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  1. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by VMI Digger View Post
    Patina and gilt on that Kings American is gorgeous, congrats on the plate
    Here's the crazy part about that. Out of the ground it looked like the typical condition where I'd need a lemon soak to clean it, so that's what I did. But the more it started to come along the dirt and corrosion was gone and the surface was staying green... so I yanked it. Very happy I kept an eye on it because I much prefer it this way, and it's probably just as rare to have a button look like this out of my fields as one having all the plating.


    Here's a pic I snapped the first time I popped it out of the lemon and was finally convinced it was what I was hoping it was.
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  2. #47
    us
    Oct 2013
    Topsham, Maine
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    -1723 KG1
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    Oldest Coin To Date: 1652 Pine Tree Shilling NOE 29
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  3. #48

    Mar 2007
    Salinas, CA
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    great pix. You can actually feel and smell the history.

  4. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by Ahab8 View Post
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  5. #50
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    Apr 2016
    Xp Deus ,aka sorex pro, I have owned ctx 30/30,racer2,nokta fors core,at pro,tesoro cortes.
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    amazing!
    1781 Half reale, Spanish cob, 1802 1 Real
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    1851 Large cent,1840 large cent
    6lb canon ball
    3 x N.C sunburst, Confederate block I coat,block I cuff
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  6. #51
    us
    Apr 2014
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    Holy Crap! Those are bucket listers of bucket listers! Great finds!
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  7. #52
    This was by far my best hunt of 2017, and definitely one of my best ever having dug a button I've wanted to find for a very long time, and my first marked cross belt plate - a local militia dating to the 1790s. Today was a great day... I just finished a multi day hunt and posted my finds, and got home to see my belt plate which I sent away to have straightened had made it back from Virginia. When I dug it, it was bitter sweet, still mostly sweet, but hard to display with such a nasty bend... but not anymore!
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  8. #53
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    Incredible finds!! You aced it for sure.

    Nicely done, and all the best,

    Lanny
    Nothin' quite as fun as chasin' sassy nugget gold! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...mysteries.html

  9. #54
    ca
    Oct 2009
    East Dirtyville
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    the repair job really took your find to the next level, you can get a true sense of the piece as it was used and now the display properties have been greatly improved
    your guy did an awesome job!
    ...if you think I'm a pain in the neck, it's lower, lower,little bit lower, too low, higher, there ya go.....

  10. #55
    us
    Ryan

    Nov 2017
    Wisconsin
    ACE 400, ACE 300, TESORO COMPADRE
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    Can you share where you sent it to? That kind of craftsmanship, i want to keep them in the rolodex....
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  11. #56
    Quote Originally Posted by can_slaw View Post
    Can you share where you sent it to? That kind of craftsmanship, i want to keep them in the rolodex....

    Sure. Here is his website. Hallowed Ground Restorations

    He also has many impressive before and after shots posted on the Facebook group "Restoring your Finds - Metal Detecting"
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  12. #57
    ca
    "Nova Scotia is a metal detecting paradise"

    Feb 2014
    Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia
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    Thats a beauty. Great restore job. I still wish i knew what the marks on mine i found represented. Cant wait to see what you find next!
    BANNER #1...
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...oin-spill.html

    BANNER #2...
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...-8-reales.html

    BANNER #3...
    Still working on getting this one! 😃👍

 

 
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