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    Dug My BEST in 20 Years Today

    UPDATE IN REPLY #102! It appears that the example of the PB countermark on my coin was UNIQUE as of 2003--hoping for more information on whether any have been recovered since!

    Hello All,

    I am still shaking from the find I just made, even though some hours have passed. I had metal detecting dreams last night. Was surprised I didn't wake to find a dig hole in my mattress!

    Went out with Diggergirl to a site where she wanted to dig an old bottle trash pit. I got that excavation process started with her, and left her there happily recovering bottles.

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    But the cane fields were calling me, and I just couldn't wait to get the F75 fired up and get in there. I didn't have high hopes, because the signs were turn-of-the-century, which is usually a bust down here in South Louisiana, due to the economic destruction of the civil war and Reconstruction period, followed immediately by the collapse of the depression. Plus, I really prefer CW-era and earlier finds. Just more history there, and more interest to me.

    At any rate, I got going and to my surprise dug a couple Civil War bullets right off (dopped burnside and a .69 cal round ball). Picked up an 1890 IH right on top of the ground that beeped at me as I walked by. But I wasn't prepared for what I dug next! It was a quarter of an 8Reales. I had wanted a Big 8 forever, and had seen Hill Billy dig FOUR of them in Old Kentucky, and my digging buddy down here dug one last year! While I was really happy for them, I wanted one for the collection.

    Well...it gets better! The cut coin has the coveted Planter's Bank New Orleans counterstamp! One of these was featured in Western & Eastern Treasures Magazine Best Finds issue this year, and they normally sell for $4,000-$6,000.00! An especially nice condition counterstamp of the same type recently sold for over $9,000: http://legacy.stacks.com/Lot/ItemDetail/4183

    Enjoy the video and photos. I have a photo below of the Western & Eastern write-up in the Best Finds issue, but information on this rare counterstamp is readily available online as well.



    Parts of three solid silver spoons:

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    1890 IH was a nice surprise:

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    Nice 1913 Barber Dime

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    And the cut 8Reales:

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    The "PB" stamp is different on the one I dug than any others I've seen (an oval on mine vs a circle with chain border on the others). Wonder if that's a new variety of the counterstamp?

    All the digs, not including the brass crappe (recycling!) and bucket of scrap iron.

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    It's nice to finally hit a BIG find. I knew one of us would dig one sooner or later. Even though I still want to dig a gold coin, IMO this is better than a gold coin, not only in terms of value, but also in history.

    Best Wishes,


    Buck
    Last edited by BuckleBoy; Jun 30, 2013 at 07:00 PM.
    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Solid Gold Monogrammed Thimble, c. 1840-50
    Civil War ID Disc
    14K Gold ink pen nib
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Eagle "I" Coat Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    Boxlock Pistol hammer plate
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    1870 Three Cent Nickel
    1846 and one dateless Large Cent
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1848-O and 1854 Half Dimes
    1842-O, 1858, 1876-S 1876-CC and 1888 Seated Dimes
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 and 1944-D Washington Quarters
    2 Silver "War Nickels"
    Silver "Indian Head" badge
    Maynard Carbine casings (Civil War)
    Louisiana Knights Templar Badge
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

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    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  2. #2
    REV WAR HUNTER

    Oct 2009
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    Simply amazing! That is an instant banner find! Your heart must have been racing..a find well deserved for sure with your trying and patience...Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Patriot View Post
    Simply amazing! That is an instant banner find! Your heart must have been racing..a find well deserved for sure with your trying and patience...Congrats!
    My heart is STILL racing!
    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Solid Gold Monogrammed Thimble, c. 1840-50
    Civil War ID Disc
    14K Gold ink pen nib
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Eagle "I" Coat Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    Boxlock Pistol hammer plate
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    1870 Three Cent Nickel
    1846 and one dateless Large Cent
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1848-O and 1854 Half Dimes
    1842-O, 1858, 1876-S 1876-CC and 1888 Seated Dimes
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 and 1944-D Washington Quarters
    2 Silver "War Nickels"
    Silver "Indian Head" badge
    Maynard Carbine casings (Civil War)
    Louisiana Knights Templar Badge
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

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    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  4. #4
    us
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    Good times, Congrats...

  5. #5
    ca
    Oct 2009
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    Any part of a 8 reales is a good find, with a counterstamp makes it a great find! I love counter stamped coins and tokens, they have a unique history all on their own, much more than the coin they originally were.
    Super find!
    ...if you think I'm a pain in the neck, it's lower, lower,little bit lower, too low, higher, there ya go.....

