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    Our 2018 ANNUAL FINDS--only 4 months late!

    Hello All,

    Been a busy spring, but we have been doing some digging. Took a little break from Tnet after digging the Civil War ID disc this January. Have had a car accident, physical therapy and recovery, and work keeping me down but I wanted to share our 2018 finds with you (well, at least MY finds!). Didn't get any photos of Shangalang's finds so perhaps he will send them and I can add them later.

    When the year started, I did a scouting run with Shang out in the middle of a giant field that just "looked right" to me. Lo and behold we started digging Yankee bullets. Ended up with a shoulder scale button, handful of bullets, 1810 half real, and some nice carved bullets as well as a lot of campfire lead:

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    We also finished one of our fields we'd started last fall, nabbing some seated silvers, eagle buttons, and other bits. (I LOVE the square "Good For One Dance" token!):

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    It was a really wet year here, and so one of our best fields came open but we couldn't even get to it without fear of getting the truck stuck to the axles in the mud. So it sat...and sat...and sat. (we are finally doing it this spring!). But we did get to hit it once or twice when there was some dry weather in 2018:

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    We also hit our Colonial Tavern site, out in the fringe areas, and managed to scare up a few Spanish silvers between the three of us. Here's mine:

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    The saving grace was that we had one of our better sites come open for us again. It was a large site so we were able to hunt it carefully for months. These were my finds from this great site: Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button, US Bit Boss, eagle buttons, seated coins, Capped Bust Half Dime, Silver wax seal fob, and a big, fat 1789 2 REALES! Also dug a nother piece of the 1700s silver fork imported from Paris that I'd dug a few years ago Shangalang dug an 1881 Canadian large cent from this field, believe it or not!

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    In the summer I had a big adventure. Went back to Virginia where I grew up to dig with my mentor in the hobby (hes over 80 years old and still digs like crazy. Been digging since 1969). These finds are very special to me. Left: from an old resort built c.1820 which I hunted with him. Right: on a Civil War battlefield (privately owened, with permission) where my ancestors fought. Even though those finds aren't Civil War, they are a treasure to me because they were dug on such hallowed ground while detecting with him (we started detecting together when I was 12 years old).

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    Then I went out west to dig in Utah and Colorado. Managed to meet some wonderful people out there and actually dug a bucket list find: a ghost town token. This ghost town was called Mercur, occupied c.1870-1913. Also dug this lovely Union Pacific Railroad Lock, enjoyed the beautiful scenery, and discovered a few rattlesnakes!

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    Then, I went to the beach! Spent four nights out pounding the sand and came back with several OUNCES of silver jewelry and TWO GOLD RINGS, including a heavy 14K monster band!

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    In the fall, we scouted and asked permission, which opened up another 4000 acres to add to our almost 70,000 acres of permissions. Then Shang got permission for another 5000 acres which we haven't even touched yet. On the first property we found a very special site, where Shang dug a couple of rare seated coins including an 1859-S Dime. This property kept us fascinated all of summer and fall, and we caught it in exactly the right time in the planting/harvest/plow cycle for it to produce! Over Thanksgiving my wife dug a c.1830s Pepperbox Pistol barrel there, and I dug a M1767 French Grenadiers Sword! (banner find). Later on in the fall we would dig many more seated coins, civil war bullets, and little did I know at the time that I'd be digging a gorgeous Pelican Civil War button and my Civil War ID Disc (banner find) in the same field in January 2019!

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    The M1767 French Sword and the 1830s pepperbox pistol barrel dug by my wife, along with non-dug photos of each:

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    Diggergirl (my wife) didn't get to go often, but she did come away with some good finds. She also dug a Civil War 17th Army Corps Badge!

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    Overall it was quite a year! A banner year for us in terms of quality! Although we didn't see the quantity of previous years we made some amazing finds and also managed to dig our 100th Seated silver in Louisiana. We hope to dig our 100th Spanish silver in late 2019 or early 2020.



    Here is the grand total from 2018 as it appeared in our signature line:

