera pop up event at Brooklyn Horticulture
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    2 Hoyas and 2 Orchids
     
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    @paddyman98
    Nice Finds Ed! Also, looks like you had a busy day. I hope you enjoyed yourselves. :happy:
     
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    With the rain we received yesterday and last night I was wondering if you got to go detecting. Nice finds and that silver is really nice. You did well with your wife at the plant show and sale too. And it’s still raining here this morning.
     
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Thanks!

    I see. Just checked the weather radar :wideyed:
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  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Yes!
    I do it for her. We waited on a line for 1 hour and it was worth it to see my wife happy with her new babies as she calls them!
     
  7. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    Nice post. That ball looks like the weight used on a light or fan pull.
     
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  8. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Of course I don't mean to offend the people whose lives have been devastated by this storm, but they say beach detecting can be good after a storm if there is erosion and a lot of old top stuff is washed away and you can get to the older bottom stuff that your detector couldn't reach before. (After the waters recede and expose old undetected areas.)
     
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  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Does the hole go all the way through the mystery ball? If so, possibly a fishing sinker. On 19th century sites here we'd find what we called "musketball sinkers": net sinkers cast in a musketball mold and then holed. Is the mystery ball made of lead? If so, there ya go. If not, I suppose it could be something else.
     
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  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Yes it does. But it's not as heavy as lead. Solid but not as soft as led neither.
     
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  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Yes it's true.
     
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  12. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    Will a lamp pull chain go through the hole?
     
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