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  1. #1
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Railroad & Police Buttons, Cameo, Religious Medals, Silver Coins, IHPs, and more!

    I scored a new permission in my neighborhood and gave it a good old fashioned cherry picking, focusing on the quarter and dime signals and deeper penny signals. I had been eyeing this property that I drive past every day for years. I even knocked on the owners door about 9 years ago but no one answered. Thursday I caught him mowing the grass and he gave me permission. He also mentioned that someone else had just asked him about metal detecting the yard. Yesterday I did see the filled in plugs from another digger, but there are plenty of signals in this yard and I was digging constantly.

    Here are the better finds from this new permission. If anyone can provide any info on the Pennsylvania Lines button, that would be appreciated. I guessing it's circa 1930-1950.
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    I expected more silver to turn up, but I only got these two dimes.
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    I also got these three religious medals. Maybe the next one will be silver?
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    While I did get 1889, 1893, and 1899 IHPs and the 1916 dime, most of the coins were modern.
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    Saturday I met up with Thad (PA dirt-NC sand) and we hit one of my mid 19th century permissions that had been recently plowed. We weren't expecting to find too much since I have ben pounding this site off and on for almost 20 years, but we were hoping Thad might find his first arrowhead. While we were there, the farmer showed up and smoothed the field in preparation for planting, and this helped us find targets.

    Here are my finds. Two IHPs, one is 1864, the other is toast. A little watch winder with some kind of design, and a nice suspender clip.
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    This site gave me a new appreciation for the lowly suspender clip since I have found so many here.
    This latest one will knock one of the others from the Hall of Fame frame
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    Well that's all folks. Thanks for looking and good luck out there.
    Last edited by Steve in PA; May 18, 2020 at 09:09 AM.
    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 20
    Half Reals = 30
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars
    Civil War Plates
    VA Militia Cross Belt, CS Tongue, CS Wreath, VMM, US Box, Model 1851 Sword, Militia Plate w/Star

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2013
    Eastern Massachusetts
    AT Pro, XP Deus
    2,396
    4377 times
    Metal Detecting
    That looks like a very productive yard Steve. Despite your apparent competition, it looks like you are doing quite well. Now get back in there and finish hoovering up all those goodies.
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  3. #3
    MKW
    MKW is offline

    Feb 2020
    Coastal SC
    ML Vanquish 540
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    195 times
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    That's a lot of nice stuff for one days digging! Congrats.
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  4. #4

    Apr 2016
    South Western PA
    ACE 250 with DD coil Equinox 600
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    Thx for the invite Steve! Amazing how the field came to life after he smoothed it. Let me know if that dot across the street pans out we researched. Your new neighborhood site looks promising. Great finds. Congrats!!
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  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2005
    Three Rivers
    Minelab Etrac ,Xp Deus, Ctx 3030, Whites Dfx, Equinox 600
    5,534
    2194 times
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Nice finds Steve.

    Lots of nice yards to hunt in your neighborhood.

    Although not as old as you probably would like. But still fun to dig up any era of history.

    I Haven't been out in 3 weeks. Went back to work and needed some metal detecting rest.

    But starting to get the itch to get out. With this hot humid weather I won't hunt much over the next 90 days.

    Good luck out there.

    Jer
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  6. #6
    us
    Randy

    Aug 2017
    SW Missouri/Oklahoma
    Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800
    7,431
    15137 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Very Nice Hunt!!! Lots of Nice stuff!!! Congrats!!! Glad You got the goodies out that another missed
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    AviTech Associate
    The Cygnus 1X, soon to find All thatís been missed, & left behind!

    What would life be without challenges, and detecting of course.....

  7. #7
    us
    Sep 2018
    Massachusetts
    Garrett AT Max
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    Excellent finds! It's crazy that you had your eye on it for 9 years and somebody got ahead of you. The good news is that you found some great stuff!
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  8. #8
    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)
    5,252
    2430 times
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    I love the suspender clip display. I would choose the lower right one in the display to bump. Or just get a bigger case and keep working on it.
    Steve in PA likes this.
    Best Finds:

    1786 Vermont Landscape Copper (Ryder 7 variety)
    1787 Vermont Copper
    1787 New Jersey Copper (Maris 63 variety)
    1797 and 1804 DBLCs
    George Washington Inaugural Button (GW 1 type)
    1872 Indian Head Cent (VF/EF condition)
    1866 Indian Head Cent (EF condition)
    1864 "L" Indian Head Cent
    Hard Times Tokens---2
    1840 Gen. Harrison Campaign Token
    1832 Nova Scotia Halfpenny Token
    Two cent pieces---7
    1721 King George I
    1732 King George II
    Barber Half dollars---3
    War Of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate

