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    Another question

    Is there any Civil War relic , coin , or other relic type that many hunters in your area have found but still eludes you.?

    I guess it depends on how much you have hunted your area & years hunting.

    Me ill say 2 things Civil War related , 1 is a Breast Plate , I've seen many dug since 2012 but still I have never even found a piece of 1 in almost 20 years ( 10 of that was Hard hunting ie, 2+ days a week with many 6-10 hour days.). The 2'd I'd say is a NC Sun-Burst Button . Most dedicated Relic hunters seem to have dug at-least 1 in my general area. I bought one 6 years ago , that was found between Kennessaw Mountain & Dalton GA. Note instead of Uniforms (that the Command in Dalton in winter 1863-64 wanted) the Governor of North Carolina sent Buttons , most had weak shanks & broke easily. That said both make for HIGH tones & were fairly easily found by 'OG' Relic hunters in the 1960's --1980's & even 1990's .

    As for coins , I still have never dug a large cent ( un-modified) , They are scarce in N Ga's Soil but they have been dug. Seated Coins have been dug here & there , tho from what I've seen most are from the CW period or Before , 1870-1880's Seated & others from that time period are rare for me & most others 'Unless you go to Savannah & the close by SC Low Country.

    Reconstruction after the war was a hard time in the South and our finds in coinage show that IMO.
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    I'm right there with you Dave. I have never dug a NC button (although my hunting Buddy did right in front of me) and the only breast plate I have was sent to me as a gift from one of our upstanding members of this forum. Probably means more to me because of that.
    Our day will come.
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    civil war a three ringer and a belt plate. A 1800's silver coin,and the 1880's bottle dump on my property
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    For me, it's a 2 cent coin or a shield nickel. Love the designs of that period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by relic nut View Post
    I'm right there with you Dave. I have never dug a NC button (although my hunting Buddy did right in front of me) and the only breast plate I have was sent to me as a gift from one of our upstanding members of this forum. Probably means more to me because of that.
    Our day will come.
    Kinda like you I got a couple & a Half of one "Breast Plate's" that I've won in raffles & club hunts since becoming a club member in 2013 , a couple even have 'location tags' like Shilo , Vicksburg , ill take their word for it until I can get soil samples from these locations lol.

    Our day shall Come as you said.
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    That Said, I judge No Man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gold boy View Post
    civil war a three ringer and a belt plate. A 1800's silver coin,and the 1880's bottle dump on my property
    The belt Plate eludes me , I been blessed with a couple 1800's Silvers , & the only bottle dump on my small property is the pit they threw construction debris in in 1984.

    Best Wishes Goldboy.
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    That Said, I judge No Man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yak1366 View Post
    For me, it's a 2 cent coin or a shield nickel. Love the designs of that period.
    I'd 'freak' over either of those coins as well .

    Now I know what to get you for Christmas.

    OH!
    E-mail to come , that's 1 long hour sorry.
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    That Said, I judge No Man.
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    I have just started my civil war relic search the past 3 months. Been hunting along Peachtree Creek and along Chattahoochee river. I have come to the conclusion that these areas near the creek and river are tough because of the flood plain burying everything really deep. Peachree Creek and the Chattahoochee often overflow into the flood plains. So far any CW relics have eluded me.

    On the coinage after the civil war it was US Coins and the southerners were not eager to use US Coins. The confederacy never did mint and have in circulation any significant amount of coins if any. Add this to the fact that the south was before, during and after the CW a rural agricultural barter economy we did not have the amount of US coins from 1890 - 1930's like the Northern states did with their booming manufacturing base. One does not find old coins in the south like you do up north.

    Civil war relics in Atlanta and north Atlanta are getting more scarce for these reasons. The battles ares along Peachtree creek below Buckhead are 100% commercial or very high priced homes. Getting permissions is difficulty at best. Battle areas west, east and south of Atlanta are in areas that most metal detectorists who watches the evening news will not go into with an expensive metal detector. Expensive metal detector equals drug money.

    The only good places are northwest Georgia areas around battles from Chattanooga to above Marietta, ga. But you almost have to know a relative or childhood friend to get permission to hunt on a farm near the battle fields.

    If anyone has better information on civil war relic prospects in these areas, I would love to hear from you.
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    I think I am the only focused detectorist in NY that has never found a large cent. And I go places seeking only one of those.

    Must be a curse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY) View Post
    I think I am the only focused detectorist in NY that has never found a large cent. And I go places seeking only one of those.

    Must be a curse.
    Take a trip up to the Green mountains in VT. Brad of Green Mountain Metal Detecting has some good videos and seems to find quite a few large cents. And he seems to not have to deal with a lot of trash other than shot gun shells. But Brad seems to know where to get permissions, being a local. That might be a fly in the ointment here with this plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY) View Post
    I think I am the only focused detectorist in NY that has never found a large cent. And I go places seeking only one of those.

