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    Very Rare Civil War Buckle

    First of all this is not my find, but I was lucky enough to witness my hunting buddy dig a very rare wreath portion of a two piece North Carolina buckle this past weekend. I've been told that very few (less than five) are known and that no one is sure which tongue goes with this wreath....maybe Pine Tree or State Seal It looks to be Plate #313 in Mullinax's Confederate Buckle Book with a 10 rarity. Any additional information on this buckle would be greatly appreciated.

    The site had previously given up only a few dropped bullets and a couple of buttons over several hunts but we knew troops from both sides had been on the property. We spent spent several hours looking for the tongue without luck but we'll be back as soon as things dry out....a lot of standing water and mud.

    Oh by the way, I did find 15 bullets, a 1798 large cent, an 1868 2-cent at a different site that we visited.

    --JB
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    Outstanding!

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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!!
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    Now that's something you NEVER see! Awesome piece.
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    BOOM!!! Blown Away!!!!!
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    That's bad ass JB!! Congrats to your buddy! I was looking at the Hanover Brass foundry and they have a repro with the state seal in one but also have one that has the CSA tongue. Both were reproduced form actual dug buckles. Hard to say,just pound that place and if you need and extra detector down there give me a shout Best of luck to you guys
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    That's cool great relic hope you find the other piece those coins are awesome too that's a great day in my book. Tommy
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    Awesome find! Best of luck on the other half!!
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    Awesome find!
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    Very cool! Thanks
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    Awesome find! Congrats!
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    Wow! Nice one! Super rare find
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    Along with that CSA rarity 10 boxplate (one of the very few confirmed Confederate boxplates) found recently, this is one of the best plate finds in years. I hope the rest is there, then that would make it a one-of-a-kind!
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    Excellent find for your friend! I hope you find the rest of it.

    some nice finds from your other hunt too.
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