Sunday, November 20, 2016

DSMDC Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder that there is a club meeting tomorrow November 21st at the Minnie B. Veal Center 1070 Grove Avenue Edison NJ.
Doors open at 6:30 Meeting is from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

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)

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Police Officer found this gold class ring while detecting on Southport Beach in Connecticut



Officer Tony Krushinski works in the patrol division at the Fairfield police department, but he used some detective skills recently by tracking down the owner of a class ring lost more than 30 years ago.
Krushinski was walking along Southport beach with his metal detector. Buried under the sand, he discovered a gold ring with a crest and a name engraved inside it.
Krushinski began his search online for the owner of the ring, looking at the crests used by colleges like Fairfield, Sacred Heart and Fordham universities. None matched the ring, which did not have a school name on it.

He turned to a metal-detecting website, posting a photo of the 14 karat gold ring, looking for help from fellow enthusiasts.
“Somebody said, ‘Try Kent School,’ and sure enough, it matched,” Krushinski said. He called the school and gave them the name engraved on the inside of the ring — Andrea Mott — and the year, 1981. The school sent Krushinski’s contact information to Andrea Mott, who is now Andrea Sievert and living in Woodbury, N.Y.
“It is such an unbelievable story,” said Sievert. She said she never expected to see the class ring, which she lost soon after getting it, again. “I was visiting my boyfriend, who lived in Westport.” She remembered going to a beach, but wasn’t sure if it was in Westport or Fairfield. “I was visiting him from Long Island.”
Sievert said she cannot believe Krushinski went to such lengths to find the ring’s owner, which Krushinski said was in surprisingly good condition for having been lost on the beach for three decades.
Krushinski put the ring in the mail last weekend, and on Tuesday, Sievert said she was eagerly awaiting its arrival.
The class ring is probably the best of his finds, Krushinski said. “I’ve also found a Tiffany ring and a woman’s watch, but mostly loose change,” he said.

Source: Fairfield Citizen


Monday, June 6, 2016

PARK RANGERS HUNT LOOTERS WHO DUG UP PETERSBURG CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELD - IT'S BEING CALLED AN ACTIVE CRIME SCENE 
Looting the battlefield is a federal crime, punishable by up to two years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
Park Service spokesman Chris Bryce says “They were in the ground, they likely would have used a metal detector and a digging tool.”
The 2,700-acre park includes a collection of sites associated with the nearly 10-month siege of Petersburg, the country’s longest siege and an instrumental event that led to the collapse of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Confederate forces.


http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/virginia/rangers-hunt-looters-who-desecrated-civil-war-battlefield/223063023