Friday, April 22, 2016

4/22/16 Report - 1715 Fleet Beach Rings From Corrigans. Message In A Bottle. New Look Bills. Unexpected Finds At Malcolm X Home Site.

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Two Shipwreck Rings
Found On A Treasure Coast Beach

Both of these gold rings were found on the beach at Corrigans.  They are listed in the current Sedwick Coins auction, lots 1863 and 1864.  The stone for both is quartz.

It is not always easy to distinguish some 1715 Fleet rings from modern rings.  They look pretty much the same as modern rings.  Those with stones are a little easier to identify as being old.  Notice how the stones are set.

Many years ago I found a gold enameled ring that I first thought was modern.  It looked so new.

The starting price for each of these is $1200.

A lot of stuff has been found at Corrigan's over the years.


After 108 years, a message in a bottle was found by a German woman on vacation in the North Frisian Islands.  The bottle was part of a experiment conducted to determine ocean currents.  The find goes into the Guiness Book of World Records as the oldest message in a bottle ever found.

Here is the link.

It makes you wonder where the bottle was all of that time.


Alexander Hamilton will stay on the front of the $10 bill, and Harriet Tubman will boot Andrew Jackson from the face of the $20. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew made the announcement Wednesday after months of debate and controversy. He also announced plans for the reverse side of each bill. A montage of women involved in the American suffrage movement — Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul — will be on the back of the Hamilton-led $10.

You can read more about that by using the following link.

An archaeological dig at the boyhood home of Malcolm X in Boston has turned up some surprising findings, but they're unrelated to the early life of the slain civil rights activist.
City archaeologist Joseph Bagley said this week that researchers digging outside the 2 ½-story home have found kitchenware, ceramics and other evidence of a settlement dating to the 1700s that they hadn't expected to find.
"We've come onto a whole layer, roughly 2 feet down and across the whole site, that's absolutely filled with stuff from the period," he said. "So we have this whole new research question, which is: What the heck was going on here in the 18th century?"
Here is the link for the rest of that story.

The surf is down to around 3 - 5 feet now.  Expect continuing smoothing of the surf for several days.

Happy hunting,