Chasing that elusive beach gold...
Inspired by PCGS69’s gold hauls, I’ve been chasing that elusive beach gold myself...
I’ve been to a trusty spot that’s also coughed up some occasional older stuff.
Looks like I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel here now. Not only are my finds getting fewer, they’re also getting smaller. Basically some "mickey mouse coins" (small, mind-numbingly common copper coins) that I’ve missed earlier. There are still targets left though, so all is not lost.
These are the coins I got. On the left are some Euro coins from dry sand. Water finds are on the right hand half of the pic. Somewhere in the range of 300-400 targets were dug to get these suckers.
Nothing old this time. The oldest coin was an angry orange Swedish 1 öre coin from 1903.
Plenty of time was spent digging iron junk like this:
Many of these targets sounded fishy to begin with, and I’ve skipped over them before. Now I’m digging everything..
Here are some other things found:
-Copper nails from old boats
-A couple of keys
-Bullets. The big ones are interesting. I’m not quite sure what type of gun they’re from. They’re about 17mm, which doesn’t really match any ‘usual suspects’. I’ll have to look into it. For comparison, the one at the bottom is 7.62mm, which is what I mostly find.
-Hair pins, which may be my least favorite target! These tend to slip through my scoop, which is extremely annoying!
And finally, costume jewelry. I am the costume jewelry king!!
Whatever it is, as long as it’s not gold or silver, I have it! Here are some recent examples:
Nothing worth a damn in this pic.
The chase continues!
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