Mar 11, 2013, 05:56 AM
Sunday Coin Beach
Sunday bkinpa, DKinPA & I headed to Coin beach for a little bit.
was a long trip from here. about 200 mile one way.
the beach was nice to look at, weather was ok but waves kept me
busy trying not to get wet feet. I failed, the waves won
besides the 3 of us I met 2 brand spanking newbies, she said he bought a Garrett 250
for her the day before, but won't take it out of his hands.
she did have a Cool Lock plate from a jewelry Box or something they found.
I told them to check us out .
saw another hunter with a
Excalibur fighting the waves, and on our way out a Young lady was on her way in.
I assured her I left plenty there as We exchanged a quick Pleasantry.
But no body seemed to be from here.
my Finds for the day
included 21 Cents
a few Keepers
Shell, Nails, Copper wire, "gray Matter"
The Beach is Not very nice to coins
an 1920 Wheat
1911 Barber Dime
and (i.D.'dby smokeythecat as) "George III's from the wreck"
possibly from the
Wreck of the Faithful Steward.
, slightly larger then a Quarter,
Face, Facing Right
Last edited by jeff of pa; Sep 28, 2015 at 03:34 PM.
Mar 11, 2013, 06:04 AM
Nice variety of finds! The beach isn't nice to those coins at all!
"Today's the day!" - Mel Fisher
Mar 11, 2013, 06:21 AM
I'd be real happy to find that 1911 Barber at one of the beaches around here! Way to go!
I got all excited when I dug one wheatie at the beach after hunting nearly two years for old coins. Though I have found a few nice silver rings there. HH Andi
Mar 11, 2013, 06:45 AM
Nice Barber. I haven't found any of those. And the ocean eats the coins up pretty badly. The big copper is from the shipwreck. With face facing to the right it's a George III. Congrats. Most people don't get one on their first trip. It took me from August to Thanksgiving before I found one, but I don't go in the water - until yesterday. Didn't get one yesterday.
Mar 11, 2013, 06:46 AM
For a spot that so many people claim to "hammer", I'd say you proved that no spot is ever hunted out. NICE finds!!!!
Mar 11, 2013, 07:35 AM
Between the Ocean waves, Nor-Easters, hurricanes,
Originally Posted by djm of PA
and Beach workers moving sand, I'd imagine things change Regularly.
I'm more than happy ! on the way down, all I could think of was rotten Zinclons
Mar 11, 2013, 08:31 AM
You got right back in the grove from last season with finding silver. What a way to start off the year. Good job.
Mar 11, 2013, 08:52 AM
Nice finds! I'd be happy just finding that barber dime you found.
Mar 11, 2013, 09:00 AM
Tragic Faithful Steward , read the doomed ship was within 80 yards of the beach . Terrible lost of 180 looking for hope in a new land. Been out there searchin' for those half pennies from the Coin beach wreck .My hunting bud , JT , found at least a dozen after storms . one hour ,to cross over Del. bay to Lewes on the ferry from Cape May . Then another 30 - 40 minute drive from Lewes , Del. to Coin beach . Not bad at all , obviously , one is better than none . Old silver after a Nor' Easter is always a plus .
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Mar 11, 2013, 09:26 AM
Stumbles In Corn ..........(Thanks Treblehunter!)
Mar 11, 2013, 09:38 AM
thanks ! Mike & all
Originally Posted by CMDiamonddawg
The Faithful Steward
The Faithful Steward left Londonderry, Ireland, on July 9, 1785, for Philadelphia with 249 passengers, mostly Irish immigrants, many related. On September 1, 1785, Captain Connolly McCausland threw a party to celebrate the journey’s end. He and the first mate imbibed so much that they passed out. The ship ran aground on the Mohoba Bank near Indian River Inlet. The force knocked two children to the deck, killing them instantly. Though the ship was fewer than 150 yards from shore, many passengers could not swim, and the waves threatened to sweep away those who could. Bodies washed up on the beach. Only 68 people survived the disaster. Of the 100 women and children on board, seven survived. Many perished within sight of survivors on the beach. Along with passengers, the Faithful Steward carried about 400 barrels of British pennies and halfpennies. It is thought that these are the coins that wash ashore near Delaware Seashore State Park, giving rise to the name Coin Beach.
Our Most Famous Shipwrecks - Delaware Today - September 2010 - Delaware
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Mar 11, 2013, 11:24 AM
That was a real nice spin, looks like you PA Boys cleaned up as you said you would....
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