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    Civil War Token, Early Naval Button and a FE Cent!

    On Saturday I revisited the site where I found the counterfeit capped bust half dollar. On the initial hunt I hadn't found any (genuine) coins, but I knew there had to be some there. I seems I did a pretty good job clearing the site last time as there was nowhere near as many targets but I did find where the coins were hiding! I found three including a nice 1839 large cent and an 1857 flying eagle cent:

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    My favorite is the 1863 civil war token. I love when these turn up and as a bonus it's from a local business!

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    The reverse in is the best shape, but the obverse reads John Thomas Jr. Here's what a non-dug example looks like:

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    As cool as that was; the star find of the hunt was the naval button. I've seen similar ones posted here, but I never expected to dig one myself!

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    It's actually in pretty good shape considering. Much of the gold gilt remains and all of the lettering on the back is still visible. From my research I think this is a variety used from the 1810's through the 1830's. I wish I could say for sure that this was from the war of 1812, but I guess it was used for a time after that.

    There was no shortage of other buttons found during the hunt including an awesome pair of fancy 2-piece buttons. One of which still has cloth attached!

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    I also found a handful of other relics including another really nice buckle, part of a barrel tap, and a very pretty rosette like brass piece.

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    It's incredible how much I've dug so far and there's probably much more to be found at this site. Also I haven't found where the silver is hiding so I have to go back and figure that out. There are some smaller fields behind the cellar hole so I may search those next and see if some more coins turn up!

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    TOM

    Dec 2012
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    Awesome finds--love the eagle button
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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
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    Those are some real nice finds. The button is in very good shape. Congratulations.

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    Jun 2012
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    Hello pmax. That token is a fantastic find, in fact all great finds. You Nor'easters find stuff we just don't see much here in FL.

    Thanks for the post and Good Luck out there. C9
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    Haven't found anything yet?...You just haven't dug enough holes

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    Awesome finds. The large cent is in great shape.

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    Coin Rescue Tech

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    Wow, an amazing assortment of finds. I really like the token. Looks like you have a great site.
    Rescuing Coins 1 Beep at a time

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    Apr 2013
    Eastern Massachusetts
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    Crazy good hunt! That LC is in remarkably good condition. The naval button is a winner too!

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    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Nice old coppers and relics!

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    Feb 2015
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    A site that produces those treasures is like having a hand full of aces!! WOW!! That's great hunting......congrats!!
    Back to the hunt.........

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    Sep 2017
    Florida
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    Quote Originally Posted by cambria09 View Post
    Hello pmax. That token is a fantastic find, in fact all great finds. You Nor'easters find stuff we just don't see much here in FL.

    Thanks for the post and Good Luck out there. C9
    Amen to that!

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    21 years old my dream is to find my first gold coin this year my best finds are a big meteorite a 1915 Worcester license plate,1847 peace flask,1750/80 flat button,1800s silver perfume flask 1857 upper bank of Canada token a native American grinding stone,1876,1892,1902 Indian heads 14k gold Jesus cross Sterling silver cufflinks 1925,1919 1918,1926,1920 wheats [my older ones]

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    Nice finds

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    That is one handful of outstanding finds. I like it all, but am going with the token and Eagle button as my favorites.

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    random chat thread member

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    neat finds those coins and that token are in great shape
    i'm a rebel from today's culture

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    Oct 2009
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    Helluva bunch of wonderful finds , great spot !

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    Dan

    Feb 2016
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    Great group of finds! Thanks for posting them.
    Dig it!

 

 
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