Saturday, February 8, 2014

2/8/14 - Dug Championship Ring, Various Other Detector Finds & $1.5 Million Olympic Gold Medal

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Dug Championship Ring.

As I watched the Opening of the Winter Olympics last night I was reminded of some of the championship rings, pins and other sports related items that I have found.  Is it possible to find an Olympic Medal?  Likely, no, but possible, yes.  I'm sure that one way or another a few have gone missing and may be out there somewhere to be found.

One of the most valuable  Olympic medals was a gold medal won by Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympics.  Jesse Owens gave one to Bojangles Robinson, and the Robinson family later sold it at auction for nearly $1.5 million.   The whereabouts of the other three medals won by Owens is currently unknown.

Oh, by the way, Olympic gold medals are not really gold.  Not since 1912 has there been a real gold Olympic medal.  Today they are just plated.

Here is a quick video with some interesting facts and history about Olympic medals.

Whatzit find by Leonard G.

Here is a whatzit for you.  Take a look at the photo and see what you think it is?  See who can identify it.  It is a good exercise.

William M. did some research and found a new water hunting spot to try.  That area was more active back years ago than it is today, and he made a number of interesting finds.  He is excited about his new hunting area and thinks it will keep him busy for a few years.  From the finds he shows below, it does look promising.

Below are some of his finds from the new spot.


On the Treasure Coast today expect a two or three foot surf.  The wind will be mixed, but largely from the North.

No significant change in beach detecting conditions.

Happy hunting,