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  1. #1
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    KILLER Spanish Silver and some Beautiful Large Cents!

    Hello All,


    I was supposed to dig out a privy behind an 1800s schoolhouse today with HB and Diggergirl, but after probing around in the woods for a few hours this morning, we realized it would be a tougher job than expected. I have one photo from the 1920's of the abandoned schoolhouse showing the privy, and I will have to study it Very closely before we return.

    So naturally, after getting covered in ticks we decided to change our direction and head out to the site that Rodeo Recon and I hunted on Saturday. We'd hoped to catch the owner at home, to ask about digging out the privy we found in their corn stubble field...but they were not at home. Since we have standing permission until the planting with them, we walked out in the field to at least do a bit of swinging. (The privy will have to wait. I want to make sure it will be o.k. with the owners for us to dig it out.)

    As it turns out, I'm very pleased with the way the day ended up. The iron patch at the site we hunted on Saturday was huge, and I knew that there would be some good keepers left to find today.

    Within a short time, some flat buttons started coming up. Then HB shouted "I think this is a silver coin!" When I got there and took a listen to the signal, it was indeed a coin ringing through my 1266-X. I was already excited, since I knew that silvers which are hiding in patches of flat buttons are seldom Barber dimes.

    When he opened up the hole, he could see a silver edge peeking out of a clod. I ran for the camera, and when I came back, I realized that the edge of the coin was not reeded. Here's what I saw:



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    At that point I realized that the coin was likely a spanish silver--and with the edge design still visible I just knew it had to be a beautiful coin in terms of condition. HB carefully broke open the clod and retrieved the coin from its long rest:



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    Then we poured some water over it (no rubbing--just water to carry the dirt away). Already the coin looked like a beauty--and I could see the date of 1805 shining in the sunlight:



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    Well, that certainly gave us some Fever! We got to swinging!

    HB got a pocket watch winder and a few toe taps. Diggergirl got a harmonica reed piece and a few more buttons. I got a gilded brass wedding band. Then HB recovered a Beautiful harness boss.(The second one from this field. 8)) I got a nice signal in the middle of a corn row. Kicking the stubble aside, I kept repeating my mantra "Don't be iron. Don't be iron!" Well... it wasn't iron.



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    It was a beautiful 1830 Large Cent--Easily the BEST condition Matron Head I have ever found. After cleaning I can see the denticles around the rim, the curls in the hair, the berries on the wreath, you name it. Incredible.

    Well...not to be outdone, HB made another score at the end of the hunt--he flopped open a plug less than a foot away from a dig hole from Saturday (Rodeo or I must've missed that sucker by mere inches). Here's what he saw... (I love the impression of the coin in the clod. )



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    Then the heat started to get to us and our water jug got dangerously low, so we hit the road. Here are a few photos of our finds before we cleaned everything:



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    Photos of the Cleaned finds appear in the first reply below:
    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Solid Gold Monogrammed Thimble, c. 1840-50
    Civil War ID Disc
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Eagle "I" Coat Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    Boxlock Pistol hammer plate
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1848-O and 1854 Half Dimes
    1842-O, 1858, 1876-S and 1888 Seated Dimes
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 and 1944-D Washington Quarters
    2 Silver "War Nickels"
    Silver "Indian Head" badge
    Maynard Carbine casings (Civil War)
    Louisiana Knights Templar Badge
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

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    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.

  2. #2
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    Re: IRON Brigade: KILLER Spanish Silver and my Finest Matron Head LC!

    Here are the finds, after cleaning:



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    Congratulations to HB and Diggergirl. A pleasure to hunt with you both today.



    Best Wishes and HH,





    Buckleboy
    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Solid Gold Monogrammed Thimble, c. 1840-50
    Civil War ID Disc
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Eagle "I" Coat Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    Boxlock Pistol hammer plate
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1848-O and 1854 Half Dimes
    1842-O, 1858, 1876-S and 1888 Seated Dimes
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 and 1944-D Washington Quarters
    2 Silver "War Nickels"
    Silver "Indian Head" badge
    Maynard Carbine casings (Civil War)
    Louisiana Knights Templar Badge
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

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    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.

  3. #3
    us
    Oct 2007
    Quincy, CA
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    Re: KILLER Spanish Silver and some Beautiful Large Cents!

    Awesome finds!! I've never been to the east side of this country before, but if I ever do go you'd better believe my metal detector is coming with me! Congrats on some beautiful coins.

