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    Colonial Dump Site Round 2- HUGE Silver & tiny bucket lister

    Hey guys,

    Headed back out to the colonial dump site that produced the flat buttons and 1812 Naval button yesterday. Tons of targets still remained however today I dug the shallower signals now that the deeper tones had been picked over. Apparently the site was utilized throughout the 19th and early 20th century given the spread of targets. The first dig was tangled in heavy oak roots and was a 30 minute labor to recover. I could see the edge of a copper whatzit and just kept at it until I had it out- Riding SPUR...guessing early 1800s given its copper vs iron.

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    As the site progressed a managed a few flat buttons, round balls, and my first early copper of 2016- guessing its a LC but cant be sure due to the salt water corrosion. Also a domed lead/pewter item...perhaps a gaming piece. ID help on these two are greatly appreciated

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    The next pair of targets was a huge surprise. Screaming shallow tone that I figured was almost certainly trash. Given the quality of the digs I wasn't leaving anything behind. Flipped the plug and starting back out me was the familiar edge of American silver...a 1897 Morgan silver dollar to be exact.

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    An even bigger surprise was the smaller silver tone a few feet away- flipped the plug and removed a tiny silver coin...My first TRIME!

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    I can understand losing the trime, but the Morgan...how to you drop a coin that heavy. Here's the largest and the smallest 1800s American silver dug in the same hunt

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    Heading back to the main pit I dug 2 screaming signals side by side- a Victorian button from the late 19th to early 20th century and a lost Catholic cross. No clue how the pair ended up in the marsh, but it did give me goosebumps when I held them together.

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    All in all an awesome followup from yesterday's hunt- can't wait for the warm weather this weekend.

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  2. #2
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    Congratulations on the 2 silvers.
    Them trime are small huh?
    And that Morgan looks like it was dropped right after it was minted..
    I was say thats the coolest button ive ever seen..
    Great hunt Jon.
    But hold off from going back!!
    Im coming down in a few days..lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vino View Post
    Congratulations on the 2 silvers.
    Them trime are small huh?
    And that Morgan looks like it was dropped right after it was minted..
    I was say thats the coolest button ive ever seen..
    Great hunt Jon.
    But hold off from going back!!
    Im coming down in a few days..lol
    Looking forward to Monday George, plenty of dirt still out there
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    Nice selection of old finds you made.

    Regards + HH

    Bill

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    I think you're close on your dating of that spur, but all early spurs weren't iron. As a matter of fact, I've dug several colonial examples, some dating to the 17th century, and every one of them was copper alloy. I've actually never dug an iron spur although some of the rowel pins on them were iron. Here's a great reference on early spurs if you're interested: http://digitalcommons.buffalostate.e...4&context=neha
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    Thats an awesome combo silver. No idea how folks lost those silver dollars either
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    That button is awesome! That's a crazy site with a huge time frame. I just told Georgie to bring the F75 so he can get the super deep stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill D. (VA) View Post
    I think you're close on your dating of that spur, but all early spurs weren't iron. As a matter of fact, I've dug several colonial examples, some dating to the 17th century, and every one of them was copper alloy. I've actually never dug an iron spur although some of the rowel pins on them were iron.
    Thanks on the spur knowledge, based on the depth I'm pretty sure it was around the same time frame as the 1812 button
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahab8 View Post
    That button is awesome! That's a crazy site with a huge time frame. I just told Georgie to bring the F75 so he can get the super deep stuff
    Haha certainly worth a shot, the salt mineralization gives most detectors fits though...CTX is the perfect machine for these conditions
    2019 Best Coins

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    -1722 Rosa Americana

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    -3rd American Regiment Button (NY Volunteers)
    -1st Regiment of Infantry Cuff (1808)
    -Infantry Script I Coat
    -Infantry Script I Cuffs
    -1812 US Coat
    -1812 US Cuff
    -Colonial Pewter Ingot
    -Hotchkiss Lead Sabot
    -Southern #8 Hat Badge
    -Federal GS Eagle buttons

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    Great group of finds Jon! Another good site you're on. Keep at it and I look forward to seeing what else comes from there.

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    You had me after the words Morgan and trime. Awesome digs vmi Great assortment of treasure.
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    Great bunch of finds! Very cool to find the BIG and tiny silvers, both are highly desired and hard to find coins. Dang...

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    That site of yours is certainly opening up to you!
    The big and little silvers are part of what will draw you back again!
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