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The 50 year rule, guess I need help :crazy:
Posted by: WaterWalker
Date: March 31, 2017 01:04PM
It really got to me while reading an-other's post.

It makes me feel really OLD when I find a coin ten years younger than I am and can't remember who to turn it into.
This morning I found a 1956 Wheatie. Anyone know who I should send it to? Or am I among equally perplexed detectorists?

I have been waiting now for 20 year for some metal detectorist to "find and retrieve ME".
Just wondering which museum would they put me in, and what archeologist would want me anyway?

Re: The 50 year rule, guess I need help :crazy:
Posted by: GeorgeinSC
Date: March 31, 2017 04:15PM
No museum would want some one as young as you. You are barely Vintage. Will not be an Antique until you are 100. I get excited when I find a coin that is older than me. Found a 1936 Washington Quarter early this month Shoot it isn't really that old as it is barely 5 years older than I am.



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Re: The 50 year rule, guess I need help :crazy:
Posted by: tvr
Date: March 31, 2017 05:58PM
When I can't remember what to do with the 50 year old and older coins, I put em in the pouch until I can remember again. Now ... where did I put that 1899 dime? Dang if I can find it now. :rofl:

Re: The 50 year rule, guess I need help :crazy:
Posted by: Flintstone
Date: March 31, 2017 06:52PM
I found a 1870 dime last week, and it looked better than I do now. What's with this? I know older things were a lot better than the things nowdays.

Apparently you haven't heard ...
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: April 01, 2017 12:26AM
Water-walker, for starters, we here at Findmall commend you for your desire to be law-abiding. And respect our country's cultural heritage by not "looting" and "ripping historical relics" from their "context". Thank you for obeying all those cultural heritage laws.

To answer your question, the rule is quite simple: You must send all your coins, that are over 50 yrs. old, to me. I will make sure they get to the proper agencies for museum curating purposes. I will absolve your conscience of all guilt. And to make it easier, you can just paypal me if you like.

No, don't thank me. It's the least I can do for a fine fellow hobbyist such as yourself !

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Re: Apparently you haven't heard ...
Posted by: WaterWalker
Date: April 01, 2017 06:54AM
TOM: I put as many as would fit in the little coin slot in the side of my laptop. I hope you get them when I send this post.

BUT...if the "context" is so important, how come the RULE also applies to the salt water beaches. I have never seen any archeologist doing any digs in wading depth of the ocean. Have you?

TVR: you sent the 1899 dime to Tom, don't you remember now?

Re: The 50 year rule, guess I need help :crazy:
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: April 01, 2017 10:28AM
Rules are like pie crusts: Made to be broken.

Re: Apparently you haven't heard ...
Posted by: Tom_in_CA
Date: April 01, 2017 11:37AM
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WaterWalker
....if the "context" is so important, how come the RULE also applies to the salt water beaches....

Well, put yourself in THEIR shoes: If they start allowing exceptions to all sorts of places , where persons can try to dispute that "all context is lost", then it will forever become a p*ssing match of opinions. Ie.: the "camel's nose in the tent". And the md'rs (let's be honest) would perpetually be "pushing that envelope" to see how close we can get to history. Right ?

So while it's true that sand on the inter-tidal zone moves around (in storms, etc... ) yet then there'd be the "camel's nose" debate of exactly where that line ends in the dunes. Blah blah blah. So they just "make it simple" and say "no within the entire borders of such & such"

Besides, some archies would even argue that when those coins eventually settle down to bedrock (and hence stop moving), then it is THERE that "context" starts, that can indeed be interpretted by archies 2000 yrs. from now. And then , tsk tsk, water-walker will have destroyed the opportunity for future generations to learn about their past. How can you even sleep with yourself at night ? Tsk tsk.

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Re: I heard! Pequot Wars, Dirt Digger, finds 400 years
Posted by: WaterWalker
Date: April 02, 2017 07:43AM
OH MY, I did not even think about ruining the context that would be analyzed 2000 years from now. Do you think any of the zincolns will be of help along with 20 pounds of pull tabs could survive? Maybe I will build a time capsule just for them. Then send Nick Balentoni a short note so he can pass it onto his fellow friends. Gee, its been about 6 years since I talked to him.
Maybe one of the good guys on the Pequot dig would be interested. Nay they only get excited with Points and Rings. See what I mean?

The below pictured items along with many more items were dug two years ago By Y.T.C. members while working with the state archeologists.and made a few archies very happy. But then again thats dirt diggin'. Yea, WE detectorist CAN help the archies and have been for several years in CT.

Well tide is in 2 hours, time to hit the trail to the BEACH, maiden voyage of my two day old DetectorPro Underwater, Got to give it a try before heading to Florida...




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Re: I heard! Pequot Wars, Dirt Digger, finds 400 years
Posted by: Ytcoinshooter
Date: April 04, 2017 10:53AM
Good luck Rick in Florida! Interested in your impression of the Detector Pro unit. I assume you got the PI version. When you get back I will need a list of the beaches you worked so I don't waste my time LOL, :detecting:when we head there somtime after Nancy retires in June. A few things to do at the new home but there will be time for water hunting!
Our best wishes You & the Mrs. for fun in Fla. Say high to Richard & Carol.
HH - Bruce

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