Apr 02, 2012, 06:53 PM
"Hi, My name is Indiana Digger & I'm an addict..."
Trade Silver? ID Help?
I found this "silver" disk on a site that dates roughly from 1800-1850,
but there are pre and post period influences found here too.
There is no modern influence on this site that I have ever found.
It's about as pristine as an MD-er can ask for.
I've found all kinds of relics here:
cartouche knife pieces, carved bone-handles knives, russian blues and whites and even a silver ear-bob.
But I'm not sure what to make of this.
The pic below will show the type of stuff I find here:
This site has also produced
LC's from 1811 - 1817 - 1820'd
An 1826 Capped Bust Half Dollar
a 1778 Half Reale
I welcome all comments...
Thank you and HH,
Dollar Coins - 1879 Morgan
Half Dollars - 1826 Capped Bust - 1900 Barber
Quarters - SLQ - 1909s Barber
Dimes - 1875 Seated Liberty, 1901-02-12 Barber
Nickels - 1899 "V"
Pennies - 1811-12 Coronet, 1850-51-56 LC
Non-US Coins - 1778 Spanish Silver Half Reale, 1857 Canadian Bank Token
Apr 02, 2012 06:53 PM
Apr 02, 2012, 09:16 PM
Try this, it may not be the same, but who knows?
Nov 18, 2012, 07:33 AM
It looks like some parts are from a old horse chair
Nov 19, 2012, 09:14 AM
Originally Posted by Indiana Digger
In my humble opinion the disk looks more like half of a Bail or cloth seal most likely made of a lead/tin mix. They were sealed most of the time in the center and broken open leaving a hole like the one you show on your item... a good way to test for silver is to place a tiny drop of bleach on it.. if it turns gray or black in a few min.s or less then it is likely to be silver .. you can re-clean the spot with baking soda lightly... I have found many in the same condition but I do not have a photo right on hand but here are a few examples but these are lead ... I have found them in all shapes and sizes some even were gilded with gold leaf .. oh and I came a cross a "JM" brooch in the past... those are far and few in between ...good luck and happy hunting!
Nov 24, 2012, 07:39 AM