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Thread: KG2, Buttons, Buckles, Poss. Old Ring...

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  1. #1
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    KG2, Buttons, Buckles, Poss. Old Ring...

    Went out with Toasted to a couple of his farm field permissions this past weekend...we both had good hunts.

    Very strange on the KG2...was swinging away about 1/2 hour into the hunt and got a screaming shallow signal...I look down and see this:

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    Only my 2nd colonial copper and it was just laying on the surface. Toasted swears it's probably one that he found and then dropped. some meat on the head side but smooth as brads butt on the britania side.

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    Pulled a nice complete buckle frame as well as some pieces, one of which looks to be silver washed.

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    Pulled a button that I hope has some age and can be identified (EVERYthing dug at this site is rev war or earlier)

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    This ring and shamrock pendant came from a different site on an earlier hunt. The ring looks old to me but what do i know...thoughts?

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    All of the loot...

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    Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for the house in blackjack

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    Quarters: 1 Wash
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  2. #2
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    Nice surface find. Just as possible to find stuff on the surface as 10" down in the fields. That buckle frag may be made of tombac to give it that color. The numbered button and clover are interesting but I would guess not colonial. Now lets go dig some park mercs next weekend
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  3. #3
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    KG2, Buttons, Buckles, Poss. Old Ring...

    Nice Chris. I agree the button is post-Revolution since it doesn't match any patterns nor period fonts I know of, and most of those buttons were also pewter. What does the back look like? It may also be a window mark.

    And nice KG
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    Hammered Coppers - 1
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    Colonial State Coppers - 7
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    British & Other colonial Coppers - 84
    Slick coppers - a bunch
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  4. #4
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    Congratualtions on the nice relic hunt and sharing time with a fellow Tnet member!
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  5. #5
    Your copper is most likely a 1760 Hibernia. The bust is a little different than the others.

    Is the 10 a button for sure? It has more a look of a token or something else other than a button.
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  6. #6
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    how do i get out of this chickensh*t outfit

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    thanks for the replies guys. the back of the button is bare of any markings, but it does have what appears to be a shank (broken off). thanks for the interesting ID iron patch...neat to find something new if your right about the id...
    Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for the house in blackjack

    2017 YTD Silvers: 13
    Quarters: 1 Wash
    Dimes: 3 Barber, 3 Merc, 6 Rosie
    Nickels: 3 V, 1 Buff
    Cents: 4 IHP
    Others: 1 1760 Hibernia
    Jewelry: 6 Silver

    2016 YTD Silvers: 115
    Halfs: 1 Walker
    Quarters: 1 Barber, 2 SLQ, 13 Wash
    Dimes: 2 Seated, 15 Barb, 54 Merc, 23 Rosie
    Nickels: 8 V, 14 Buff, 4 War
    Cents: 6 LC, 2 FE, 36 IHP, 2 2-cent
    Jewelry: 21 Silver, 3 Gold

  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch View Post
    Your copper is most likely a 1760 Hibernia. The bust is a little different than the others.

    Is the 10 a button for sure? It has more a look of a token or something else other than a button.
    Dang he's good. Nice ID IP
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    "Take the detecta-drama elsewhere - I'm just here to dig!"


    Running totals:

    Hammered Silvers - 1
    Hammered Coppers - 1
    Milled Spanish Silver - 8
    Colonial State Coppers - 7
    United States Cent/Half cent Coppers - 98
    British & Other colonial Coppers - 84
    Slick coppers - a bunch
    Silver Coins - 800-900

    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
    1852 Trimmy trimmy trime
    1831 Louis Phillippe 1st - 5 Franc
    1783 Nova Constelatio, Crosby-3C





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

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Murray8144 View Post
    thanks for the replies guys. the back of the button is bare of any markings, but it does have what appears to be a shank (broken off). thanks for the interesting ID iron patch...neat to find something new if your right about the id...

    If you look at any British George II busts, or pre 1760 Irish, they are different. I believe that one is only used on the 1760 Irish. I wouldn't bet the farm but would my favorite shirt.
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  9. #9
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    Congrats on the old copper and other nice finds
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  10. #10
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    Feb 2014
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    Nice pile of relics Murray, KGII and buckles are always welcome digs
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    -Union Navy Officer Cuff
    -Union GS cuff button

  11. #11
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    Awesome hunt and big congrats on that copper! I actually dug a NJ copper that was on top of the ground... I kicked leaves aside and it went with them. Apparently not so uncommon due to freeze\thaw and erosion. I really like that buckle frame too.

    Like Scrappy mentioned, I think that "10" might be one of those storm window number tacks.

 

 

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