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  1. #1
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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
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    The old fields are still giving up some goodies!

    I had the chance to return to a few of my favorite spots. Both are former farm fields but are very different. The first one dates back to colonial times and is a young forest, the other was a soy bean field that dates to the early-mid nineteenth century and is still a wide open field, which makes for easy detecting year round.



    I had a hunch that the soy bean field had been detected before by others that were using pre-set coin mode. Nearly all of the targets found are mid-range targets, with no copper or silver signals. Apparently I was correct, as a person came by and said that it had been detected before. That is OK with me! I can dig old CW era relics all day long! Some of the mid range targets missed were three cent pieces (the field has given up 5 so far!) and a half dime, not to mention all of the other relics and buttons including what I am posting today.







    The "Double Gilt" button appears to be much older than most of the other relics. I would say it is late 18th to early 19th century. The marine button has the back mark "HORSTMANN PHILADELPHIA" which makes it post CW, although I doubt it is 1893-1930's as some websites state for that particular back mark. Another four hole button was also dug, this one marked "NAGEL & SIEGLING / NY". I cannot find any info on this back mark.



    No outing to this field would be complete without at least one "D" buckle and a circa 1850 spoon marked "ROGERS NICKEL SILVER".



    Many other unidentified relics were also unearthed including the Native American headdress, a round object that looks like it may have been a mount for a gauge of some type, a clasp and an odd rectangular object with two lines on it. I have found these before in other fields and have always wondered about them. Any help with ID is appreciated!!!

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  3. #2

    May 2005
    Maine
    Minelab Etrac Fisher F75 SE
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    Re: The old fields are still giving up some goodies!

    Nice digs Neil. Like that button.

  4. #3
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    Aug 2007
    Topsham, Vermont
    Minelab 705, Garrett ace 250
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    Re: The old fields are still giving up some goodies!

    I love digging buttons. Looks like you do too. Is that some type of early navy button in the close up pic ?

    Nice stuff, VPR

  5. #4
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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
    Excalibur 1000, Teknetics T2 SE
    5,056
    215 times
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    Re: The old fields are still giving up some goodies!

    Quote Originally Posted by VERMONTPACKRAT
    I love digging buttons. Looks like you do too. Is that some type of early navy button in the close up pic ?

    Nice stuff, VPR
    It is actually a USMC button. It appears to be post CW, my guess is no later than 1890's.

    I also neglected to post some nice collar buttons that came up real low, below the foil area.

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    Feb 2010
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    Re: The old fields are still giving up some goodies!

    Great finds!!

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    Re: The old fields are still giving up some goodies!

    cool! likin that headress doo hickey! nice hunt!
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  8. #7

    Aug 2007
    metro detroit
    dfx, m6, prizm III
    183
    1 times

    Re: The old fields are still giving up some goodies!

    very cool finds !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. #8
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    Nov 2008
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    Re: The old fields are still giving up some goodies!

    awesome hunt neil!! willy

  10. #9
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    Sep 2004
    Philadelphia Pa
    Explorer SE w/SunRay X1 Probe, Sovereign Elite w/SunRay S1 Probe, Garrett Infinium LS and the Tesoro Cortes'
    131
    2 times

    Re: The old fields are still giving up some goodies!

    Even cherry picked fields can yield great coins . . . found some info on NAGEL & SIEGLING button back mark . . . here's a link . . . http://books.google.com/books?id=nRU...page&q&f=false

  11. #10
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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
    Excalibur 1000, Teknetics T2 SE
    5,056
    215 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: The old fields are still giving up some goodies!

    Quote Originally Posted by jc2
    Even cherry picked fields can yield great coins . . . found some info on NAGEL & SIEGLING button back mark . . . here's a link . . . http://books.google.com/books?id=nRU...page&q&f=false
    Thanks! Here is some more info I found out about one of the partners:

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  12. #11
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    May 2008
    Good Thunder, MN
    Garrett 2500 - Pro Pointer
    132

    Re: The old fields are still giving up some goodies!

    Nice Relics!!!!!
    The Coin God of Thunder Valley

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    Jan 2006
    Houston, TX
    V3i/DX-1, E-Trac/X-1, Excalibur II
    3,220
    19 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: The old fields are still giving up some goodies!

    Looks like a great hunt Neil!

    HH!
    Beep

  14. #13
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    Aug 2007
    Mn.
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    Re: The old fields are still giving up some goodies!

    Nice finds Neil. I have found a couple of blocks like your rectangular objects with two lines on them. I don't have them any more to show but I think they were made of aluminum. Are yours aluminum?
    roger

  15. #14
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    all ways up for a hunt in the pines

    Dec 2007
    bayville nj
    minelab xs
    710
    2 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: The old fields are still giving up some goodies!

    great find there ..........

  16. #15
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    Jul 2009
    Michigan
    Spectra V3i, Whites DFX300
    84
    1 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: The old fields are still giving up some goodies!

    Wtg... great finds. What numbers you getting on the detector from those 3 cent pieces?

  17. #16
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    Feb 2005
    Three Rivers
    Whites V3i & Explorer SE
    4,739
    33 times
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    Re: The old fields are still giving up some goodies!

    Those are nice finds Neil.

    Have you been finding most of your stuff with the V3. It's a good unit. I am getting close to a few hundred hrs on it. I gotta send mine in and get the upgrade also.

    HH Jer

  18. #17
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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
    Excalibur 1000, Teknetics T2 SE
    5,056
    215 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: The old fields are still giving up some goodies!

    Quote Originally Posted by JerV3
    Those are nice finds Neil.

    Have you been finding most of your stuff with the V3. It's a good unit. I am getting close to a few hundred hrs on it. I gotta send mine in and get the upgrade also.

    HH Jer
    Jer, it is the only detector I have been using. I replaced the D2 coil with the 950 eclipse and I am enjoying it a lot more. It gets down real deep, even on tiny buttons.

    Quote Originally Posted by rodgerdodger
    Nice finds Neil. I have found a couple of blocks like your rectangular objects with two lines on them. I don't have them any more to show but I think they were made of aluminum. Are yours aluminum?
    roger
    They may be aluminum, but I am not sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Acejeckel
    Wtg... great finds. What numbers you getting on the detector from those 3 cent pieces?
    I only found one of the three cent pieces in the field. The other four were found by two others. Mine is in the best shape out of the four, however.

    Mine is .750 silver, .250 copper. It sounded very much like a small, deep button. It was bouncing up from the teens to the 50's. Once it was on the ground it stayed in the 30's if I remember correctly. These coins are extremely thin, hence the bouncy signals. A few of the others found were the .900 varieties and they VDI's a bit higher, but not much.

    All I can say is if it is not iron, dig it, and if you are not sure, dig it!

 

 

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