Friday, May 14, 2010
5/14/2010 Report - Personal Submarines
Triton 1000 by US Submarines.
They didn't pay me for this commercial. Mention my name when you buy. I hope they'll give me a commission.
You say you want to find a sunken ship. Why not do it in ease and luxury. Contact US Submarines, a company right here in Vero, that sells a variety of personal submarines. If you want a small one that you can easily carry around on the back of your yacht, no problem. Or why not get one that you can use to take a few dozen of your closest friends for an underwater sight-seeing expedition. If you can't wait to buy, here is a link where you can find additional information.
Fear of the Euro's collapse has led to panic buying of gold. Several bullion sellers are running out of coins and bullion. The dollar is weak but is holding up well since it is less weak than the Euro and other currencies that do not inspire great confidence.
Current world conditions and the high price of gold makes almost any gold find worth while. It might be a good idea to get some to keep in your safe deposit box.
If you want to read about the rush to gold, here is a link.
If you want to buy some gold, there is a vending machine in an Abu Dhabi hotel that dispenses gold bullion coins and bars. They must have some large denomination bills. I'd like to see them put one of those machines in Times Square. I wonder how long it would last.
Here is the link.
(Thanks to Gary D. for submitting the last two links.)
I don't think this is the type of change that people thought they were voting for in the last presidential election.
By the way production of US pennies costs more than 1 cent, and production of nickels costs more than 5 cents. That could mean a change in the metals used before long. The only reason I believe it hasn't happened yet is that it costs so much to make all of the other changes that that requires, like changing all the vending machine sensors.
When I was often traveling on the turnpike, I could find silver coins in the old turnpike machine change slots on about half of my trips. The older silver coins and foreign coins were not accepted by the machines and often remained in the change slot, so I would always check.
Have you seen the new shield pennies? I've seen a couple that I got in change.
I wish I could put a value on all the coins returned to circulation by detectorists.
That has to be a large number.
Robert W. sent in this photo of some finds from the Stuart/Jupiter area.
Forecast and Conditions. Seas are running about four feet and from the southeast. I wouldn't expect much improvement in Treasure Coast beach conditions although you might be able to find some small scattered cuts - not the type that yield much in the way of old shipwreck coins. As I often say, not all cuts are created equal. Yet, if you are willing to put in the time and adapt to whatever is going on, you can always find a place to hunt.
The seas will be gradually decreasing over the next few days and into next week.
Remember, if you need some good furniture cheap, you might take a look at my last post.