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  1. #1
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    us
    Detect smarter, not harder.

    Mar 2014
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    Stunning Early Militia Artillery Belt Plate leaves me stunned! WOW!

    When you text a find to some of your best buddies and they all curse at you, that's when you know you have something really killer.

    Well today was that day for me, and I'm so pleased with this find despite a new fan club being started called "FU Steve" (whatever that means) lol.

    I've been having some luck at a site I'd all but written off. You see I've been staying away from the street - perhaps for reclusive reasons, or perhaps because I don't want other detectorists to spot me. Either way, lately, I've been chancing it and scoring lots of large cents and early buttons. Today I was hammering away and got a slamming hit on the Deus. The kind that make the Deus overload and sound like it's in stereo. I dig it despite being sure it was junk...

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    I say a few expletives after figuring out what it was.

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    After some good advice from a few experts, I clean it with nothing but a toothpick and a chip brush.

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    Finished off with some renaissance wax and viola!

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    A few friends with some incredible knowledge have confirmed it's a Ca. 1820 Militia Artillerist Belt Plate.

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    Plate #4 in Crouch.



    It was a true blessing to dig this plate, especially in the condition it's in. Enjoy and good hunts everyone.

    Steve
    Last edited by Scrappy; Mar 01, 2017 at 08:05 AM.


    "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

  2. #2

    Feb 2017
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    That's insane! Awesome find! I hope of finding something like that one day. Keep it up
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  3. #3
    us
    Jan 2010
    DFW Texas
    Minelab E-TRAC, Garrett ProPointer, Lesche Digger
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Homerun of a find, looks beautiful!
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  4. #4
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    art

    Dec 2015
    Maryland's eastern shore
    whites MXTPro whites MXSport
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    That's a heck of a find congrats Scrappy
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    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

  5. #5
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    us
    Feb 2015
    Oklahoma
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I have to agree with the jealousy issue....Holy Mackerel that is a beauty....center stage in a good collection....
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    Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand. - Tribe Unknown. Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. - Blackfoot

  6. #6
    us
    Apr 2013
    East Coast - USA
    XP Deus, GPX 4500, Equinox 800, AT Max
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    Absolutely sick! Going to drop a big banner vote on this one without a doubt. We rarely get to see these dug and they're never in this incredible condition. Insane plate man.

  7. #7
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    MARK

    Feb 2016
    West Ky
    Garrett AT PRO, Garrett carrot
    371
    580 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Wow! What a dig, congratulations!
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    Fred Bear

  8. #8
    ca
    Oct 2009
    East Dirtyville
    3,030
    2298 times
    Banner Finds (2)
    I'm stunned too!
    That is so awesome! Great piece!
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    ...if you think I'm a pain in the neck, it's lower, lower,little bit lower, too low, higher, there ya go.....

  9. #9
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    Charlie

    Feb 2015
    New York/Florida
    DEUS ALL THE WAY
    908
    1796 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Steve you never cease to amaze fantastic find in a one condition
    That's a banner all day , I can't wait to see where the date lies
    You said early 18s. I vote banner I've never seen one like it amazing find hh gl
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  10. #10
    us
    Nov 2005
    So. Cal.
    Whites M6 & MXT
    142
    81 times
    Metal Detecting
    Congrats on the awesome find, Keep hittin that area.
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  11. #11
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    Matt

    Feb 2016
    MD
    Garrett AT Pro/ Garrett Ace 250/ Garrett Pro Pointer AT
    192
    214 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    What a beaut!
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  12. #12
    us
    Jan 2010
    DFW Texas
    Minelab E-TRAC, Garrett ProPointer, Lesche Digger
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner vote as well. I been smashing that banner button a lot lately!
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  13. #13
    Charter Member
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    Detect smarter, not harder.

    Mar 2014
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    Minelab CTX 3030 & XP Deus
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    Banner Finds (5)
    Quote Originally Posted by trapperart View Post
    That's a heck of a find congrats Scrappy
    Thanks Art. The sight of the square plate with an eagle instantly made me say holy ***** lol.


    "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

  14. #14
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    ca
    Oct 2011
    Quebec
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    Scrappy,

    Beauty of a find....without a doubt that one belongs up top...wtg.

    Regards + HH

    Bill
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  15. #15

    Feb 2013
    Longview, Texas
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    That's a winner
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    “The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans!" - General Robert E. Lee

    "While I could never repose confidence in a Yankee, I have never been deceived by an Indian" - Daniel Boone



 

 
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