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  1. #1
    us
    May 2007
    Lexington, KY
    Whites Prism IV / Bullseye II pinpointer
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    WORLD’S SMALLEST COIN !!

    WORLD’S SMALLEST COIN !!

    Yeah, that’s what I thought I had found today. Although my detector was singing out loudly that there was something there, I like to never found it it was so small. Even with my trusty Bullseye pinpointer it was next to invisible amongst the woodchips. Had it not glinted ever so slightly in the bright sunshine I would still have missed it! GOLD MAYBE? Nahh... not even I coin really, I think it was a charm from a bracelet or something and the little eyelet broke or something.
    Hello again everyone, I’m still on vacation, and still have loads of free time, so I got out to play a little more today again. That’s three days this week I’ve been able to go detecting. It was considerably warmer today though, as I didn’t get out till late in the afternoon, and the humidity is up again as well. UGH! STICKY AND MUGGY... I only hunted one schoolyard playground today because of it. What can I say, I’m an air condition junky on days like this. If I’d have gotten out earlier in the day I might have hit more than one tot lot, but alas, only one today. Not that it was a bad thing though, still managed to pull in a variety of goodies and a fair amount of clad. I found a 1938 Wheaty for one, probably some kid brought for show and tell and then lost it. Bummer. My gain though. <smile> Here it is with that world’s smallest coin I like to never found... but did.

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    Speaking of small finds... I had another nearly impossible to locate target just a few minutes later. I thought perhaps it was going to be another one of those tiny coin/charms, but it turned out to be a stylized rivet. A STAR! Still just a rivet from some kid’s jeans though I think. Aggravating to have a loud definite target and not be able to readily see it to retrieve it. Just have to keep looking and use a LOT of patience.

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    And, like yesterday, I had a surprise appearance of another Presidential Dollar Coin... This one is James K. Polk. Our 11th President. Wow! And on the fourth of July no less! COOL!

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    Yeah, even though it was Hot and Muggy and I was sweating like a W... well we won’t go there. Let’s just say I was sweating profusely... but I was having fun. So when I dug up this next little fella holding his banner up high telling me to “Join the Fun”, I was already there man!

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    I don’t know if that little rabbit was supposed to be a school mascot or a game piece or what the heck... looks like cast metal, maybe Pewter? Note the date on his butt. ’06- ’07. For the school year maybe? I don’t know, probably never will find out, but it was an interesting find. So was the Airplane engine that I found next. Okay, so it’s not an engine, that was my first thought when I saw it, looks like a miniature representation of a Wright Patt Cyclone engine like many used in aircraft during World War Two. It’s not an engine at all of course, it’s a Cylinder from a toy cap gun. <grin>

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    Something a little more familiar to schoolyard playgrounds, is the occasional key or sometimes even a lock. I’ve never found PART of a lock before though. I did today. One of the tumbler “combination” rings from a combination lock. Took some cleaning to finally identify it, but that’s what it is.

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    Like finding pull tabs most anywhere you go, when you hunt tot lots and playgrounds you’re going to find zipper pulls and buttons and snaps. Today was no exception. Even found to large SOLID Metal buttons that look as if they may be gilded (spelling?).

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    ... and then there was the bling. Yes, I found another couple of rings. Well, one ring and one pendant I think. Both junk of course, but still neat finds.

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    Like I said earlier, I only managed to hunt one tot lot today seeing as I started out so late in the day. That and I’m a whimp from enjoying the nice cool air conditioned “man cave” that is my basement family room. <smile> So my clad totals weren’t nearly as impressive as my last couple of posts, but still, since the schoolyard I hunted is literally just down the street and barely a block and a half away from my home, I spent next to nothing in gas!

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    I think I got my expenses covered with that $6+ what do you think? <grin> Oh, and before I end this post, I thought I might add in a picture of this cell phone I found while driving yesterday. Call it metal detector reflexes or habit, whatever, anyway I saw this object nearly laying on the stripe in the middle of the road near an intersection. At first I drove right past it before it registered in my conscious mind that “HEY! THERE WAS SOMETHING LAYING THERE IN THE ROAD!” So, I turned around down the street and came back, got out and retrieved it. It was this phone. I’m thinking someone either had it laying on the dash of their car and lost it as it slid off and right out the window as they turned at the intersection. Or perhaps they had it sitting on the top of the hood or the roof maybe and forgot it was there.. till it was gone. In any case, no matter how it came to be there, I found it and picked it up. I had to wait till I was parked (at the grocery store) before I could see if it still worked. Well it does... and it doesn’t. The trip to the road apparently damaged it more than just a few scratches. I could turn the phone on and off, but the screen doesn’t work. So much for looking for a number with which to contact the former owner of the phone. It doesn’t have a “SIM” card like my phone does, and it’s with a different carrier than my service. Guess I’ll just toss it in the recycling bin for old phones and electronics. Still, I tried.

