Metal Detecting - 3 US Silver, 1 Buffalo & Winged Wheel

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  1. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Hello everyone,
    I did a 2 hour hunt at my local park here in the Bronx NYC.. St. Mary's park.

    3 US Silver

    1 Buffalo Nickel

    15 Wheat Cents

    1 Canada Centennial Cent
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    Winged Wheel Medallion

    I did this hunt in the rain.. I was soaked!
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  3. Numiser

    Numiser Well-Known Member

    Looks like a motorcycle logo on the ships wheel. Is it copper?
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  4. Inspector43

    Inspector43 73 Year Collector Supporter

    Or something related to Goodyear.
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  5. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    @paddyman98 Nice 2 hours! So I took your recommendation and picked up the 440 detector...spent about 20 minutes trying to figure out the settings for sensitivity and a quick sweep adjacent to the driveway. Is it hypersensitive at the default setting? Seems like it was picking up trace minerals in spots...can't imagine I have that much buried treasure about the yard. That said, a dime, a nickel, and 2 copper being a 1933 LWC.
  6. JeffC

    JeffC Hogwarts Numismatist Apprentice Supporter

    Just curious: Was there a reason for retaining the nut and washer?
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I save all nuts.. My metal detecting club is called the Dirty Diggin Nuts NYC..

    The washer looked old. It was deep.
  8. 1stSgt22

    1stSgt22 Well-Known Member

    looks like another successful "day of diggin".
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  9. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Gotta love your passion for the dig @paddyman98! :cigar: No passion, no life! thumbsup.gif
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  10. Lueds

    Lueds Well-Known Member

    Nice finds! What's the back of the Wheel Look like?
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  11. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

    That medallion may be old Detroit Red Wings. Even looks like it's in an NHL shaped shield.
    Something like this?|cksum:1241530693876b8a4e0fcc5647f591cac804eba8fc56|ampid:pL_CLK|clp:3268220&chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=124153069387&targetid=882300791467&device=m&mktype=pla&googleloc=9004440&campaignid=1669934606&mkgroupid=65058347459&rlsatarget=pla-882300791467&abcId=1123856&merchantid=138366774&pageci=e8694cd0-3b01-4b7d-893e-4a9c52aa6dbb

    @paddyman98, you found this in the boogie down? You need to find the original owner of this, and kick them in the butt for leaving that on hallowed ground, lol.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2021
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  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Here you go.

    That's it! Thanks for solving the mystery.
    You can see on the back where the 2 pins once were.

    I once wore a NJ Devils Cap just to keep my head warm and I kept getting flack from New Yorkers and my coworkers.. I put the cap away! :hilarious:
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  13. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

    That's it?! Too cool, glad i could help.
    And welcome to New York, right? Lol
    Crazy you're finding stuff like that in a local park, in the Bx. Luv the hunt. Keep em coming.
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  14. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I live where the X is on the map!
    I detect on the Northern side. But the park is currently under renovation so I can't get to about half of it because it is fenced off.
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  15. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

    Holy cow, i can't believe it's that big! I hear "Park in the Bronx", and I'm thinking the concrete jungle! That looks beautiful.
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  16. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Built in the mid 1800's
    White X is what I call Silver Hill
    Tons of Wheaties there.. Once I find them there has to be silver!
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  17. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

    Who knew there was that much green!
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  18. Lueds

    Lueds Well-Known Member

    And the obligatory Mexican restaurant nearby to stop at on the way home.

    Geez mate.. No Guts No Glory... Lol
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  19. willieboyd2

    willieboyd2 First Class Poster

    The winged wheel is the emblem of the US Army Transportation Corps.

    The one here looks like it is from an officer's uniform.

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  20. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Total silver finds? at lest enough to pay off the metal detector:):).
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  21. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Here comes trouble... Dealer

    More likely, Dominican. But the pernil, so good!
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