Wednesday, October 30, 2013

10/30/13 Report - Barber Quarter, Shell Artifacts, Auction Begins & More

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Here is another very worn old coin.  It appears to be a Barber quarter, which would make the date between 1892 - 1916.

You can barely see the profile of Liberty on this side.

If you look at the Seated Liberty dime from yesterday's post, you can see that both are worn almost completely down.

Barber quarters were 90% silver.  I would guess that would be about $8 in melt value.

Below is the other side of the same quarter.  You can see part of the eagle on that side.

It isn't easy to find old coins on old land sites.  People weren't as careless with their change as they are today.

It helps to do what I said yesterday, get a good mental map and poke around selectively.  That is especially necessary since there is usually a lot of junk.

This morning (10/10/13) the first session of the Sedwick Coins treasure auction begins at 10 AM.  The auction takes place at the Doubletree Hilton near Downtown Disney in Orlando.  You can follow it online.

High end classic cars have been increasing in price more than any other collectible for some time now.

An article from says,  A recent study by global real estate advisor Knight Frank discovered that cars like Ferraris, Bugattis and Bentleys increased their value by 21% over the last six months and by 28% over the last year. By comparison, prime real estate in central London grew by 7% in the last 12 months and gold saw a 23% decline.

Here is the link for more about that.

Finds and Photo Submitted by Dan B.

There are some very nice pieces in there.  Look them over closely.

I like the flaked piece near the center.

A day or two ago I showed some of the fossils, including hundreds of shard teeth found by Dan one day at the Peace River.

Thanks for the great photo Dan. 

I mentioned the TV mini series about the California Gold Rush.  There will now be one on the Klondike.  I hope it is as good.

Here is the link for information.

This morning on the Treasure Coast the surf was a little higher ( 2 - 3 foot surf).  It is predicted to gradually increase until next Thursday and Friday when it is predicted to be 4 - 6 feet.

Today there were a few very small cuts at some spots, but most of the beaches had more new sand and a lot of sea weed on some beaches.

Conditions remain poor for now.

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Sandy hitting the northeast.

Happy hunting