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National Coin Shortage?  One Group Has A Solution.

National Coin Shortage? One Group Has A Solution. 1

In light of the National Coin Shortage of 2020, merchants and consumers are getting creative in order to keep the economy pumping.  There are other groups that are getting creative in order to find a solution to the problem.

Is This The First Time The U.S. Has Had a Coin Shortage?

First, it is important to note that this IS NOT the first time the United States has encountered a coin shortage.  In the post World War II era, coin shortages had been occasionally known but were brief in duration.  Typically they the shortages would affect one of the five denominations (cent, nickel,dime, quarter, and half dollar) that was being minted at the time.  In 1959 the Federal Mint failed to create enough coins for banks that needed them.  At this point, the Fed imposed rationing at its district and branch banks.  Since many of the coins that are distributed to banks from the Federal Reserve are distributed from "flowback"...

The Border Wars of the West – Kansas vs. Missouri, the Feud Continues!

The Border Wars of the West – Kansas vs. Missouri, the Feud Continues! 0

The Civil War on The Western Border (the real border war)

Most people reading this are familiar with the civil unrest that occurred along the border of Kansas and Missouri prior to the first official battle of the Civil War.  What they may not realize is that this region was the actual flash point of the American Civil War.  

Prior to the first official battle of the war (Battle of Fort Sumter), Kansas had experienced this civil unrest constantly from the mid 1850′s through the beginning of the war.  The unrest involved two political parties:  The Freestate Men of Kansas, and the Pro-Slavery Secessionists of Missouri.  The war revolved around multiple different issues, most notably whether or not Kansas would be admitted into the Union as a state free from slavery or as a Southern, pro-slavery state.

FAQ: Are All of The Good Metal Detecting Spots Hunted Out?

FAQ: Are All of The Good Metal Detecting Spots Hunted Out? 0

One of the most common questions I get from people who just started or are just now getting into metal detecting is, “Is there anywhere good left to hunt?”  

The answer is YES!

There are metallic traces of man scattered all across the globe.  Historically trash service was not a common thing…trash cans either for that matter.  And the term “green planet” when referring to environmental protection is something developed within the last half century.  Before those important developments, man was not so responsible when it came to discarding refuse.  Although sad, even to this day, it is not uncommon to find “dumps” along dusty roadsides in rural America.  Just about any farm that has been around for any length of time has a dump pile nestled within a culvert out of public view.  This being said, the number of buried targets in the world are literally unimaginable.

FAQ: Where Do I Start When Metal Detecting an Old Farmstead or Homestead?

FAQ: Where Do I Start When Metal Detecting an Old Farmstead or Homestead? 0

As you may have seen on our YouTube Channel, we really like to metal detect around farmsteads and homesteads that date in the 1800’s to early 1900’s.  This is most likely due to the fact that, besides old ghost towns, this is about the most exciting metal detecting that can be had around here. Regardless of where you are limited to metal detecting, if you are hunting the site correctly, you can increase your odds of recovering a worthwhile item.