Metal Detecting

CoinWeek News Wire for January 20, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for January 20, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for January 20, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Yesterday Today with Alan McRae THIS week’s image is one of the Commonwealth Government’s first issue of bank notes, known as “superscribed notes”. With Federation in 1901, the new Commonwealth Government was empowered under the new Commonwealth Constitution to legislate for […]

Silver Coins from English Civil War Discovered

Silver Coins from English Civil War Discovered

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   During one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of Britain, the three-part conflict known as the English Civil War (1642-1651), there were undoubtedly a great deal of lives and personal wealth lost to the carnage. A portion of this lost wealth has now emerged from […]

CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for December 2, 2016 Current Events 1.) Zimbabwe police fire tear gas at bank note protest “We are not going to embrace bond notes,” Hardlife Mudzingwa, a spokesman for Tajamuka, told AFP. “They are being used to mop up the US dollars that people have in their accounts so […]

Ancient Coin News – Metal Detectorist Challenges Alton Hoard Value

Ancient Coin News – Metal Detectorist Challenges Alton Hoard Value

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   In 1996, a Briton who was interested in archaeology and metal detecting as a pastime discovered one of the most significant treasure hoards in the history of the U.K., the Alton Hoard. A full two decades later, the finder–a bricklayer named Peter Beasley–believes that expert appraisers downplayed […]

CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 18, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The priceless legacy of P.L. Gupta We owe a great debt to coin collector P.L. Gupta, whose career continues to shape the study of the monetary and numismatic history of India… 2.) A Brief History of the Racketeer Nickel [T]he Deadwood nickel is […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 11, 2016 Current Events 1.) Some Central Florida toll booths not registering $1 coins Central Florida Expressway Authority officials said they weren’t aware of the problem until Channel 9 brought it to their attention… Under the Radar 2.) Commemorative Singapore Botanic Gardens coin unveiled A commemorative coin showcasing iconic features of […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for November 4, 2016 Canada 150 1.) Royal Canadian Mint unveils its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled its 2017 Canada 150 circulation coin series featuring the work of five Canadians selected by popular vote to design the tails side of the […]

CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for October 28, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Is It Illegal to Deface US Currency? While this video may be ridiculously awesome, because Bill Murray is super cool, have you ever wondered if it is illegal to deface or alter a U.S. bank note? 2.) 7 Tips For Surviving Your […]

CoinWeek News Wire for September 9, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for September 9, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for September 9, 2016 Brain Food 1.) The birth and death of paper money Kublai Khan, said Marco Polo, had ‘a more extensive command of treasure than any other sovereign in the universe’. There were no jangling pockets of coins in Kanbalu. Bark had been stripped from the […]

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Massive 145-Ounce Gold Nugget Found with Minelab GPZ 7000 Metal Detector

Massive 145-Ounce Gold Nugget Found with Minelab GPZ 7000 Metal Detector

By Minelab ……   The ‘Friday’s Joy’ gold nugget is expected to bring more than $250,000 AUD. It was discovered in a worked-over area at the far southern edge of Central Victoria’s Golden Triangle on a recent Friday morning by a seasoned prospector wishing to remain anonymous. After discovering a nine-ounce tennis ball-shaped gold nugget […]

Dancing with the Universe –  The Infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates Coins

Dancing with the Universe – The Infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates Coins

By Wayne Sayles – Ancient Coin Collecting with the kind permission of John Hooker   I’m sure that most are quite familiar with the infamous Wanborough Hoard of Atrebates coins. As the link here describes, it was a badly mishandled discovery which became a major impetus for the new Treasure Act to replace the old […]

Gainesville Coins: Gold and Silver Treasure Update

Gainesville Coins: Gold and Silver Treasure Update

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Unlike perhaps any other location on Earth, the United Kingdom has an incredible abundance of gold and silver treasure from both its medieval period and the earlier times when Ancient Rome controlled the British Isles. Due to this rich and diverse history, people are digging up valuable […]

CoinWeek News Wire for July 29, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 29, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 29, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Deciphering history through coins Another prized possession is the one with an imprint of Alexander [the Great] on the face of the coin. “It belongs to 327 B.C. and there is also a story that Alexander married an Indian tribal woman. […]

Metal Detectorist Finds Treasure Hoard of 8,000 Ancient Roman Coins

Metal Detectorist Finds Treasure Hoard of 8,000 Ancient Roman Coins

By Shaquille Brissett for Gainesville Coins ….   Another roman Coin Hoard found with metal detector There are times when persistence pays off in a big way. This turned out to be exceedingly true for one treasure hunter from Altrincham, a small British market town in Greater Manchester. It was January of 2015, and Cheshire, […]

CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 15, 2016 Brain Food 1.) “Metal Detectives” dig up treasure Metal “detective” Richard Nalli said it’s not knowing what you’ll find that makes the past time so much fun. “Metal detecting is going on an adventure. Every time that machine beeps your heart skips a beat. […]

