Post By silversweeper
May 22, 2012, 12:59 AM
Trio of silver, colonial button and some birdpoints
Not a huge pile of finds but some nice ones none the less. The birdpoints came from a very early morning hunt at a field I have been hunting points on for almost 20 years now (recently counted the birdpoints in the case on my wall, these recent finds puts me over 300 nice points and I have no idea how many broken ones I've boxed up so far). Later I moved to metal detecting mode and went to one of our local hunted out parks. Was using my new 13" Ultimate DD coil on the etrac, dug some trash and some clad, and then hit a pair of mercs in one hole (literally did hit the one of them with my digger, still getting used to pinpointing with the new coil). On the way back to the van I went over some ground that I've gone over many times before, hoping the new coil might find something I'd missed before and.....it sure did. A beauty of a Barber dime, 1916 so it's not ancient but still a gorgeous little piece of silver. Too bad the mercs weren't 1916's.....with a nice D on the back! Ah well, I'm still mighty happy with a 3 silver day. It's been a while since I've topped 2 silvers in one hunt. The colonial button and fired ball came from a short Sunday hunt. The two brass pieces are actually a friend's finds. The one on the top is a large piece off of something, we don't know what. The company made everything from straight razors to shotguns to wood stoves..... The bottom piece, Meet me on the Pike, has to be from the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis and is probably worth a pretty penny. Great find and probably measures about 2 inches square. Can't wait to get out again!! HH to all.
May 22, 2012, 08:25 AM
May 22, 2012, 08:48 AM
Nice work on the targets and the points. Most of the small points found here are either jasper or obsidian.
May 22, 2012, 05:28 PM
Very nice. Looks like those places will be keeping you busy!
May 22, 2012, 06:12 PM
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
May 22, 2012, 06:14 PM
awesome finds. love the points
May 23, 2012, 12:34 AM
presidential campaign items, 1860 JOHN BELL-EDWARD EVERETT tin type pic token, 1888 Benjamin Harrison pin. 1876 CENTENNIAL REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEDAL WITH BARON VON STEUBEN AND GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON. CW RELICS 1864 Union store card,3 I,1 R, eagle buttons
nice points!!!! i have found almost a 100 and only 3 of em are them poison point type like them ones u have..
oldest dug 1831 William IIII. 1844 1/6 Skilling. 1834,51,54,72,76cc,77,84-87,89,92,93o,94o,96,97-99o,1900o-11,13 Dimes. 1854,56,76s,94,99,1902,06,09d,11,15s Qtrs. 1864,65 2cent. 79,83cc Morgan. 1867,68,69,70,75,82,87,88,90,91,93,95,97,98,1900,0 2,04-09,11,12d Nickles. 1848,56,59,61,64-67-69,73-75,81-85,87-09 Cent.
May 23, 2012, 04:20 AM
Nice haul of silver, relics and points, Congrats!
Desire is oft more pleasant than acquisition
May 23, 2012, 06:23 AM
That brass plate is a real neat find.
May 23, 2012, 07:09 AM
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