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Thread: One of the Most AMAZING Relics Ive Ever Found... And its GOLD!!!

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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argentium View Post
    Incredible find ! Looks like some tiny stones are missing from their settings - though it's a longshot I might be inclined to go back to the hole and take away a 5 gallon bucket of dirt to sift or pan for the stones- not because they are valuable , just the idea of restoring as much as possible.
    ^this^

    Presuming that these are in fact "stones" or pieces of a stone and not lacquer, it would be worth the time and trouble...regardless, it is an amazing find.
    PinFire likes this.

  2. #32
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    What incredible save!!
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  3. #33
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    Probably silver solder

    You could try polishing the black solder areas with a metal polish and a old tooth brush. Lots of silver items buried for a long time turn dark. That will show the naysayers it really is solid gold...
    Bquamb and PinFire like this.

  4. #34
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    Feb 2005
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    Thank you all so much for the comments, likes, and banner votes!! I rarely ever find anything worth posting, and this find has definitely made my year so far! I'm going to do (or at least try to do) a video tomorrow showing this pin close up and point out some interesting things about it. I haven't had a chance to weigh it yet, but it's REALLY heavy! I love this piece. Every time I look at it, I notice more intricate details that I missed before. Thanks again and HH!
    If you search long enough, you will find what you are looking for.

    2018 RUNNING TOTALS:

    Shield Nickels: 1
    V Nickels: 2
    Jeff Nickels: 6
    Silvers: 6
    Large Cents: 1
    Wheat Cents: 22
    Indian Head Cents: 3
    Civil War Bullets: 30
    Civil War Buttons: 13
    Rings: 3

    Awesome Relics:
    Uranium Glass Caddy, Silver Match Vesta, Railroad Pocket Watch, Patriotic Suspender Buckle(x2!), Civil War eagle piece, Civil War era gold mourning pin


    JUNK!: 50+ Lbs

    Total Hunts: 32

    Updated: 8/12/2018

  5. #35
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    Garrett AT Pro, White's MXT Pro
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    969 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by Argentium View Post
    It does look as though the flowers were presented against a black enamel background - that has me thinking this could be " mourning jewelry " Also the underside is deep enough to have contained a small locket of hair or other memento of the deceased (typically under crystal) this particular jewelry became popular again after the death of Prince Albert in 1861-(Queen Victoria's husband)
    Argentium, I believe you are right! I looked up some other mourning pins of the era and a few were pretty close to this one. Especially with the filigree on the top and bottom.
    If you search long enough, you will find what you are looking for.

    2018 RUNNING TOTALS:

    Shield Nickels: 1
    V Nickels: 2
    Jeff Nickels: 6
    Silvers: 6
    Large Cents: 1
    Wheat Cents: 22
    Indian Head Cents: 3
    Civil War Bullets: 30
    Civil War Buttons: 13
    Rings: 3

    Awesome Relics:
    Uranium Glass Caddy, Silver Match Vesta, Railroad Pocket Watch, Patriotic Suspender Buckle(x2!), Civil War eagle piece, Civil War era gold mourning pin


    JUNK!: 50+ Lbs

    Total Hunts: 32

    Updated: 8/12/2018

  6. #36
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    Feb 2005
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    Garrett AT Pro, White's MXT Pro
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    969 times
    Relic Hunting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argentium View Post
    Incredible find ! Looks like some tiny stones are missing from their settings - though it's a longshot I might be inclined to go back to the hole and take away a 5 gallon bucket of dirt to sift or pan for the stones- not because they are valuable , just the idea of restoring as much as possible.
    That's a great idea! Unfortunately, I don't think I would ever be able to find that specific hole again... When I dig a plug, it goes back in almost invisible usually. I'll definitely try to find it the next time we go back though!
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    If you search long enough, you will find what you are looking for.

    2018 RUNNING TOTALS:

    Shield Nickels: 1
    V Nickels: 2
    Jeff Nickels: 6
    Silvers: 6
    Large Cents: 1
    Wheat Cents: 22
    Indian Head Cents: 3
    Civil War Bullets: 30
    Civil War Buttons: 13
    Rings: 3

    Awesome Relics:
    Uranium Glass Caddy, Silver Match Vesta, Railroad Pocket Watch, Patriotic Suspender Buckle(x2!), Civil War eagle piece, Civil War era gold mourning pin


    JUNK!: 50+ Lbs

    Total Hunts: 32

    Updated: 8/12/2018

  7. #37
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    that Pin is awesome. A dropped Tranter bullet isn't too shabby of a find either.
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  8. #38
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    that Pin is awesome. A dropped Tranter bullet isn't too shabby of a find either.
    PinFire likes this.

