Prehistoric man knew an absolute unit when he saw one.
We've been best friends since I was eight and she still managed to make it to the wedding.
As a believer and a historian, I've been extremely humbled by this gift. It's a leaf from a thirteenth-century French bible. This side contains parts of Luke 1 and 2.
Ran across this in a magazine from 1967. Look at the size of that thing!
Token from the Louisiana Purchase Expo held in St Louis in 1904, attended by almost 20 million people. Shown with non-dug example.
I'm from Kentucky, but I'm a PhD student in England. I enjoyed some sweet freedom over the holidays.
My son was born in July. In-laws and other family gifted my son gold and my wife and I got his silver stack started. Little man got wealth.
Westboro Baptist had a protest the same night as a football game and my friend showed up with his own sign.
Some century-old coins from Eastern Kentucky.
We rescued Flyer back in 1999 and she passed away late last week. She was a great dog and brought us a lot of joy.
Found this gun at 8 inches this afternoon. Thought it was a toy at first, but turns out it's a RTS Vanguard .22 caliber starting pistol, so it only fires blanks.
Dixie (at 16!) as the proud ring bearer in my wedding.
A Kentuckian couldn't rightfully allow his silver to languish in a bag made for Canadian whiskey.
Hopefully the first of many.
My grandfather died in 1984 and I was born too late to meet him. But when my aunt found out that I'm into coins, she mailed me a few he had saved over the years.
Don't try to mess with his head.
Dug this up yesterday outside a home built c. 1890.
One of my favorite things about metal detecting is the silver. About 6 ounces in the past year.
TIL that Alec Baldwin bears an uncanny resemblance to Millard Fillmore.
My seventeen-and-a-half-year-old border collie. When she was a pup, Bill Clinton was president.
Found this 11.4 g (.35 oz) sterling monstrosity out in the Kentucky heat today.
The timeline of the state fair is nothing if not ambitious.
Gold on the beach in Singapore.
We know the struggle.
When the weather is too bad to go metal detecting, I'll get a box or two from the bank. Decent results from two boxes of nickels today.
Two old friends napping together.
First 10–15 rolls had nothing interesting, but it turned out to be a two silver box in the end.
I like junk silver. Here's my modest stack with bonus gold.
My wife and I wanted to make sure that Dixie featured in the wedding.
I guess I'm the national champion now.
Customers outside Sam Porter's Grocery in Grayson, KY. Taken for Life Magazine in 1948.
I've been detecting for the better part of a year, but finally came up with my first silver haul yesterday.
UK collectors can except to pay more for US coins than domestic collectors, but this is just painful.
I've been incrementally buying junk silver for seven or eight months now. Most of this (about 25 oz) was picked up for 10-20% below spot.
Nice try, NSA.
And they say you should never go grocery shopping when hungry.
Saw this in the Vermont Country Store catalog. Can't say that I've seen one of these in a country store.
To the Chinese students that I'm doing proofreading for.