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9 hours ago

Gary Persinger

Favorite find today.!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Favorite find today.!!!

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That’s cool as hell!

Very cool. But I have one also. Never knew!

19 hours ago

Nick Cutts

Does anyone know anything about the doubling on this coin?? And is it worth it to try and clean it or should I leave as is?? ... See MoreSee Less

Does anyone know anything about the doubling on this coin?? And is it worth it to try and clean it or should I leave as is??

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I wouldn't try cleaning it less done professionally, if it's a mint errior coin from that era, who knows how much it could fetch... When in dought I leave it alone with my finds..

Maybe have it appraised first.

Is it really that uncommon?? And where would I go to get it done??

I feel confident that you have a great find, I wouldn't disguard and put it to the side. Be worth looking into deffently..

NGC has a restoration service.

Your coin has no corrosion, it's the surface I see and therefore nothing to clean... and any form of cleaning will make it worse and not better. With that said it looks like a counterfeit, and the fact it's double struck does fit well with that notion. The type of counterfeit is more significant then the double striking.. it's more just a neat thing. Creates interest, but not substantial.

A "horn bust" Connecticut

Don Mituzas

That's a different one for s conn copper I like it

Don Mituzas

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9 hours ago

Gary Persinger

Got the electrolysis done on both rockaway axes ... See MoreSee Less

Got the electrolysis done on both rockaway axes

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Nice result!👍

Great!

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Old Japanese coin. How odd!

Just a reminder for this great hunt. Mark your calendars!Rhode Island Relics First Annual Dig is taking place on April 14th!!!!!We have an amazing selection of incredible coins to be buried in the ground. Spanish Reales, Morgan Dollars, Peace Dollars, Colonial Copper and SILVER, SILVER, SILVER!!! We have spent over $500 so far to buy the best of the best for you to dig. We are still receiving donations daily and all these donations will be raffled off! We are also burying relics of all kinds and having all sorts of fun hunts with rewards for every single one!!! We have a Minelab CTX3030 $2500 value to give away, a bunch of Profind Pinpointers, MX Sport and I'm currently working on an Equinox 800 purchase. Restoring your finds donated some Andres Restoration pencil kits, Predator tools (digging tools/shovel), New Age Goonies gear, Detect America donations, Silvah Kings, Treasure Mountain Metal Detectors, Awesome Relics New England, Gravel Digs, Tim Rathjen , Carol Rio, NJ Coin Hunter, Global Detecting Adventures, Minelab, Whites and many more in process! When you buy your ticket you automatically receive a long sleeve event shirt, goodie bag, food and entrance in to all our raffles. Your bracelet # will be emailed to you after your purchase. This bracelet enters you in to every single giveaway!!!!
If you are planning to attend. Tickets can be purchased by using our PayPal link or by sending $50 to RIRelics@gmail.com on PayPal. PLEASE SEND YOUR PAYMENT THROUGH THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY OPTION. Tickets will not be sold at the door. We've been too many metal detecting events in the past where the registration process takes away from the time we have to do what we came to do which is metal detect.

The picture below is Franklin Farm in Cumberland. As you can see, plenty of parking. After paying for site rental + food and expenses, donations will be made to Franklin Farm and The Cumberland Historical Society.


PayPal.me/rirelics
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Just a reminder for this great hunt. Mark your calendars!

2 days ago

Luis Batista

For all the American Members.
Mercury Dime 1943. I found it in Portugal. 👍
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For all the American Members. 
Mercury Dime 1943. I found it in Portugal. 👍

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Must of gotten there from the war

Wow, it's in great condition.

Probably from one of our soldiers of WWII

Banging!

So cool!!

Neat! I once found a Filipino coin in Indiana.

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6 days ago

Pam Crews Douda

Ok, I am very enthusiastic to start metal detecting. Any suggestions from and old pro maybe? ... See MoreSee Less

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Dress warm

Get a metal detector.....and enjoy....

Be prepared to dig lots of “not a good find” things for every one “ good find “ thing .

Learn your machine ! You tube videos. Start in your own yard and go from there .....

persistence is key

Practise in playground. Easy to learn pinpointing in the sand and there is usually lots of coins.

Yes, there are lots of informative videos on you tube!

