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    Colonial Era Silver Cufflinks w/design

    Yesterday I met one of my goals which was to find a pair of silver cufflinks. I have been fortunate to find many pairs of cufflinks over the years and most with a nice design, but none were ever made of silver.

    I went to my "Colonial Copper Grand Slam" site yesterday, which back in late 2003 I accomplished a grand slam of finding 4 British halfpence all from a different monarch! A William III, King George I, King George II and a King George III. All within 10 feet of each other and all within 10 minutes. I have the story & photos posted for a few years now under Best Finds. http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,102926.0.html

    I had planned on digging and sifting a few spots at this small homestead yesterday, but after two small digs, the heat and humidity told me to stop diggin and just metal detect. So I put away the shovel and sifter and started detecting.

    This homestead is very small, the iron field hit area is no more than 20x30 feet at best and even then the targets are very scarce. My previous hunts yielded my oldest lock ever found by me and my son got a nice 18th century knee buckle there. Click image for larger version. 

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    Near the edge of the homestead, next to the beginning of a cedar swamp area, I did get a weak but decent, non iron hit and to my delight a beautiful pair of cufflinks were staring up at me! Click image for larger version. 

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    I was as not sure if they were silver or pewter, but once I washed them off, I decided to try a bit of baking soda paste on the backside and without a doubt the cufflinks were silver. Click image for larger version. 

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    These cufflinks probably date around later middle period to the late 1700s(1750s-1790)
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    This was the third pair this year with the first pair being the TALLYO ones I found in February.

    Don
    researcher likes this.
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    Re: Colonial Era Silver Cufflinks w/design

    congrats on those great looking silver relics !!!
    ALLEN

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    art of fact

    Re: Colonial Era Silver Cufflinks w/design

    that is awesome,I love hunting colonial sites and it looks pretty private too,Thats even better.Happy Hunting, Art Of Fact.

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    Re: Colonial Era Silver Cufflinks w/design

    wow now those are a awsome find congrats
    Building my wealth one pull tab at a time Tank69 ™

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    Don

    arn't they known as cuflink buttons

    SS.
    Don't piss down my back, then tell me it's raining.

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    Re: Colonial Era Silver Cufflinks w/design

    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Searcher
    Don

    arn't they known as cuflink buttons

    SS.
    As far as I know most (in America) call them cufflinks, in fact if only one half was found, people would most likely chime in and say, hey, that is a cufflink and not a button. Mr Warren Tice (Dating Buttons author) calls them Cuff Links or Linked Buttons. I do consider them a button, but call them cufflinks.

    Don
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    Re: Colonial Era Silver Cufflinks w/design

    Nice area Don, and nice finds...as usual. I am envious of the New Jersey sandy soil!

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    Re: Colonial Era Silver Cufflinks w/design

    Great going Don SJ, you seem to be hunting in the middle of no-where. Love those cuff links

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    Re: Colonial Era Silver Cufflinks w/design

    I'd love to find those. Great goin!

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    Don - congrats on the cool cufflinks. Those are nice ones.

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    all ways up for a hunt in the pines

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    Re: Colonial Era Silver Cufflinks w/design

    good job . fighting the heat , the ticks and ,, the chiggers .

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    Re: Colonial Era Silver Cufflinks w/design

    Yeap, they are might fine, don't you just love the simple but stunning designs
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

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    Re: Colonial Era Silver Cufflinks w/design

    Awesome pair of cufflinks, glad you could knock another one of your wish list. I have only ever found one cufflink they seem hard to come by especially made of silver congrats on another great find. HH!

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    Re: Colonial Era Silver Cufflinks w/design

    Oh Man, they are sweet! Great find! How many acres is that site? I would detect every inch of that site for at least 200-300 yards in circular fashion from where those colonial coppers and cufflinks were found.

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    Re: Colonial Era Silver Cufflinks w/design

    They're beautiful...I love the flower design, looks like the dogwood blossom. Now if you could find the matching mate, then you'll get to wear em.

    RR





 

 
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