Monday, September 27, 2010

September 26

Had another bash at our local site, managed another 29 coins, only 3 of them are predecimals, a 1942, 1945 and 1964 penny, all the others were a mixture of 1c and 2c coins

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

11 September

Got out to the same area as before, did quite well with 51 coins total, the best being a 1912 3pence, 1934 sixpence and 1944 shilling, all silver.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

September 4

Got out for a hunt with Steve again, we dug for a mammoth 6 hours and the reseilts were quite pleasing. We both managed a decent amount of coins, Steve recovered 23 and i recovered 64, a new personel record. The better 2 were a 1936 silver sixpence and a 1943 silver shilling, both were in appaling condition when dug but after running electrolysis they cleaned up nicely.
We also dug 2 foreign coins each, Steve got a 1983 Hong Kong 10 cents and a chinese coins, and I got a 1983 English pound and a 1983 Vanuatu 20 vatu.
We finished the day with a feed of chicken and chips, well deserved reward!

Monday, August 30, 2010

August 30

Got out for afew hours this afternoon, only managed modern coins but of that i can spend $6 so that will go towards some energy drinks. Also managed another foreign coin, an italian 2 Euro cents. Overall not a bad day, found 32 coins so was a good day

Saturday, August 28, 2010

27-28 August

Got out 2 days in a row, tired as now because of it. Managed 5 pennies in the 2 days which was really good although none of the dates were ones I hadnt found before, i did however find a 1985 1c, now I have dug complete sets of both the 1c and the 2c, so i dont have to be so picky about working out what dates they all are! Got enough video captured to make a video which should be out in acouple of days.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

11 August

Got out for another hunt today, managed 21 coins, 4 nice predecimals wirth mentioning;
1877 English sixpence
1951 NZ Penny
1959 NZ Penny
1964 NZ Florin

Also managed a nice NZ army collar badge

Monday, August 9, 2010

9 August

Got out for a dig again today, managed 16 coins and some usual junk, a cheap ring and a key. Best finds were a 1901 halfpenny and a nice belt buckle with a sports motif

Saturday, August 7, 2010


After last weeks detecting trip we stayed closer to home to an area we had hunted before. It was a slow start and the weather want co-coperating with mild showers coming in and out, but we persevered and made some nice finds, we got a penny each and I also managed a nice halfpenny. All up Steve landed 11 coins and I managed 24 coins. Theres bound to be more in there so we will visit the site agin in the not too distant future

Saturday, July 31, 2010


Went with Steve to a sandy beach further south, was hoping to find plenty but ebeded up with bugger all, so we moved to the next beach up, again didnt find too much. Just about enough to cover the gas it took to get there so atleast we broke even. Managed 18 coins so that has brought my total count to 922 so my ultimate goal of 1,000 coins is getting closer. Hopefully next weekend will be better!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

25 - 7 - 10

Gout for 5 hours this afternoon. Was quite successful, managed a total of 26 coins, best one being a 1943 penny. Same asite as last 2 trips, just about hunted it out now, will have to maybe try a different site next time.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Blast From The Past

Cheesy title yes I know but I thought it would be fun to share these with you

At the top we have 3 caps from local firm Gilbers & Co
Then 2 from Schweppes and one from local firm Curly Top
The Pepsi Cola, Miami cooler and a weird one I havent seen before
Lastly Fanta, Leed and Mirind

Some of thise the local guys will remember!

Saturday 17 July

Got out for a hunt on Saturday aftyernoon, the weather lookied ominous but we persevered and headed to a site that had produced the week before. The day was slow to start with, just 2 5c coins. Nothing worth bragging about, then a decent find, a New Zealand penny though heavily corroded.
We kept at it and slowly the finds started to come in, the first great find was a 1945 silver sixpence.
Over the course of the next few hours I managed 34 coins, a new personal best, the odd find was a sheriffs badge, in metal with makers details on the back, probably a 1950s-1960s piece. A really nice find

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Last Hunt with Pictures

This one is from acouple of weeks ago, all odern coins but still a decent amount. Was lots of fun finding them all, was one of the first trips I made with my diggng buddy Steve. Will make sure I take decent photos and post them from the next hunt in my next blog

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My New Blog

Ive been thinking about making a website for a while. SoI have done this, nice and simple and easy to follow. Good for my friends that dont have broadband or dont want to use it all watching my videos haha. Still learning this but will be posting with some regularity. Keep watching this space