Emergency loo roll is a must.

Learning the machine is THE most important thing you can do!

Learn how to dig a proper plug. Always take your dug trash with you. Always cover any hole you dig back up. Lots to learn but a lot of common sense as well. And above all, have fun!

Find out if there are any clubs nearby that you can tag along with. They might be able to both teach you the ropes in terms of learning what the machine can and cannot do, how to properly scan/grid an area, how to conserve your finds and so on.

find a cellar hole or a farmfield that's been worked on in the way back days.

Swing low and slow ⛏

And dig everything at first.

If you can ask the right questions, google will show you!

Don't expect to get rich from it and you will most likely love it. expect to dig tons of junk/ trash. If your not digging trash your missing tons of good stuff No matter what detector you get. Not every good signal is going to sound good.

Do not buy a junky Chinesse knock off detector or entry level Bounty Hunter.

As Aaron mentioned - don't get into this to make money. Don't get frustrated when you dig up garbage (all part of the fun). Invest in a decent hand shovel and maybe some good knee pads. Watch some videos and learn how to dig proper "plugs" as to limit your impact on the area you are digging in.

Most if not all above comments are good advice the number 1 thing is to just have fun!!!!!!

So true about the FUN part.

Do not wear steel toe boots😁

Check every hole twice and NEVER Think you found everything at any site you or others hunted hard..

Get a silicone wedding ring to wear when you hunt and pinpoint......think ... about ... it ... lolol

I started in 1968 with the METROTECH 220A (see photo) - no ground balance, no discrimination....had to learn what the type signal meant - eventually I could discriminate by the audio signal as well as the better machines. I tried NAUTILUS (hot on brass), WHITE'S (hot on iron), RED BARON.....finally settled in with my FISHER 1266X - a great machine. 🙂

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18 hours ago

Drew Henderson

Dug my first button with the Great Seal on it yesterday. I am thinking it is a military button and not a civilian dress button that looks military. Except the really crusty back of it as you can see in pic with penny next to it. What is the best way for me to try and get the crust off the back of it to see it is has a manufacturers marking? ... See MoreSee Less

Dug my first button with the Great Seal on it yesterday. I am thinking it is a military button and not a civilian dress button that looks military. Except the really crusty back of it as you can see in pic with penny next to it. What is the best way for me to try and get the crust off the back of it to see it is has a manufacturers marking?
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2 days ago

Carl Hendrickson

Hi,

If anyone could identify this it would be really helpful. The metal is hand forged and about 4mm thick. What is the best way to preserve this please?
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Hi,

If anyone could identify this it would be really helpful. The metal is hand forged and about 4mm thick. What is the best way to preserve this please?

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Mower blade possibly

I am sure it is too old for that Nick Cutts, the metal is hand forges and uneven...also there are two holes on each arm and none of them are evenley spaced-just eyeballed before being drilled.

Gate related maybe, the centre piece of the crossed section?

Possibly a brace for a turnstile?

where was it found?

It is a Templar cross! Curse of Oak Island found one that looks similar 😅

Found by the bank of the Ribble, I thought it was a wall brace but it is too old

Best way to preserve it is bury it again! It lasted so we'll all this time already

To hold a spare tire on the back of a truck maybe?

Looks like hardware that go's underneath a round kitchen turntable farmhouse early style era.1800s

It's the base to an old trap, used during the Fur Trade Era. Electrolysis is the way to go.

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3 days ago

Eli-Leo Janell

Thanks for the add, this is my favorite find ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks for the add, this is my favorite find

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What is that?

3 days ago

Pam Crews Douda

Hey folks, what are your thoughts on the Garrett 400 . ... See MoreSee Less

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Could do better

Excellent machine. I have one and have found some pretty amazing stuff with it.

Thanks.

The 400 is a great machine

Look for a quest 40..if secondhand. Still good .deep tech .

Golden mask. Have a good look round plenty of info on utube. On all models

I'm happy with my 400

I got back in the hobby after a 35 year lapse. The Ace 400 was my first "modern" detector. I love it, but added an AT Max too. You don't really need a pinpointer; but they are pretty nice. I used a hunting knife to dig/cut plugs for years.

I use White's MX sport and v3i

Good.

