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    Jun 2015
    The Grants
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    1789 George Washington Inaugural and lots more!

    Hey fellow diggers

    Part I: Today
    Man am I glad I played hooky today! Just found a beautiful WI 12B 1789 George Washington Inaugural Button. I’m really, really happy with this find. Light toothpicking and a little ole’ trusty forehead oil and I think I’ll leave the cleaning at that.
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    Also found an 1800 draped, the obverse condition of which makes lady liberty look like a zombie
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    and what looks to be a counterfeit KGIII…
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    so wanted it to be another Machin’s Mint but I can’t make a solid match. It’s awfully underweight though, so I’m pretty certain it isn’t regal.

    It was a beautiful day, and I visited three sites. I feel fortunate to detect in such idyllic conditions.

    Good old fashioned Vermont traffic jam:
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    Part II: Oh, Canada!
    Last weekend marked the 375th birthday of Montreal, and my first visit up there to detect. A fantastic trip with a gracious, generous, and fun host, Aureus/Anton. It is quite something for any of us to share prized hunting ground and be a good egg; I look forward to returning the favor. Managed to find an 1837 Montreal “Bouquet” One Sou bank token
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    and, after a lengthy mineral oil soak, just discovered the identity of the only other large copper I found: an 1835 “Ships, Colonies, & Commerce” ½ penny token.
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    The second chapter of the weekend involved the recovery of a significant number of US Civil War era minie balls.
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    Some pics of the Canadian coins with today's finds
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    Part III: The Curse of Abe Lincoln
    Since finding a trime 6 weeks ago I was able to get out a few hours each week, being highly selective given my time constraints. I kept my coil over land that took a fair amount of research to ID, and effort to gain solid permissions. And as this collection of relics attests, I was in the right places…yet everywhere I went, Abe Lincoln reared his head: not a coin earlier than 1912! Even on an abandoned log cabin site, not even on the 1800s maps, with no other material later than 1830? Yup, good old Abe came up smiling (at least it was a wheatie). Beset by 20th century coinage and tail between my legs, I had to go to Canada to break the curse with that One Sou coin. Jeez Louise!

    That said, I did recover some great relics, all of which, along with some of the finds from today, will be going to the local historical society and owners.

    My favorites include the copper powder flask in the center (I dinged it with my shovel…bad detectorist)
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    Some iron...just haven't finished processing it all yet
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    Dandy buttons and lovely pewter spoon head with shell motif
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    Quartet of rosettes
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    Well, that's it for me. Thanks for looking/commenting, and good luck out there!
    Last edited by Z.K.; May 26, 2017 at 06:06 PM.
    I have but three things to teach: simplicity, patience, and compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. -Lao Tzu

    Those who do not look upon themselves as a link connecting the past with the future, do not perform their duty to the world. - Daniel Webster

    Fun Finds:
    2017 GW Button
    2016 Colonial Spanish silver pocket spill, Beauty Connie, Krampus
    2015 3 State Copper Day, Colonial coin purse with 12 half pennies

  2. #2
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    Jan 2013
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    Now that was one super hunt! Nothing like digging a GW, that's the same type I found also and hope to find another someday!
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  3. #3
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    Speechless ! Unbelievable finds !! Banner !
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    What an awesome group of finds. And that GW button is just amazing! Big congratulations!

    Really enjoyed the time spent hunting together. Hoping to have a chance to detect with you again this season.
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    Wow you have been busy my friend! Lot's of great finds there, and special congrats on the GW
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    ..: NICE FINDS Z.K. :..
    Thanks for sharing!
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  8. #8
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    May 2017
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    Beautiful finds! Great patina on that KG
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  9. #9
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    Apr 2013
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    I could sit in that traffic jam all damn day What a great post Ken! First off, huge congrats on the GW button and what a great patina on that one. Looks like you and Anton had a great time too. I really like those rosettes too.... actually, I like it all. Killer job man.

  10. #10
    us
    Feb 2014
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    Wow you've been busy ZK, but you had me at GW button one of those has been on my bucket list since the day I picked up the detector. Ships token from Canada is a great dig as well. Great narrative and pictures
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  11. #11
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    Jun 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by Worm-Slicer View Post
    Now that was one super hunt! Nothing like digging a GW, that's the same type I found also and hope to find another someday!
    Thanks WS, wasn't expecting to find this and super happy with it. May you find your second!

    Quote Originally Posted by Argentium View Post
    Speechless ! Unbelievable finds !! Banner !
    Wow, thanks Argentium!
    I have but three things to teach: simplicity, patience, and compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. -Lao Tzu

    Those who do not look upon themselves as a link connecting the past with the future, do not perform their duty to the world. - Daniel Webster

    Fun Finds:
    2017 GW Button
    2016 Colonial Spanish silver pocket spill, Beauty Connie, Krampus
    2015 3 State Copper Day, Colonial coin purse with 12 half pennies

  12. #12
    ca
    Feb 2009
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    I imagine the guilt of playing hooky was quickly forgotten when you realized the GW button was sitting in your mitt. Huge Congrats on the prime example of the button. The counterfeit might be a Blacksmith Token?
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    art

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    Congrats on a nice bunch of finds. I'm voting banner on the GW button
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aureus View Post
    What an awesome group of finds. And that GW button is just amazing! Big congratulations!

    Really enjoyed the time spent hunting together. Hoping to have a chance to detect with you again this season.
    Thanks Anton! When I dug the button I thought, "What a nice big dandy." Then I saw what looked like chicken feet, and that put a big smile on my face.

    I was also happy to ID that other token...that trip keeps on giving.
    I have but three things to teach: simplicity, patience, and compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. -Lao Tzu

    Those who do not look upon themselves as a link connecting the past with the future, do not perform their duty to the world. - Daniel Webster

    Fun Finds:
    2017 GW Button
    2016 Colonial Spanish silver pocket spill, Beauty Connie, Krampus
    2015 3 State Copper Day, Colonial coin purse with 12 half pennies

  15. #15
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    Jun 2015
    The Grants
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA View Post
    Wow you have been busy my friend! Lot's of great finds there, and special congrats on the GW
    Hey Steve, thank you! I've tried to keep chipping away. And also making wider plugs since your other thread. Speaking of which, when are you going to ship me that "Laser Plug Cutter 3000" you've been perfecting?
    I have but three things to teach: simplicity, patience, and compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. -Lao Tzu

    Those who do not look upon themselves as a link connecting the past with the future, do not perform their duty to the world. - Daniel Webster

    Fun Finds:
    2017 GW Button
    2016 Colonial Spanish silver pocket spill, Beauty Connie, Krampus
    2015 3 State Copper Day, Colonial coin purse with 12 half pennies

 

 
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