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    Incredible Seated Haul--with Civil War, 150+ marbles, and GOLD!

    Hello All,

    We knew it was gonna get muddy and dicey around here due to the hurricane, so the week before Hurricane Laura hit, we went into high gear! This video is a compilation of our four most recent hunts.



    Day 1 my wife ("Diggergirl") and I got out and happened to notice a new site as we were driving to an old spot. Completely randomly we decided to check it out. A quick eyeball determined that the pottery and glass was the right age for mid-1800s so we wasted no time in getting the detectors out of the truck! The first row I went down, I saw a convex button sticking out of the dirt:

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    The button turned out to be an 1830-40s French Navy "Equipages de Ligne" button. According to the book Le bouton uniforme français these buttons were "worn in silver by commissioners of the navy and administrative officers of the navy."

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    After some time had passed, I picked up a holed 1858-O half dime and my wife got an eagle button!!

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    There's nothing like seeing Seated Silver AND Civil War in the same hunt!

    Then out of the blue she dug a piece of gold--which seems to be either the end of a crucifix or the back end of a mechanical pencil. Weight is very heavy at 6 grams, but it may be thin gold around a core of other metal. Low Karat, maybe 8 or 10K. Still pretty though!

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    So I did what any sensible person would do. I woke up the next day early to go out and dig again!! Met up with my buddy Shangalang this time, and dug until lunch at the place where the 1820s Artillery Shako cap badge shield came up. On my very first row AGAIN I scored a great find. This time it was a blackened 1842 half dime.

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    Shangalang came up to me to show me some finds, which included a British copper farthing of William IV (1830s)! Then I picked up a really nice eagle cuff button.

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    He got the tip of a silver mechanical pencil which would've looked similar to this non-dug one:

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    Then I got a sweet beep and out popped a BEAUTIFUL 1857 Seated Dime!

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    Shang got worn out, and I was close to worn out...decided to take lunch and sit in some air conditioning and see if I could recover from the heat and gnats.

    Afterward I decided to go to scout the surrounding fields from the spot my wife and I'd found together the day before. Sure enough I found another field that was loaded with iron. It seemed to be a work area, and it was full of big iron junk and had a decent amount of shredded aluminum can in it--but I kept at it and close to dark I popped out a coin! Getting down on my hands and knees I could see exactly as it was laying there, that it was my second ever Three Cent Silver!!

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    This one is the only year that was minted in New Orleans: 1851-O! The coin is beautiful--but it suffered in the ground from its 75% silver/25% copper composition that the early trimes were made from. So it is discolored from the iron and copper content. Even so, the details are first rate. After I dug the coin I decided to save the rest of the site to dig with my wife

    When she and I could go dig again, the conditions were perfect to eyeball hunt (slight moisture for contrast in the ground vs. finds, and long light rays in the morning or evening)... so we decided to start out with a second round of Marble Harvest. I didn't film everything eyeballed this hunt (would've been waaaay too much to show!) but it set a record. In one long shift of eyeballing, before lunch, we amassed 85 marbles from the site! The grand total ended up being over 150 marbles found, along with a jar worth of glass beads (necklace, mardi gras, and rosary), dozens of bottles (few very old, but the wife likes them). I also love the 1880s era pocket watch case which was eyeballed, the sweet plantation token, barrel tap, clay pipe stems, and of course the really cool engineering society pin!

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    Also saw a creepy doll head

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    So near the end of the day we decided to save the rest of the eyeball rows for later and swing our detectors for a while, in the first site we'd found together. I got a cute little 30 VDI on the F75 and got a sweeeeet Louisiana Pelican Cuff Button!!! It's a LA 204-As2 in Tice (Backmark HYDE & GOODRICH / N-O). More scarce and desirable backmark which I hadn't dug on a cuff sized one yet!

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    We then went to the second field I'd found, where the 3 center came up, and beat it to death with little luck (man, is it full of iron and can!!). I did get a French, mid-1800s religious medallion:

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    On the slow drive out of the site, I saw a field that had scant signs so guess what we did the next day... We came back to dig the F(*&$K out of it!!

    After a brief meet up with Shangalang, we went to try out our newest field. Dug around for 30 mins and Boom!! I dug the first silver. It was a half-cut seated dime that was so worn I thought it was half of a one real!

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    Then DG wasn't long in scoring with a sweet seated of her own!

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    I rounded a row and dug a beaten, bent seated half dime with a square nail hole right in the center.

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    Then I got what I thought was a flat button. Careful cleaning when home showed it to be an 1870s Indian. **Please someone tell me it's an 1877!!**

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    Then I decided to expand the area and got a solid 82 on the F75. I WISSSSHHHHHH I'd live dug it!!! Out flopped a Seated Quarter!!!

