Want to find treasure?
Head to Coin Beach Delaware, where many Irish and English pennies and halfpennies turn up on a relatively frequent basis!
The story behind the coins? They were on a ship that was en route from Ireland in 1785. When the ship crashed only yards from the shore (killing dozens of people), 400 barrels of coins poured out. They’re still found on Coin Beach today.
Coin Beach is located right near Delaware Seashore State Park, only a few miles south of Rehoboth Beach.
I’m a roller coaster junkie, a weather enthusiast, a frequent traveler, and a numismatist. My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I’m a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG). I’ve also been studying meteorology and watching weather patterns for years. I enjoy sharing little-known facts and fun stuff about coins, weather, travel, health, food, and living green… on a budget.