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    Gold Coin at the Beach

    And I thought beaches were only good for sinkers and clad.

    Who would have thought?

    Anyway I went to beaches in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia in the last week. I visited six different spots. Most were pretty clean, unfortunately. I got no jewelry whatsoever. Once upon a time ago I had taken my small boat along the bay and the Potomac (not telling where this was found, sorry!), and had spotted some conceivable house collapses from the boat and from beaching it and finding some early glass and stuff along the banks. Well, over the last few days I went to three beaches. The first one was known for shark's teeth and I didn't do very well, got a few small ones. Second beach has larger teeth but I only found a few Hemiprisis teeth and the "fake" one I posted on previously.

    The last beach had been hit by another MD'er. So I went to plan "B" and started looking closer to the parking lot and trail leading to the beach. I then started getting pull tabs, aluminum foil, a couple sinkers, and just a few pieces of clad. I then found one silver US coin about the size of a dime, but it was so far gone from the salt water it crumbled to almost dust! It must have been old, in order to do that. The silver coins we get at beaches are ususally corroded beyond redemption.

    I was getting ready to leave and decided to use the Deus' small size loop to detect between a rock and a hard spot. I got a decent but aluminum foil range, but dug it anyway, I generally do this. Look what popped up. Of course, this was the day I had left my cell at my house, so I felt almost nekked without it and couldn't do an in situ pic. The following day I did get some nice pics from a nearby site in Virginia, here's some cool cliffs!

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    Toy from a nearby spot: Click image for larger version. 

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    Sharks tooth from a visit a few years ago: Click image for larger version. 

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    Cliffs along the river, about 20 miles away: Click image for larger version. 

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    Since Deus did that newest upgrade it rocks in salt water.
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    Wow, Congrats!! I bet you weren't expecting that!!

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    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    Looks like a Banner vote for Smokey again.....
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    Smokey...you've been absolutely smokin' those beaches. A Gold coin find!! Awesome.
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    Wow thats a great looking car oh and that nice coin

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    papa

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    Zowie! Blam! Kapow! Didn't want to use the usual superlatives. Amazing find, Smokey. You dug another Banner, for sure.
    Last edited by Kray Gelder; Sep 23, 2019 at 08:59 AM.


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    Wow....that's beautiful Congrats smokey....and to think that was only worth a dollar back then. My how things have changed...great work smokey !!

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    Thank you all. I like the car the best! Anyway, I'll post some of the junk. The distance in air miles from Point A to Point B is over 150. I did a LOT of driving. About 1600 miles in a circle. Now I want to get a boat to get to the places that I KNOW there are old spots washing both into the ocean and the bay, but they are not very accessible by land.

    I'll try to get some pics later.
    Last edited by smokeythecat; Sep 23, 2019 at 09:13 AM.

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    jacdec1968

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    Looks like a banner vote from me.

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    BANNER!

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    Smokey this is incredible! I guess it pays in gold to dig the pull tabs. Awesome piece of history! So happy for you!!!!

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    It sounded like a larger wadded up piece of aluminum. That's why you 1) don't rely on the meter and 2) dig it all. Most folks would have missed it - and as a matter of fact since that beach had been hit hard recently - they did! Dry sand, although it was somewhat wet underneath.

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    Unbelievable find, banner!!!
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    That's an awesome find! Banner vote headed your way. Good luck!
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    Banner again!!! Way to go Smokey!
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