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  1. #1
    us
    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
    White's V3i, MX Sport, Dual Field PI, Minelab Excalibur 1000, Teknetics T2 SE
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    Best Finds of '07

    Certainly not my best year, but there were a few high notes including more than 20 flat buttons, some great artifacts, a lot of silver, one badly corroded 1783 or 1784 Vermont copper and an 1836 Large Cent, the best large cent I ever dug.

    My favorite is this unidentifiable piece of copper with the initials "H.V.B.". It was found on property of an area where the Bates family lived from the 1680's until the early 20th century. Hannah Bates was born there in 1708. Could she be H.V.B.? (penny is shown for size comparison)
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  2. #2
    us
    Sep 2005
    Indiana
    Whites DFX & Beach Hunter ID
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    388 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Best Finds of '07

    interesting finds!

    HH
    -GC

  3. #3
    Bryce-IL

    Aug 2007
    Wherever Silver's Hidin'
    Minelab Explorers and E-Trac
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Re: Best Finds of '07

    That large cent is absolutely beautiful Neil!!
    Here's the story of my BEST FIND EVERhttp://www.treasurenet.com/forums/be...find-ever.html

  4. #4

    Re: Best Finds of '07

    Yeap remember the plate well. Nice crude piece of historical art.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    Why is knowledge power, when life is passing on sh*t... 03/03/19
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  5. #5
    A swinger to the end!

    Nov 2007
    Trego, Montana, all over nevada and Arizona
    F-4, X-70, Delta 4000
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    6 times

    Re: Best Finds of '07

    The large cent is an awesome find.

  6. #6
    **Bring History Back to Life**

    Nov 2005
    Keep on Digging!
    MINELAB Explorer-II
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    Re: Best Finds of '07

    May 2008 bring you many fine Relics............The copper plate is excellent. Nice keeper!
    Keep on Digging!

  7. #7
    us
    Hunt, kneel, dig, pray

    Oct 2007
    Dayton, Oh
    Whites M-6 with Bullseye Pinpointer
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    7 times
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    Impression of House with Barn

    I take aluminum foil and press on items that are hard to see. It often help because the associated dirt/stains disappear.

    See this tag and impression I recently found. Working with impressions smells better, too.

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  8. #8

    Apr 2007
    Michigan
    White's V3i w. D2 or Super12 White's DFX w. D2 or 5.3 Sunray DX-1, Lesche Digger
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    Re: Best Finds of '07

    The H.V.B. may be something used to emboss the flyleaf of a book. like the "Ex Libris" things.

    If the design is raised, that may be likely. If it's in relief, maybe not so likely.

    Oh yeah, great Large Cent!

  9. #9
    us
    Oct 2007
    Chester County, PA
    Minelab X-Terra 30
    594
    3 times

    Re: Best Finds of '07

    Beautiful Large! Way to go! Good luck in 2008 from a former Delcoite!

 

 

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