Metal Detecting - 2 Trips with US Coins found

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  1. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Hello,
    I just wanted to share 2 recent Metal Detecting hunts I did. I just had to get out and get some fresh air!

    First trip was to Brighton Beach in Brooklyn NYC where Coney Island is located -
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    Second trip was yesterday at a local park in Manhattan.
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    It was fun to get out and relax a bit instead of being cooped up all day. I know it's important to do so but knowing that there are still goodies to be found at beaches and parks keeps me entertained!
     
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  3. Randy Abercrombie

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    What is that bottom far right in the photo? To the right of the gear.
     
  4. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Oh.. Israel 1/2 Shekel
    Like this one..
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  5. Randy Abercrombie

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  6. medoraman

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    What do you do with the modern US stuff? My neighbor, and early MD in the 70's, used to take any face value coins, put them in a old butter churn with water and soap, slosh them around some to clean them up, and spend them. He made a good return in 1979 dumping all of his junk silver.

    I always remember one coin that made you want to cry. I was with him when he found it. Muddy Lincoln cent, rubbed the date 1909 S, turned it over, and a VDB was clearly seen. Coin was a nice XF/AU, continue cleaning it off...…..attempted hole on the top of it. :( Someone tried to make a pendant and stopped half way through.
     
  7. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    What do you consider the "Best" ;) item you have found? You know what I mean.;) I hope.
     
  8. Randy Abercrombie

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    OUCH!!
     
  9. paddyman98

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    I found both these coins at Brighton beach. The Indian Head in the sand and the Silver Half in the water!
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  10. masterswimmer

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  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    If you're staying at home you can still earn money with your metal detector. Some very nice finds Paddy. :)
     
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  12. paddyman98

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    Here is my ring display case for the past 9 years not including the ring I recently found..
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  13. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Just make sure you are allowed to be there. I've seen lots of news stories about people getting arrested for being out during shelter in place. I don't think you'd find enough to cover the fine :p
     
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  14. Diogenes Diaz

    Diogenes Diaz Active Member

    That's so kool-- made me remember when I was younger(long time ago)I went underneath the boardwalk and found a good pendant and thought about all the things that can fall out your pocket and then you got zero chance to find it in the sand--Enjoy
     
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  15. paddyman98

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    NYPD and The NY Parks Department both said hello to me and asked me if I found anything good. They were really pleasant.
     
  16. RD302

    RD302 New Member

    Your lucky to be able to get out there. If we go to the beach right now it’s a $1000 fine, and they are writing tickets for it.
     
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  17. tmeyer

    tmeyer Az Territory

    Great finds! Great job!
     
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  18. TONYBRONX

    TONYBRONX Well-Known Member

    Nice Booty mate. Smles!
     
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  19. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Thanks.. I also detect Pelham Bay and St. Mary's Park in the Bronx. I live on Cypress Ave.
     
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  20. TONYBRONX

    TONYBRONX Well-Known Member

    Use to live on Burke Ave near Gun Hill Road The Bronx.
     
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  21. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    With this quarantine in place, I think you are going to run out of treasure to find. I hope not, but what do you think?
     
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