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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
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    18th and 19th Century Finds and a theory...

    I have not been able to get out very much over the last few weeks due to coaching little league, doing yard work etc. I have spent some time returning to 3 spots that have always been productive. As always, there have been plenty of artifacts, but little coinage, other than a few Indian Heads and a Large Cent found a while back. I have a theory why these spots are not producing more coins, especially old copper. The spots must have been heavily hunted over the years. Most of these items read lower than the "coin" mode would read and may have been passed up as junk. (Use ALL METAL or RELIC MODE and DIG EVERY SIGNAL!!) The only other theory is that I just haven't found the coins yet! It may be too late for this season. The poison ivy has taken over much of the area.

    From top left: Leather stud, cabinet drawer handle from a tavern that burned in 1850, whiffletree, pewter spoon fragments, clay smoking pipe fragment, 17.5mm musket ball, various other items including a deadbolt door thingy, a whole lot of flat buttons (some may be early 18th century or older), and a whole lot of buckles! I think most of the buckles are late 19th or early 20th century, but the rectangular one looks more colonial. I don't know about the oval one. Any experts?
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  2. #2

    Mar 2007
    Lititz, PA
    Garrett Ace 250
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    Re: 18th and 19th Century Finds and a theory...

    Greeat job Neil! Were these all found with your Ace250?

  3. #3

    Jan 2007
    Omaha, NE
    ACE 250 and Discovery 1100
    650
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: 18th and 19th Century Finds and a theory...

    Neil, Nice collection there. All finds are treasure.

    HH
    Neal

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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
    White's V3i, MX Sport, Dual Field PI, Minelab Excalibur 1000, Teknetics T2 SE
    5,160
    694 times
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: 18th and 19th Century Finds and a theory...

    Most of these were found with the ACE 250. I decided to keep my CXIII as a relic machine. I like the added features not on the ACE.

    I will say this...some of those very small buttons were 6-8 inches deep. That is great depth for small objects. I am waiting on a new pinpointer and those small buttons are a b__ch to find in the dirt pile!

  5. #5
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    Feb 2006
    Virginia
    V3i
    1,600
    53 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: 18th and 19th Century Finds and a theory...

    The "oval" buckle is actually part of a saddle.. I just dug another this past weekend in a yard in my town.. about the only thing good that came out of there!!!

    MonkeyBoy

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    Dec 2006
    Southern Maryland
    Presently mental, not metal
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    Re: 18th and 19th Century Finds and a theory...

    Gorgeous finds!!

    ** cabinet drawer handle from a tavern that burned in 1850 **
    Insane !!! I love it!

    Congrats on some truly great finds!!

    Bogart
    ~ May you ALWAYS be Blessed & may you ALWAYS Bless others ~

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    What a great hobby this is...

    Apr 2007
    Tulsa, OK
    Fisher F75 SE, Minelab E-Trac
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    Re: 18th and 19th Century Finds and a theory...

    Dang nice finds Neil... You would have to mention "Poison Ivy", now I'm itching all over...

 

 

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