Old ring?

markkjones

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Found this on an unnamed central coast beach today. :)

It has the crown, 18 and anchor symbols, so hallmarked in Birmingham (not AL).

Not sure on the maker's mark.

Not sure of the age. Anybody?
 

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I'm just guessing from what I've seen and that style engraving is from 1800's.
So 1881 sounds spot on!
 
Found this on an unnamed central coast beach today. :)

It has the crown, 18 and anchor symbols, so hallmarked in Birmingham (not AL).

Not sure on the maker's mark.

Not sure of the age. Anybody?
Also from this week, does anybody recognize the maker on this gold ladies watch?
 

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Also from this week, does anybody recognize the maker on this gold ladies watch?
What did watch weigh? Is it complete? I found a watch back in 18k after hurricane Sandy... found it up on the dry sand at high tide mark it was full of mud telling me it was in the water and storm surge freed it up...
 
What did watch weigh? Is it complete? I found a watch back in 18k after hurricane Sandy... found it up on the dry sand at high tide mark it was full of mud telling me it was in the water and storm surge freed it up...
It's 22 grams and complete but toast. I think just the case and some internal parts are gold. I can't figure out the F logo though with the crown on top.
 

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It's 22 grams and complete but toast. I think just the case and some internal parts are gold. I can't figure out the F logo though with the crown on top.
Mine was only the back... 13 grams but also recovered a cannonball at that spot as well as a couple 21k rings old stuff... its dated which was nice...
 

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I don't know how I missed this post. Great find ! And knowing where you found that gets you a double atteboy. I worked it a few days before that, and only managed a dozen coins or so. The sand was "coming back in", so .... you kicked several people's b*tts to go back and get that on Saturday ! I would just have assumed the beach would have gone further downhill by then. All the hot-spots that happened during the January event, have been drying up, one-by-one. Nice job on eking out some more !!
 
I don't know how I missed this post. Great find ! And knowing where you found that gets you a double atteboy. I worked it a few days before that, and only managed a dozen coins or so. The sand was "coming back in", so .... you kicked several people's b*tts to go back and get that on Saturday ! I would just have assumed the beach would have gone further downhill by then. All the hot-spots that happened during the January event, have been drying up, one-by-one. Nice job on eking out some more !!
 
That beach is a pain in the ass to work. I stopped bringing the scoop.

About 15 yrs. ago, the entire beach eroded down to cobble (at least on the north end, as I recall). And we were getting old silver coins out of it. Even a Morgan dollar popped up. But yes, it was murder to retrieve them. The grapefruit sized rocks are all seemingly cemented together in a sandy brine mortar . GGGgggrrr.

When that prior erosion episode happened though, there wasn't molten aluminum turds in the mix though. (At least not that I remember). So when you got beeps it was typically coins, or sinkers, or whatever. But in this current event, for some reason, there's aluminum molten turds mixed in with the heavy stuff there. GGGrrrr.

Oh well, on the south end it wasn't quite so punishing this time.

Also, another time (I can't remember if it was the same year) a nice $5 gold popped up there. It was in the creek that flows out there. I wish I could say I was the one that found that :sick:
 
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