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Thread: 1855 Brass Springfield Rifle Band, 1934 Belgian Franc & Other Finds from Yesterday

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    1855 Brass Springfield Rifle Band, 1934 Belgian Franc & Other Finds from Yesterday

    Had a four day weekend, hunted every day. Days 1-3 found basically nothing. I found all of this yesterday. (isn't that crazy how hunting goes) Did some research on the brass band & almost positive it's from an 1855 Springfield (any more insight would be appreciated) The Franc was a neat & unusual find as well. Lots of other finds as well. Many hours put in this weekend! Can't wait to hit this spot again! HH!
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    interesting items.......nice hunting

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsalty19 View Post
    interesting items.......nice hunting
    Thank you sir!

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    Found a reproduction online of the brass band, how I ID'd it (guess this is what she looked like new)
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    Your "franc" says Good For 1 F...it's Belgian, but are you sure it's not some sort of token? It doesn't really strike me as a coin, but I could be wrong. Last item looks like a tape dispenser.

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    The same thought crossed my mind but there are two pieces broken off (looks like the one piece would get in the way if it was a tape dispenser) can't find anything like it online although I agree it's some sort of dispenser

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    Erik is correct - the Belgian piece is a token. The phrase, "Bon Pour" is the key - it means "Good For". Can't tell you any more about it, tho.
    John in the Great 208

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    Quote Originally Posted by idahotokens View Post
    Erik is correct - the Belgian piece is a token. The phrase, "Bon Pour" is the key - it means "Good For". Can't tell you any more about it, tho.
    John in the Great 208
    Thanks for the insight on this.

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    Oops! I was wrong. The Belgian piece is not a token (regardless of the "good for" wording) - it is a coin issued by the government. It is listed as Yeoman #28 in quantity of 10 million +. That particular variety was made 1922-34, and a very similar variety, Yeoman #28.1 was made 1922-35. The difference in the two varieties is that the former carries the French word, "Belgique" whereas the latter carries the Flemish word, "Belgie". Sorry about that! I learn something every day...
    John in the Great 208

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    Started treasure hunting ever since i was a kid lost my digging habit until five years later...i love outdoor even if it's just hiking, i dive surf and metal detecting...been living here in Hawaii for the last seven years.

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    Hey great finds=) keep digging...HH

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    Great finds Josh! I am glad you are getting the hang of the MXT. Had fun hunting with you Sunday (boy that is a long drive though!).

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    Josh,
    You definitely nailed it with the Springfield band. That is a really cool find and definitely should get you points on the board. Interesting Belgium coin. MD'n is feast or famine. Get used to it especially when you relic hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenspeed View Post
    Great finds Josh! I am glad you are getting the hang of the MXT. Had fun hunting with you Sunday (boy that is a long drive though!).
    Thanks Hardy, glad you & John were able to come up. We'll have to plan another hunt for the fall or winter

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    lost hunter
    Looks like its from the old Krag
    Last edited by lost hunter; Sep 20, 2012 at 09:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost hunter View Post
    Looks like its from the old Krag
    I checked the 1892 - 1901 Springfield parts and those bands don't match the band I found (don't think they were brass but I could be wrong). Those bands are also thinner than this one. The 1855 reproduction I found (is in this thread) seems to be a dead match. I've also seen similar images of these bands that were dug at Civil War camps.

 

 
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