Sunday, October 28, 2007

Home Improvement with the Ace250

Not much swing time this weekend, home improvements kind of dominated the theme.

We are in the process of removing the popcorn texture off the ceilings, getting rid of that 80's look ....................... as you can see from the photo's it isn't exactly a nice clean job. Not a hard job, but when the wife asks why there is dust all over the house, just tell her "its a construction zone, baby"
I did hit a ball park of a couple of hours tonight, quarters were the theme today.

Total take: 5 quarters, 3 dimes, 5 pennies

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Ace250 and a Sniper Coil

Back to the same park as was in yesterday. The only difference is today I had the sniper coil on the Ace250.

I worked a couple of high trash picnic table areas and the sniper coil performed flawlessly. I did not cover near the ground as yesterday, but I picked a bunch of clad I missed yesterday with the stock coil.

Sniper coils are nice, but one has to realize they need to work very slowly as these areas are still high in trash and you are covering a much smaller area.

Total take: 16 pennies, 2 dimes

Monday, October 01, 2007

Rare Occassion

I won't do this often, in fact rarely will I show my older finds, but I made a trip to the safe deposit box today, so before I went I decided to make a photograph of some my silver / finds.

btw, the large cent and bar token came from a Wisconsin.

If you look close at the large cent there is a small nick on the bridge of the nose, the one buffalo didn't far as well. Chalk that up to lessons learned. The coins come out of the ground in Wisconsin in great shape, the sandy loam really preserves the coins well.

The quarter in the upper part of the photograph toned in a heart beat after coming out of the ground, I am not really sure why as it came out of the ground in beautiful shape. Maybe the soap I used, the pollution in the air around here or leaving it on the mantel.

The V-nickel I attempted to clean with a polishing cloth, another mistake, only the high spots shine up. Lessons learned, clean with soap and water and leave them alone.