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    Last Weeks Finds – Buckles & 1844 Halfpenny


    This is a site I’ve been hunting for a few years on and off, thankfully it’s still producing. The only real challenge here now is swinging through the 6” high wheat stubble, I’m also now dealing with the wheat-grass growing taller in the rows. A lot of different types of buckles have popped up on this site and this past week was no different. I even found a horse tack buckle with the leather still inside it. The eyeball finds were plentiful as well due to the recent rain that we’ve been getting lately. I found a beautiful blue marble, glass cuff buttons, lots of pottery and glass shards, I even found an old ‘Lumar’ plastic tire from the 1940s or 50s. I also found a few interesting brass and iron relics.

    This site has had at least two homesteads, a barn and silo on it at some point. The first home dated from around 1840 — 80, the second home, which was built 50’ away from the first, dated from approximately 1910 — 50 based on the age of the finds. I also found an 1844 Lower Canada Half Penny Token (Produced from 1842 — 45)

    “During the first half of the 19th century there was a chronic shortage of small coins in Lower Canada. In 1835, following a government decision to remove all the lightweight pieces from circulation, the shortage became acute. No official coins were issued but the Bank of Montreal, the Quebec Bank, the City Bank and La Banque du Peuple were given authority to issue penny and halfpenny tokens of a weight similar to that of British copper coins.


    Thanks very much for looking,
    Dave
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    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”

    ― John Wayne

  2. #2
    Good research, looks like plenty more should come off in future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post

    Good research, looks like plenty more should come off in future.
    Thank you for being the only Tnet member to post to my thread Cru.

    This is the site where I found the sterling silver spoon a few weeks ago.
    As far as I can tell the site has been consistently occupied since the 1840s, until the early 1950s.
    The farmer told me that he won't be disking it until the spring, it'll be going to corn next.

    Hope you and your Dad are both well,
    Dave

    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”

    ― John Wayne

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    very nice variety there dave....what a fun site. congrats on a successful hunt dave !! Wooo hooo looks like fun !!
    wahoo caught in bahamas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blak bart View Post

    very nice variety there dave....what a fun site. congrats on a successful hunt dave !! Wooo hooo looks like fun !!
    Thank you Bart, it is a fun site, but the wheat stubble definitely makes it a challenge.
    I'm heading back there now... the sun is just coming up here.

    Hope you're doing well these days my friend,
    Dave

    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”

    ― John Wayne

  6. #6
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    Still you managed to get a few goodies in the pouch.
    I know it's just the pareidolia acting up, but I'm liking the image of the left facing dude profile wearing a hat image in the picture of the token on the digger pedal.
    "If it was easy-It would have already been done-Life 101."
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  7. #7
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    Nice work Antiquariun! Great collection of finds. Love your assortment of buckles.

  8. #8
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    Nice finds and a great job on the preservation. Congrats!

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by pepperj View Post

    Still you managed to get a few goodies in the pouch.
    I know it's just the pareidolia acting up, but I'm liking the image of the left facing dude profile wearing a hat image in the picture of the token on the digger pedal.
    I see what you mean buddy, especially if I squint my eyes, I'm pretty sure I can see the same bust you do.
    Hoping we'll be able to get out detecting together again soon.




    Quote Originally Posted by Silvermonkey View Post

    Nice work Antiquariun! Great collection of finds. Love your assortment of buckles.
    Thanks very much for your post Silvermonkey.
    This site still has so much left to give, hopefully it'll continue to give for years to come too.
    Dave


    Quote Originally Posted by lenmac65 View Post

    Nice finds and a great job on the preservation. Congrats!
    Thank you Len, as always I appreciate your post and support my friend.
    Dave
    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”

    ― John Wayne

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    That’s a lot of neat finds there. Thanks for telling us about the token. Congratulations! I know you will find lots more .
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    Great finds - congrats !
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    Quote Originally Posted by WannaDig3687 View Post

    That’s a lot of neat finds there. Thanks for telling us about the token. Congratulations! I know you will find lots more .
    Thanks for your post WD.
    I was back there again for a short hunt yesterday, I'll post my finds later tonight.

    Best of luck to you,
    Dave


    Quote Originally Posted by E-Trac-Ohio View Post

    Great finds - congrats !
    Thanks very much E-Trac.
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    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”

    ― John Wayne

  13. #13
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    Beautiful set of relics there! I love finding buckles of all sorts. Yeah, stubble-fields are sure not easy to detect.

    Quote Originally Posted by ANTIQUARIAN View Post

    This is a site I’ve been hunting for a few years on and off, thankfully it’s still producing. The only real challenge here now is swinging through the 6” high wheat stubble, I’m also now dealing with the wheat-grass growing taller in the rows. A lot of different types of buckles have popped up on this site and this past week was no different. I even found a horse tack buckle with the leather still inside it. The eyeball finds were plentiful as well due to the recent rain that we’ve been getting lately. I found a beautiful blue marble, glass cuff buttons, lots of pottery and glass shards, I even found an old ‘Lumar’ plastic tire from the 1940s or 50s. I also found a few interesting brass and iron relics.

    This site has had at least two homesteads, a barn and silo on it at some point. The first home dated from around 1840 — 80, the second home, which was built 50’ away from the first, dated from approximately 1910 — 50 based on the age of the finds. I also found an 1844 Lower Canada Half Penny Token (Produced from 1842 — 45)

    “During the first half of the 19th century there was a chronic shortage of small coins in Lower Canada. In 1835, following a government decision to remove all the lightweight pieces from circulation, the shortage became acute. No official coins were issued but the Bank of Montreal, the Quebec Bank, the City Bank and La Banque du Peuple were given authority to issue penny and halfpenny tokens of a weight similar to that of British copper coins.


    Thanks very much for looking,
    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik in NJ View Post

    Beautiful set of relics there! I love finding buckles of all sorts. Yeah, stubble-fields are sure not easy to detect.
    Thanks for your post Eric.

    The beans are just starting to drop their leaves here in Ontario, so the harvest should be starting soon.
    This will mean at least a half dozen old sites will become accessible again... I don't think my shoulder can handle detecting wheat fields anymore.
    Dave



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    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”

    ― John Wayne

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    Nice job Dave!!
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    Military buttons 9
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    Other than the finds, 2020 sucked


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    4 sterling rings
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