    Must be a curse.
    It's GOT! to be Charlie P .
    From what I've seen dug up your way.
    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.
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    I can't believe no one has said "George Washington Inaugural buttons" yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pulltabfelix View Post
    I have just started my civil war relic search the past 3 months. Been hunting along Peachtree Creek and along Chattahoochee river. I have come to the conclusion that these areas near the creek and river are tough because of the flood plain burying everything really deep. Peachree Creek and the Chattahoochee often overflow into the flood plains. So far any CW relics have eluded me.

    On the coinage after the civil war it was US Coins and the southerners were not eager to use US Coins. The confederacy never did mint and have in circulation any significant amount of coins if any. Add this to the fact that the south was before, during and after the CW a rural agricultural barter economy we did not have the amount of US coins from 1890 - 1930's like the Northern states did with their booming manufacturing base. One does not find old coins in the south like you do up north.

    Civil war relics in Atlanta and north Atlanta are getting more scarce for these reasons. The battles ares along Peachtree creek below Buckhead are 100% commercial or very high priced homes. Getting permissions is difficulty at best. Battle areas west, east and south of Atlanta are in areas that most metal detectorists who watches the evening news will not go into with an expensive metal detector. Expensive metal detector equals drug money.

    The only good places are northwest Georgia areas around battles from Chattanooga to above Marietta, ga. But you almost have to know a relative or childhood friend to get permission to hunt on a farm near the battle fields.

    If anyone has better information on civil war relic prospects in these areas, I would love to hear from you.
    Quote Originally Posted by pulltabfelix View Post
    I have just started my civil war relic search the past 3 months. Been hunting along Peachtree Creek and along Chattahoochee river. I have come to the conclusion that these areas near the creek and river are tough because of the flood plain burying everything really deep. Peachree Creek and the Chattahoochee often overflow into the flood plains. So far any CW relics have eluded me.

    On the coinage after the civil war it was US Coins and the southerners were not eager to use US Coins. The confederacy never did mint and have in circulation any significant amount of coins if any. Add this to the fact that the south was before, during and after the CW a rural agricultural barter economy we did not have the amount of US coins from 1890 - 1930's like the Northern states did with their booming manufacturing base. One does not find old coins in the south like you do up north.

    Civil war relics in Atlanta and north Atlanta are getting more scarce for these reasons. The battles ares along Peachtree creek below Buckhead are 100% commercial or very high priced homes. Getting permissions is difficulty at best. Battle areas west, east and south of Atlanta are in areas that most metal detectorists who watches the evening news will not go into with an expensive metal detector. Expensive metal detector equals drug money.

    The only good places are northwest Georgia areas around battles from Chattanooga to above Marietta, ga. But you almost have to know a relative or childhood friend to get permission to hunt on a farm near the battle fields.

    If anyone has better information on civil war relic prospects in these areas, I would love to hear from you.
    Again
    You are "Spot on" for our area.

    Peachtree Creek is almost impossible , I've thought about Kyak-ing the creek but there is sooo much deep trash (luck would have to be with you ) & on the N-Side The most trashless part of the River is off limits as is the land around it up to Roswell.
    There are private owners in that area but most live large as you said.

    Relics in Atlanta (N-side) & west side can be found , we just have to really work hard for them (real hard) 'ill likely need new Ankles in 10-15 years , + knees . lol

    You have never dug a Civil War relic yet?

    Would a fired Minnie or 2 make you very happy , if so I can ask a guy I know , I just need to put his Display (that I been promising since August) it's not that i'm lame , I just overthink everything 'OCD' & want the perfect display or 2 for this Kind Man. I have everything I want to gift him & their cases ; I just have to put them together in 'That perfect Way' I plan on gifting him before Thanksgiving if not DEF, by Christmas . I can ask him if he would mind if you searched for a 'special' fired Minnie or 2.
    The terrain is kinda rough & it's trashy but I know there is something left.

    Oh Yak if you read this I did mention this site to you a few time's over the Summer (it's the 'Point site).
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    That Said, I judge No Man.
    Davers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raider19962 View Post
    I can't believe no one has said "George Washington Inaugural buttons" yet!
    Believe it or not a dude at my Club said he dug one in Cobb County 'Just North of Atlanta' (he had it tho I did not look at it , & I see not reason for him to lie), Until this I've never even dreamed of finding a GWI , unless I drove to Savannah GA (some 6+ hours & I don't know anybody there).
    I guess it can happen .

    Have you dug 1 yet , you look to be in the right state.?
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    That Said, I judge No Man.
    Davers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raider19962 View Post
    I can't believe no one has said "George Washington Inaugural buttons" yet!
    Don't look for those in Mississippi too much.
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