  9. #9
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fisher F75, Garrett AT Gold, XP Deus, Fisher 1270
    8,018
    9673 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Quote Originally Posted by Evolution View Post
    I love the suspender clip display. I would choose the lower right one in the display to bump. Or just get a bigger case and keep working on it.
    LOL, actually that one has already been bumped. This is an old picture
    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 20
    Half Reals = 30
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars
    Civil War Plates
    VA Militia Cross Belt, CS Tongue, CS Wreath, VMM, US Box, Model 1851 Sword, Militia Plate w/Star

  10. #10
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fisher F75, Garrett AT Gold, XP Deus, Fisher 1270
    8,018
    9673 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Quote Originally Posted by Silvermonkey View Post
    That looks like a very productive yard Steve. Despite your apparent competition, it looks like you are doing quite well. Now get back in there and finish hoovering up all those goodies.
    Thanks. I was hoping I could milk this spot and hit when I had an hour or two to kill. I noticed the competition had only hit a small area of the side yard, but he left a lot of signals in the area that he did hit
    Quote Originally Posted by MKW View Post
    That's a lot of nice stuff for one days digging! Congrats.
    Thanks. Actually these finds represent two days.
    Quote Originally Posted by pa-dirt_nc-sand View Post
    Thx for the invite Steve! Amazing how the field came to life after he smoothed it. Let me know if that dot across the street pans out we researched. Your new neighborhood site looks promising. Great finds. Congrats!!
    Thanks Thad. I'm glad you were able to get away for a day.

    Quote Originally Posted by JerV3 View Post
    Nice finds Steve.

    Lots of nice yards to hunt in your neighborhood.

    Although not as old as you probably would like. But still fun to dig up any era of history.

    I Haven't been out in 3 weeks. Went back to work and needed some metal detecting rest.

    But starting to get the itch to get out. With this hot humid weather I won't hunt much over the next 90 days.

    Good luck out there.

    Jer
    Thanks Jeremy. You made a lot of hay during the pandemic stay at home period, so a little break can't hurt. The stuff pictured with the suspender clip came from that field I took you to where you found the Rifleman button. It's still giving up a few things.
    Quote Originally Posted by Digger RJ View Post
    Very Nice Hunt!!! Lots of Nice stuff!!! Congrats!!! Glad You got the goodies out that another missed
    Thanks RJ. I was hitting an area that I don't think the other digger even went into yet.
    Quote Originally Posted by xcopperstax View Post
    Excellent finds! It's crazy that you had your eye on it for 9 years and somebody got ahead of you. The good news is that you found some great stuff!
    Thanks. I might try to get in there after dinner tomorrow. Looks like I'm in a competition with a mystery digger now.
    pa-dirt_nc-sand likes this.
    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 20
    Half Reals = 30
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars
    Civil War Plates
    VA Militia Cross Belt, CS Tongue, CS Wreath, VMM, US Box, Model 1851 Sword, Militia Plate w/Star

  11. #11
    us
    Rust never rests

    Mar 2009
    Sunman Indiana
    Whites XLT MINELAB SE
    3,560
    3284 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Busy,busy,busy. But you scored big.
    Steve in PA likes this.

  12. #12
    us
    Cellar Dweller

    Dec 2010
    Rhode Island
    T2 SPECIAL EDITION
    3,191
    1690 times
    Cellar Dweller
    Banner Finds (2)
    Nice variety there it seems there should be much more to grab from that site.

    ~Blaze~
    Steve in PA likes this.
    Coming to a Cellar near you...

  13. #13

    Oct 2007
    534
    717 times
    Not a bad haul! Congrats.
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  14. #14
    us
    CS IS NEXT

    Nov 2005
    PA-MD
    Garrett Infinium LS,White's MXT's and Surf II Lot's-O-Coil's
    9,370
    1645 times
    Relic Hunting
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    Great looking haul Steve!! Normally you find religious pendants maybe twice a year,but 3 in a day!! Good stuff
    Steve in PA likes this.

  15. #15
    Excellent finds Steve. That yard was very good to you. I like that suspender clip display.

 

 
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