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Monday, May 21, 2018

Finish 1 penni and a cute bear pendant

May 21, 2018
 Metal detecting is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to find.  Today I hunted the flea market for the 2nd day with my new Garrett Z-Lynk wireless headphones.  I love that you can easily adjust the volume with the knob on the headset.  And the new wireless pinpointer works great!  Not shown above are the scrap metal and clad coins totaling 85 cents.

As I hunt, I often become tired of digging up modern coins and begin to think that it's time to knock off for the day.  But I always hope for that something special so I hold out until I find a piece of jewelery or an unusual coin or something.  Today I quit after finding the coin and pendant. Plus the black flies were getting bothersome despite my liberal use of Cutter bug repellent.  Mainers refer to this stuff as Maine cologne as it does smell a bit like aftershave or cologne.  At least the mosquitoes aren't out yet!

In my 1 hour hunt I found a 1979 aluminum 1 penne coin from Finland (Suomi).  I have to assume a tourist dropped it.  Maine is known as "Vacationland" and we see an influx of foreign tourists all summer.
I am certainly learning about foreign coins!

Then I got this cute little bear pendant on a rusting bead chain . . .
. . . and that was it for my day!   I used my ultrasonic cleaner to get all the embedded dirt out of the holes in his ears where the chain ran through.


I donated the Civil War tent slip that I found to the local Historical Society today where it will be featured in a case of other Civil War relics.