    2018 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    1782 2 Reales
    177?, 179?, 180?, 1805 and 1810 Half Reales
    1834 and dateless Capped Bust Half Dimes
    1840-O(?), 1841-O, two 1851-O's, two 1853-O's, 1854-O, 1856, 1858-O and 1860 Seated Half Dime
    1844, 1859-S, and 1887 Seated Dimes
    1850 Large Cent
    1881 Canadian Large Cent
    M1767 French Marine Grenadier Sword
    c. 1837 Allen & Thurber Pepperbox Pistol
    U.S. Civil War 17th Corps Badge
    Pelican Civil War Button
    U.S. Bit Boss
    3 Eagle Buttons
    Staff Officer Cuff and Cavalry Cuff Buttons
    14K gold and 10K men’s wedding rings and four silver rings
    Monogrammed Silver Shirt Collar Button
    1876-S and 1891 Seated Liberty Quarters
    1919 and 1928-D Standing Liberty Quarters
    1941 and 1953-D Washington Quarters
    1943 and 1944 Silver War Nickels
    Civil War bullets and a shoulder scale button
    Utah ghost town token
    Union Pacific railroad lock
    1869 and 1871 Shield Nickels and dateless Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag
    Was
    Last edited by BuckleBoy; Apr 20, 2019 at 01:13 PM.
    2020 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Republic of Texas Navy Cuff Button
    US Civil War Belt Plate
    Eagle Breastplate
    Three Louisiana Pelican Cuff Buttons
    Louisiana Pelican Coat Button
    Shield from an 1820-30 Artillery Shako Cap Badge
    Corps of Artillerists and Engineers Button 1798-1802
    Four CW eagle coat buttons
    Two CW eagle cuff buttons
    French Navy Equipages de Ligne button (1 piece, 1830-40s)
    Two New York Staff Officer Cuff Buttons
    Colonial silver sleeve link/button made from a half real
    Monogrammed Silver Love Token
    TWO M1858 Remington Revolver Trigger Guards
    bone die eyeballed
    Silver spoon made by Alexander McGrew 1805-1836
    Coin Silver mid-1800s "Fede Ring"
    1820s-30s silver eyeglasses frame fragment
    End of a gold crucifix or mechanical pencil
    Tip of a silver mechanical pencil
    William IV farthing (1830-1837)
    dateless half real
    half-cut half real (“quarter real”)
    1781 and 1807 half reales
    1840 quarter franc French silver
    1850 20 centimes French silver
    1851-O, 1852 three cent silver and a dateless 1/4 of a three cent silver
    Two 1839-O, 1840, 1842, 1848-O, 1851, 1851-O, 1852-O, two 1853's, 1856, 1856-O, 1857, 1857-O, 1858 (holed), three 1858-O, an 1859-O and a dateless Seated Half Dime
    1854-O, 1874, 1891-O, one dateless Seated Liberty Dime, and one dateless half-cut Seated Liberty Dime
    1877-CC and 1875 Seated Quarters
    1858-O Seated Half Dollar
    1892-O, 1899 and 1906-O Barber Quarters
    1940 Washington Quarter
    1942-P, two 1943-S and two 1943-P War Nickels
    shotgun breechblock
    iron prisoner shackles
    picket pin
    Spurs
    Plantation tokens
    Minieballs, Beefaloes, V and Shield Nickels, and some GawGag


    OUR 2019 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...9-wrap-up.html
    OUR 2018 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...nths-late.html
    OUR 2017 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...ts-photos.html
    OUR 2016 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post5286759
    OUR 2015 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...what-year.html
    OUR 2014 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...lots-pics.html
    OUR 2013 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...-end-post.html
    OUR 2012 YEAR END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post3120940


    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

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    Old Tom Cat.

    Jan 2013
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    Whites Spc xlt & Tesoro Tejon- Now back ...Fisher 1266-X. TRX Pointer. New .Teknetics G2 + . New AT Pro .
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    Great Job , BuckleBoy , you & the wife got some sweet history , & glad to see your not the only procrastinator.

    Look forward to 2019 finds.
    As I am finding , In life we begin having the Blissful happiness & the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through true faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or true Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

    That Said, I judge No Man.
    Davers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davers View Post
    Great Job , BuckleBoy , you & the wife got some sweet history , & glad to see your not the only procrastinator.

    Look forward to 2019 finds.
    Thanks so much Davers for your kind words. Cheers,

    Buck
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    2020 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Republic of Texas Navy Cuff Button
    US Civil War Belt Plate
    Eagle Breastplate
    Three Louisiana Pelican Cuff Buttons
    Louisiana Pelican Coat Button
    Shield from an 1820-30 Artillery Shako Cap Badge
    Corps of Artillerists and Engineers Button 1798-1802
    Four CW eagle coat buttons
    Two CW eagle cuff buttons
    French Navy Equipages de Ligne button (1 piece, 1830-40s)
    Two New York Staff Officer Cuff Buttons
    Colonial silver sleeve link/button made from a half real
    Monogrammed Silver Love Token
    TWO M1858 Remington Revolver Trigger Guards
    bone die eyeballed
    Silver spoon made by Alexander McGrew 1805-1836
    Coin Silver mid-1800s "Fede Ring"
    1820s-30s silver eyeglasses frame fragment
    End of a gold crucifix or mechanical pencil
    Tip of a silver mechanical pencil
    William IV farthing (1830-1837)
    dateless half real
    half-cut half real (“quarter real”)
    1781 and 1807 half reales
    1840 quarter franc French silver
    1850 20 centimes French silver
    1851-O, 1852 three cent silver and a dateless 1/4 of a three cent silver
    Two 1839-O, 1840, 1842, 1848-O, 1851, 1851-O, 1852-O, two 1853's, 1856, 1856-O, 1857, 1857-O, 1858 (holed), three 1858-O, an 1859-O and a dateless Seated Half Dime
    1854-O, 1874, 1891-O, one dateless Seated Liberty Dime, and one dateless half-cut Seated Liberty Dime
    1877-CC and 1875 Seated Quarters
    1858-O Seated Half Dollar
    1892-O, 1899 and 1906-O Barber Quarters
    1940 Washington Quarter
    1942-P, two 1943-S and two 1943-P War Nickels
    shotgun breechblock
    iron prisoner shackles
    picket pin
    Spurs
    Plantation tokens
    Minieballs, Beefaloes, V and Shield Nickels, and some GawGag


