Tuesday, November 1, 2016

11/1/16 Report - Coin Hole Coins. Collection Starter Sets. 1715 Fleet Gold Coins Being Sold. Dinosaur Brain. How To Submit FOIA Request.

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

Bunch of Clad Found at One Treasure Coast Beach.
These coins were found in one coin hole on a Treasure Coast beach in a short period of time.   There are the same number of quarters as dimes - exactly.  A few less nickles, and many more pennies.  That is typical.

A day earlier I found a wheat penny with a similar bunch of coins and thought there might be some older items to be found.  It turns out that the wheatie was the only one.

Item Found With Coins.
This item is about half the size of a dime.  When I found it I figured it was some type of foreign coin and didn't pay much attention to it.  It didn't take much research to find that STH is a manufacturer of fishing reels.

The good thing about good coin holes is that they usually contain something else - very often some gold jewelry.  The quality of the jewelry, of course, depends upon the beach you are at.


I was browsing the ongoing Sedwick Coins auction and noticed there were several lots of ten 8-reales. That is an easy way to start a collection.  Get ten at once for a low price.  They aren't the best quality, but you it looks like you can get them for a good low price.

There are tons of eight-reales listed in the auction.  Also a good number of Mexican half-reales.  For some reason I still find the half-reales the most interesting.  I guess I like the monograms.  I find the gold dubloons boring.  Gold always looks good coming out of the ground though.


A lot of gold coins from the 1715 Fleet, including many from the 2015 season are being sold by Blanchard Gold and Monaco Rare Coins.

And here is a link where you can view and buy some of those coins.



A funny little pebble-looking fossil might be part of a fossilized dinosaur brain.  That is the opinion reached after ten years of study.

Here is that link.



The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government.  If you want access to information held by the government, you can submit a FOIA request.

The following link will take you to a web site that provides a sample request letter that you can use.



Wind again today.  It was a windy October.  Too bad it didn't hit at a better angle.

We'll be having something like a three or four foot surf.  They are predicting an increase Saturday.

Happy hunting,