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The DSMDC is a group of Metal Detecting enthusiasts who meet monthly to share their treasure finds with fellow members and discuss some of their tips and tricks of the trade.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 112-152), signed into law on August 3, 2012, requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue up to:
50,000 $5 gold coins
400,000 $1 silver coins
750,000 half-dollar clad coins
These coins are being issued in recognition and celebration of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2014.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame Coins are scheduled to go on sale in early 2014.
Surcharges for each coin sold are authorized to be paid to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, an independent not-for-profit educational institution, to help fund its operations. Surcharges per coin are:
$35 for each gold coin
$10 for each silver coin
$5 for each half-dollar coin
The winning design, submitted by, Cassie McFarland was selected from the finalists by the Department of the Treasury on September 4, 2013, after consultation with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and review by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee.
Ahh...a government shutdown let's go digging in the park!
Apparently a Georgia man thought, if there was ever a good time to look for Civil War artifacts at Kennesaw Mountain, a partial government shutdown would be perfect.
He was wrong.
Rangers are still on the job at national battlefield on Cheatham Hill Road. They caught the man taking his metal detector to the park and digging up artifacts.
A Cobb County, GA police officer spotted the man heading into one of the most “archeological sensitive areas of the park,” said Park Ranger Anthony Winegar.
Rangers waited until the man returned to his car with his goodies.
The suspect is facing several federal charges.
Warnings are up in several spots around the battlefield to warn people that digging for artifacts is illegal. This area is where the main union assault of the Kennesaw Mountain campaign took place.
Rangers say stealing the items is like stealing from history.
“A particular bullet fired from particular style of gun can tell us where the round was fired from and what types of equipment of the lines was issues,” said Winegar. “That’s very valuable for historians for recreating the battle later on.”
Normally, an archaeologist would be called in to check out the area where the suspect found the items, but because of the shutdown, that is on hold.
For some time Burlington County NJ Parks rules and regulations allowed metal detecting in their parks The old regulation stated: "Metal detecting is no permitted within 100 feet of any building. Recovery Tools may only cause minimal disturbance and digging may not exceed six inches in depth. Disturbed areas must be restored to their original condition. Articles that are of apparent historical or personal significance such as artifacts and jewelry must be return to the nearest Burlington County Parks System office. Metal detecting is not permitted at Historic Smithville Park, the Historic Burlington County Prison Museum, or in or any maintained, landscaped area (including sod).
A gold coin known was sold recently for $2.75 million at Bonhams auction house in Los Angeles, Mining.com reported. The 1880 $4 Coiled Hair Stella is six grams of pure gold and was never released in circulation. The precise number minted has been lost, but it is widely believed that no more than 10 to 15 exist. This particular coin that was sold is considered to be the finest certified piece ever auctioned. The sale of the 1880 Coiled Hair Stella from the "Tacasyl Collection of Magnificent United States Proof Gold Coins" exceeded early estimates by 66.6 percent and places the coin among the top 10 most valuable U.S coins sold at auction. Photo: FoxNews