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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2014
    Lowcountry, South Carolina
    CTX-3030, Deus XP, Garrett Pro Pointer
    2,791
    3507 times
    Relic Hunting
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    Best of 2017 - Revolutionary/1812/Civil War

    Hey guys,

    While this year had a bit shorter season than would have liked, 4 months in the sandbox certainly didn't hold back another amazing year of recoveries. When I started swinging an ace-250 back in 2014, I never imagined what this hobby would become. Lots of hunts, holes, and new friends later, my passion for saving history continues to grow...along with my display cabinets . Given the frigid weather outside, figured I take the opportunity isolate the best of this year. For reference, this is my detecting style

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    2017 was definitely an incredible year for Revolutionary War relics. This items and increasingly rarer to find in the field, but research does seem to pay off. My most treasured finds all revolve around a small picket post. Among my favorite finds were a first USA enlisted button, powder tester, and baldrick sling buckle. On the civilian front, the luckenbooth trade brooch has a special place in my display given personal nature of the heirloom and the site from which it was recovered. Without further adieu, here's the best of 2017.

    -USA Continental button

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    -Luckenbooth Silver Brooch

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    -Colonial Silver ring

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    -Gilt Copper Signet ring

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    -Revolutionary War Powder Tester

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    -Baldrick Sling Buckle

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    -18th century silver cuff

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    -1802 US Navy button

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    -1811 Regiment of Artillerist Cuff

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    -Confederate Script I coat button

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    -Union Navy Officer

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    While I'm not a coin shooter by any means, here's the highlight reel

    -1718 KGI Halfpenny

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    -1781 1/2 Spanish Real

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    -1808 1/12 Skilling

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    -1839 Half Dime

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    -1856 Trime

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    -1857 Flying Eagle Cent

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    -1907 Barber Half

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    Here's a look at the rev war camp finds- certainly the best single hunt of 2017 along with a few honorable mentions. As always thanks for looking and good luck swinging in 2018.

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    2018 Best Coins

    -1721 Rosa Americana
    -1786 1/2 Real
    -1859 IHP
    -1867 Shield Nickle

    Oldest Coin To Date: 1607 Philip III 1/2 Real Cob

    2018 Best Relics

    -82nd Regiment of Foot
    -1660-1720 buckle
    -1550-1650 strap buckle
    -Pewter pipe fragment
    -SC militia button

  2. #2
    ca
    Feb 2009
    Deus, Minelab 3030, E-Trac,
    8,613
    7511 times
    Relic Hunting
    Congrats on your 2017 season, you managed a more than a few really great keepers. Liking the brooch and ring, two splendid finds, so all the best in your 2018 season.
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  3. #3
    us
    Jan 2005
    Choctaw Beach Florida
    Etrac,Excal II,Cibola with garret and minelab pinpointers
    6,775
    957 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (3)
    You do good research for sure! Wonderful saves.
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    God and country.

  4. #4
    us
    Feb 2014
    Lowcountry, South Carolina
    CTX-3030, Deus XP, Garrett Pro Pointer
    2,791
    3507 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Quote Originally Posted by pepperj View Post
    Congrats on your 2017 season, you managed a more than a few really great keepers. Liking the brooch and ring, two splendid finds, so all the best in your 2018 season.
    Thanks pepper, the pair of colonial silver relics was certainly a surprise
    2018 Best Coins

    -1721 Rosa Americana
    -1786 1/2 Real
    -1859 IHP
    -1867 Shield Nickle

    Oldest Coin To Date: 1607 Philip III 1/2 Real Cob

    2018 Best Relics

    -82nd Regiment of Foot
    -1660-1720 buckle
    -1550-1650 strap buckle
    -Pewter pipe fragment
    -SC militia button

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2014
    Lowcountry, South Carolina
    CTX-3030, Deus XP, Garrett Pro Pointer
    2,791
    3507 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Quote Originally Posted by birdman View Post
    You do good research for sure! Wonderful saves.
    Research, equipment, and skill- site selection is certainly the most important aspect to success
    2018 Best Coins

    -1721 Rosa Americana
    -1786 1/2 Real
    -1859 IHP
    -1867 Shield Nickle

    Oldest Coin To Date: 1607 Philip III 1/2 Real Cob

    2018 Best Relics

    -82nd Regiment of Foot
    -1660-1720 buckle
    -1550-1650 strap buckle
    -Pewter pipe fragment
    -SC militia button

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    us
    Never outgrew playin' in the dirt!

    Aug 2016
    SC Lowcountry
    XP Deus /Teknetics T2 Classic/Garrett Pro Pointer II
    234
    313 times
    Relic Hunting
    Great year for ya for sure. All the best of luck for a great(er) year in 2018!
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    “There are no great men, there are only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet.”

