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  1. #1
    Nov 2012
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    It's a little too early for champagne buuuuttt ...

    Please join me in my excitement this morning as yesterday I dug a perfectly beautiful rare CSA Atlanta Arsenal style belt buckle! It was my first target of the afternoon and while I'm amazed at my find, I just happened to be at the right place at the right time. The first CSA buckle like this I had ever seen was a few months ago at the Middle Tennessee Metal Detecting Club meeting and our very own DMan Doug was the proud owner. This is the Atlanta Arsenal style CSA rectangle and was probably issued in Dalton, Georgia in 1863. My buckle even had a little bit of black leather still attached under the two main hooks because copper sulfite was used to cast the plate and it inhibited decay and infestation of insects. I still can't believe my incredible luck this morning. It was laying face up and as soon as I saw the "A" it registered in my mind what I had unearthed and I just had to sit there in reverence a minute before I could get up and go show it to my husband who was equally as shocked and happy.

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  2. #2
    I would rather be happy then right

    Jul 2013
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    Awsome. .Awsome. .Awsome. .
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  3. #3
    Jul 2014
    western NC
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    Congrats, one heck of a find ! She got my vote
    Last edited by RJ55; Sep 04, 2014 at 09:52 AM.
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  4. #4

    Jan 2014
    The Sunshine State/The Golden State
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    guess everyone is still sleepin,this will be up top this afternoon,i suspect, Congrats on a well preserved buckle
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  5. #5
    Charter Member
    Mar 2013
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    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    Coily, that's a beautiful find!

    You don't have a Banner yet, so I just nominated you for one

    I pray you get the Banner!

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  6. #6
    Tennessee Digger

    Sep 2011
    Tesoro and Troy Shadow Fisher Gold Bug Pro Minelab Equinox 600.
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    Find of a life time. It is THE relic to dig. I vote banner also. Congrats.
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    Member of Northwest Treasure Hunters

    Nov 2013
    Spokane Wa
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    ver nice
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  8. #8
    Aug 2014
    Northern Va
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    Great find and even better when you can share it with someone!
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  9. #9
    Virgin Hunter

    Apr 2013
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    great find
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    It's OK to be disappointed AFTER you dug it - as long as you never forget; that BEFORE you dug it, it had the POTENTIAL to be life changing!

  10. #10
    Apr 2013
    Minelab pro find 35 Minelab Equinox 600 Minelab Excalibur II Minelab E-Trac
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    Absolutely incredible!! Good for you. That is one exquisite piece of history. Banner all day long!!!! Break out the bubbly!
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  11. #11
    Oct 2013
    Topsham, Maine
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    Hell yeah great job CG
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  12. #12
    Charter Member

    May 2012
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    Congrats Coily. Vote in too but regardless what a find.
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  13. #13
    Its not what detector you own, its what you do with it!

    Apr 2011
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    Looks like a "Super Great Find !" hope you do get your banner for this one, that plate just has so much story to tell !!
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  14. #14
    Mar 2009
    644 times
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    As said before that is one AWESOME FIND CONGRATS
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  15. #15
    Feb 2012
    146 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    at first I thought the plate was cleaned/polished. but after looking at the image closely I see it is not. it looks like it was found in sand and has an almost non-dug look. I have only seen a few other plates with this look and none were dug recently; all long ago in either sand or watery muck. this is the best condition plate I have seen in easily he last 10 years if not longer. congratulations on a super find. it is definitely banner worthy.
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