GT was busy yesterday...antique, old coins, sinkers, and medallions
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2010
    Minelab GT; Sov Elite
    4,470
    3761 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    GT was busy yesterday...antique, old coins, sinkers, and medallions

    Hunted an old beach yesterday....targets everywhere..I just kept diggin' & scoopin' almost non-stop for 3 1/2 hours.

    Lots of old decrepit coins; a nice 1917 "buffalo"; a couple of "wheaties", 3 medallions, antique bottle; antique spoon ( stamped "coin silver plated" , but after electrolysis it turned a golden hue ; sinkers; you name it...I dug it .

    Here's a bit of info on "coin silver flatware" that I found on a site while researching this spoon:

    What Exactly is Coin Silver?

    Well, we can't define it "exactly". Coin silver flatware was manufactured in America from early colonial times to just after the Civil War. The raw material was melted European coins of the time. They were about 90% pure silver. Compare this purity with that of sterling which is 92.5% pure silver.

    We found other references to coin silver flatware that included purity levels as low as 80% pure silver. Therefore, it's difficult to tell the purity definitively.
    ----------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The pattern of this spoon is "ROXBURY" , patented in 1906.

    I haven't dug so much in a long, long time; pass the Advil, please

    Here's some pics

    thanks for looking

    Lorraine
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Picture 7424.jpg 
Views:	199 
Size:	90.0 KB 
ID:	51589   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Picture 7428.jpg 
Views:	213 
Size:	69.8 KB 
ID:	51590   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Picture 7426.jpg 
Views:	202 
Size:	80.6 KB 
ID:	51591   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Picture 7435.jpg 
Views:	191 
Size:	106.2 KB 
ID:	51592   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Picture 7448.jpg 
Views:	210 
Size:	66.0 KB 
ID:	51593  

    Quod facis bene fac

  2. #2
    us
    Jan 2007
    PIRATE ,CT
    Excalibur ll, Sovereign GT / New England Detectors USA
    486
    290 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: GT was busy yesterday...antique, old coins, sinkers, and medallions

    very nice Lorraine lets keep the stuff come its out there....

 

 

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

antique spoon with golden hue

,

old medallions coins

Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0