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.

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)

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

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.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Places to Go Metal Detecting After the Shows And Events Are Over

2016 Fairs and Festivals in New Jersey

   May 27-30: Wildwoods International Kite Festival, Wildwoods
   May 27-29: Folk Project Spring Festival, Port Murray
   May 28-30: Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival, Oceanport
   May 28-June 12: New Jersey Renaissance Faire, Bordentown
   May 28- May 30: Bradley Beach Memorial Day Parade and Fair, Bradley Beach
   May 38-30: Memorial Day BBQ at Sesame Place, Langhorne, PA
   May 30: Woodland Park's Memorial Day Street Fair, Woodland Park
   May 30: Fair Haven Annual Memorial Day Parade, Fair Haven
   May 30: New Providence Memorial Day Parade, New Providence
June 2016
   June 2-5: Saint Michael Italian Festival, Stanhope
   June 2-5: NJ Greek Fest, Westfield
   June 3-5: Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest, Augusta
   June 3-5: Riverfest, Red Bank
   June 3-5: Saint Demetrios Greek Festival, Perth Amboy
   June 4: Downtown West Orange Fair and Edison Day, West Orange
   June 4: Appel Farm Music & Wine Festival, Elmer
   June 4: JerseyFest Food Truck Mash-Up, E. Rutherford 
   June 4: 4th Annual Helmetta Strawberry Festival, Helmetta
   June 4: Moorestown Day, Moorestown
   June 4: Circus Dance Festival, Hillsborough
   June 4-5: Crawfish Festival, Augusta
   June 4-5: Crushin' Lemons Weekend, Robbinsville
   June 4-5: Spring Chester Craft Show, Chester
   June 4-5: Fido's Festival USA, Columbus
   June 4 - June 19: Annual Strawberry Harvest Festival, Chester
   June 5: OLG Funfest, Hoboken
   June 5: Garwood Rocks, Garwood
   June 7-11: Feast of St. Anthony Festival, South Plainfield
   June 11: Gregory Elementary School Strawberry Festival, West Orange
   June 9-12: Lighthouse International, Long Beach Township
   June 9-12: Feast of St. Anthony Festival, Roselle Park
   June 10-12: Big Greek Festival NJ, Randolph
   June 11: Privateers and Pirates Festival, Tuckerton
   June 11: Groove in The Groove Songwriter Festival, Budd Lake
   June 13: Flag Day Festival, Somerville
   June 15-18: St. Ann 111th Annual Festival, Raritan
   June 16-19: Tri-County Fair, Rockaway
   June 17: Culture Crawl, Rahway
   June 18: Fair Lawn's Family Fun Day, Fair Lawn
   June 18: SwimJitsu & Health Fair, Vorhees
   June 18-19: Skimmer Weekend Festival, Sea Isle City
   June 19: Spring Family Fun Day, Hoboken
   June 23-July 10: State Fair Meadowlands, East Rutherford
   June 25: Ukranian Cultural Festival, Perth Amboy
   June 25: Mercer County Freedom Festival, West Windsor Township
   June 25-26: Festival de Aibonito, PR, Camden
   June 25-26: Lobsterfest, Bradley Beach
   June 26: Firefly Festival, Princeton
   June 26: Giralda Music & Arts Festival, Madison
   June 26: Red, White and Blueberry Festival, Hammonton
   June 29: Sports Boosters Carnival, Leonia
   June 30- July 4: All American Celebration, Philadelphia
July 2016
   July 2: Tenafly Independence Day Celebration, Tenafly
   July 4: Oceanfest, Long Branch
   July 4: Little Falls July Street Fair, Little Falls
   July 4: Salute to Heroes, Newton
   July 4: 4th of July Fireworks Festival, West Orange
   July 4: Waterfront Freedom Festival, Camden
   July 4: July 4th Weekend Celebration, Sea Isle City
   July 4: Milltown Fourth of July Festival, Milltown
   July 4: July 4th Jubilee, Princeton
   July 4-9: Annual Califon Fireman's Carnival, Califon
   July 9-10: Blueberry Bash, Princeton
   July 13-17: Freedom Fest State Fair, Allentown
   July 13-17: Ocean County Fair, Berkeley
   July 13-17: Black Potatoe Music Festival, Clinton
   July 19-23: St. Ambrose Parish Carnival, Old Bridge
   July 19-24: Burlington County Farm Fair, Springfield
   July 23: Asbury Park Blues and Brews Festival, Asbury Park
   July 23-31: Sweet Corn Festival, Robbinsville
   July 26-30: Manasquan Fireman's Fair, Manasquan
   July 27-30: Monmouth County Fair, Freehold
   July 29-31: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Whitehouse Station
   July 30: Art Star Craft Bazaar, Asbury Park
   July 30: Soulsational Festival, Bayville
   July 30-31: Just Peachy Festival, Princeton
   July 30 - Aug 6: Warren County Farmers' Fair and Balloon Fest, Phillipsburg
August 2016
   Aug 1-7: Middlesex County Fair, East Brunswick
   Aug 5-14: New Jersey State Fair, Augusta
   Aug 6: Fine Arts & Peach Festival, Riverton
   Aug 10-14: Italian American Festival, Oakhurst
   Aug 12: Women's Community Club Peach Festival, Cape May
   Aug 17-21: Brunswick Square Mall Summer Fair, East Brunswick
   Aug 18-21: Passaic County Annual Fair, Woodland Park
   Aug 20: Beachfest Arts and Crafts Festival, Beach Haven
   Aug 21: Summer Street Fair and Craft Show, Cranford

Aug 24-28: 4-H & Agricultural Fair, Lambertville