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    A SOLID GOLD THIMBLE!

    Hi everyone,

    I havenít been very active lately but I do look at the finds dug and posted here! I just found something that just have to share with all of you! I was out with Buckleboy who is my husband, and I managed to dig this lovely 1876-S dime! I had never dug an S mint coin so this was my first.

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    (Buckleboy wasnít finding anything the whole day long ). It was a long day in some pretty brutal heat. When I got back to the truck I was changing out of my boots and looked over and saw something gold shining right on top of the ground a few feet away! It was a Solid Gold Thimble which had washed out of the ground near where we parked in the field!!

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    When I bent down to pick it up I could see that it was monogrammed! Buckleboy and I looked up the plantation ownership deeds and we figured out who this thimble belonged to! I wonít reveal a specific name due to secrecy of the site we are detecting, but the woman that the thimble belonged to was born in 1841 and married in the late 1850s to a wealthy planter. We imagine that this thimble was a courtship gift, as it bears her maiden name initials and was found at her parentsí plantation home site (now just a sugar cane field with no trace). So that dates this thimble to between 1857 and 1859, depending on the length of their courtship. Iím totally thrilled to dig this beautiful relic. Havenít seen a gold thimble posted here before. Itís amazing that it survived the plow!

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    All cleaned up at home:

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    This is going to put a smile on my face all week!

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    -Diggergirl
    Last edited by diggergrl; Jun 19, 2019 at 02:47 PM.

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    wow!!
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    Such a big WOW !!! That is awesome

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    I have never seen a solid gold thimble. Not from that period or from any other period. That's a rare find! Big congratulations!
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    Damn, sweet eyeball find!!!!!!!
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    Quite beautiful!! I think it was likely not a courtship gift, but a gift earlier in her life. Wealthy women in those days took needlepoint lessons and I would think it would have been given to her when beginning such lessons. Fantastic find!!
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    Awesome! And a eyeball find to boot! Just amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsil View Post
    Quite beautiful!! I think it was likely not a courtship gift, but a gift earlier in her life. Wealthy women in those days took needlepoint lessons and I would think it would have been given to her when beginning such lessons. Fantastic find!!
    Wow! So that would date the thimble in the late 1840s or early 1850s!

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    Wow! Gold thimble. Didn’t even know they were ever made. That’s a first for my eyes. Congrats!

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    That is one beautiful, and IMO, rare, find! I'm happy to be the first to say that it deserves the banner vote I am submitting now.

    Congrats on such a beautiful find!

    If my wife found that, I'd be getting quite an earful about it...
    Last edited by Megalodon; Jun 19, 2019 at 02:38 PM.


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    holy crap!! great find just voted banner!
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    That is a beautiful thimble. Very, very nice find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megalodon View Post
    That is one beautiful, and IMO, rare, find! I'm happy to be the first to say that it deserves the banner vote I am submitting now.

    Congrats on such a beautiful find!
    thank you so much for the banner vote, I’m honored!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gold boy View Post
    holy crap!! great find just voted banner!
    thank you as well for the banner vote!
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    I wonder what kind of person is sewing with a gold thimble. I’m guessing a rich one.

 

 
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