If you’ve watched even just a few metal detecting YouTube videos I can about bet you’ve seen someone find a silver coin that’s dirty and immediately wipe their fingers across it. I couldn’t begin to remember the amount of times I’ve personally seen it, even in person while metal detecting with other detectorists. It makes me cringe every time!! I’ve heard so many excuses for … [Read more...] about How to Clean Silver Coins Without Devaluing Them
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I’ve really struggled coming up with a good way to clean copper coins like large cents and Indian head pennies. Most of the time you’re not going to hurt the value as it has already lost all or most of its value from corrosion so I am more interested in cleaning them up to actually see the detail and get a date from it. Here is a quick example of how corrosion hurts the … [Read more...] about How to Clean Coins – Cleaning Dug Copper Coins
I don’t know of anyone that metal detects who doesn’t hope to find something truly amazing. All of us dream of that “find of a lifetime” and for a couple of guys in Ohio, that’s just what happened. Tom Dunn and Todd Aubry just found a silver hoard that is really incredible! Tom recently got permission from a longtime friend to metal detect his entire property which … [Read more...] about Silver Hoard Found in Ohio
About a month back I came across a Facebook group called relic-cons, arti-fakers and planters page. Intrigued, I asked to join the group. I will be the first to admit I was leery of the site. Over the years I have seen fellow detectorists accused of faking finds that I didn’t believe. One in particular that I remember well was when Minelab FBS technology was first hitting the … [Read more...] about Faked Coins, Relics and Artifacts
Peter Schichtel and Joe Jorgensen were back on Monday night’s podcast for the third time. Each time these guys are on, our dedicated listeners in the chat room always want them back again and for good reason. These guys have so much going for them. They both tell great stories, have years of experience in the hobby, tons of passion and they’ve experienced so much! Bob and I … [Read more...] about Cache Hunting Houses with Pete and Joe