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Three Valuable Pennies Enter Circulation
Be Sure to check your loose change for some valuable
coins that were deliberately put into circulation by coin
expert Scott A. Travers. In conjunction with National
Coin Week that started April 16, Travers hopes his idea
will inspire people to start their own coin collection.
The three valuable coins are:
· A 1914-D Lincoln cent valued at $300
· A 1908-S Indian Head cent valued at $200
· A 1909-S VDB Lincoln Head cent valued at $1,000

One concern Travers has with this coin drop is that fake
copies of his coins will emerge following the publicity
surrounding the treasure hunt. In his book "The Coin
Collector's Survival Manual" Travers offers his 2 cents on
distinguishing the real deal from the counterfeits.
Consumers can get more information about how to
authenticate their coins at ngccoin.com or pcgs.com.

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PLATINUM
There are no karat marks to identify platinum. In the US,
platinum is usually marked: PT or PLAT. In Europe,
platinum is identified by the following marks: 950 or
PT950. Since platinum is the purest metal it rarely causes
an allergic reaction. There is increased interest in
platinum jewelry both in the US and abroad; bridal rings
being the strongest selling category.

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TIPS FROM THE INTERNET
TYPE OF BEACHES
Beaches are "Wilderness Beaches", "Visitor Beaches or
Dummy Beaches", "Educated Beaches" or a mixture
beach. Dummy Beaches are the best. The people that
come there are not aware of the "Never wear jewelry to
the beach rule." People who live here and are raised here
know the rule from experience. The visitors come to the
beach will wear all their goodies, locals do not. Thank the
Surf God for the visitors. Posted by Frank Hamil Surf and Sand
Forum, Jan. 2006

WHAT I LEARNED ON VACATION!!
1. I now know why beach hunters have one huge arm and
one skinny one??!!
2. I now understand why it is better to hunt with your side
to the oncoming wave rather than facing it!!!
3. I now know why they sell wet suits EVEN in Florida!!
4. I now have a great appreciation for the skill necessary
in handling a scoop in the water!!!
5. I am convinced that every target I lost to the "Surf
God's" (due to my lack of skill with #4 above)were

absolutely "Golden"....who wants to believe they lost
IRON???
6. I understand that digging in sand is basically easier,
however, you will experience the SAME pain at the end of
the day that a land hunter does!!!! Paralyzation is
experienced by all serious hunters!
7. Golf and surf hunting have a lot in common. Make a
putt and you'll be back next week!!!.......Find silver or
gold and you'll never leave!!!!
8. Hunting in the dark is eerie....but not impossible!!
And finally, I have found a resurgence of the excitement
that started me in metal detecting many years
ago..........God help me...........I LOVE THE OCEAN!!!!!
Posted By: strobeone Thursday, 22 December 2005 Surf and Sand
Forum

HISTORIC MAPS
1. Sanborn maps of the state (these were historical streetlevel maps of the cities showing building locations/use
and the maps are usually offered over the Internet by
libraries).
2. Aerial photos of the area (current aerials you can find
on the Internet through various mapping sites like Google
Earth and for free access to historic aerials dating back to
the 1930's I would recommend visiting your local FSA
office
http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?state=us&agen
cy=fsa
)
3. For property ownership records and plat maps I would
contact the Register of Deeds/County Clerk/Recorder's
Office from the county of interest to see what they might
have.
4. Topographic maps (Digital Raster Graphic or "DRG"
maps) that are available through online mapping sites are
extremely useful in showing old locations of schools etc in
a certain area. I use http://www.lat-long.com/ for this
purpose, select a state and enter a county, enter historical
as
the
location
name.
4. Finally, the local historical society in the town/county
of interest could help answer specific questions.
Unknown posting

**TIP: To print out a nice, large map from your computer
follow these steps:
1) Press F11 on your keyboard to bring the map full
screen.
2) Hit "Shift" and "Print Screen" on your keyboard
(extreme top right of your keyboard).
3) Open either Microsoft Power Point, word document,
or Paint.
Right-click and hit “paste."
Now, print the map out and add it to your research binder!
You can even buy laminating, 8x10 sheets to make them
last a long time. Then, buy thin-tipped alcohol markers to
draw routes and notes on the lamination.
Of course, you can always order a better quality map from
the listed websites.
From Treasurefish.com