Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

1919 Buffalo

  Another nice buffalo nickel pulled from the forgiving soil of Rockport Park, this one with the clearly visible date of 1919; the year of the Boston Molasses Disaster, when a giant wave of molasses burst forth from an exploding storage container and swept 20 unfortunate Bostonians to their deaths. One onlooker responded to the tragedy by declaring, "It looked like a sweet way to go."

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Skeletons and Indians

  Back at the park in Rockport and found this wonderful three-inch skeleton key. It's a bit bent, but then again, so am I.
  Also, another Indian Head penny, this one a rather pitted 1903, but at least the date was clear. Besides, I never get tired of finding these Indians, regardless of their condition.
  I found a few wheat pennies, too. I rarely post pics of wheaties, but I did find a 1909, which is the first year the wheat penny was printed. I will probably post a picture when it is finished soaking.

Monday, July 4, 2011

1873 Indian Head Penny

  Found this in a park in Rockport. It is one of the nicest Indians I have turned up yet. The soil in this particular park seems to have low acidity, as the the coins coming out have much less damage than those I find elsewhere.