I LOVE MY 400! I have found some truly awesome stuff with mine. I found a eagle sword plate and a Charles lll half reale in a spot that had been heavily hunted for at least 30 years.

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3 days ago

William Farringdon

Bit of a letdown today with the finds ,good job the sun was shining. First run out with the new Deus 9in HF coil. It is hard to judge after 3 hours but first time i have been on this bit of land without finding a coin or a token, all targets were in the sod around 3to4 in deep ,coins usually around 6to8 in .In desperation i tried a depth test with an old penny,8 in packed down tight ,HF coil on 55kz barely a signal same on 30kz, 14kz was slightly louder.With 9in standard coil 8kz was a good signal ,what i normally use for pasture. Not to sure on HF coil £350 lot of money for no real improvement in fact may not be as deep ,didn't appear to be today ,disappointed really . ... See MoreSee Less

Bit of a letdown today with the finds ,good job the sun was shining. First run out with the new Deus 9in HF coil. It is hard to judge after 3 hours but first time i have been on this bit of land without finding a coin or a token, all targets were in the sod around 3to4 in deep ,coins usually around 6to8 in .In desperation i tried a depth test with an old penny,8 in packed down tight ,HF coil on 55kz barely a signal same on 30kz, 14kz was slightly louder.With 9in standard coil 8kz was a good signal ,what i normally use for pasture. Not to sure on HF coil £350 lot of money for no real improvement in fact may not be as deep ,didnt appear to be today ,disappointed really .

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I would not get discouraged! I believe that you said that this was a new detector for you? Any new detector or even a new coil has a learning curve. Just go slow and if you have any questions just write them down and ask. It is the old saying..."If this was easy everyone would be doing this." I have some disabilities and cannot be out very long...I just try to enjoy the outdoors and the sceneary and make some friends if I can. If I can find something then that is extra extra good.

Purchase a trenching shovel at Lowe's for about $27. shortened it by 12 in. remove the rubber handle off the fiberglass shaft.then replaced the same rubber grip into place had to a small amount of dishwashing soap to slide on. Shovel blade 5 in wide 11 in deep. Overall length 47 in. The fiberglass shaft in the rubber handle will have to be crushed to be removed for reuse after it's been cut off ... See MoreSee Less

Purchase a trenching shovel at Lowes for about $27. shortened it by 12 in. remove the rubber handle off the fiberglass shaft.then replaced the same rubber grip into place had to a small amount of dishwashing soap to slide on. Shovel blade 5 in wide 11 in deep. Overall length 47 in. The fiberglass shaft in the rubber handle will have to be crushed to be removed for reuse after its been cut off

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Good luck. After all the money I spent on different garden variety shovels that broke. I highly recommend purpose built shovel like the one from Predator Tools or others. Keep us updated.

If it works use it.

Great job. Looking for a nice and efficient shovel like the Sampson. They are all quite expensive!

I have that shovel and love it. I’ve been wanting to cut it but didn’t think it would work. Now I know.

My collection so far.

Put a T handle on mine two years ago

Plan on making a shorter one this years .

Nice shovel rebuild!

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1 day ago

Caleb Fulbrook

youtu.be/7Cpv3mryE2E Silver bullion ?YouTube have made recent changes that make it harder for the small guy! Please support us! Cheers! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Charles Gren

A friend of mine recently worked on a logo for "Restoring Your Finds - Metal Detecting". Here is the result. Pretty happy 🙂 (Last pic has no background, probably a little hard to see but should apply greatly on a black T-shirt 😉 ) ... See MoreSee Less

A friend of mine recently worked on a logo for Restoring Your Finds - Metal Detecting. Here is the result. Pretty happy :) (Last pic has no background, probably a little hard to see but should apply greatly on a black T-shirt ;) )

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nicely done!

Well when are you going to start selling the t-shirts?

I'd buy a couple of the shirts! Put me down for two please (XL).

I'm looking up options for online stores. That way anyone interested would just choose their size, color etc. Haven't found one that offers caps though... 🙁 If anyone has a lead, feel free to share!

I like the logo!

I like it

Looks like I found out how to do things. Unable to create caps so far. 🙁 shop.spreadshirt.com/restoring-your-finds/ Also, I still have not tested products out. "At your own risks" but it seems really decent.

