Monday, February 6, 2017

Find of the Month - January 2017

A really nice watch found by Glen Gunther while detecting in Myrtle Beach.

We will post monthly winners as well as the "Find of the Year"

Monday, January 30, 2017

Nor' Easter That Hit NJ Recently Eroded Beaches covered this important story. Follow the link below and see the video and pictures.
A blustery nor'easter that churned up the coast recently carved huge chunks of beach from Jersey Shore towns throughout the coast, leaving some spots with 10 to 20 foot cliffs at beach access points.
The state Department of Environmental Protection sent out a team to assess the erosion. The DEP found that of the 95 spots checked, 78 sustained minor erosion.
The heaviest damage was found on Long Beach Island and in parts of the northern Ocean County peninsula, where a federal beach replenishment project is scheduled to start this spring.
The video includes views of North Wildwood, Avalon, Harvey Cedars, the Loveladies section of Long Beach Township, Ortley Beach, Mantoloking, and Bay Head.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

More Than A Garden Shovel

Called the "ROOT ASSASSIN' comes in two sizes. The 32 inch for $34.99 and the 48 inch for $49.99. Compare them to similar shovels sold by Predator Tools!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Glass Penny??


IN an attempt to find a possible alternative to copper during World War II the U.S. experimented will all-glass pennies.

Recently the only known surviving intact all-glass penny sold for an astounding $70,500 in a public auction held in Fort Lauderdale FL.

A war between a phone bidder and a floor bidder pushed the cent's selling price to more than double its $30,000 USD expected value. The rare penny finally was won by an American collector bidding on the phone.
"This one-of-a-kind cent is a part of U.S. history," said Mark Borckardt, Senior Numismatist at Heritage Auctions. "Collectors love to own unusual specimens, and although glass failed as a substitute for U.S. coinage, this piece represents a unique artifact of the ingenuity and determination of U.S. Mint officials and private industry."
Made of tempered, yellow-amber transparent glass by the Blue Ridge Glass Company of Kingsport, Tennessee, the example offered in the auction is the only surviving example of two known to exist. The other example is broken in half.
After considering various alternatives, such as plastic and even rubber, the U.S. Mint eventually struck cents made of zinc-coated steel in 1943. By the time the glass cent tests were completed in December 1942, it was too late for the U.S. Mint to consider it as a viable replacement for the penny.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Woman Glues $150 In Pennies To Her Ugly Floor To Create A Great Design

According to her posts, she withdrew $150 in pennies from the bank, and began to sort them into shiny and tarnished piles to create a color-contrasting pattern on the floor.
She also used plain old Elmer’s glue to lay the pennies, grout, and epoxy for the project.

She started by measuring out the space, and laying a grid to work on.
Then, she started laying pennies by working from the center of the grid outward in a diamond pattern.

The contrasting pennies were put to work in the main pattern that takes up most of the floor, alternating diamonds of shiny pennies and tarnished pennies.

Friday, December 16, 2016

2017 Deep Search Meeting Schedules

Mark Your Calendars

2017 Meeting Schedule

Monday 1/23/17 (4th Monday)
Monday 2/27/17 (4th Monday)
Monday 3/20/17
Monday 4/17/17
Monday 5/15/17
Monday 6/19/17
Monday 7/17/17
Monday 8/21/17
Monday 9/18/17
Monday 10/16/17
Monday 11/20/17
Monday 12/18/17

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Some Member Finds From November 2016

Just a sampling of member finds from our November meeting. The 'coupons' are for a prize drawing.

Toy Gun

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Anti-Trump Quarters Pop Up Across the US

These real-looking anti-Trump coins are popping up across the US but no one appears to know who is making them. 
A Crown Heights, Brooklyn NY -based artist and writer, who wishes to remain anonymous, recently found this curious quarter and contacted Hyperallergic. They aren’t sure where it came from but it clearly looks real enough to pass into circulation. “I got it out of my coin jar that I keep in a kitchen cabinet at home, on Tuesday AM. It really cracked me up and the first thing I did was to google it to see what I could find online. It was totally weird because I couldn’t find anything until Thursday when a woman in Amarillo, Texas, had been interviewed on television. Since then people have apparently found coins that look the same in San Fransisco. According to various websites, people have reported seeing them in Providence and New York. “As you can see from the pics, it’s clearly a fairly new coin: it’s a lot shinier than regular ones, and I probably wouldn’t have noticed it otherwise. Other than that, it feels exactly like a real quarter. Now all I want to know is where they come from. How many are there? Think about it: how often do you look closely at your change? They may have been around for months. The whole thing is absolutely bizarre.”
SourceHyperallergic Media Inc. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Engraver creates incredible artworks from coins

An engraver has created an incredible collection of artwork of coins, the engravings were carried out by artist Shaun Hughes, 53, from Essex England who began recording his work to inspire others who want to take up the trade.  

His work is incredible and you should visit this website to see all of his creations.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Bank Places 100 'Lucky Pennies' Across US Worth $1,000 Each

Stopping to pick up a stray penny off the ground may not seem worth the effort, yet one bank is trying to change that mindset by placing 100 fake pennies across the country worth $1,000 apiece.
Ally Bank says it is hoping to encourage Americans to look for opportunities to save through its "Lucky Penny" promotion, which launched this week. The lucky pennies carry a copper color like real pennies, but feature the Detroit-based bank's logo instead of Abraham Lincoln's head. The flip side of the coin lists its value at 100,000 cents.
The pennies have been placed in New York, Los Angeles, ChicagoWashington, D.C., Miami, Denver, Detroit, San Diego, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Austin, Texas.
The coins can be redeemed online until the end of the year.
Photo from Ally Bank shows a fake penny that is part of Ally Bank's "Lucky Penny" promotion. The bank placed 100 fake pennies across the country worth $1,000 apiece. The pennies carry a copper color like real pennies, but feature the Detroit-based bank's logo instead of Abraham Lincoln's head. The flip side of the coin lists its value at 100,000 cents. ( Ally Bank via AP)