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  1. Where can you detect near Austin?

    Hello all, I am from Massachusetts but the company I work for is located in Austin. My boss who lives in Austin just purchased an ACE 350 for his young son Cooper and they are excited to use it but they don't really have a good idea where to go. My boss tells me that all of the schools in his...
  2. $250 1963 sealed nickel bag

    Hello all, So I have an opportunity to purchase a $250 sealed (with lead at the neck of the bag) nickel bag. I have seen the pictures but won't see it in person for a couple more days. I can't seem to find any references or pictures that the mint (Philly BTW) bagged up $250 quantities, just...
  3. Martin Van Buren Token

    Hello all, I wasn't even gonna post this but when I saw the Grant and Harrison tokens recently found I thought I would add this one to the Presidential race. :laughing7: Found this last night in a farmer's field at about 5 inches....I believe it is from 1840-ish and I did find one example that...
  4. Copper cent hoarding

    Thought this was pretty interesting even though I think we're a long way off from getting melting laws lifted, if ever. HH all! Greg http://abcnews.go.com/Business/laws-change-penny-hoarders-cash-thousands-dollars/story?id=15076522
  5. Pre Amp Gain question for the DFX

    Hello all, Been an XLT user for 10 years (love it to death!! :notworthy:) and last week decided to upgrade to a DFX as I felt the learning curve would be very minimal and also my brother, a 2 year DFX owner, says he really likes the factory "Deep Silver" program, not available on my XLT. I...
  6. 1800 Draped Bust Dime!!!!!!!! UPDATE ----SLABBED

    Hello all, Just a quick follow up concerning my 1800 Draped Bust Dime..........well, not mine anymore......Although I rarely sell any of my finds my wife and I had been TV shopping and I thought by selling my dime we could kinda get a "free" TV........ So, I put it on E-bay last week and it...
  7. Draped Bust Dime field is also a buckle field......

    Hello all, Well, I've been still pounding the Draped Bust Dime field pretty hard and since the dime I have found no more coins yet but lots of other stuff.........When I saw the Kirk PA colonial buckle chape this morning I immediately recognized it as something I also found yesterday.........is...
  8. 1800 Draped Bust Dime!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hello all.......I cannot believe what I found tonight!!!!!.........well, let me back up 3 years to let you know how I ended up swinging a loop where I did after work tonight......my brother works with a guy who happens to own about 500 acres of hay fields (all neatly divided by old stone walls)...
  9. 1940s propane grill......any value?

    1940's propane grill......any value? Hello all.......I was metal detecting at an old house that was close to being torn down as well as the garage and the owner asked me if I wanted an old grill in the garage.........took a look at it and said "sure, I'll take it".......not even knowing if it...
  10. Mountain Lion sighting is a hoax.....

    This is an article from my local newspaper this morning.........I live in Dalton, Mass. and I can apparently stop looking out my back window now....... HH all! Greg http://www.berkshireeagle.com/ci_10675757
  11. 100 YEAR OLD COIN SPILL .....AND THERES MORE IN THE HOLE!!!

    100 YEAR OLD COIN SPILL .....AND THERE'S MORE IN THE HOLE!!! OK folks, this is a new one for me.......In my town there is a small/medium grassy knoll area near the town cemetery. I found a nice 1906 Barber dime there 2 nights ago and went back there again last night. I started detecting at 7pm...
  12. 1934, 1943, 1953 Wheat Cents

    Can anyone explain why the "3" on a 1934,1943 and 1953 Wheat Cent is different than on any other Wheat Cent?? ??? This has been bugging me for oh,.....about 30 years.......so no rush on the replies.... ;D HH all! Greg
  13. Zero to 8 Walkers in 10 seconds.....

    Hello all, I have had a very good year so far with halves but until yesterday I hadn't yet found my first Walker.....Walked into my local back where there is a teller there that knows I collect coins and she is also the one who orders my boxes for me every couple weeks.....She immediately said...
  14. very cool token -- 1863

    Hello all, Really haven't had much time lately to detect but did get out yesterday afternoon to an old cellar hole nearby that looked promising. Came up with this token that says (obverse) B. MALONEY --PROPRIETOR ---(reverse) -- NATIONAL --499 THIRD AVE. ---1863 Also found an 1868 2-cent...
  15. No pics....but PLEASE be sitting down for this.....

    .....I am currently on beer #3 to dull the pain.......7:30am this morning I wanted to hit a spot that I had never done before.....(no small feat)...soooo, I decided to take a longer than usual ride to see what I could come up with......drove back country roads for about 50 minutes and actually...
  16. Found a buck but I wish I didnt....uugghh!

    Found a buck but I wish I didn't....uugghh! With a fresh coffee in hand and detector in trunk I headed out about 7am to detect more of that estate (with the one room schoolhouse).....It is about 15 minutes from my house over back rural roads....was going about 40-45 mph, saw nothing but a brown...
  17. Check this penny out....

    Got it in change today......"In God We" is completely missing as is the top of Lincolns head......grease filled die?.....over-polishing?.... HH all Greg
  18. 2 days at the one-room school house

    Hello all, If you remember, 2 weeks ago I was given permission to detect a 19 acre estate that has a one room school house on it built in 1819. I detected briefly 2 weeks ago and got a cool dog tag and a Standing Liberty quarter.......been really crazy last 2 weeks and didn't get to go back...
  19. Was at my local coin shop yesterday.....

    .....and a lady had some silver halves she was turning in.....The owner (very reputable) was telling her the difference between 90%er's and 40%er's......she had about 2 rolls of each (all JFK) and he gave her $3.25 per 90% and $1.25 per 40%.....does that sound right?.....just seemed a little low...
  20. 1916 Dog License

    Hello all, found this dog tag last week.....anybody think it has any value? I couldn't find any for sale on e-bay. HH all Greg
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