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  1. #16
    us
    Jun 2012
    Northeast PA
    Minelab Etrac Garrett Propointer Garrett Propointer-AT Sampson T handle shovel
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    Not much to say but BANNER.

    absolutely stunning find
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  2. #17
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fisher F75, Garrett AT Gold, XP Deus, Fisher 1270
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dust Eater View Post
    Not that much haha. 0.8 ounces of silver.
    Lol. I missed that decimal point. I kept looking at it trying to figure how that could be half a pound and how heavy that shoe would be!
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    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 18
    Half Reals = 29
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
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  3. #18
    us
    Aug 2008
    Southeast Iowa
    Equinox 800, E-Trac
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    Now, that's a "Killer" find!

    Iowa Dale
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  4. #19

    Apr 2017
    MINNESOTA
    AT Pro In the market for new or used Deus.
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    Keeping the chafe on is a must in my opinion! Nice find.
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  5. #20
    us
    Sep 2013
    Scituate, RI
    Garrett AT Pro
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    Someone spent a lot of time crafting that beautiful buckle and then they slapped an iron tongue and chape on it! Geez!
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  6. #21
    ca
    Apr 2013
    Canada
    Propointer Minelab Excalibur II Minelab E-Trac
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    Gorgeous shoe buckle!! An intact silver shoe buckle has been on my list since I started. Only ever found half of a silver one. Yours is an amazing example of colonial history and makes one neck of a display piece!
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  7. #22
    us
    Colonial relic hound

    Jun 2015
    South Carolina
    Minelab Equinox 800
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    That's one killer shoe buckle. Congrats! Banner vote submitted
    Last edited by DownNDirty; May 16, 2018 at 08:04 AM.
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  8. #23
    Phenomenal relic. Yep, definitely banner worthy. Congratulations!
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    Da Deus Fortunae

  9. #24
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    us
    Jan 2017
    Western ny
    equinox 800, Whites mx sport, Garrot carrot, bounty hunter time ranger
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    WOW. such a nice relic. Congrats!
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  10. #25
    us
    Oct 2013
    Topsham, Maine
    Teknetics T2 SE w/15' SEF Coil/ Minelab GPX 4500/2 Garrett Pro Pointers/3 Sets Killer B Headphones/ Koss Headphones/ Detekniy Wireless headphone Adapter
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    Super high on my list! Iíve never even sniffed a silver shoe buckle and Iíve got about 25 of them. Easy BANNER my friend! Congrats on one amazing find that every early treasure hunter has on their list.
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    "Life which is lived without zest and adventure-is not life at all."
    -F.A. Mitchell-Hedges, British Explorer
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  11. #26
    us
    Sep 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Garrett AT Pro, AT Gold, ATX, MH7 (oldie!) Minelab Explorer SE Pro
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    As a coinshooter with not a lot of opportunity to dig such an old item, I'd love to find that. Grats!
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  12. #27
    ca
    Feb 2017
    XP DEUS X terra 705 Fisher F2
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    Relic Hunting
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    Heck of a buckle
    Congrats
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    To Dig or not to Dig

  13. #28
    us
    Oct 2013
    Topsham, Maine
    Teknetics T2 SE w/15' SEF Coil/ Minelab GPX 4500/2 Garrett Pro Pointers/3 Sets Killer B Headphones/ Koss Headphones/ Detekniy Wireless headphone Adapter
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    I really hope this goes up top. These are so damn hard to find. We may see 10-20 GW inaugurals in the time we see a silver shoe buckle. We see more Mass silvers than silver shoe buckles. Way more gold coins. At the end of the day this is a very special relic and super difficult to find. Iíd be over the moon with that baby
    "Life which is lived without zest and adventure-is not life at all."
    -F.A. Mitchell-Hedges, British Explorer
    2017 BEST FINDS
    -1723 KG1
    -Colonial Cufflinks
    Oldest Coin To Date: 1652 Pine Tree Shilling NOE 29
    Colonial Silver To Date: 11
    Hammered Coins To Date: 1664 Potosi Mint COB
    1653 Copper Cob

  14. #29
    se
    VL Detecting

    Jun 2017
    Sweden
    Garrett AT Max, Garrett AT Pro-Pointer, Garrett Ace 250
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    Wow! That's an really nice find! It will probably take a lot of time to find another one of those
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    Best regards
    VLDETECTING

  15. #30
    us
    Feb 2014
    Lowcountry, South Carolina
    CTX-3030, Equinox 800, Deus XP, Garrett Pro Pointer
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    I'll pile on, gorgeous silver buckle and a dream find for any relic hunter. VOTES in
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