Archive for April, 2014

U.S. Navy Installs 3D Printer On Their First Ship, The USS Essex

U.S. Navy Installs 3D Printer On Their First Ship, The USS Essex


Metal Detecting Bethel Park, PA

Walking Liberty Half Dollar

Metal Detecting Hunt 4/17/2014

Found a couple of silver coins in my grandparents old yard.

1918 Walking Liberty Half Dollar

1918 Walking Liberty Half Dollar

Found my first silver half dollar recently and it is a 1918 Walking Liberty Half dollar. My sister and brother in law on a house that was built in the 1930s and let me hunt their side yard. I also found some clad and about a dozen wheat pennies.

Grapeshot from the private property at the Battlefield at New Market Virginia,

Grapeshot from private property at the Battlefield at New Market Virginia,

I recently attended a hunt at a piece of private property that was a part of the Battle of New Market in New Market Virginia. The farm is currently used for raising sheep. I went with a group from the Monroeville Area Metal Detectors Club out of Monroeville, PA. There were about 17 metal detectorists that attended. About half of the group found Three ring bullets, one found a Connecticut Militia button and another found a spur. I found a piece of grapeshot (about the size of a golf ball) that would have been loaded into a cannon with about 20 to 30 other and fired at close range at the enemy. I cannot tell whether it was fired by the Union or Confederate sides.

2 Piastre Turkish Coin found in a yard in Pennsylvania

Found a Turkish 2 Piastre coin in the front yard of a house that once belonged to my grand parents. They never traveled to Turkey, but my father who lives next door did many times.I also found a 1944 Mercury dime, so my silver coin total for 2014 is now 2.

2 Piastres Turkish coin