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    Great start to the new year with a Bucket lister Bust Silver, Colonial, Buttons

    This year I actually wrote down a bucket list of finds going forward and on there was Capped Bust Silver. Well it didn't take long to line that one out. On a new colonial site with VMI and Matt this last week/weekend and we dug an absolute haul of buttons and other relics. It was slow going at first and then VMI dug his piece of silver (which i'll let him post) and I told Matt "he does that and then we dig silver right after" its a VMIDigger tradition. So about 15 minutes after he pulls a silver, I get a trashy deep signal, pop the plug and in the loose dirt you could see a tiny silver.

    1830 Capped Bust Half Dime! My first Capped Bust ever. The details are pretty good on it too, you can make out the liberty on her head and the obverse eagle is great!

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    Heres a group shot. The one day I dug 14 buttons which was the most I've ever dug in one day.

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    Along with the Capped, I got a 1882 IHP. Few of the nice gilt buttons on top as well

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    The coolest relic IMO, is this Georgian weight. I can't figure out if its G2 or G3 but its a London made weight. Matt dug a 1800's Chinese copper coin not too far away. Wonder if there was a connection there.

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    These two flats were interesting after i cleaned them. One has an eagle for a back mark which i have read could be either an American made button during the war of 1812 or a British ploy eagle to convince the American consumers that it was made in America. The other flat says "Wellington" which makes this button a Duke of Wellington commemorative button made after his victory against Napoleon at Waterloo.

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    This next button was a first for me. Its a gilted very decorative flat button with a little glass jewel in the middle of it. Pretty cool!

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    Dug a bunch of round balls of all shapes and sizes. The other picture is just of a bunch of random relics.

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    Dug a two piece that broke up as I dug it. After it dried out I could see the General Service Eagle from inside of the button.

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    This next thing looks to be spun almost like a tombac button. Not sure what it is, any help would be great.

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    VMI said this next one might be part of a dagger guard. Would have possibly been one of four corners of the guard. What y'all think?

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    This is what I believe to be a lead game piece. It was dug on a coastal site where we have dug other colonial relics.

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    Finally, this two piece button was the first target I dug at this colonial site in the snow! I was able to toothpick a lot of the crud off the front of it and you can see that theres something there but i just can't figure it out. shank has broken off but you can see where it would have been...Any ideas? Thanks for looking and good luck!

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    2018 Best Finds

    Coins:
    1830 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1859 IHP

    Relics:
    82nd Regiment of Foot Button
    C. Rowley Confederate Block I Button
    1808-1830 State Militia Rifles Eagle Button
    Union GS Infantry Cuff Button
    King George II Trade Weight
    Duke of Wellington Commemorative Button

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    Awesome finds !! Sweet silver
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    Great post buddy, and HUGE congrats on the bust silver... One day I'll check that one off the bucket list
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    2020 Best Coins

    -1719 Diamond Sweden 1 Daler

    2020 Best Relics

    -Royal Provincials Button
    -60th Regiment of Foot Button
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    -Infantry Script I Coat
    -Infantry Script I Cuffs
    -1812 US Coat Buttons
    -Colonial gold fragment
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  4. #4

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    Quote Originally Posted by digging440yrs View Post
    Awesome finds !! Sweet silver
    Thank you! Nothing like seeing silver in the hole...well other than maybe gold.
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    2018 Best Finds

    Coins:
    1830 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1859 IHP

    Relics:
    82nd Regiment of Foot Button
    C. Rowley Confederate Block I Button
    1808-1830 State Militia Rifles Eagle Button
    Union GS Infantry Cuff Button
    King George II Trade Weight
    Duke of Wellington Commemorative Button

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    Quote Originally Posted by VMI Digger View Post
    Great post buddy, and HUGE congrats on the bust silver... One day I'll check that one off the bucket list
    Yeah man once i saw the bust i knew you were gonna be drooling. Pretty cool we dug tiny silver about 15 min apart tho. Next time we will dig big silver!
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    2018 Best Finds

    Coins:
    1830 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1859 IHP

    Relics:
    82nd Regiment of Foot Button
    C. Rowley Confederate Block I Button
    1808-1830 State Militia Rifles Eagle Button
    Union GS Infantry Cuff Button
    King George II Trade Weight
    Duke of Wellington Commemorative Button

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    No joke, that is a great start. Well done!!
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    Not at home, but when back I will check my book on the date of that weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    Not at home, but when back I will check my book on the date of that weight.
    Thanks Cru...I can't tell the difference between G2 and G3 on these.
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    2018 Best Finds

    Coins:
    1830 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1859 IHP

    Relics:
    82nd Regiment of Foot Button
    C. Rowley Confederate Block I Button
    1808-1830 State Militia Rifles Eagle Button
    Union GS Infantry Cuff Button
    King George II Trade Weight
    Duke of Wellington Commemorative Button

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    WTG on the capped bust. If I find nothing else, just one of those would make my year
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    Excellent hunt and post.
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  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Stef45 View Post
    Thanks Cru...I can't tell the difference between G2 and G3 on these.
    Sometimes the position of the verification marks narrow it down, sometimes it doesn't help at all & could even include GIV
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    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    Quote Originally Posted by toasted View Post
    WTG on the capped bust. If I find nothing else, just one of those would make my year
    Thanks! Yeah last year I found my 2 reale and slave tag in the first couple weeks of January and they ended up being my best finds for the whole year. Hope it doesn't happen again but I'd still be pretty happy with it.
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    2018 Best Finds

    Coins:
    1830 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1859 IHP

    Relics:
    82nd Regiment of Foot Button
    C. Rowley Confederate Block I Button
    1808-1830 State Militia Rifles Eagle Button
    Union GS Infantry Cuff Button
    King George II Trade Weight
    Duke of Wellington Commemorative Button

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    Sometimes the position of the verification marks narrow it down, sometimes it doesn't help at all & could even include GIV
    Good point...didn't even consider him. What book do you use for weights?
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    2018 Best Finds

    Coins:
    1830 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1859 IHP

    Relics:
    82nd Regiment of Foot Button
    C. Rowley Confederate Block I Button
    1808-1830 State Militia Rifles Eagle Button
    Union GS Infantry Cuff Button
    King George II Trade Weight
    Duke of Wellington Commemorative Button

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Stef45 View Post
    Good point...didn't even consider him. What book do you use for weights?
    A book by Norman Briggs on verification marks.
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    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

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    Congrats on the Capped Bust coin. And a beautiful example at that.

    You have a lot of nice relics and buttons. I really like the weight too.

    Wishing you the very best in 2018.
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