Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by rte, Sep 19, 2020.
Would the tide bring the coins in closer to the beach where the detectors are used?
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are those? Photo is just a little too blurry to make them out...
They may wash up....they may wash out.....or just get burried in the sand.
That questions has to many variables.
Looks like around 1000 Morgans, so you have a good enough stash to give it a go. Let us know what happens. If you don't need them, I will gladly take some.
I agree that it would be interesting to perform the experiment. Every beach would be different. With enough beaches, you could form a generalization. I will say that the action will be some kind of back-and-forth as each wave comes in and recedes and then as the tide comes in and goes out. Coins that are initially pushed get dragged out. Coins sucked into the ocean return. And it depends where and when along the shore you distribute them.
Allow me suggest an analogy to stories of detectorists who insist that they found a genuine Confederate coin because it was near a famous battlefield and six inches or six feet under the topsoil. It means nothing. The ground moves. I learned that when a coin club guy brought in a stone ax head that came up from plowing a field. I took it to a nearby a university and talked to the museum curator. The ground moves. Alone as data the depth of the find is insufficient to guess the age of the deposit.
That's the rub.
Probably salt water and these are copper-nickel 50 centavos.
I have a collector friend who owns some land with a peat bog in northern Minnesota and wants to be buried there in a toga with a bunch of Roman coins so that future archaeologists will have to totally rethink human history.
I didn't want to sneak them back into rolls and put them at the bank again so meh. My loss someone else's gain.
Randy living where I do within an hour + I can visit some of the most famous Civil War sites . However MD isnt allowed for many reasons.
Im guessing 1 could be unexploded ordnance as most of us know how unstable black powder can be esspecially when aged in the ground over 150 years.
My old office sat square in the midst of where General Sherman’s camp when he was shelling the Capitol building in Columbia. We have skirmish sites all over down here..... But for the most part I think you are correct about the gunpowder. But also these are mostly considered hallowed grounds. I won’t detect on the known skirmish sites. Just doesn’t seem right somehow.
I drive by so many every day.
Down in Southern Md. Point look out was a Confederate POW camp.
For Union soldiers.
There an area in West Annapolis called Parole, it got its name as union pows were housed there after their release to be put on a train or ship and sent home.
Now a mile or so from the Joint Base Andrews gate is the Surratt house hung as a spy at the D.C. naval yard. The 1st woman ever excuted for a crime .
I could list sites all day long....Dr.Mudd house, under ground rail road safe houses, omg a history buff would go nuts trying to schdule trips to visit all of them.
I have quite a hoard of no date buffalos. I hand them out at random to youngsters but I have also been know to toss a few at the main entrance to elementary schools from time to time.
No because @paddyman98 would be walking right behind them picking them all up. LOL
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