What is a Mule Note? | Mule Note Currency Explained

Explanation of what a mule note is

Mule Note In the 1920s, currency received a new face. Some alteration were minor, such as removing the article “the” from the seal, and others were major as in the look of the White House. Some parts of the new design used engravings while others utilized a different color for an overlay on printed text … Read more

1928 $2 Dollar Bill Value

What is the 1928 $2 dollar bill value

What’s the 1928 $2 Dollar Bill Worth?  Do you want to know the 1928 $2 bill value? You’ve reached the right place. In this post, I’ll explain why this bill is such a popular collectible and tell you how much a 1928 $2 bill is worth. Most people who receive a $2 bill immediately become … Read more

The Best Time to Find Sand Dollars

When is the Best Time to Find Sand Dollars Sand dollars are some of the most interesting collectibles you can come back home with after a visit to the beach. The flat, circular shape and the star pattern at the top all make for a very unique keepsake. That being said, these sand dollars come … Read more

How to Tell If Gold is Real with Vinegar

How to tell if gold is real using vinegar

Testing Gold with Vinegar There are plenty of metals and minerals that look like gold including iron pyrite (Fool’s Gold), brass, weathered mica, and chalcopyrite. You don’t want to trot into town to show off a ‘gold nugget’ only to have someone tell you it is iron pyrite or a piece of weathered mica! Fortunately, … Read more

The 3 Best Beach Metal Detecting Scoops

A collection of the best beach metal detecting scoops.

Beach Metal Detecting Scoop Beach metal detecting is a rewarding and highly-addictive pastime that is very popular on beaches around the United States. In addition to being a lot of fun, beach metal detecting is a great way to make some extra money! To make the most of your time on the beach, it is … Read more

Where to Find Sea Glass in Florida

A collection of sea glass hot spots. Learn where to find sea glass in florida.

Sea Glass In Florida Collecting sea glass is a fun activity that both children and adults enjoy. When you find a piece of sea glass, it is exciting to imagine how long it has been floating around the ocean and what the glass was once a part of. You can then use your newly-found sea … Read more

Where to Find Gold in Texas: 11 Locations Likely to Hold Gold

Find Gold in Texas Gold remains one of the most sought-after metals on the planet. Its consistent high price means that gold prospecting can be extremely profitable — as long as you know where to look for gold deposits. All you need is some good prospecting equipment, gritty determination, and local knowledge. Although Texas is … Read more

Is Dumpster Diving Illegal in Pennsylvania?

An examination of state and local ordinances to determine if dumpster diving is illegal in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Dumpster Diving  Is dumpster diving illegal in Pennsylvania? If you enjoy scavenging through the trash to find a good treasure, you’re not alone. There are many people who share the same passion. While this might be an exciting way of finding a bargain or maybe an excellent way to recreate trash into an art … Read more

The 4 Best Rock Hammers

A collection of the best rock hammers.

Rock Hammers A rock hammer is an essential part of any geologist’s toolkit.  It allows the geologist to quickly open rocks and assess their quality or to dig through material to find valuable rocks. It’s important to know that not all rock hammers are the same.  There are several types of rock hammers made by … Read more

How to Polish Petoskey Stones

A how to guide on polishing Petoskey stones.

How to Polish Petoskey Stones When it comes to shaping and making the perfect Petoskey Stones, you will need to cut it and shine it to perfection. It’s not a difficult process, but rather time-consuming, and some people refer to it as a therapeutic hobby. There are several steps to making these stones picture perfect, … Read more