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    Do good intentions count towards good Karma? I wonder. Oh well. If Nobody’s said it to you yet this weekend... HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY... HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!! And if you get some time or inclination to get out and play... as always...

    ~HAPPY HUNTING~

    Frodov

  2. #2
    us
    Oct 2008
    Petal, Mississippi
    Teknetics Delta 4000 & Bounty Hunter Tracker IV & Garrett Pro-Pointer
    68
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: WORLD’S SMALLEST COIN !!

    That strange, I found the same thing this morning myself. I thought that it was a pendant or something. My isn't as clean as your, I couldn't get a good closeup with my (cheapo) camera. I even put my camera in macro mode (flower symbol) but still if I get to close the picture is still blurring. Happy 4th. to you!!!
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  3. #3
    Charter Member
    us
    Old Friends, Old Wines and Old Gold are Best !!

    May 2010
    Georgia coast
    minelab Sov. GT, minelab Excal II, Fisher CZ21, Ace 250
    61
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: WORLD’S SMALLEST COIN !!

    Keychainman... try a magnifying glass in front of the camera lens.. works wonders !!

  4. #4
    us
    May 2007
    Lexington, KY
    Whites Prism IV / Bullseye II pinpointer
    1,016
    1 times

    Re: WORLD’S SMALLEST COIN !!

    Quote Originally Posted by Keychainman
    That strange, I found the same thing this morning myself. I thought that it was a pendant or something. My isn't as clean as your, I couldn't get a good closeup with my (cheapo) camera. I even put my camera in macro mode (flower symbol) but still if I get to close the picture is still blurring. Happy 4th. to you!!!

    Dude! I think it does look like the same coin... only I believe your's is considerably larger. Check out the pic of mine again with the wheat penny as reference to scale. Aside from scale however, it does look to be the same. <shrug> Must be a popular item somewhere. Thanks for sharing!

    ~HAPPY HUNTING~

    Frodov

  5. #5
    Charter Member
    gb
    Leggo Master of the UK

    Aug 2009
    Ankh-Morpork
    Goldmaxx Power and Canon 7D and Viagra supplier
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    118 times
    Metal Detecting and Conservation
    Banner Finds (3)

    Re: WORLD’S SMALLEST COIN !!

    Nice story and cool finds Fro .

    hammered

    Because it's always hammer time

  6. #6
    us
    Nov 2008
    Toll Free ~ 855~966~3563
    12,715
    76 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
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    Re: WORLD’S SMALLEST COIN !!

    Now Dave!

    When your finding those small trinkets like that, your doing something right!

  7. #7
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    Son of Eagles

    Mar 2010
    mɪnɨˈsoʊtə
    Minelab SE PRO, Garrett AT Pro, Teknetics Delta 4000, Ace 250, BH Tracker IV
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    313 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: WORLD’S SMALLEST COIN !!

    Nice hunt!

    On a side note, how are you putting text between the photos. I'm at a loss...


  8. #8
    fi
    Dec 2007
    Finland
    E-Trac/Pro-Pointer/Ace 250
    343
    1 times

    Re: WORLD’S SMALLEST COIN !!

    Quote Originally Posted by WIT
    Nice hunt!

    On a side note, how are you putting text between the photos. I'm at a loss...
    You have to post your pics here first: http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.php/board,303.0.html

    Then you can link those pics to your other post one by one using the "insert image" button(the camera button above the smiley face icons), and copying the link between the [img] tags.

    Hope that helps! :P

  9. #9
    us
    May 2007
    Lexington, KY
    Whites Prism IV / Bullseye II pinpointer
    1,016
    1 times

    Re: WORLD’S SMALLEST COIN !!

    Quote Originally Posted by WIT
    Nice hunt!

