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    War of 1812 Belt Plate...Marked!!

    Today was a bit of a shocker. I was exploring a modern woods dump hoping for an older bottle or two but it was a total bust. Everything in the dump was less than 50 years old. Right beside the dump was a small clearing right on the side of the road that was open so I decided to do a quick swing before moving on. First couple targets were trash, car parts, a can, crusty iron and I was about to call it when I got a decent signal. Wasn't expecting anything more than trash so I was shocked when I popped the plug and saw what was there. From the shape I knew it had to be a belt plate!

    Sure enough that is exactly what it was. It was well soiled but even at first glance I knew it was marked. I spent a couple hours with a tooth pick and dry tooth brush trying to get the detail out but eventually decided on the hydrogen peroxide. I could see that the incising was deep so thought I had a good chance at good results. I'm actually thrilled with the results!

    War of 1812 era King's German Legion cross belt plate!
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    Finder of Things!

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    That is ******* awesome!!!!
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    Apr 2009
    Cumberland Va
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    What a great find --------Banner--------

  4. #4
    Oct 2014
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    Dang man.....that is SPECTACULAR! And a banner at that.
    romeo-1, ticndig, devldog and 2 others like this.

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    Aug 2014
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    Yeah I am also with a banner.
    DETECT WITH RESPECT - Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - The Random Chat Thread - http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...en-24-7-a.html

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    Oct 2009
    East Dirtyville
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    Sweet finds there buddy!
    Great to see your day turn around like that, you were due for something good and you pulled that off!
    Another great centerpiece for your collection.
    I'm addicted to brake fluid and feel I can stop at any time.

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    Aug 2017
    SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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    Freaking Awesome!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!! Banner!!!!
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    Nov 2010
    XP Deus, ATPro
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    What a find, congrats! Banner!!!

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    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
    Whites DFX (with 4x6 shooter DD coil and 12" spider coil), Minelab Rocco 2700. (E-Trac)
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    Wow. Funny how that works. Just on a whim you decided to swing there. Gotta love this hobby.
    Best Finds:

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    1783 CFT. KG III 1/2 Penny (25-83A)-1 of 3 known *Sold $3,750, Vermont Landscape Coppers Ryder 6 *Sold $760, Ryder7 (Avatar)** Sold $1,275*,1st Batt Royal Artillery Cartridge Box Sling Belt Tip* SOLD $1,583*,(3)- GW Inaugural Buttons-2-Cobb# 17-J.* Sold both--$405 and $400. *GW Button Cobb 17-I-*Sold $316- New Jersey Copper M14-J Sold $125- Continental Army Button *Sold $800--** British 31st ROF Cartridge Box Plate** SOLD!! (PRIVATE AMOUNT), Vermont Ryder-3 *$1200...To be continued

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    Outstanding recovery!

  13. #13
    Awesome find! Congratulations! Banner!
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  14. #14

    Apr 2016
    South Western PA
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    Wow! Incredible find. Congrats

  15. #15
    Apr 2020
    Tesoro compadre, which can find needles, but looking for something with a bigger coil/detects deeper, waterproof salt/fresh user friendly.
    548 times
    Metal Detecting
    Whoa! The detail is really nice. Your persistence paid off! What a cool find...love the crown and lion symbols!
    Last edited by Coinstar magnet; Apr 24, 2020 at 08:51 PM.
    devldog, romeo-1 and WannaDig3687 like this.
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