Sunday, April 1, 2012

4/1/12 Report - No Joke - Spikes, Pennies & Mint Error

Written by the TreasureGuide for the exclusive use of

Two Cob 1715 Fleet Clump For Sale On EBay.

With about an hour to go, the price is up to about $240. Clumps bring a premium. It also has a Fisher certification.

Dig up anything good? That's a common question. And a good question. Sometimes good things aren't recognized. Sometimes it is a small barely noticeable mint error that makes the difference between nothing unusual and something very unusual.

I'm sure that most people, including myself, don't take enough time to inspect their finds. Even some Lincoln pennies are worth a good price. Yes they are rare. That's the way it is with valuable things. If they were common they wouldn't be valuable.

But you have to take the time to look for those small things that make the difference. How many times have you spent a penny worth a lot more than a penny? I'm sure we've all done it.

You have to inspect coins, and other things for that matter, to know.

Here is one find that wasn't so common to begin with, but then when the mint error was discovered that raised things to an entirely new level

A very rare error half dollar was found in a load of fill dirt while it was being raked.

Here is the link if you want to read more of the story.

Of course part of that was luck, but the other part was the research that followed the initial find.

Canadian Pennies.

Nothing remarkable about these, but they will be going the way of the Dodo Bird.

The Canadians will mint the last Canadian pennies this fall.

People have been talking about doing away with the US penny, but it hasn't happened yet.

Shipwreck Spike Find.

I received these photos of finds via email. The finder said they are brass or bronze.

Nice Piece of Big Spike.

The weather is beautiful. A lot of people are out boating or beaching. There should be some recent drops.

The water is good for water hunting, while the beach detecting conditions remain poor on the Treasure Coast.

It looks like the seas will be small and remain that way for a few days.

Happy hunting,