    OUR 2019 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...9-wrap-up.html
    OUR 2018 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...nths-late.html
    OUR 2017 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...ts-photos.html
    OUR 2016 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post5286759
    OUR 2015 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...what-year.html
    OUR 2014 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...lots-pics.html
    OUR 2013 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...-end-post.html
    OUR 2012 YEAR END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post3120940


    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

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    Patriot

    Apr 2016
    Georgia
    CTX 3030 Nox 800 Stealth 720i ,RTG 6" Lesche GS 36 Predator Raptor TRX pp
    4,057
    7435 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Awesome year. Congrats and GL this year.
    USMC 67-70/ VN 69-70

  5. #5
    ca
    Feb 2017
    XP DEUS X terra 705 Fisher F2
    3,088
    3799 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    May 2019 be even better.
    To Dig or not to Dig

  6. #6
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Simplex; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i
    31,515
    35085 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    A great year for sure!

  7. #7

    Apr 2016
    South Western PA
    ACE 250 with DD coil Equinox 600
    3,765
    11257 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Awesome year! Thx for sharing, congrats

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    Clint

    Jan 2015
    North Carolina
    XP Deus with all the coils, MI-6 pinpointer, Ace350 and Garrett pro pointer.
    805
    2142 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Wow great finds! Y’all are killing it down there.
    2020 finds

    1- 1833 Half Cent
    2- IHP 1999, 1904
    8- Mercury Dimes
    9- Roosevelt Dimes
    1- 1945 War Nickel
    2- Washington Quarter
    1- Walking Liberty Half Dollar
    1- 1950 Canadian silver dime
    1- 1944 Philippine silver 20 centavos
    1- V Nickel
    3- Buffalo Nickels
    1- 1942 10 Centimes Belgium coin
    1- 1628-1644 Chinese coin
    2- Civil War General Service Eagle Button
    1- crusty Virginia Seal Button “swords up”
    2- silver rings

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    Randy

    Aug 2017
    SW Missouri/Oklahoma
    Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800
    9,085
    16885 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Awesome!!! Congrats!!!

  10. #10
    us
    Apr 2017
    East Coast
    Whites 6000D, 6000Di, Eagle, & PI 1000
    244
    534 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quite the adventurous year of travel & detecting. Great finds. Great pics. Great post. I feel for you & your accident, therapy &
    recovery. Happy you are still walking, talking & detecting. I'm sure you know things could be much worse after an accident. Quite the ordeal. Been there recently myself. (one year ago this month) Getting better every day & so will you. Thanks for your post & congrats to you & "Diggergirl" on your great adventure & recoveries. I especially like the pepperbox pistol barrel and the French Sword grip & pommel.
    The stories that could be told by those who handled them way back when. Cheers !!

  11. #11
    us
    Oct 2018
    Ohio
    CTX 3030 and Equinox 800
    305
    430 times
    Metal Detecting
    Buckle Boy, Wow, you had a spectacular year...you have multiple great examples of buttons, buckles, relics, and coins. Good luck in finding your 100th Spanish silver this year...and you already found your hundredth seated coin - unreal. In case you haven’t already identified the gold colored arrow, it looks like it is from a Boy Scout Order of the Arrow badge. Good luck with your hunts. Walt

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    Nov 2007
    Largo, Florida
    Whites Silver Eagle, DFX, Shadow X-2
    4,343
    1011 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Freekin amazin!

    And I love how you pop out to Colorado and Utah, and dig a Union pacific padlock,
    and a killer Utah token to boot!
    Where a bouts in Colorado?
    Hope you're feeling better from the accident.
    Did I mention Freekin amazin?
    Carl

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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    Equinox 800
    33,519
    42153 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Keep ripping when your older your Hanna have some serious treasure
    Hawks88, Inspector and devldog like this.
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  14. #14
    ca
    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600
    7,878
    11836 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Some real nice saves. Congrats. hope this year is even better for you.
    Inspector, BuckleBoy and devldog like this.

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    Sep 2018
    Massachusetts
    Garrett AT Max
    2,498
    4821 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    There is an overwhelming amount of cool stuff that you both found. Congrats on it. How long does it take to hunt 70,000 acres? Nice work!

 

 
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