Tuesday, January 13, 2015

1/13/15 Report - Treasure Coast Beach Conditions Remain Poor. Reale Values. Coat From Civil War Shipwreck Restored.

Written by the TreasureGuide for the exclusive use of treasurebeachesreport.BlogSpot.com.

Treasure Coast Beach This Morning Near Low Tide.

The beaches that I saw this morning were poor.  Notice the sea weed in the above picture

Sand was washing up onto the beach too.  I put a dime in the wet sand.  Every wave that came over it moved it a foot or two towards the dry sand.  Good targets were not in the accreting wet sand areas that I checked this morning.

Lately the swimming beaches have been kept pretty clean.  You might have a better chance at a few coins by moving away from the main areas where the sun bathers accumulate.  That is where most is lost but it is also where most detectorists spend their time.

As I said yesterday, we do have some waves, but the wind direction has not been favorable.

Detectorist Using White's Detector This Mornring.

This chart can be found on the Mel Fisher web site by using the link below.

Notice that they have 2 and 4 reales valued higher than 8 reales for grades 1 - 4.   Grade 5 reales and fragments are valued the same for those three denominations.

Of course things like rarity can increase values.   And, as is stated, dated coins are more valued.

Here is the link.


A wool coat recovered from the wreck of the Monitor has been pretty much restored.

Here is that link.


They had no trouble finding spare buttons in the wreckage.  You might want to read about that.

On the Treasure Coast the surf is supposed to be around 3 - 5 feet today and will be decreasing a bit over the next few days.  Beach detecting conditions are poor.

Happy hunting,