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    HUGE Haul: Clay Marbles, Buttons, Relics and... SPANISH SILVER!!!

    My buddy called me a couple weeks ago and told me that he found something underneath his floor... a 10' deep cistern! As the house settled, the floor raised up where the mouth of the cistern was. He tore out the floor so he could fill up the cistern and collapse the top so it will sit below the floor. He asked me if I would like to dig in the cistern for bottles. Of course I couldn't turn him down! Unfortunately, the cistern only had about a half inch of dirt in it, so it was a quick dig . Luckily, he had planned on using the dirt below the floor to fill the cistern, so I decided to do some sifting as well. I've been at it for 3 days and I am beat! I've sifted enough dirt to fill the cistern 3/4 of the way! Anyway, on day one I found over 50 buttons, maybe 10 marbles, an 1871 IH and a few other goodies. Day two I didn't find too much. Maybe 10 more buttons and a couple marbles. Day three (today) I got a HUGE haul of stuff! 57 buttons, 20 marbles, two very old pipe pieces, a bunch of slate pencils, some musket percussion caps, an 1865 IH, a really cool carved wooden eagle head, an ivory pipe stem, and a few other brass whatsits. Oh yea, and a 1781 Spanish Half Reale!!! . It's pretty toasted, but I'll take it anyway! This is my second Spanish silver of the year. Other than the 1871 IH, everything pictured was found TODAY! Has anyone ever seen a clay marble that big?!?! It's about 2" in diameter! Anyway, enjoy the video and HH!

    PF

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    If you search long enough, you'll find what you're looking for.

    2019 TOTALS:

    Shield Nickels: 4
    V Nickels: 19
    Silvers: 14
    Large Cents: 2
    Wheat Cents: 31
    Indian Head Cents: 13
    Flying Eagle Cents: 2
    CW Bullets: 78
    CW Buttons: 13
    Rings: 4.75

    Awesome Relics: CW Straight Razor, CW XII Corps Badge, 1857 Flying Eagle Cent, 1849 Netherlands Dime, 1877 Seated Quarter, CW Lincoln/Johnson Token, WWI Iron Cross Charm, Victorian Gold Collar Stud, 1884 Grover Cleveland Campaign Button, 1853-O Seated Half Dime, 1891 Seated Dime, CW Sword Belt Hanger, CW Musket Tool, CS Block I Button, 1857 Seated Dime, Indian Wars Button Sweetheart Pin

    Total Hunts: 62

    Updated: 12/11/2019

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    Awesome finds!! Congrats!
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    what a haul! That would have been a fun project..
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    What a collection from one location! Congratulations, nice job!
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    Nice job. The other materials shown with the reale are probably not earlier than 1850's-1870's. The reale easily could have been circulated up until then. Wasn't until the last century till coins became commonplace.
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    That is an impressive haul.
    Congrats on the Spanish Silver and 1865 IHP.
    The clay marble variation is beautiful.
    Last edited by against the wind; Oct 31, 2017 at 10:46 PM.
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    Nice work, good finds!
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    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

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    Aweso
    E stuff!!!
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    Great stuff, nice reward for your sifting!
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    Is that a metal arrowhead? Thats cool! I love the buttons, marbles too, most looked like glazed clay marbles from China. The decorated ones are definitely from China, 1800s. I was just learning more about buttons, and found some photos you might like to see: Click image for larger version. 

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    And these are decorated clay marbles from China! Great finds!

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    Wow, very cool finds! I think it's time you ask him if you can hunt the yard
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    Your hard work payed off, congrats on an impressive bunch of finds
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    Watched the whole video, that's some really neat finds!
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    Those buttons are beauties and the IH looks like it's in great condition!
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    The China marbles are killer. Congrats on your nice set of finds.
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