    Ray

  4. #4
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    Re: KILLER Spanish Silver and some Beautiful Large Cents!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray in WA
    Awesome finds!! I've never been to the east side of this country before, but if I ever do go you'd better believe my metal detector is coming with me! Congrats on some beautiful coins.

    Ray

    Kentucky isn't quite "the East." After digging in Kentucky for a good many years now, I think spanish silver in this state is Much more difficult to find than finding it in the Northeast.


    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Solid Gold Monogrammed Thimble, c. 1840-50
    Civil War ID Disc
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Eagle "I" Coat Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    Boxlock Pistol hammer plate
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1848-O and 1854 Half Dimes
    1842-O, 1858, 1876-S and 1888 Seated Dimes
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 and 1944-D Washington Quarters
    2 Silver "War Nickels"
    Silver "Indian Head" badge
    Maynard Carbine casings (Civil War)
    Louisiana Knights Templar Badge
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

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    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.

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2003
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    Re: KILLER Spanish Silver and some Beautiful Large Cents!

    Way to go you guys!

    Gives us fellow Kentuckians hope for finding Spanish Silver! I know it's here!!!

    Congrats! Beautiful finds!
    “Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value ---- zero.” - Voltaire (1694-1778)

  6. #6
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    Re: KILLER Spanish Silver and some Beautiful Large Cents!

    Congrats on some awesome finds guys! Beautiful LC BB and sweet silver HB congrats again! good luck on that privy if u get permission keep it up. best of luck and HH
    CRH Totals 2009

    Wheats 90
    Pre 1960 105
    Buffalo 5
    War Nic 2
    Merc 0
    Rosie 15
    Wash. Quarter 2
    Walking 0
    Franklin 0
    90% 1
    40% 12
    Canadian Silver 3

  7. #7
    us
    Jun 2008
    New York
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    Re: KILLER Spanish Silver and some Beautiful Large Cents!

    Nice finds in the field................

    I have a farmer that lets me on his land anytime (before planting) all I found so far is a lot of iron and a few clad coins......but is over 100acres

    I got a lot of work ahead of me......happy hunting....

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2009
    Upstate New York
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    Re: KILLER Spanish Silver and some Beautiful Large Cents!

    Congrats on all the great finds!!
    Can't wait to see what you come up with next from this site.
    HH

    John
    John from Upstate New York

  9. #9
    no
    Mar 2006
    Norway
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    Re: KILLER Spanish Silver and some Beautiful Large Cents!

    Great finds, beautiful photos.
    Det vi vet er så uendelig lite mot det som har hendt. Arkeologen er som den som går langs en strand og finner småtterier, skyllet i land fra et forsvunnet skib. Men selve skibet som gikk i dypet med menneskene får han aldri se.

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  10. #10
    us
    Relic hunter

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    Kentucky
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    Re: KILLER Spanish Silver and some Beautiful Large Cents!

    I would say some of that heat you was feeling was coming off of HB,he has been on Fire lately . Very nice finds and Awesome to see that Spanish Silver come from our neck of the woods.

    can't wait to see the great items from the privys,once your able to dig.


    Nova Treasure




  11. #11
    us
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    Jan 2009
    SW MO
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    Re: KILLER Spanish Silver and some Beautiful Large Cents!

    Beautiful finds!!!
    Congratulations to all of you!!!

  12. #12

    Re: KILLER Spanish Silver and some Beautiful Large Cents!

    Son of a gun!!! The IB is on a roll. Those coins are fantastic guys. I love seeing pictures like that with the coins still stuck in the dirt. Great shots.
    Very nice digs for the whole group. Congrats.
    Ya gotta love those ticks.
    -MM-
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

  13. #13

    Jan 2007
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    Re: KILLER Spanish Silver and some Beautiful Large Cents!

    Finding Spanish silver in Ky is like finding a New Jersey Copper where I live. Few and far between but worth the wait. Tell H.B. that I said "Great Job" and its in great shape to boot. Nice large cents also. Congratulations to the Iron Brigade.
    Chris

  14. #14
    gb
    Dec 2008
    worcestershire
    excalibur 1000, c-scope,laser b2
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    Re: KILLER Spanish Silver and some Beautiful Large Cents!

    excellent finds...love the silver

  15. #15
    us
    Mar 2009
    Seymour, Indiana
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    Re: KILLER Spanish Silver and some Beautiful Large Cents!

    As usual BB, the Iron Brigade does it again, Amazing finds, also Congrats to HB and DG!!!!

    HH Joe

 

 
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