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    Dec 2017
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    Found a silver looking thing and a few coins.

    I went out and dug for an hour or two at a 1910 house today, I would have stayed longer but my hands and feet were getting really cold so I guess 2 hours is it for today. My first coin was the wheatie (1925), then I found the dime and stinkin lincoln. I almost forgot to cover an area in the front yard, so I went over there and got a somewhat decent but still a little jumpy signal that I decided to dig. I was hoping for at least a clad quarter but the silver lookin thing (there's no backmark so I am not 100% sure on it) popped out which was pretty exciting and my first non-coin silver. Right after that my friend stopped by and I let him use my detector for a bit... found the key. I keep saying the season's over but I'll be detecting tomorrow at a different site. Thanks for reading and happy hunting! Click image for larger version. 

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    Edit: Anyone have any idea what the silver thing is or how old it is?
    Last edited by Noah_D; Nov 22, 2019 at 03:29 PM.
    2019 Totals:
    Metal Detecting
    • Coppers: 1831 King William IV Penny, 1882 5 Lepta, 1864-L IHP
    • Silvers: 1942 Walking Liberty, 1 washington, 2 mercs, 4 rosies
    • Favorite Relics: 1830s flatbutton, early-mid/late 1800s Crotal Bell, Skeleton key

    Coin Roll Hunting and change money
    • Silvers: 1944 merc, 1948 Washington, roll of 1967 halves
    • Others: 1945 wheat


    “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” - George Washington

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    Nice finds. Bundle up and keep on truckin'. GL out there.
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    Thanks for sharing, Noah D.
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    Milwaukee WI
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    Not sure what it is but congtats on the silver. Hey swing till the ground is frozen. Thats what im going to do. Find yourself some woods. The leaves insulate the soil. Good luck.
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    Sep 2011
    Denver, Colorado
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    I'm going to take a guess that it is some type of bird watching group medal or pin. You only have the or a lower part of it.
    Sure looks like silver to me, grats and get back out there with warmer gear.
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    Sep 2005
    Puget Sound
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    No idea what it is but it is badass. Love those unique pieces!!
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    Oklahoma
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    the bird motif item is very cool. I believe it was a brooch that hung from a suspension bar that was likely engraved with the person's name or a fancy engraved pattern. It was probably made from flattening the bowl of a silver spoon and then cutting out the shape it is now. My personal opinion is that it probably dates somewhere in the 1890-1910 range.

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    Oct 2019
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    The early bird gets the silver. The eagle eye award.
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    Looks silver to me- some kind of charm? Nice find regardless!
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    Dec 2017
    Northeast Ohio
    Garret ACE 300 and a carrot
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    372 times
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    Quote Originally Posted by jewelerguy View Post
    the bird motif item is very cool. I believe it was a brooch that hung from a suspension bar that was likely engraved with the person's name or a fancy engraved pattern. It was probably made from flattening the bowl of a silver spoon and then cutting out the shape it is now. My personal opinion is that it probably dates somewhere in the 1890-1910 range.
    Thanks. That would make a lot of sense... especially since there is no hallmark or anything.
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    2019 Totals:
    Metal Detecting
    • Coppers: 1831 King William IV Penny, 1882 5 Lepta, 1864-L IHP
    • Silvers: 1942 Walking Liberty, 1 washington, 2 mercs, 4 rosies
    • Favorite Relics: 1830s flatbutton, early-mid/late 1800s Crotal Bell, Skeleton key

    Coin Roll Hunting and change money
    • Silvers: 1944 merc, 1948 Washington, roll of 1967 halves
    • Others: 1945 wheat


    “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” - George Washington

  11. #11
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    Randy

    Aug 2017
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    Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    Jul 2016
    Central MI
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    The bird medal is very unique. It looks entirely hand made and engraved. Really cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah_D View Post
    I almost forgot to cover an area in the front yard, so I went over there and got a somewhat decent but still a little jumpy signal that I decided to dig. I was hoping for at least a clad quarter but the silver lookin thing (there's no backmark so I am not 100% sure on it) popped out which was pretty exciting and my first non-coin silver.

    Edit: Anyone have any idea what the silver thing is or how old it is?

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    That engraving is all by hand.

    Really nice!

    Hangs from a bar like a military medal?
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    That medal might be an award from a homing pigeon club of some sort. Very interesting piece.

    Steve
    Research and ye shall find!

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    Jul 2019
    SW Pennsylvania
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    Metal Detecting
    Congrats! Very nice looking unique piece!

 

 
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