Sunday, August 25, 2013

Gold and Elephants

Over this weekend I have spent a couple of hours on each of two beaches mainly trying out my E Trac with the new Pro Swing 45 detector harness from Minelab. Happy to say that once you have adjusted the harness to your frame size and get used to not holding up the detector it works just fine and would minimise the arm strain felt in a long hunt. Getting my arm to relax and let the harness do the work took a bit of practice.

While testing the harness I did actually manage to find some stuff too. The best items were a 9ct Gold ring and a 925A silver Elephant ring. The  Elephant ring is marked Thailand and I understand the 925A means it is a Silver alloy. About US$20 on E Bay.

The next pic is all my finds. Unfortunately the ankle bracelet is bling but it is undamaged and complete so that's a plus.. Grapeshot on a beach was a surprise to me. All found in a 1 square metre area. The Green rock gave a great signal and could perhaps be  a piece of Copper ore or similar as it looks quite natural under a glass. 

Thanks for looking.



PS: If you want to see a ProSwing harness I will have my one at the shop. There are also pics and price etc. on  in Accessories.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

1934 Half Crown

Spent way too long on a beach with zero result last weekend. I should have gone to the adjacent park much sooner as within 10 minutes of moving there the silver half crown popped up just before I got rained out. Guess I will have to go back as there might be another.



Sunday, August 4, 2013

US Two cents and silver

Had not expected to get a hunt this weekend as the weather forecast was for heavy rain but it must have gone around us as it became quite fine as Saturday progressed. Keen to get out n about, I went to the park at 3pm and very glad that I did as it turned out to be one of those hunts with plenty of variety in finds which always makes it so much more enjoyable I reckon.

The best find of the day was a USA two cent piece. As you can see in the pic it is pretty knackered but is definitly a 2c. Has anyone else found one?
Wikipedia says

The two-cent piece was produced by the United States Bureau of the Mint for circulation from 1864 to 1872 and for collectors in 1873. Designed by James B. Longacre, there were decreasing mintages each year, as other minor coins such as the nickel proved more popular. It was abolished by the Mint Act of 1873.

Also pulled up a 1935 silver NZ shilling and this quite small .925 ring.

Below is a pic of all my finds for the day.
A Boys Brigade badge, penny's, half penny's, a 1947 half crown, Britsih pound, asian alloy coin, $16.10 in spendables and the fairy bling pendant.

The blue and white scarf pendant has Utrecht 2009 on the back. This is from The World Economic History Congress held at Utrecht, Netherlands, August 3 -7th. Coincidently I found the badge on August 3rd, 2013. 

Lastly is this an old condom box lid? I think it says Gordonia.
Hope they had fun.

Thanks for looking.