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June 19th Meeting Notes

There were 24 attendees present at the June 19 Father’s Day meeting. Before the meeting began in earnest, Dave and Glenn told stories of accidents where their cars were totaled. Luckily, Dave has suffered  only minor injuries and Glenn not at all. Hopefully they’ll both be back on the road soon with new wheels.
This month, Mary sold her house and Scott bought a new ’21 GMC Sierra SLT. Congrats to Mary & Scott! Scott also bought several US coins and received some free foreign coins for upcoming hunts scheduled for later this year.
The meeting kicked off with a recap of the schedule for the Salisbury Beach hunt on Sunday, 6/26. We will meet around noon in the parking lot for pizzas, play Left-Right-Center, have an impromptu silver jewelry hunt, and then be poised for a natural finds hunt when the low tide peaks around 4:00. We also spoke again about the second hunt planned for Salisbury on 8/7. We will meet at the Pavilion that morning, and a seeded hunt will begin at 10:00 in a sectioned-off area of the beach. There will be more games, such as corn hole, Left-Right-Center, canjam and frisbee. Anyone can feel free to bring soda and snacks, and the hunt is open to family members.
Judi Batchelder displayed several gimp projects her 2nd-grade students participated in this month, in addition to the 6/3 metal detector hunt. Judi also gave a recap of a weekend hunt she attended at an old farm  site in Jefferson, NH with Scott, Danielle and Sharon the weekend of June 10-12. They didn’t find many old coins there but still had a fun time.
Paulo gave a recap of the financial situation, where the balance is only around $2000, mainly because a lot of money was spent last month at the Nashua coin show, in preparations for hunts planned for this summer and  fall, so there would be adequate and ample prizes.
Dan gave a comprehensive tutorial of the Find of the Month, including entry rules, guidelines, voting and “level point” calculations, Best of Show, etc.
This discussion was especially helpful to newcomers and those who aren’t familiar with the process of evaluating and “scoring” a detected item. Sometimes it can be difficult for even seasoned TH’ers to estimate the age of a  relic or piece of jewelry, especially if its style carried on for a century or longer, and Dan has been recognized as an expert in this research with related business experience. Thank you for your insight, Dan!
The MTHA is still seeking a new venue for reinstating live meetings. Danielle and Stepper have some thoughts about potential sites, but no site has been yet pinned down in a feasible location and reasonably prices. This is a “work in progress” and any thoughts or suggestions are welcome.

RAFFLES
1923 Peace dollar – Mary Jane
1925 Peace dollar – Aidan
50/50 ($65) – Bob O
Barber Half Draw – Danielle , didn’t win
FIND OF THE MONTH
Pre-1900 Coin:
1st – 1776 Mexican 1 reale – Joe B
2nd – 1848 large cent – Stepper
1900-Later Coin:
1st – 1919 Standing Liberty quarter – Stepper
Jewelry:
1st – Antigue 14K gold ring with CWE monogram – Aidan
2nd – Ruby & diamond ring – Kent
Relic:
1st – Antique chalice – Bob O
2nd – c. 1720-1790 shoe buckle – Joe
3rd and Best of Show – 1700s crotal bell – Joe M