  9. #39

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    Awesome recovery. Huge congrats!!
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  10. #40
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    sprailroad

    Jan 2017
    Grants Pass, Oregon
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    Well it sure isn't AVON, what you found really does have that "WOW" factor.
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  11. #41
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    Apr 2018
    Central Alabama
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    Incredible find!!
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  12. #42
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    Good lord what a find. Definitely gold. The naysayers on this thread must never have seen a piece of old gold with braising marks on it before. Fantastic find right there!
    PinFire likes this.
    2018 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    1782 2 Reales
    179? 180?, 1805 and 1810 Half Reales
    1834 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1851-O, Two 1853-O's, 1854-O and 1860 Seated Half Dime
    1844 and 1859-S Seated Dimes
    1850 Large Cent
    1881 Canadian Large Cent
    Pelican Civil War Button
    3 Eagle Buttons
    14K gold and 10K menís wedding rings and four silver rings
    1919 Standing Liberty Quarter
    1953-D Washington Quarter
    1943 Silver War Nickel
    Civil War bullets and a shoulder scale button
    Utah ghost town token
    Union Pacific railroad lock
    Shield, V, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

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  13. #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecmjamsit View Post
    You could try polishing the black solder areas with a metal polish and a old tooth brush. Lots of silver items buried for a long time turn dark. That will show the naysayers it really is solid gold...
    Nah, I would never polish, clean, or do anything to something I'D DUG just for the purpose of satisfying some random naysayer on an online forum. Screw 'em. PinFire has nothing to prove.

    GREAT find.

    -Buck
    fishstick and PinFire like this.
    2018 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    1782 2 Reales
    179? 180?, 1805 and 1810 Half Reales
    1834 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1851-O, Two 1853-O's, 1854-O and 1860 Seated Half Dime
    1844 and 1859-S Seated Dimes
    1850 Large Cent
    1881 Canadian Large Cent
    Pelican Civil War Button
    3 Eagle Buttons
    14K gold and 10K menís wedding rings and four silver rings
    1919 Standing Liberty Quarter
    1953-D Washington Quarter
    1943 Silver War Nickel
    Civil War bullets and a shoulder scale button
    Utah ghost town token
    Union Pacific railroad lock
    Shield, V, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

    OUR 2017 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...ts-photos.html
    OUR 2016 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post5286759
    OUR 2015 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...what-year.html
    OUR 2014 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...lots-pics.html
    OUR 2013 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...-end-post.html
    OUR 2012 YEAR END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post3120940


    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  14. #44
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    Becky

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    It looks to me like a loop on the top where you could wear it on a ribbon. I sure am no expert. Just beautiful.
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  15. #45
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    PinFire, Congrat's to you on a super find, one with a personal story attached. I had something happen almost the exact same case scenario some years back. We were hunting an area where CW relics were being found. At the base of a huge Poplar tree and between two large roots I got a nice signal. This too was a jewelry piece I believe that it was a pendant. The piece I found was not as nice as yours or ornate, but I always believe it had the same story attached. The piece I found has a beveled clear glass on the front of the piece. Inside the glass are three inlaid roses and there is still some color visible. This was found about 8' inches down and between the roots. Like yourself, I figured that perhaps the soldier was carrying this piece for his sweetheart back home. This makes you wonder if this piece being lost if the soldier was wounded or worse, or simply just lost it. I have this piece in a small riker box along with some other finds that I made this same day from the same area. I'd like to post a pic., but I have had trouble trying to post pic's here on the forum. The piece you found is beautiful, and coupled with the History of this piece, where this piece was found, and the story attached with this to me makes this piece Priceless. Well Done. This piece will look great displayed. I don't know if you do this or not, but I catalog all my better finds as to when and where they came from and a little personal story of the better pieces to go along. This is something you can reflect on for years to come or pass down to future generations. I thought the similarities of these two finds and the stories that go along with them was too great not to comment. Again, Congrat's on a great find and a piece of our History.
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