And have coin made one side mint the other aged ?

Same thing with T-shirt front mint back aged

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2 days ago

Charles Gren

Welcome to the newest members 🙂

Philip Goforth,
Eli-Leo Janell,
Sally Musser Denman,
Brandon Joseph,
Shaleen Holmes,
Josh Dennis,
Vlad Sarmași,
Mary N Eddy Holman,
Darren Johnson,
Patrick Todd,
John Puican,
Alvin Bernardino,
Pam Crews Douda,
Dee Botchery,
Thomas Payne,
Michael Lawlor,
Alicia Mello,
John Quinn,
Guy Tansey,
Syl Welch
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Thanks for letting me join.

Thank you

Thanks

Thanks

Thank you 😊

Thanks for opening your doors to me!!

Thanks so much, the members here have been so helpful in my research to get started detecting.😊😎

Thanks found this last weekend , 1870's darrenger single shot pistol

Thank you!

Thanks for letting a scalawag like me in here.

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2 days ago

Charles Gren

Andre's pencils on Ebay : www.ebay.com/itm/222675508110
T-shirts and hoodies here: shop.spreadshirt.com/restoring-your-finds/

This group is dedicated to metal detecting and restoring finds. Everybody is welcome ! Feel free to share your finds, questions, restoring before and after pictures, and restoring tips and techniques. Time to show off ! 🙂
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2 days ago

Charles Gren

Andre's pencils on Ebay : www.ebay.com/itm/222675508110
Discover our T-shirts and hoodies here: shop.spreadshirt.com/restoring-your-finds/

This group is dedicated to metal detecting and restoring finds. Everybody is welcome ! Feel free to share your finds, questions, restoring before and after pictures, and restoring tips and techniques. Time to show off ! 🙂
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2 days ago

Charles Gren

Andre's pencils on Ebay :
www.ebay.com/itm/222675508110

Discover our T-shirts and hoodies here: shop.spreadshirt.com/restoring-your-finds/

This group is dedicated to metal detecting and restoring finds. Everybody is welcome ! Feel free to share your finds, questions, restoring before and after pictures, and restoring tips and techniques. Time to show off ! 🙂
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5 days ago

William Farringdon

Managed a couple of hours out this morning, cold wind but was dry for a change. Haven't been out for a couple of weeks was in bed last week with the lurgy ( anyone else got a pet name for there wife lol) just kidding love .So we ended up with a couple of Jettons ,the small one is really nice, what i think is a Geo 111 halfpenny 4 buttons and a fork ,can anyone help with the hall markings please. Ordered a 9in HF coil for the Deus yesterday, arrived today good old Regtons, weather permitting will give it a swing tomorrow . ... See MoreSee Less

Managed a couple of hours out this morning, cold wind but was dry for a change. Havent been out for a couple of weeks was in bed last week with the lurgy ( anyone else got a pet name for there wife lol) just kidding love .So we ended up with a couple of Jettons ,the small one is really nice, what i think is a Geo 111 halfpenny 4 buttons and a fork ,can anyone help with the hall markings please. Ordered a 9in HF coil for the Deus yesterday, arrived today good old Regtons, weather permitting will give it a swing tomorrow .

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Great finds!!!! The jeton and the half penny are insane. Love the fork too. Are you going to do some quenching/annealing on it, to make it straight again?

Good Question Charles, i have never attempted it before but it would be well worth doing ,i have a small gas blow torch that would soon heat it ,perhaps some tips on how to go ahead .

Very nice.

Love that Jeton. 😉👍

Nice!!! 11 coil??

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3 days ago

Fredmaryse Barnes

youtu.be/LTSlMNGMlPQHOW TO LOCATE METAL DETECTING HOT SPOTS. (In 4k) Please note that this video is four times the video resolution of standard Broadcast Television and places a... ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

Luis Batista

Many hours with a toothpick...and magnification....Dont know if it could be better but im stopping here. 👍
Constantine I — CONTANTINVS MAX AVG — GLORIA EXERCITVS
307—337 AD
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Many hours with a toothpick...and magnification....Dont know if it could be better but im stopping here. 👍
Constantine I — CONTANTINVS MAX AVG — GLORIA EXERCITVS 
307—337 AD

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Tedious work pays off, good job...

