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Here is a nice hefty cob that Leo is getting ready to clean. I have a link to Bill's coin cleaning instructions listed on my reference list but unfortunately that post got deleted when I was deleting some of the oldest posts.
You will find a similar procedure described by using the following link.
I can't see a date on this cob, but you can tell from both the style of the cross and what you can see of the mint mark, "OM," that it is from the Mexico mint.
Very nice cob. It doesn't need a lot of cleaning, and it won't take long. Under-clean rather than over-clean.
I'll probably show you a Treasure Coast Potosi eight-reale before long.
Yesterday after I came home from a little beach detecting, I decided to take a little walk and do some eye-balling. I found a couple embossed bottles.
Coincidently both bottle were from Baltimore companies and both companies were founded in 1889.
The one on the left reads Hynson, Westcott, Dunning. That bottle is only about two inches tall.
The company made things such as mercurochrome. You might remember that as a home antiseptic that was applied with a glass applicator. They made other things too, though.
The bottle on the right reads McCormick & CO. BALTIMORE.
Of course, they are known for spices.
Both companies are still in operation today.
I always enjoy a little eye-balling. It is surprising what you can find on the surface if you look in the right places.
I did a little beach hunting today. I've been testing a learning a detector that is new to me. It has been taking me a while to learn to really get it down.
I visited one of the heavily visited beach parks. It is also heavily hunted. I took a good long walk and found a coin line right below a small cut of less than six inches in height. It was the best coin hole I've found on a beach or a while. Beach conditions have been so poor.
Sand continues to build on the front of the Treasure Coast beaches.
I detected in the front of one beach hotel or a while and found a good number of coins. None that were near the surface. They were all down at least six inches. It was a good workout with all of the walking and digging.
I used to detect that hotel beach once in a while but hadn't been there for a year or more.
Most importantly, I'm getting to better understand and use this detector.
On the Treasure Coast, tomorrow is supposed to be pretty much like today. After that the surf is supposed to increase up to maybe six feet by this weekend. That might do us some good. Time will tell.