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    What is your favorite silver spoon you found?

    Mine would have to be the first silver I ever found it was with a bounty hunter I donít know what I was doing. I was driving my wife to work and being off that day I decided to drive around this new town 20 miles from where we live and see whatís going on. Not knowing Metal Detecting had a kid or anything of that matter I saw an old house that was being Restored for sale so I decided to pull over in that neighborhood and start Metal Detecting his yard. Iím already a DD and Iím thinking Metal Detecting is just my thing. So I heard this big noise and I took my shovel from our garden and made a plug. Iím looking all over for anything and see nothing I covered the plug back up and proceeded to my wife car (it had just rained that day. So Iím muddy Iím ready to put the bounty Hunter and the shovel in my wifeís trunk so Iím trying to knock it off with my foot and it just rubbed it it didnít knock it off it grazed it and I saw a swirly silver line perfectly where my shovel just missed by a millimeter. I just pulled it out and drove home and was the first time Iíve ever saw anything like this. It was from 1911 and was a baby spoon with Hey Diddle Diggle With a cow jumping over the moon I got to find it online I did buy investigation and knew what I had found my first piece of silver and it was over 100 years old. That was the day I was addicted.Being from New Orleans Iíve been addicted to many things including gambling. I found gambling again I was gambling my time I had the noise of the slot machines in my ears I said, Baby Iím Back! And now I have been detecting for 5 Years and Iíve won many times. Life is goodClick image for larger version. 

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  2. #2
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    Dec 2007
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    Nice spoon. Every utensil I've ever found has been junk.
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    CASPER

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    heres the last silver one
    was hunting a farm field with group of guys that had hammered this place
    first time for me here - we headed to vehicles to take a break - i kept hunting along the road which was littered with slaw
    and they laughed - "all you will get round here is cans" - I told them - "if thats what everyone thinks and youve skipped over
    this spot...what about what was lost under the trash here?"
    I was hitting can with every swing then got a hit that read as silver dollar on my screen and decided to digg it
    they shook their heads and laughed - i dug down a foot and popped this silver one up - it weighed an ounce -
    reason it rang up as silver dollar - they almost sh#t
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    CASPER

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    not silver but most valuable spoon
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    Nice finds guys. TMH in CT, don't give up! I like many many folks, I'm sure, have found soooo many silver plated ones over the years I thought it was just never gonna happan. BUT THEN, last year, I got a super silver hit and sure enough, a 37 gram silver spoon! It's all twisted and mangled, but I love it! Then, later last year I dug a "coin" silver spoon In a public area. It was damn near two feet deep! The deepest silver I have dug, I'm almost sure of it. I need to get some pics and post...I want Red Coat's opinion on the coin silver spoon.
    Cool thread, Truth! Let's post 'em up folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    not silver but most valuable spoon
    Wow Casper what a beautiful spoon unbelievable how old it is. Iíd hold on to that to!

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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of itĒ ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by xr7ator View Post
    Nice finds guys. TMH in CT, don't give up! I like many many folks, I'm sure, have found soooo many silver plated ones over the years I thought it was just never gonna happan. BUT THEN, last year, I got a super silver hit and sure enough, a 37 gram silver spoon! It's all twisted and mangled, but I love it! Then, later last year I dug a "coin" silver spoon In a public area. It was damn near two feet deep! The deepest silver I have dug, I'm almost sure of it. I need to get some pics and post...I want Red Coat's opinion on the coin silver spoon.
    Cool thread, Truth! Let's post 'em up folks.
    Man grandpa some pictures Iíd love to see it. 2 feet down youíre a soldier good job

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    CASPER

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth View Post
    Wow Casper what a beautiful spoon unbelievable how old it is. I’d hold on to that to!
    its really hard to find them complete - I got lots of handles and bowls and pieces of handles and bowls from them
    this one I believe was saved from the plow cause we hit the field just after they lifted an early 1700s house and bulldozed
    all the dirt and field stones from cellarhole - they put a modern cellar in under it
    dirt and rocks were dumped in field - rocks were removed and dirt was spread out - it was just under the surface and went off like a can
    it probably would not have survived the next plowing
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    The one everybody else missed.
    Sugar spoon Treasure.

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    GOD Bless America

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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of itĒ ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by worldtalker View Post
    Sugar spoon Treasure.

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    GOD Bless America

    Chris
    Hey buddy thatís a beautiful one

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    CASPER

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    Nice my friend

    Quote Originally Posted by worldtalker View Post
    Sugar spoon Treasure.

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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    Thanks for asking about this, Truth! I've never been able to post about this broken little spoon, but now I can!

    The very thin silver spoon broke off at the maker's mark, but I was able to find information on that "WL" mark and it's attributed to William Coffin Little, a Massachusetts silversmith who worked from 1765-1790 (picture of a paper I printed out included below). I can't be certain this is one of his spoons, but the mark looks right and I dug this one from a site where I know there was once a homesite that is on our oldest town map (1853), so the time period fits.

    I put little tags on finds that I think are special so I won't forget what they are (thus the brown tag on this one).

    Hope you enjoy!

    Brian

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    Not my biggest or best but it is my favorite!!
    Found last spring in the bahamas !! Its inscribed and I love the obvious tip ware on it...it was used !!
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    wahoo caught in bahamas

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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of itĒ ― Thomas Jefferson

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    Not my biggest or best but it is my favorite!!
    Found last spring in the bahamas !! Its inscribed and I love the obvious tip ware on it...it was used !!
    Looks like George Washington to me awesome Spohn
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    Still looking for my first, I think people that lived in my area in the 1800's were dirt poor :-)
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