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    Colonial coppers, crotal bell, and unique flat button w/ unique bar shank (ID?)

    Well, I had family obligations this weekend but I managed to sneak away this afternoon. Did an hour in a new spot. It was completely overgrown as usual but the barn area was open...

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    I'm very curious about this flat button. It seems early and hand inscribed, but I've never see a straight bar where the shank is. It is brazed on and j have doubts to it serving as a pin. Click image for larger version. 

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    One of the coppers is a KG3. The other is broken, and the face is corroded, but is probably the same as the other. One side can see Lady Britannia.

    Anyway, enjoy and good hunts!

    Steve

    UPDATE: I found the other piece to that cracked half penny, about 15-20' away! That's a first

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    Last edited by Scrappy; Aug 29, 2016 at 07:33 PM.


    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 14
    Transitional US State Coppers - 9
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 131
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 107
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - We’ll over a 1000

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    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 Regal King George II Farthing
    1776 Counter King George iii





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    Looks like a good hunt to me congrats on some nice stuff
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    Not too shabby for an hour. Grats.
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    Congratualtions on the productive hunt!
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    Congrats on another successful hunt Steve. What number does that Crotal Bell have on it? How many coppers have you dug so far this season?
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    No picture of the reverse of the E button?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loco-Digger View Post
    Congrats on another successful hunt Steve. What number does that Crotal Bell have on it? How many coppers have you dug so far this season?
    Thx for looking Kevin. There's no visible number on the bell. Several of mine have numbers but this one lacks. Coppers? Not sure...maybe 24-30?


    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 14
    Transitional US State Coppers - 9
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 131
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 107
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - We’ll over a 1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 Regal King George II Farthing
    1776 Counter King George iii





    If it ain't at least seated, it aint Sh*t

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    No picture of the reverse of the E button?
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    Hey Cru. There you go. My best guess is a lapel pin.


    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 2
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 14
    Transitional US State Coppers - 9
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 131
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 107
    Slick coppers - too painful to talk about
    Silver Coins - We’ll over a 1000

    Favourite Finds:
    1665 1-reale Spanish Cob
    Revolutionary War stirrup
    1812 2nd Regiment Artillarists pewter button
    1695 Willam 3rd Halfpenny in excellent condition
    G.W. Inagural Buttons - 6 Point Estoile cuff variety
    Love token etched on 1859 seated Dime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C &. Crosby-1B
    1749 Regal King George II Farthing
    1776 Counter King George iii





    If it ain't at least seated, it aint Sh*t

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post
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    Hey Cru. There you go. My best guess is a lapel pin.
    Strange one. Your guess would be as good as mine!
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    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    All nice finds. Is it possible the button had a normal shank that broke, and somehow got straightened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erving View Post
    All nice finds. Is it possible the button had a normal shank that broke, and somehow got straightened?
    That's what I was thinking... the loop broke off, and got straightened out. Whatever it is, it's cool, especially since it is engraved.

    Congrats on the successful hunt Scrappy!
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    Nice day there. It's nice to have those standby sites for quick hunts.
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    That's a good hour.
    My guess is a flat button hand made into a pin as you suggested, a one-of-a-kind.

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    Nice stuff, your a hard working bramble bashing son of a gun!
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    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

 

 
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