Metal Detecting - 2 Mercury Dimes & Mercury god Medallion

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  1. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    Hello everyone,
    This morning I did a 4 hour Metal Detecting hunt at McCarren Park in Brooklyn NYC.

    I want to start with this neat medallion which was really deep in the ground which depicts the Greek god Mercury..

    2 Silver Mercury Dimes 1926 & 1927
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    4 Wheat Cents

    Steel Ring


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  3. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    Your steel ring looks like the outer race of a bearing, like this:

    The groove on the inside is where little ball bearings would sit. I have torn many of these apart.
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  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    I believe you are correct. I was thinking why would they make the inside of a ring with such a strange groove. Thanks!
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  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You did good once again Paddy. It was a nice day here except for the 30 plus mph wind. It even tore a piece of flashing off of the roof. 2 days and 1 night of strong winds. Hopefully you did not have winds like this while you were enjoying your hobby. I like the Mercs but I really find that medallion fascinating.
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  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Nice finds! It's fun to find what I call... "What the heck is it" items and trinkets.
    BTW: I hope you washed your hands after handling those Mercury dimes.... lol.gif
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  7. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    I thought roller bearing shell myself when i saw the ring.. very nice haul but that mercury medal is a real interesting piece
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  8. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    I woke up this morning and I thought of something. The location that I found the item. I remembered that I detected it right in the location of the Skate Park area of McCarren Park! :wideyed:

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  9. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    Ah skateboard bearing makes sense.
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