Finds of the Month is a “not so serious” competition providing a format for members
to showcase recoveries made during the one month period since the previous
meeting. Numerous categories are available, and additional ones have been added in 2017
to recognize the growing variety of items presented.   For example, items in the
“Miscellaneous“ category could range from Tootsie or Matchbox cars to antique watches.
Categories were added for items found outside of the United States to enable separate recognition
of interesting items, such as ancient hammered coins and artifacts recovered abroad.   No awards are given, although there is an ego rush to see
one’s name in print in Western and Eastern Treasures magazine, which often publishes
details of finds from various club’s newsletters.