    ― ADM William F. Halsey

  7. #7
    us
    Feb 2014
    Lowcountry, South Carolina
    CTX-3030, Deus XP, Garrett Pro Pointer
    2,791
    3507 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Quote Originally Posted by Palmetto Pony View Post
    Great year for ya for sure. All the best of luck for a great(er) year in 2018!
    Thanks John, good luck in 2018 as well
    2018 Best Coins

    -1721 Rosa Americana
    -1786 1/2 Real
    -1859 IHP
    -1867 Shield Nickle

    Oldest Coin To Date: 1607 Philip III 1/2 Real Cob

    2018 Best Relics

    -82nd Regiment of Foot
    -1660-1720 buckle
    -1550-1650 strap buckle
    -Pewter pipe fragment
    -SC militia button

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    ca
    Sep 2016
    Eastern Canada
    XP DEUS
    1,540
    2601 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Amazing finds VMI! You certainly had a very successful year. Love that hearts silver ring, the brooch and the buttons. Best of luck in 2018!
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    Da Deus Fortunae

  9. #9
    us
    Feb 2014
    Lowcountry, South Carolina
    CTX-3030, Deus XP, Garrett Pro Pointer
    2,791
    3507 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Quote Originally Posted by Aureus View Post
    Amazing finds VMI! You certainly had a very successful year. Love that hearts silver ring, the brooch and the buttons. Best of luck in 2018!
    Thanks Aureus, have some serious work to catch up to the rev war pewters that you gents up north have recovered this year. Hopefully more success for you as well in 2018
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    2018 Best Coins

    -1721 Rosa Americana
    -1786 1/2 Real
    -1859 IHP
    -1867 Shield Nickle

    Oldest Coin To Date: 1607 Philip III 1/2 Real Cob

    2018 Best Relics

    -82nd Regiment of Foot
    -1660-1720 buckle
    -1550-1650 strap buckle
    -Pewter pipe fragment
    -SC militia button

  10. #10
    Charter Member
    us
    Detect smarter, not harder.

    Mar 2014
    17th century
    Minelab CTX 3030 & XP Deus
    8,392
    11781 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (5)
    Now how is it you have listed all the things I want to find? Wow you had a great year Jon despite having spent several months on the “dunes”. Well I’m glad you had a safe year filled with finds. Glorious finds. When I started, I too had no idea where this hobby would take me, so I can really relate to what you said. I hope you have many more killer finds this year buddy. Steve
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    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 14
    Transitional US State Coppers - 9
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 126
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 102
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - Roughly 1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1852 Trimmy trimmy trime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 King George II Farthing (mint fresh)





    If it ain't at least seated, it aint Sh*t

  11. #11
    us
    fishstick

    Oct 2012
    Indiana
    Fisher F5, T2SE, F2 for the boy
    1,381
    859 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    That rite there is an UNBELIEVABLE YEAR!!!!!! Just one of those would make most of us happy,happy,happy!!!!!!! CONGRATZ.....
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  12. #12
    us
    Silver Coin Fiend

    Apr 2014
    Charlotte
    XP Deus V3.2 9" & 11" Coils, AT Pro, ProPointer AT, Lesche 55, 75 & 80LT
    8,406
    12184 times
    Digging In Strangers Front Yards
    Congrats Jon. That's an exceptional set of finds.

    You got really nice coins, for not being a coin shooter. The silver ring and brooch are over the top. Thanks for posting, I learn a lot from your post.

    Wishing you and your family the very best in 2018.
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  13. #13
    us
    Feb 2014
    Lowcountry, South Carolina
    CTX-3030, Deus XP, Garrett Pro Pointer
    2,791
    3507 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post
    Now how is it you have listed all the things I want to find? Wow you had a great year Jon despite having spent several months on the “dunes”. Well I’m glad you had a safe year filled with finds. Glorious finds. When I started, I too had no idea where this hobby would take me, so I can really relate to what you said. I hope you have many more killer finds this year buddy. Steve
    Thanks Steve, happy to trade the desert for the low country pluff mud- always nice to check a few off the bucket list each year. Congrats to you as well bud
    2018 Best Coins

    -1721 Rosa Americana
    -1786 1/2 Real
    -1859 IHP
    -1867 Shield Nickle

    Oldest Coin To Date: 1607 Philip III 1/2 Real Cob

    2018 Best Relics

    -82nd Regiment of Foot
    -1660-1720 buckle
    -1550-1650 strap buckle
    -Pewter pipe fragment
    -SC militia button

  14. #14
    us
    Feb 2014
    Lowcountry, South Carolina
    CTX-3030, Deus XP, Garrett Pro Pointer
    2,791
    3507 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Quote Originally Posted by fishstick View Post
    That rite there is an UNBELIEVABLE YEAR!!!!!! Just one of those would make most of us happy,happy,happy!!!!!!! CONGRATZ.....
    Thanks fish- hard to believe that a few years ago I was over the moon with a simple flat button...that I overcleaned and ruined lol. Never would have guessed how much stuff was still out there
    2018 Best Coins

    -1721 Rosa Americana
    -1786 1/2 Real
    -1859 IHP
    -1867 Shield Nickle

    Oldest Coin To Date: 1607 Philip III 1/2 Real Cob

    2018 Best Relics

    -82nd Regiment of Foot
    -1660-1720 buckle
    -1550-1650 strap buckle
    -Pewter pipe fragment
    -SC militia button

  15. #15
    ca
    Feb 2017
    XP DEUS X terra 705 Fisher F2
    1,445
    1353 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    You had an amazing 2017
    Congrats
    VMI Digger likes this.
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