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|Beach Looking South Towards John Brooks This Morning.|
Is this a shipwreck spike or a railroad spike?
I'll post the answer near the bottom of this post.
Here is a fascinating book on rare coins written in 1889 by William von Bergen that you can read for free on the internet. Not only does it present a number of very rare and interesting coins.
Not only does the book present a number of interesting coins, but the facts accompanying those coins provide some great clues to history. Here is the most of the lengthy title.
The Rare Coins of America, England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, and Spain ...: A Complete List of and Prices Paid for Rare American ... Coins, Fractional Currency, Colonial, Continental and Confederate Paper Money; a List of All Counterfeit U. S. Treasury and National Bank Notes and Canadian Banks Notes, and how to Detect Them; the Market Value of All Nations' Coins and Bank Notes in U.S. Money; a List of and Prices Paid for Rare English, Irish, Scotch, French, German and Spanish Coins...
The section on colonial American coins is fascinating.
Here is a little clipping from the book concerning Spanish reales.
$1.00 for a Philip II 2-reales! Remember that was in 1889.
Here is the link if you want to look through the internet version of that book.
Click here to read the free internet ebook.
You can find many of the same rare coins presented in the above book also discussed on the coinfacts web site, which will give you some great additional facts, as well as photos and information on current values. You might find it interesting to compare the collector coin values given for the mid 1880s with the current values.
A very good web site.
The object shown at the top of this post (no surprise to many of you) is a railroad spike. I've found them in the Indian River as well as along the train tracks.
There is a hilarious thread concerning the spike found in the swamp on Oak Island during a recently aired epsiode of The Curse of Oak Island TV show. Here is the thread.
It seems that the spike incident really hurt the credibility of the show in the eyes of many people.
That is all for now,