Tuesday, January 31, 2012

62-Pound Gold Nugget Discovered

 Weighing in at 62.33 troy pounds. Three unsuspecting prospectors were metal detecting in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia when their hand-held machine went nuts. With gold priced at over $1,700 per ounce that's a load of cash.


http://houston.culturemap.com/newsdetail/01-29-12-a-real-rock-star-62-pound-gold-nugget-discovered-by-metal-detectors-gets-its-houston-moment/

Most Valuable U.S. Coins


Website boasts having the most comprehensive valuable coin list based upon a few thousand or so United States coins in their database.
Their list consists almost entirely of coins from 1880s-2012, and attempts to assist coin hunters and collectors in their pursuit of valuable coins. It represents hundreds possibly thousands of hours of research and detailed analysis.


Sunday, January 29, 2012

1944-D Steel Cent sells for $58,201.50

Oregon woman inherits a 1944-D steel cent, does some research and with the help of a coin dealer discovers its true value. Sold at Florida United Numismatists (FUN) show to an online bidder. Coin graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) one of the most trusted and renowned grading companies in the world.


http://www.coinweek.com/news/us-coins/1944-d-steel-cent-rare-off-metal-cent-sold-at-recent-fun-has-interesting-story/

Friday, January 27, 2012

Metal Detecting in NYC Parks


If anyone wishes to hunt in New York City parks you will need to apply for a permit. You can download the permit here>> http://www.nycgovparks.org/pagefiles/47/metal-detector-permit-application.pdf

Please note that there are a number of restrictions, rules and regulations which are listed on this site: http://www.nycgovparks.org/rules