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  1. #1
    us
    May 2007
    Lexington, KY
    Whites Prism IV / Bullseye II pinpointer
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    26 times

    THREE MONKEYS AND TWO SACS...

    THREE MONKEYS AND TWO SACS...
    Every hunt an adventure, every find a surprise, you just never know what you are going to find when you go metal detecting do you? One surprise today was actually getting to even get out and detect a little while. I’ve had the whole weekend off but today was the first chance to go out and swing my detector a bit. Between chores (yard work), rainy weather (with lightning.. YIKES!) and weekly doctors appointments in the next state, I’d all but given up hope of getting any swing time in this weekend. Thanks to lighter than usual traffic on the way home today from the doctors visit, and rain that decided to fall elsewhere for a while, I managed to sneak in a little playtime this afternoon. Over the weekend there was a Soccer Tournament at one of my favorite haunts (parks). The Bluegrass Invitational Tournament had teams from all over the state of Kentucky and the states of Indiana and Ohio were represented as well. LOTS OF PEOPLE! I think the headcount might well have reached more than 1600 or more people on Saturday alone. Of course wherever and whenever there are large crowds of people, there will be drops and spills and lost items to recover, be they surface finds or oddly enough, like today, lots of DUG items to be found too. Of course there will be the usual finds.. like pull tabs..

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    There was found some odd bits and pieces, both on the surface and dug. Tent stake? Everyone uses those instant pop-up shelters now as well as the collapsible camp chairs. I found the bottom of a flashlight, that was odd, a spring, a piece of plumbing, a wedge for a wooden handled tool of some kind, and a key ring carabineer..

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    I didn’t find any rings this time out, but I did pull a small bracelet out of the grass along the side of one of the soccer fields I hunted today. I stayed on the sidelines this hunt instead of searching the entire playing field thereby covering several of the playing fields in the time I had to hunt with. The bracelet is a little heavy for its size but I think it’s probably more likely to be costume jewelry rather than silver and precious stones. I found a stamp of some sort on the back but really couldn’t make much out of it other than it’s NOT stamped 925.

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    It may not be silver, but it’s shiny and that’s always fun to find something shiny.. <smile> Oh I found coins too of course, a bunch on the surface, as might be expected, but more that were dug up .. including these two pretty ladies..

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    I GOT SAC’ed TWICE ! Same field, but opposite sides. Along the side of yet another playing field I was judged. By three monkeys! What started off as a target indicated in the fifty cent piece range on my detector turned out to be a referee’s decision toss coin.. a “Flipper”. Those are always a blast to find, but this one was a first in my experience. What at first appeared to be a pretty standard “toss coin” turned out to be pretty unique. On the “tails” side it looked like most any other toss coin I’ve found, on the “heads” side however, I discovered the three little monkeys..er referees.. or whatever. I guess if you have to make a judgment call over a foul or penalty by flipping a coin, these three little apes are appropriate as anything.

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    That’s right, it’s the classic “Hear No Evil... See No Evil...Speak No Evil” Monkeys..

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    I always knew that the referees were just monkey’ing around but now I have proof! Come on guys! You gotta keep your eyes open! So do we metal detectorists. It was keeping my eyes open that lead me to find another dollar while detecting. Not a coin, but a paper bill. It was crumpled up, but other than being a little damp from the rain over the weekend, it’s still perfectly useable. Hey! It rounded out my finds total for the day nicely. I found and recovered exactly $10.00 in clad coins this afternoon, and one $1.00 paper bill for a total of $11.00 U.S.

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    Yeah, you can say my gas was covered pretty well. <smile> And to think I thought wasn’t going to get to play any on my days off. All I needed was a window of opportunity! I hope you all find your windows soon too, and as always..

    ~HAPPY HUNTING~

    Frodov

  2. #2
    us
    Jan 2007
    Out & About
    White's 6000 Di Pro SL
    258
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    Re: THREE MONKEYS AND TWO SACS...

    Sounds like a good day's work to me!
    40 years of dirt fishin' & I still get excited!

  3. #3
    us
    Jan 2006
    SE Louisiana
    Garrett AT Pro & Ace 250
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: THREE MONKEYS AND TWO SACS...

    Love the bracelet. All your finds are nice.

    RR





  4. #4
    us
    Oct 2009
    Jersey Cape
    Fisher 1265X & CZ-7
    4,318
    779 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)

    Re: THREE MONKEYS AND TWO SACS...

    I like your finds and the amount of time and effort is paying off .I hope the bracelet is the real deal ,U deserve it!! CMD
    Where Ever You Go , There You Are
    I ignore threads with ALL CAPS titles .... if you crave attention: , get a puppy.
    Yogi Berra

    !

    daWG

  5. #5
    us
    May 2009
    Saint Paul, MN
    Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505, Whites Coinmaster
    247
    6 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: THREE MONKEYS AND TWO SACS...

    Wow! Great job digging all that! (I love the soccer coins)

  6. #6
    us
    Psalms 23

    Oct 2007
    Where the grass is blue
    Bounty Hunter Garrett Sea Hunter Mark II
    2,028
    6 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: THREE MONKEYS AND TWO SACS...

