On a recent trip to explore the more rural parts of Southern NJ, I got lost trying to find one particular out-of-the-way colonial structure. Though I had GPS via my phone, apparently the area was so rural that even modern technology couldn’t accurately assist me in finding my way. Intent on reaching my destination nonetheless, … Continue reading
As a seeker of old coins and relics from previous centuries, nothing screams “Pirate Treasure” like Spanish silver! I was thrilled to find this 1775 Spanish half reale. The story of this adventure was featured in Western & Eastern Treasures magazine.
December started off promising. I hit some scarce diggable areas in the oldest part of my home town and found some goodies: My first dig of December just kept on giving. Wheat penny after wheat penny, followed by a 1940s Mercury dime. All the wheat pennies were from the same era as well. This was … Continue reading
November provided a few outings to reclaim history. First, I continued to try and cut through the brushy 1743 property and was rewarded with several items of note. Also in November, I requested and received permission to search the field next to my church. This was the site of a circa 1830 house that was … Continue reading