CoinWeek News Wire for July 10, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for July 10, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 10, 2016 Brain Food 1.) From cotton to cash: how to (actually) make a euro Reinhold Gerstetter is responsible for the design of the euro banknotes. Fans of the old Deutsche Mark may recognize his work – he drew the faces on their last edition, before […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 24, 2016 The Brexit 1.) EU referendum explained: Brexit for non-Brits 2.) After Brexit, Europe faces an existential crisis Britain’s decision to quit the EU is a seismic moment for Europe because it points to the inescapable reality that a new national politics – whose angry […]

CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 10, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Found a rare coin? Beware, it could be a fake At a metal-detecting rally in 2009 near Linwood, a metal detectorist unearthed a small silver coin which on first glance looked like a half crown of William III (1697-1702). On closer […]

Big Sale of Ancient Roman Coin Hoard

Big Sale of Ancient Roman Coin Hoard

By Everett Millman – Gainesville Coins …….   Sometimes, there’s no way to know how valuable something is until it goes on sale at auction. Last week, when novice treasure hunter George Hughes of South Petherton, England finally watched his hoard of ancient Roman coins hit the auction block, he found the results absolutely “shocking.” […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 27, 2016 Brain Food 1.) There is help for stranded currency Did you recently arrive home from abroad with foreign bills and coins in your pocket? If so, they need not sit around your home for the rest of your life as a reminder of unspent […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 20, 2016 Brain Food 1.) From jagged edges to flowers: the origins of currencies The dollar is one of the most common currencies in the world used by the US, Australia, Canada, Fiji, New Zealand, and Singapore to name a few. The origin of the dollar, […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 14, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 14, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 14 2016 Brain Food 1.) What Does a Girl Have to Do to Get on a Banknote? They feature portraits of the Founding Fathers and former presidents, monuments and places of interest, the banknotes of different countries, however rarely, feature women. And with the recent US […]

CoinWeek News Wire for May 8, 2016

CoinWeek News Wire for May 8, 2016

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 8, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Money Making: A Brief History of Currency from the British Museum Debate has begun over the choice of JMW Turner to be commemorated on a Bank of England banknote. The public was included in the choice of nominations for the honour […]

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 1, 2016

CoinWeek Weekly Coin & Currency News Roundup – April 1, 2016

By Coinweek ….   Hello, and welcome back to CoinWeek’s weekly roundup of the strange and off-center in coin and currency news. Today’s roundup happens to fall on April 1 – once known as New Year’s but now better known as April Fool’s. We leave it to you, gentle reader, to decide whether one (or […]

Infographic – Can I Metal Detect in My State Park?

Infographic – Can I Metal Detect in My State Park?

By Kellyco Metal Detectors …….   We contacted state park offices across the US and asked them the rules. Here is the latest information we were able to collect. When metal detecting anywhere, the best suggestion we can make is to ask first. And, don’t forget to follow the Metal Detectorists’ Code of Ethics.  

Spink: Celtic Coins and the Medusa Mystery

Spink: Celtic Coins and the Medusa Mystery

Spink is very excited to be selling a particularly singular collection this December: Celtic Coins from the Geoff Cottam Collection. Traditionally, Celtic coins have been a mysterious and poorly understood field of numismatics. In recent years, however, there has been a massive upsurge in interest as more and more literature now exists to cast light […]

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Divers Discover Largest Treasure of Gold Coins Ever Found in Israel (UPDATED April 26)

Divers Discover Largest Treasure of Gold Coins Ever Found in Israel (UPDATED April 26)

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   In a press release issued Tuesday, February 17, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) reported that the largest treasure of gold coins ever discovered in Israeli territory had been recovered from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in the harbor of the ancient city of Caesarea. Winter storms in […]

Australian Gold Prospector Unearths 87-ounce Gold Nugget

Australian Gold Prospector Unearths 87-ounce Gold Nugget

AUSTRALIAN GOLD PROSPECTOR UNEARTHS 87-OUNCE SOLID GOLD NUGGET IN VICTORIA WITH MINELAB DETECTOR Minelab, the world leader in providing metal detecting technologies for consumer, humanitarian demining and military needs, today announced that Australian gold prospector Michael Brown [pictured below] has uncovered an astonishing 87-ounce solid gold nugget during a prospecting expedition in Inglewood, a town […]

Forgotten Hoards of History: Unearthing Scotland’s Nordic Trove

Forgotten Hoards of History: Unearthing Scotland’s Nordic Trove

by Crystal Gomez – Gainesville Coins In September 2014, a metal detector enthusiast found a spectacular stockpile of Viking legacy. According to the BBC, it is Scotland’s most significant hoard and is estimated to be worth over £1 million pounds. The cache is rumored to be the most sizeable hoard found in Scotland since 1891 […]

5,000 Anglo Saxon Coins Found In UK Countryside

5,000 Anglo Saxon Coins Found In UK Countryside

By Nick Huxsted – Arrowfile ……. One of the largest ever UK discoveries of Anglo Saxon coins has been unearthed by a metal detector enthusiast in a field in Buckinghamshire. Paul Coleman is a member of the Weekend Wanderers Detecting Club and was out with his club and son when he made the discovery on […]

 
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