  6. #6
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    CANE FIELD BANDITS and IRON BRIGADE MEMBER

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    Any part of a 8 reales is a good find, with a counterstamp makes it a great find! I love counter stamped coins and tokens, they have a unique history all on their own, much more than the coin they originally were.
    Super find!
    Very true. It's also nice to feel the heft of that silver. Aside from digging a US half or dollar, there's nothing else like it--and even the US coins cannot compete with the history in most cases.

    Cheers,

    Buck
    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Solid Gold Monogrammed Thimble, c. 1840-50
    Civil War ID Disc
    14K Gold ink pen nib
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Eagle "I" Coat Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    Boxlock Pistol hammer plate
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    1870 Three Cent Nickel
    1846 and one dateless Large Cent
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1848-O and 1854 Half Dimes
    1842-O, 1858, 1876-S 1876-CC and 1888 Seated Dimes
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 and 1944-D Washington Quarters
    2 Silver "War Nickels"
    Silver "Indian Head" badge
    Maynard Carbine casings (Civil War)
    Louisiana Knights Templar Badge
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

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    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  7. #7
    us
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    Congrats on finding something you've been wanting to find. And a rare one at that. :thumbup:
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    Hope I'm not getting ahead of myself, but many congrats Buck on what should without a doubt be your banner find #4. That's an awesome piece even without the counterstamp. But with it I'd call that a historically significant find. I know Diggergirl's efforts got lost in all the excitement, but was curious as to how she did in that pit.
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  9. #9

    Feb 2012
    North Pole
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    Congratulations!!
    Scholar
    Finds2019
    Coins usables=0
    Silver= 0 pieces
    Gold= Nothing


  10. #10
    us
    Hey! I found a .........

    Jul 2006
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    Buckleboy, you have been on fire lately! Now, I am going to have to get out in this heat and find me some goodies. LOL
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  11. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D. (VA) View Post
    Hope I'm not getting ahead of myself, but many congrats Buck on what should without a doubt be your banner find #4. That's an awesome piece even without the counterstamp. But with it I'd call that a historically significant find. I know Diggergirl's efforts got lost in all the excitement, but was curious as to how she did in that pit.
    She got a couple of slicks and one embossed medicine, along with an ink well and some pieces we are going to try and reconstruct.

    If folks will nominate, this one does belong up top. Been a while since my last banner find, for sure. But either way I'm thrilled to dig it, and the banner doesn't add to or detract from that excitement one bit.

    Cheers,

    Buck
    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Solid Gold Monogrammed Thimble, c. 1840-50
    Civil War ID Disc
    14K Gold ink pen nib
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Eagle "I" Coat Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    Boxlock Pistol hammer plate
    1865 2 Cent Piece
    1870 Three Cent Nickel
    1846 and one dateless Large Cent
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1848-O and 1854 Half Dimes
    1842-O, 1858, 1876-S 1876-CC and 1888 Seated Dimes
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 and 1944-D Washington Quarters
    2 Silver "War Nickels"
    Silver "Indian Head" badge
    Maynard Carbine casings (Civil War)
    Louisiana Knights Templar Badge
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

    OUR 2018 YEAR-END POST:
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    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  12. #12
    us
    Oct 2010
    The Garden State
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    Great BANNER find my friend!! Would love to hear what type of culinary delights you celebrated with!!

  13. #13

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Wow!!!!I have dug an 8r,and been with buds and watched em dig counterstamped coins,but one still eludes me.To dig one with a RARE stamp,is off the charts.Congrats doesnt even touch it my friend!
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    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





  14. #14

    Nov 2012
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    Good coin!! Do those spoons have a makers mark on the back? One of them looks like it could be a William Rogers Spoon "WM Rogers"

  15. #15
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    us
    Oct 2009
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    Wooo Hoooo Buckles on an AWESOME find . . . . .a part of a 8 reales with Nawleans COUNTERSTAMP!!! I know you can't wait to get back ASAP! It's amazing to me how we can hunt an area and then find a find of a lifetime in the same area. It just goes to show you, no area is really hunted-out. CONGRATULATIONS, and now go find some more!!!

    Breezie
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    Every time I watch Gone With The Wind, I think we're gonna win this time!

 

 
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