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Thread: SWEET SWEET GOLD & US STAFF OFFICER BUTTON & 1865 IH FOUND TODAY

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  1. #1
    us
    Jul 2012
    Virginia
    Tesoro Tejon / minelab x-terra 505
    290
    533 times
    Relic Hunting

    SWEET SWEET GOLD & US STAFF OFFICER BUTTON & 1865 IH FOUND TODAY

    Got out for a few hours to one of the fields i have been working, it was pretty slow going the first hour and the weather looked as though it could shut me down at any moment and that when i came across the 1865 IN, love finding ones from the war years. Well not 20 feet away from that i get a good signal and out comes the US staff Officer button as you can see with the before cleaning and after pic it cleaned up very very nicely. Half hour later get a deep signal and out pops this golden square, after a little research i believe its a victorian era crescent moon and star diamond encrusted locket still has a couple stones left on it. I have not been able to get the locket open as of yet, would be cool if there was a picture inside, enjoy!!

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  2. #2
    us
    Oct 2010
    The Garden State
    Minelab Explorer SE Pro & CTX-3030
    3,545
    2003 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Nice finds! I just dug a '65 IH yesterday too (see my post). Real diamonds on the locket? Good luck in opening it. How did you clean that button up so nicely?

  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2009
    United States
    CTX 3030, TDI SL
    2,288
    1765 times
    nice pickups! Got my fingers crossed that locket is solid gold. Keep us posted

  4. #4
    us
    Jul 2012
    Virginia
    Tesoro Tejon / minelab x-terra 505
    290
    533 times
    Relic Hunting
    used some ammonia on it

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2012
    Virginia
    Tesoro Tejon / minelab x-terra 505
    290
    533 times
    Relic Hunting
    erik - some of the descriptions i read said diamond encrusted, and there are def a couple stones still on it

  6. #6
    us
    Sep 2009
    Central Va
    T2SE DFX XLT GPX
    1,554
    315 times
    Relic Hunting
    Man my eyes hurt from looking at that staff button
    calmerthanu likes this.
    G Grandfather John Taliaferro Stevens.
    Enlisted May 1st, 1862 with Co.B/E 51st VA Infantry.
    Taken Prisoner at princeton WV May 16th 1862, found shot in the back May 17th 1862.
    G Uncle John J.L. Stevens.
    Enlisted Feb. 10th 1863 Co. B, 8th Va Calvary

  7. #7
    us
    Jul 2012
    Virginia
    Tesoro Tejon / minelab x-terra 505
    290
    533 times
    Relic Hunting
    got the locket open, there appears to be what looks like two small tin types inside but moisture and dirt inside have destroyed the images that were on them, what a shame

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2011
    Dalton,Ga.
    Whites MXT, E Trac, Garrett Pro Pinpointer
    2,963
    456 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Great finds! The Button cleaned up very well, Hope you get the locket open congrats...................HH


    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."
    -Samuel Adams-

  9. #9
    us
    Mar 2012
    N. Middle Tennessee
    Fisher 1266x & 1280 Aquanaut, White's XLT
    634
    222 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Sweet finds! I really like that locket.

 

 

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