Have you ever tried Andres pencils?

Gotcha. 👍🏼

Awesome work, well done 😉

La de aço 000/0000👍👍👍

Damn nice job. I think i may have the same one. Love your coliseum picture!

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5 days ago

Robert Voll

Where do you take/send your vintage detectors for repair? ... See MoreSee Less

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Back to the company that made them.

What brand? And where are you located?

I have no UK detectors as far as I can recall. Just about all the old ones used in the U.S. White's, Garrett, Bounty Hunter, Metrotech, D-Tex, Compass, etc., etc. I collected for years. Not a dealer but I own many old detectors. Now I need to pick out a few to keep and get rid of the rest. We can't take them with us, eh? I'm out of the Country now and intend taking inventory when I get back home. I've found it very difficult to locate a dependable repair person though.

5 days ago

JM Fill

Here is the video from our teaser picture from last week! SEARCHED $10,000!! Join us!

We search through $10,000 in singles looking for anything interesting. Enjoy!
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1 week ago

Stef Tanguay

Update: I did it. I'm so happy I cleaned it - it still carries the tiniest bit of black toning which will remind me that I found it in a beaver dam. Beautiful first silver for me, woohoo! Before photo is on the left, obviously. Disclaimer: I have zero intentions of selling the coin and for those who did not see this post earlier, it is going in a custom display case which is why I cleaned it; was difficult to see the detail straight on in person due to how dark it was. ... See MoreSee Less

Update: I did it. Im so happy I cleaned it - it still carries the tiniest bit of black toning which will remind me that I found it in a beaver dam. Beautiful first silver for me, woohoo!  Before photo is on the left, obviously. Disclaimer: I have zero intentions of selling the coin and for those who did not see this post earlier, it is going in a custom display case which is why I cleaned it; was difficult to see the detail straight on in person due to how dark it was.

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While it will darken as it tarnished you could use a light coat of mineral oil to hold off the oxidation process.

I wouldn't do any cleaning or coating of any kind.. it'll degrade the value

Leave it as is! Beautiful!

Looks like it's in beautiful condition. I wouldn't clean it.

Sounds like a general consensus lol. It is indeed in excellent shape, just tough to see the details if you're looking straight on it. It's going in this type of display with the recovery date engraved on the bottom piece:

I use a Q-tip dipped in Tarn-X to clean any silver that I want to clean.some I don't clean.depends on the coin.

I had an 1838O Seated Liberty dime that I dipped in TARN-X....a dealer told me I knocked $800 off the value of the coin.....:-(

I would leave it alone. In a few years it might tone naturally to a very pleasing color. I dug a Seated Half Dime many years ago and it toned beautifully with iridescent colors after a few years. Now, it has a dark tone and I was surprised to see it change colors.

This coin had a unsightly stain that was bugging me so,I used the q-tip dipped in tarn-x.and am happy with the outcome. this is before.

after

reverse

most of my dug silver i just use soap n water.common date silver that are tarnished bad i use this

Don't mess with silver. Mild soap and water to remove dirt. Never attempt to remove tarnish.

Great find, don't clean it

leave it alone, I dug an 1847 that is almost black, natural process with silver

You have to remember, with silver, the state of which it's recovered is the best you can hope for. Shinning afterwards does NO good.

In any respect

I have to ask why were you looking in a beaver dam?

It's a $12 coin do what you want with it and learn from that experience.

Lovely!

Some coins just need to be cleaned, here is an 1853 Seated Quarter I dug deep under a huge tree root

After cleaning with a treatment of washing soda, strip of aluminum foil, and boiling water... which would you prefer?

Now here is a Seated Dime that I just gave a gentle wash with dish soap it has a bit of iron stain I decided to leave it as is.

Amazing condition Tony Mantia!

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6 days ago

Mike Baptista

Few buttons and a shoe buckle all cleaned up best I could without ruining the gilt. Crazy what’s hidden under the crud. Great pieces for the display case. ... See MoreSee Less

Few buttons and a shoe buckle all cleaned up best I could without ruining the gilt. Crazy what’s hidden under the crud. Great pieces for the display case.

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Love the buckles!