Wednesday, December 4, 2013

12/4/13 Report - 1919 50 Centimes Found, History of the Indian River Ridge Area & More

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Things have cooled down on the Treasure Coast beaches.  Last month was a pretty good month.  December hasn't started out as well.  

1919 50 Centimes
Other Side of Same Coin

Here is one less common coin find that took a back seat while the cobs were showing up.  It is a 1919 French coin - 50 centimes.

It is in unusually good shape for an older dug coin and cleaned up well.

Nothing earth shattering, but it is more interesting than most of the clad and has about $1.50 in silver content.

Here is a link to a nice history of the Indian River Ridge area going back to the days of the Armed Occupation Act written by Rick Langdon.  Well worth reading if you haven't already done so.

SedwickCoins has an online store if you are interested in buying treasure items as Chrsitmas gifts or just like to browse.  Below is the link.

Hundreds of artifacts including a holed Spanish coin were discovered at an old plantation site in Savannah.

While I'm not expecting good hunting on Treasure Coast beaches for quite a while, at least the low tides are starting to get a little lower.  The low tides had not been going down much for many weeks now. 

Nothing very promising right now.

I hope you'll participate in the blog poll so we'll have a better idea of exactly what was found in November.   The poll is working well now.

Happy hunting,