Friday, June 2, 2017

6/2/17 Report - Gold Coin Hoard. Mystery Find. Map Worth Nearly a Million Dollars. Valuable Watches.

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Cache of Gold Coins From the Fifth Century.
Source: See DutchNews link below.

A hoard of coins dating from the final days of the Roman Empire has been found in an orchard in Gelderland. Experts believe the fortune was buried by a Frankish military leader in the second half of the fifth century, when the area was part of the Western Roman Empire, which collapsed in 476AD...

Here is the link if you want to read more about that.

The article leaves out a lot.  Maybe I can find more details elsewhere.


Here is a find made by a detectorist in the Cape Canaveral area.

Mystery Object.
Find and photo by Dustin P.
Dustin was wondering if anyone could help him identify this find.   Don't tell me it is a Sharpie.  I already figured that one out.

Below is a closer view of one end.  Notice the shape and the point.

It was found in the Cape Canaveral area.

Closer View of Same Object.
Dustin is also to be congratulated on his new baby boy, born on May 7.

Let me know if you have any ideas on his find.


I'm always interested in old things and how much they might be worth.  Disney items are among the most sought collectibles.  In the past I showed some Disney items that were found with a metal detector, but here is a Disney item that they expect to sell for over $700,000.

According to Reuters, LOS ANGELES, June 2 (Reuters) - Walt Disney's first map of his planned Disneyland theme park in Southern California is going up for sale in June and could fetch up to $900,000, auctioneers said on Friday.

The 1953 map, hand-inked and hand-colored, was created by Disney and artist Herb Ryman and used to present to investors in order to secure funding to build the first Disney theme park in Anaheim.

It clearly shows the layout of the park with the now iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle and railroad, and sections for Fantasy Land, Land of Tomorrow, and Frontier Land...

Here is a link for more on that story.


If you do a lot of detecting and don't discriminate them out, you'll find a lot of watches.  And the chances are good that sooner or later you'll find valuable watch.  Mostly those are watches made by companies that you would recognize.

If you want to get an idea about how valuable they can be, here is a Sotheby's watch auction site.

check it out.


We had a lot of rain today.  That probably discouraged some detectorists.  If not the rain, at least the lightning.

The surf will remain smooth for a couple more weeks if the predictions for the Treasure Coast are correct.

Hurricane season has begun.

Happy hunting,