    Good hunting, fro
    &gt;IN GOD WE TRUST&lt;

  7. #7
    us
    May 2007
    Lexington, KY
    Whites Prism IV / Bullseye II pinpointer
    1,021
    26 times

    reply

    Quote Originally Posted by River Rat
    Love the bracelet. All your finds are nice.

    RR
    My wife liked it too, but it was/is too small for her to wear. Unless I get the damaged link resoldered however, no matter who wears it it may come apart and be lost again. I'm still wondering what the hallmark signifies. I wish I knew where to go to research hallmarks and such. Maybe someone on line here can help me out with directions or something.


    ~HAPPY HUNTING~

    Frodov

  8. #8
    us
    Nov 2008
    Rochester, NY
    Garrett ACE 250...Garrett Pro-pointer... "The secret of vast riches begins with a single penny"
    126

    Re: reply

    Quote Originally Posted by Frodov
    Quote Originally Posted by River Rat
    Love the bracelet. All your finds are nice.

    RR
    My wife liked it too, but it was/is too small for her to wear. Unless I get the damaged link resoldered however, no matter who wears it it may come apart and be lost again. I'm still wondering what the hallmark signifies. I wish I knew where to go to research hallmarks and such. Maybe someone on line here can help me out with directions or something.


    ~HAPPY HUNTING~

    Frodov
    Hi Frodov, I really enjoy reading your post (everytime I come on-line, I go to see if there is a new post) it has a way of getting me motivated for detecting and finding the mystery find even though it's clad.
    For finding out jewelry hallmark designs, did you try googling it. May come up with some good info sites, I had one before but don't remember where I found it. That is one beautiful peice of jewelry, my good or interesting things the I find I post the pictures on my blog.
    Finding Lost Money

    http://findinglostmoney.blogspot.com/

  9. #9
    us
    Jun 2007
    georgia
    garrett 1500-ace 250-garrett ads groudhog deepseeker
    2,597
    1 times

    Re: THREE MONKEYS AND TWO SACS...

    a good day's hunt.
    KYLE DISMUKE

  10. #10
    us
    May 2007
    Lexington, KY
    Whites Prism IV / Bullseye II pinpointer
    1,021
    26 times

    Re: reply

    [quote=~Audiz~ ]
    Quote Originally Posted by Frodov
    Quote Originally Posted by River Rat
    Love the bracelet. All your finds are nice.
    Hi Frodov, I really enjoy reading your post (everytime I come on-line, I go to see if there is a new post) it has a way of getting me motivated for detecting and finding the mystery find even though it's clad.
    For finding out jewelry hallmark designs, did you try googling it. May come up with some good info sites, I had one before but don't remember where I found it. That is one beautiful peice of jewelry, my good or interesting things the I find I post the pictures on my blog.
    Thanks Audiz.. I'll try that. Thanks for the kind words as well. <blushing>

    ~HAPPY HUNTING~


    Frodov

  11. #11
    us
    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
    20,039
    104 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: THREE MONKEYS AND TWO SACS...

    you racked up the clad today Frodov !!!
    I love that neat bracelet also !
    ALLEN

  12. #12
    Pentico

    Re: THREE MONKEYS AND TWO SACS...

    Dang you racked up the finds.
    Great job!

    ChrisP

  13. #13
    us
    presidential campaign items, 1860 JOHN BELL-EDWARD EVERETT tin type pic token, 1888 Benjamin Harrison pin. 1876 CENTENNIAL REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEDAL WITH BARON VON STEUBEN AND GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON. CW RELICS 1864 Union store card,3 I,1 R, eagle buttons

    Dec 2008
    ILL
    Minelab Safari, Garrett pro pointer, bounty hunter 202 with a 10in magnum coil, Automax pinpointer,
    4,289
    79 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: THREE MONKEYS AND TWO SACS...

    nice lot finds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MR TUFF
    oldest dug 1831 William IIII. 1844 1/6 Skilling. 1834,51,54,72,76cc,77,84-87,89,92,93o,94o,96,97-99o,1900o-11,13 Dimes. 1854,56,76s,94,99,1902,06,09d,11,15s Qtrs. 1864,65 2cent. 79,83cc Morgan. 1867,68,69,70,75,82,87,88,90,91,93,95,97,98,1900,0 2,04-09,11,12d Nickles. 1848,56,59,61,64-67-69,73-75,81-85,87-09 Cent.

  14. #14
    us
    Tuberale

    May 2010
    Portland, Oregon
    White's Coinmaster Pro
    4,047
    686 times

    Re: THREE MONKEYS AND TWO SACS...

    RE: that bracelet, get a jeweler to check it. Silver it's not. White gold possible, might even be platinum. The hallmark you show is a British symbol of the royal crown over a lion. Probably from England.




  15. #15
    ad
    Mar 2009
    WHITES MXT ,GARRET ACE150,GARRET SEA HUNT MARK II.
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    Re: THREE MONKEYS AND TWO SACS...

    Nice Sacagawea ... and most finds !! congrats .
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