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Thread: Deep Search MD Club Find of the Year

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    Deep Search MD Club Find of the Year

    Every month, members from NJ’s Deep Search Metal Detecting Club get to show off their latest finds. This past year the club instituted a new “Find of the Month” contest where the group votes on their favorite piece shown at each meeting. At their year-end Holiday Party the 11 previous months’ winners then compete for “Find of the Year”.

    The Find of the Year for 2017 was a beautiful gold ˝ Escudo recovered this fall by club member Steve Boos. Minted in Spain in 1788, it measures a scant 14mm in diameter.

    Steve found the coin while on his first trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The area gets its nickname “Coin Beach” because of the many coins from shipwrecks being discovered there. The escudo, however, was not actually found on Coin Beach but on another beach in the area. Steve notes his coin was minted 3 years after the Faithful Steward went down, a prominent source of many gold coins for hunters there. So, which ship did his coin come from? We might never know.

    An avid collector with more than 15 years’ experience, the escudo was his first gold coin. “I used the Excalibur II, a great beach machine. The gold coin sounded exactly like a nickel, so when I detected another nickel sound 30’ away my heart was pounding again…but it was a nickel. LOL…”

    Congratulations, Steve!
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    Rudy

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    Great find!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaytonaRacer View Post
    Every month, members from NJ’s Deep Search Metal Detecting Club get to show off their latest finds. This past year the club instituted a new “Find of the Month” contest where the group votes on their favorite piece shown at each meeting. At their year-end Holiday Party the 11 previous months’ winners then compete for “Find of the Year”.

    The Find of the Year for 2017 was a beautiful gold ˝ Escudo recovered this fall by club member Steve Boos. Minted in Spain in 1788, it measures a scant 14mm in diameter.

    Steve found the coin while on his first trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The area gets its nickname “Coin Beach” because of the many coins from shipwrecks being discovered there. The escudo, however, was not actually found on Coin Beach but on another beach in the area. Steve notes his coin was minted 3 years after the Faithful Steward went down, a prominent source of many gold coins for hunters there. So, which ship did his coin come from? We might never know.

    An avid collector with more than 15 years’ experience, the escudo was his first gold coin. “I used the Excalibur II, a great beach machine. The gold coin sounded exactly like a nickel, so when I detected another nickel sound 30’ away my heart was pounding again…but it was a nickel. LOL…”

    Congratulations, Steve!
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    Daytona, we do that here with our "Rouge Valley Coin Shooters" club, each month we have different category's for members to enter their finds, Best Coin, Best Foreign Coin, Best Gold Jewelry, Best Silver Jewelry, & Best "Other", and also a Oldest Coin enclosed in a "Secret" envelope. At the end of the year we award a 1oz Silver Round for Most # of coins found, Most pieces of Gold & Silver Jewelry found, and Most number of Foreign countries of coins found. All in all, it's nice to get together with other's who enjoy the hobby/obsession that we have.
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    Dan

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    Gold anything is a great find; a coin with history is awesome!
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    Awesome
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    Wayne Gretzky: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterscoop View Post
    Awesome
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    Hahaha!

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    One hell of a find, sweet!

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    Very interesting ideas, Sprailroad.
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    That coin is sooo Cool. Congrats on a great find.
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    sprailroad

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaytonaRacer View Post
    Very interesting ideas, Sprailroad.
    All I might add Daytona is that in each category every month, the members vote on the "Best" of each, and each winner receives a "Silver" quarter or Half depending. What we have not done though is a BEST find of the YEAR, something to think about. BY the way, that Gold coin? Beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sprailroad View Post
    All I might add Daytona is that in each category every month, the members vote on the "Best" of each, and each winner receives a "Silver" quarter or Half depending. What we have not done though is a BEST find of the YEAR, something to think about. BY the way, that Gold coin? Beautiful.
    We give all of our Find of the Month participants a raffle ticket and then at the end of the meeting we draw a winning ticket for a prize - usually a silver coin. At the year-end party we then do another raffle pulling several tickets from all of the previous months' entries (not just the winners) for coins and other prizes. The Find of the Year is just our way of stepping it up a notch and recognizing the truly best of the best.
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    sprailroad

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    Forgot the raffle, again, each month raffle tickets are offered at $1 each, drawing is held, winner receives half the amount sold, the other half goes into the club fund.

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    Good going Steve. That coin is pretty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sprailroad View Post
    Forgot the raffle, again, each month raffle tickets are offered at $1 each, drawing is held, winner receives half the amount sold, the other half goes into the club fund.
    Yeah, 50/50's are pretty successful for us, too. We also do those at our Open Hunts and Member-only spring ("Bunny Hunt") and fall ("Turkey Hunt") hunts, too.

    Our other raffles at the meetings and hunts are for silver halves and other coins. Those usually sell-out as well.

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    Great find!

 

 

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