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    Sep 2008
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    A very unique find, to me anyway!

    My hunting partner, Buck, got permission for us to get on a private farm field in an area where CW troops passed and camped. We did make some finds that would lead one to think the troops had been there. A 1862 Indian Head, dropped three ring bullet, heel plate w/heart piercing, fired round ball, pistol bullet, 1877 Seated Liberty Quarter, 1891 Indian Head, piece of broken muzzle loading rifle trigger guard, bridle rosette, small piece of pewter spoon, fragment of a harmonica reed and a lantern wick adjuster.

    In addition the usual broken pieces of farm equipment, bolts, plow points, broken cast iron pots and pot lids.

    And ....... half of a lead mold to make counterfeit Seated Liberty Quarters. (This detail has now been investigated and changed to the mold being for a V-Nickle.)

    The lead mold half was bent in a "V" shape when struck by a plow. I straighten it out flat again by gingerly squeezing in a wood workers vise.

    I have played around with the image in of the mold cavity to enhance the design. The photo of just the cavity it's self has been reversed. This makes the image look the same way the coin that was used to make it instead of backwards as it looks in actuality.

    Unfortunately a plow rode across the cavity wiping out the last two digits of the date. You can see the "18" clearly and that's it. Three feet from the mold I found a fairly nice 1877 Seated Liberty Quarter Dollar and I just wonder if this coin is the one used to make the mold.



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    Dig 'em!

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    Re: A very unique find, to me anyway!

    That mold is awesome!

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    Re: A very unique find, to me anyway!

    WOW!!!! Very cool!!!

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    Apr 2009
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    Re: A very unique find, to me anyway!

    That is an awesome find! Really cool!
    Momento Mori...

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    Mar 2010
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    Re: A very unique find, to me anyway!

    Very neat mould. Too bad its messed up.

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    Sep 2008
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    Re: A very unique find, to me anyway!

    Something kept nagging me about the coin used to make the mold. I finally figured it out by rotating the photo until the date was straight across the bottom as one normally would look a the coin.

    As I said earlier I reversed or flipped the image so it would appear as if you were looking at the coin instead of the mirror image of it.

    I am now certain that the mold is to cast fake V-Nickles or what is also known as Liberty Head 1883-1912 Nickel.

    I attached the rotated image of the mold and if you have a V-Nickel or a book with a photo of one you can make out the head, stars and date (except for the last two digits)
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    May 2010
    newport vermont
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    Re: A very unique find, to me anyway!

    nice finds like the heart shaped heel plate often used by ladys of the nite so customers could follow her to her house of operation heel prints in the dirt
    vermont hillbilly

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    Jan 2008
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    Re: A very unique find, to me anyway!

    I agree that def. Looks like a mold for a v nickel, sweet find! I found that exact heel plate last fall, congrats on a super hunt!

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    Re: A very unique find, to me anyway!

    Damn...that is a helluva a cool find!!!
    Finder of Things!

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    Nov 2007
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    Re: A very unique find, to me anyway!

    Now thats a darn GREAT find!!!!!
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





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    Re: A very unique find, to me anyway!

    Great find.

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    gb
    May 2008
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    Re: A very unique find, to me anyway!

    Very cool find
    Who needs Cartwheel Pennies anyway?

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    Re: A very unique find, to me anyway!

    That is an Awesome find!
    2020 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Republic of Texas Navy Cuff Button
    US Civil War Belt Plate
    Eagle Breastplate
    Three Louisiana Pelican Cuff Buttons
    Louisiana Pelican Coat Button
    Shield from an 1820-30 Artillery Shako Cap Badge
    Corps of Artillerists and Engineers Button 1798-1802
    Four CW eagle coat buttons
    One CW eagle cuff button
    French Navy Equipages de Ligne button (1 piece, 1830-40s)
    New York Staff Officer Cuff Button
    Colonial silver sleeve link/button made from a half real
    Monogrammed Silver Love Token
    M1858 Remington Revolver Trigger Guard
    Silver spoon made by Alexander McGrew 1805-1836
    Coin Silver mid-1800s "Fede Ring"
    1820s-30s silver eyeglasses frame fragment
    End of a gold crucifix or mechanical pencil
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    William IV farthing (1830-1837)
    dateless half real
    half-cut half real (“quarter real”)
    1781 and 1807 half reales
    1840 quarter franc French silver
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    1877-CC and 1875 Seated Quarters
    1892-O, 1899 and 1906-O Barber Quarters
    1940 Washington Quarter
    1942-P, two 1943-S and two 1943-P War Nickels
    shotgun breechblock
    iron prisoner shackles
    picket pin
    Spurs
    Plantation tokens
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  14. #14
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    Re: A very unique find, to me anyway!

    wow that is a unique piece!
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    Re: A very unique find, to me anyway!

    That mold should really be on the Banner. Not something that's every been found before that I know of. Well done!

    Brian
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