    On a side note, how are you putting text between the photos. I'm at a loss...
    I used to try to type everything in in the resident message editor here on the site (TNet), using the little icon buttons like the cameras and what not you see before you. I would plug in the attachment (photo name) and that was that. Well as you can tell, I tend to get a little long winded sometimes and my stories get longer and longer. Unfortunately this resident editor is a little dodgy when you try to make longer posts... like me. I was informed and instructed and directed by several helpful members to write my posts -offine- with another editor like, well I use WORD for Microsoft Windows Office, then all you have to do is "Cut and Paste" the story into this resident editor. I put "bullet points" in my original text file then after I paste it here, I go back and edit in the attachments. I delete my bullet points, then insert the attachement (always comes up as 'attach=1' inside of brackets "[" "]" If you are sharing more than one photo, just hit the button, then edit the number from "1" for each photo file. Photo number two would be, obviosly 2... number 3 would be, well, 3... and so on. Of course you have to then go to the bottom of the screen and click on the Browse button to add images. Be sure to read the note under the button though, you can only add 12 pic files per post and they are of limited size. Again, I cut crop and reduce my images offline and store them in a readily accessable file on my desktop to ease the uploading process. .... Does that sound complicated yet?... <grin> Don't worry, you will get the hang of it, it's really not that hard to do, I mean Hey! If I can learn to do it, ANYONE can! <smile>
    Look forward to seeing your posts my friend. Good luck with the electronic WhoDoIsm, and as always...

    ~HAPPY HUNTING~

    Frodov

  10. #10
    Charter Member
    us
    1851 O Half Dime

    May 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    Minelab SE Professional with 6" Coil
    2,240
    10 times

    Re: WORLD’S SMALLEST COIN !!

    Frodov~
    Thanks for taking us along on another one of your adventures. Gotta love those tot lots. Great fun to be had if they aren't picked clean when you get there. No matter what that tiny coin started it's life as, it is testament to your detecting skill that you found that!. What a super cool little find that was! I would be stoked to find one of those.

    Thanks for sharing your hunt. I always enjoy reading of your exploits.

    Happy Hunting
    Baldingboy

  11. #11
    us
    May 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    E-trac, Explorer II, Xterra30, Whites Prizm IV
    4,914
    16 times

    Re: WORLD’S SMALLEST COIN !!

    ZIPPER PULLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    "It isn't the age, it's the mileage" IJ

  12. #12
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    Tuberale

    May 2010
    Portland, Oregon
    White's Coinmaster Pro
    2,985
    20 times

    Re: WORLD’S SMALLEST COIN !!

    Ah ... a pink zipper pull. Classy and chic!

    Personally, I like the 1938 wheatie: Very nice photos and great for giving detail and scale.

  13. #13
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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
    19,955
    59 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: WORLD’S SMALLEST COIN !!

    i know what you mean by the heat and humidity,
    I was out for an hour and sweated gallons upon
    of gallons of sweat and the ground was so solid !!
    ALLEN

  14. #14
    us
    May 2007
    Lexington, KY
    Whites Prism IV / Bullseye II pinpointer
    1,016
    1 times

    Re: WORLD’S SMALLEST COIN !!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuberale
    Ah ... a pink zipper pull. Classy and chic!

    Personally, I like the 1938 wheatie: Very nice photos and great for giving detail and scale.
    Thanks. I have a co-worker who used to work as a photographer, among other things, for the Army in a previous "work life". Retired from the Army years ago, he got hired in at the same time as I did at the plant. Anyway, it was a suggestion by him to include some familiar object in any photos of objects I find. It made sense, and I've been doing it ever since. <shrug> I might have thought of it myself eventually, but every little bit of help is appreciated I always say. <grin>

    ~HAPPY HUNTING~

    Frodov

  15. #15
    us
    May 2007
    Lexington, KY
    Whites Prism IV / Bullseye II pinpointer
    1,016
    1 times

    Re: WORLD’S SMALLEST COIN !!

    Quote Originally Posted by allen
    i know what you mean by the heat and humidity,
    I was out for an hour and sweated gallons upon
    of gallons of sweat and the ground was so solid !!
    That's alright, there's rain on the way. How much? I don't know, but it'll soften up the soil a little bit. Of course that'll raise the humidity a bit as well, and with more heat in the forcast as well, well, it's going to be just like SUMMER TIME! Dog days come early, or wait, is that come the second time this year? WHEW! Gonna be fun going back to work at the plant later this week. EWWWWW.. Oh well, gotta pay the bills.

    ~HAPPY HUNTING~

    Frodov

 

 
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