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Metal Detecting & Treasure Hunting!

To kick off Spring 2015, Bel Mar Coin Club would like to introduce our Members and Blog Readers to Taylor Metal Detectors and The Freestate Treasure Club.

Spring is the start of metal detecting season, and Bel Mar Coin Club’s Vice President is Mr. Bob Taylor, owner and Proprietor of Taylor Metal Detectors and an active Member of the Freestate Treasure Club.

This article will introduce you to the sport and hobby of metal detecting and give you more information on these two organizations to help you with any questions you may have as you consider doing some metal detecting yourself. Or, if you have been doing some metal detecting or treasure hunting, and would like to learn more about the Craft, or get to know others like yourself who enjoy detecting, be sure to connect with the Freestate Treasure Club.

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Bob Taylor is a Military Veteran of 20 years, and has spent a good number of years around metal detectors. In years past, anyone in the Maryland or Southern Pennsylvania area interested in metal detecting, or needing parts or supplies would have to travel to Gettysburg, PA to find a Shop.

Bob operates his Shop, Taylor Metal Detectors, at 8 Bramble Lane in Churchville, Harford County, Maryland 21028. He is open for business about 6 hours per day from Spring through Christmas. He primarily works “By Appointment Only”, but you can call the Shop or stop by during business hours if you happen to be in Churchville and need supplies or advice. Bob’s business covers large portions of Maryland / DC / Virginia / Pennsylvania, including Harford County, Cecil County, and the Eastern Shore.

He has built his business by word of mouth referrals and is known throughout the trade as an honest businessman, always willing to share knowledge and advice about metal detecting.

Speaking of The Eastern Shore, throughout history, there have been over 1400 ships that have sunk around the Chesapeake Bay and the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Region. Many of those ships had valuables or Coins as part of the cargo, and there are many stories of Treasures Found in our area. There is one area in particular known as “Coin Beach” for the Colonial Era coins that have been found there, especially after a storm surge or a hurricane passes the Mid-Atlantic region!

As mentioned above, Bob Taylor is an active member of The Freestate Treasure Club. Freestate has been in existence for 40+ years now, and is an exciting Club to join if you like Treasure Hunting and Metal Detecting!

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Here is some additional information about upcoming events, shows, and club meetings for Bel Mar Coin Club, for Taylor Metal Detectors, and for Freestate Treasure Club:

  1. Bel Mar Coin Club meets regularly on the 3rd Monday evening of each month. The next meeting will be at 7:00 pm on Monday 4/20/2015 at Grove Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen, Maryland. Click on the Auction Sheets Tab for more information and a copy of the Auction Sheet for April.
  2. Freestate Treasure Club’s next meeting is Thursday April 30th beginning at 7:00 pm. The location will be the Victory Villa Community Center, in the back two rooms.
    Middle River Recreation and Parks building, 404 Compass Rd., Essex, MD 21220. For more information, call: 410-887-0258

    1. NOTE: There will be a mini-treasure-hunt starting at 6:30 pm!
  3. Bel Mar Coin Club hosts an Annual Coin Show. This year the Coin Show will be Saturday 5/30/2015 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm also at Grove Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen, Maryland.
    1. This year at the Bel Mar Coin Show there will be 2 Representatives from Freestate Treasure Club to answer any questions you have about Metal Detecting and Treasure Hunting.
    2. Bob Taylor will have several Metal Detectors on display at the Coin Show, too!
  4. Freestate Treasure Hunting Club will be having an Open Hunt on October 11, 2015. Click Here for more details.

**Happy Spring Everyone**

We had a good number of Club Members attend the March Meeting, thanks to milder Spring weather.

Our very next Meeting will be Monday April 20th beginning at 7:00 pm in Aberdeen, Maryland. See the Auction Sheets Page for the List of Coins to be auctioned off in April. See the About Us Page for information on how to get in touch with our Club President to learn about Membership, Meeting location, etc.

For the May Club Meeting Mrs. Patti Finner of the Whitman Shows fame will be talking to us about Silver Art Bars. You don’t want to miss this!

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In June our Club Vice president, Mr. Bob Taylor will be talking to us about Shield Nickels! Bob is also very knowledgeable about Metal Detectors, and he will have a display table of Metal Detectors and related items at our next Coin Show.


Metal Detector

The very next Coin Show will be on Saturday May 30th, 2015 at Grove Presbyterian Church on Old Post Road in Aberdeen, Maryland.  Click on the Coin Shows Page for all of the details.

Hope to see you at an upcoming Club Meeting or Coin Show.

Guests are always Welcome!

Members & Guests

The last few Coin Club Meetings have seen quite a few Members and new Guests.

We are encouraged that Coin Collecting may be seeing a resurgence!

If you or a family member are interested in learning more about Coin Collecting, use our Contact Form below, or leave a comment on any of our Posts.

We usually have a lively meeting the 3rd Monday evening of every month in Aberdeen, Maryland. We offer handouts or copies of magazines we have received in the mail; we talk about old business and new business; we usually have a “show and tell” from one or more of our members; then we take a short break before the monthly Coin Auction.

The Auction is a great way to purchase some of your favorite Coins at really good prices. New members can get their Collection started; and seasoned members can add to their Collections.

Hope to hear from you, and to see you at the next Club Meeting, which will be Monday October 20th at 7:00 pm in Aberdeen, Maryland!

Whitman Show Kids Korner

Bel Mar Coin Club received a surprise package last meeting from Ms. Pattie Finner. Ms. Pattie travels the USA working the Kids Korner displays at the Whitman Shows. If you have never been to a Whitman Show at the Baltimore Convention Center, you owe it to yourself (and your kids!) to attend one soon. And be sure to go early in the morning and get the schedule of events for the Kids Korner for the day you attend. (you can see a photo on our Kids Korner Page of one of our Junior Members and a friend at one of the Kids Korner activities) Whitman knows how to treat Junior Coin Collectors and your kids will be excited about Coin Collecting once they have interacted with Ms. Pattie Finner and the other Whitman Show employees and helpers.

Here is how Bel Mar was treated this past month:
A Representative from the Maryland State Numismatic Association came to our Meeting and gave a special Presentation. Ms. Pattie Finner and Whitman Shows generously donated 6 US Presidential Dollar Coins in Proof 70 Slabs! We received 1 George Washington, 1 Thomas Jefferson, and 4 James Monroe Presidential Dollar Coins in their Mint Perfect condition!

Bel Mar Coin Club will be auctioning these Coins as part of our upcoming monthly Auctions, or part of the Coin Show in May. All proceeds of the Auctions will go to our Junior Coin Collector Program (YN Program). There will be another Post soon describing this Program. We are encouraging more Young People to join and get involved with our Club. Coin Collecting is a worthwhile Hobby, and the ideal time to start collecting is when you are young!

We hope to see you at our next Club Meeting, or at our Spring Coin Show in May. Check the other Tabs/Pages on this website for Auction Sheets or for more detailed information about the next Coin Show.