A collection of many "coin finds" in
Some gold and silver rings found by November,
A good deed-the return of two lost gold
During WWII, and other times, it was common for
jewelry be carved from coins.
This display won the prize for best coin finds
of the month. The three red "1s" were coins found in the same
This is a watch fob. Parts were found in two different
places, six months and 85 miles apart. They were put together leaving
one piece as shown. The watch chain connected to the hole on top.
There was no writing on any link, just people in movement. It was never
identified nor any like part found by a member of the club.
A byproduct of "coin shooting", a
CSA (Confederate States America) cuff button.
A yet to be identified militia buckle with belt catch.
The catch was attached, but bent, when the buckle was found. It broke
off in a straightening attempt.
Different type Minie Balls, the War Between
States(1861-65) bullets, displayed as Relic finds at a monthly treasure
hunter's club meeting. The flattened bullet was unusual with an
impression of an U. S. Indian Head Cent stamped in it. The Indian Head Cent
was first minted in 1859. The finds were made on the campus of a
college founded in about 1900 and a wartime area. The impression could have
been made by a soldier or a student.
A display of Walking Liberty Half Dollars, Franklin Half
Dollars, Kennedy Half Dollars and Standing Liberty Quarters - all 90% silver
coins. Later, Barber Silver Half Dollars and Barber Silver Quarters
were found. The big disappointment was an American Silver Dollar was
The obverse and reverse of a Spanish 1779 2 Reale silver coin
found March 24, 1986, in the rear of an antebellum house in Adairsville,
Georgia, about 80 miles northwest of Atlanta The Reale was a coin of
the realm until just before the War Between The States. The 2 Reale was
the equivalent of a 25 cent piece. It was commonly called a "2 bit
piece". This coin was minted in Peru, a Spanish possesion at the
Holding the Carlous III - 2 Reale coin shortly after
recovering it in the rear the R. Dudley Barton Funeral Home, Adairsville,
Georgia. The owner of the business had given permission to hunt and keep
"finds". He was shown the coin. Several early
date U. S. Indian Head Cents were also found but no old U. S. silver