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  1. #1
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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
    White's V3i Excalibur 1000, Teknetics T2 SE
    5,068
    253 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    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!!!

  2. #2

    May 2005
    Maine
    Minelab Etrac Fisher F75 SE
    3,376
    8 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

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

    Nice digs Neil. Like that button.

  3. #3
    us
    Aug 2007
    Topsham, Vermont
    Minelab 705, Garrett ace 250
    2,157
    235 times
    Banner Finds (2)

    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

  4. #4
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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
    White's V3i Excalibur 1000, Teknetics T2 SE
    5,068
    253 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    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.

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2010
    552
    7 times

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

    Great finds!!

  6. #6

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

    cool! likin that headress doo hickey! nice hunt!
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    2010 large coppers 34 1 GW button
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  7. #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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. #8
    us
    Nov 2008
    2,222
    10 times
    Banner Finds (1)

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

    awesome hunt neil!! willy

  9. #9
    jc2
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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

  10. #10
    us
    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
    White's V3i Excalibur 1000, Teknetics T2 SE
    5,068
    253 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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  11. #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

  12. #12
    us
    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

  13. #13
    Charter Member
    us
    Aug 2007
    Mn.
    E-TRAC
    3,014
    395 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)

    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

  14. #14
    it
    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 ..........

  15. #15
    us
    Jul 2009
    Just Outside Detroit
    Whites M6 Matrix
    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?

 

 
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