Metal Detector Coins – What to Expect

Metal detector coins are really no different than other coins, except that at some point in the past, they were lost. As the technology of detectors has improved, so have these devices become more available. Many a coin collector has emerged from an afternoon of searching a beach, an old playground, or even a backyard.

So what kind of coins can I expect to find with a metal detector?

Depending on where you look, you could find virtually any type of coin that has ever been made. Remember that everyone has lost a bit of pocket change along the way, and most of us have found some as well.

What kind of coins do you want to find?

What would be more exciting to find – a modern dime or quarter made by the bazillions from a tough copper-nickel alloy, or a solid silver coin made when your great grandfather was a small boy?

Think about it… coins are made to circulate among people who earn and spend them. Coins have been spent for almost anything, and anywhere. With a bit of thought, you can imagine where larger groups of people would have congregated, what attracted them to that place, and what they would have spent their money on.

Was there an amusement park located near your town in years gone by? When the circus came to town, where did it put up its tents? Is there a lake with a beach that people have gone to for years? What about schools, playgrounds, areas with older homes? (Be very sure you get permission to do your search. Metal detecting is not a license to trespass.)

Learning the history of your own community, speaking with older relatives and friends – mining their memories – can provide the clues you need to get started.

What kind of coins can be found with a metal detector?

Again, almost any kind of coin that has ever been made. Modern detectors are designed to discriminate between different metals. And it is possible to filter the feedback from the device to emphasize or exclude coins of one composition or another.

Can I find valuable coins?

Most of what you will find will be common rather than rare. After all, most of the coins in circulation now, as in the past, are common within their historical context.

But don’t forget, prior to 1965 dimes, quarters, and halves were made of 90 percent silver. And prior to 1933 gold coins were in use.

Won’t they be kind of messed up from being in the ground, or underwater?

Sure.

They’ll be heavily tarnished and dirty for the most part. You’ll be tempted to clean them, but don’t. Collectors pay much less for coins that have been cleaned. They like them undisturbed. And since you may well be on the way to becoming a coin collector yourself, you will want to keep your coins as original as possible.

Two final thoughts on coins found while metal detecting. First, these coins are acquired at no cost, other than what you’ve spent on your detector. (Don’t count the value of your time – this is fun, not work!) Second, you are receiving each coin, not from a coin dealer or an auction, but from the hand of the person who lost it. That connects you with people and events of another time in a way rather different from reading a history book.

App Fog Genius Lessons From A Successful Entrepreneur

App Fog Business Startup Lessons from a Lucrative Entrepreneur

Lucas Carlson is a successful startup entrepreneur. When he first started however, he made a few bad choices that almost cost him big time.

Don’t Skip Business Setup Planning

At first he was just programming an idea for App Fog. He didn’t have a landing page, any bank account, brain storming ideas, or thinking about the ideal customers. Skipping key steps really put him back for years. He would program for weeks, and then finish the app idea. Then program for weeks and finish the idea. He couldn’t get people interested in the idea that was created.

Creating a Landing Page

Finally, he decided to create a landing page one night when he was too tired to sleep or even tell his wife about the programming idea. The app idea was PHP Fog. He tried putting it up on a site before that called Heroku.com. He registered the PHP Fog website and just simply wrote “it’s like Heroku for PHP”. Heroku’s site only allowed for Rudy on Rails applications so he couldn’t put the applications on that site.

Living the Dream

The next morning he woke up and had eight hundred people on his website! He didn’t market it anywhere else. All he did was put one link on Hacker News network. Also, he described the website in more depth. It turned out that the idea was a “hair on fire” idea without even the creation of the project! This gave him assurance that if the effort is put in, the results will be desired. After programming for two weeks. he just only had a prototype and the traffic went from 800 to 4,000 unique visitors per day!

Hair on Fire Problem Equals Confidence

He had identified a “hair on fire” problem. This gave him confidence to program the solution. This changed his life forever! He realized the difference between having a problem that people know they have versus the problems that people don’t know they have. PHP Fog wound up being AppFog. It raised $10 billion dollars and was later bought out.

No Marketing Expenses

He didn’t spend a dime on marketing! It wasn’t an accident. People already wanted the idea and were looking for it. He learned that he could find what people already wanted and then program an application based on what they wanted. He wasn’t taking a “shot in the dark” anymore.

Don’t be Intimidated

Creating a landing page or micro-website is very scary for most people. They don’t want to know if others like their great idea or not. There is a denial psychological part to this way of thinking. It can be self-defeating to the creation of an idea. They will think “Well I believe in the idea so much, that I don’t care what other people think about it”. This philosophy will kill a great idea. Put your “right foot first” and see what people need.

You Can Afford a New Kitchen With Chocolate Bit-Coin

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Whether you’re walking down the street, passing by a showroom, or in a “home center” strolling the isles, you can’t help but notice the stunning new kitchens on display. You work hard. You’re a good person. If anyone deserves a new kitchen, it’s you! But how could you possibly afford such luxury? It’s easy! Just send us $10,000 for your very own “chocolate bit-coin” baking kit (and proprietary recipe) and pretty soon you’ll have enough “chocolate bit-coin” to afford anything you desire.

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But if you’re not into risk-taking and you’re still inspired by those beautiful displays, there are steps to follow that can lead to a new kitchen without sacrificing everything you hold dear. The most important of these steps is to determine the budget that you are comfortable with, AND THEN STICKING TO IT! Today, there are kitchen solutions including new cabinets or refacing, as well as counter tops and appliances that will fit into almost any budget. The trick is to figure out what your budget really is, and then finding what options that will fit within that figure.

While determining your budget, it’s a good time to do your homework. Make one list of what you absolutely must have in your future kitchen and another “wish list” of things you’d like, but really could live without if necessary. Browse websites like houzz and pinterest and when you see something that interests you, save it into a folder so that you can show it to your designer. It’s always easier and safer to show someone a picture rather than trying to explain it, leaving less chance for misinterpretation of what you had in mind.

With budget in hand, it’s time to visit with a kitchen designer, who will work with you to create your “Dream Kitchen”, at a price that you can afford. They will review your ideas and then transform them into a working design. Don’t be afraid to share your budget with your designer. Whether your proposed expenditure is $5,000 or $100,000, if the designer does not know this, chances are their plan will not meet your expectations and you’ll have wasted both your time and theirs.

A creative designer, whom you’ve shared your “wish list” and other desires, should be able to create an affordable, functional, and stunning new kitchen, just for you. Unless money is not an object you may have to compromise here and there, but the end result will be something that you can not only afford, but be proud of as well.

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