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    Don't Miss More Photos of Finds in the First Reply Below!
    2020 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Republic of Texas Navy Cuff Button
    US Civil War Belt Plate
    Eagle Breastplate
    Three Louisiana Pelican Cuff Buttons
    Louisiana Pelican Coat Button
    Shield from an 1820-30 Artillery Shako Cap Badge
    Corps of Artillerists and Engineers Button 1798-1802
    Four CW eagle coat buttons
    One CW eagle cuff button
    French Navy Equipages de Ligne button (1 piece, 1830-40s)
    New York Staff Officer Cuff Button
    Colonial silver sleeve link/button made from a half real
    Monogrammed Silver Love Token
    M1858 Remington Revolver Trigger Guard
    Silver spoon made by Alexander McGrew 1805-1836
    Coin Silver mid-1800s "Fede Ring"
    1820s-30s silver eyeglasses frame fragment
    End of a gold crucifix or mechanical pencil
    Tip of a silver mechanical pencil
    William IV farthing (1830-1837)
    dateless half real
    half-cut half real (“quarter real”)
    1781 and 1807 half reales
    1840 quarter franc French silver
    1850 20 centimes French silver
    1851-O, 1852 three cent silver and a dateless 1/4 of a three cent silver
    Two 1839-O, 1840, 1842, 1848-O, 1851, 1851-O, 1852-O, two 1853's, 1856, 1856-O, 1857, 1857-O, 1858 (holed) and three 1858-O Half Dimes
    1874, 1891-O, one dateless Seated Liberty Dime, and one dateless half-cut Seated Liberty Dime
    1877-CC and 1875 Seated Quarters
    1892-O, 1899 and 1906-O Barber Quarters
    1940 Washington Quarter
    1942-P, two 1943-S and two 1943-P War Nickels
    shotgun breechblock
    iron prisoner shackles
    picket pin
    Spurs
    Plantation tokens
    Minieballs, Beefaloes, V and Shield Nickels, and some GawGag


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    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

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    Here are some more photos of finds, as well as some eyeballed finds that didn't make it into the post above:

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    UPDATE: We went back for a short eyeball and dig. Got a second "Christmas Coke" bottle (first one said Lake Charles LA on the bottom; this one says New Orleans LA). I got skunked but the wife eyeballed a bone die which I am SUPREMELY jealous of! She also dug a PERFECT eagle button in new site #1.

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    Last edited by BuckleBoy; Oct 15, 2020 at 12:58 AM.
    2020 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Republic of Texas Navy Cuff Button
    US Civil War Belt Plate
    Eagle Breastplate
    Three Louisiana Pelican Cuff Buttons
    Louisiana Pelican Coat Button
    Shield from an 1820-30 Artillery Shako Cap Badge
    Corps of Artillerists and Engineers Button 1798-1802
    Four CW eagle coat buttons
    One CW eagle cuff button
    French Navy Equipages de Ligne button (1 piece, 1830-40s)
    New York Staff Officer Cuff Button
    Colonial silver sleeve link/button made from a half real
    Monogrammed Silver Love Token
    M1858 Remington Revolver Trigger Guard
    Silver spoon made by Alexander McGrew 1805-1836
    Coin Silver mid-1800s "Fede Ring"
    1820s-30s silver eyeglasses frame fragment
    End of a gold crucifix or mechanical pencil
    Tip of a silver mechanical pencil
    William IV farthing (1830-1837)
    dateless half real
    half-cut half real (“quarter real”)
    1781 and 1807 half reales
    1840 quarter franc French silver
    1850 20 centimes French silver
    1851-O, 1852 three cent silver and a dateless 1/4 of a three cent silver
    Two 1839-O, 1840, 1842, 1848-O, 1851, 1851-O, 1852-O, two 1853's, 1856, 1856-O, 1857, 1857-O, 1858 (holed) and three 1858-O Half Dimes
    1874, 1891-O, one dateless Seated Liberty Dime, and one dateless half-cut Seated Liberty Dime
    1877-CC and 1875 Seated Quarters
    1892-O, 1899 and 1906-O Barber Quarters
    1940 Washington Quarter
    1942-P, two 1943-S and two 1943-P War Nickels
    shotgun breechblock
    iron prisoner shackles
    picket pin
    Spurs
    Plantation tokens
    Minieballs, Beefaloes, V and Shield Nickels, and some GawGag


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    OUR 2016 YEAR-END POST:
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    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  3. #3
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    Very nice! I'd like to find a sweet hunting spot like that!
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    oh man what a great spot. no doubt you'll be finding plenty more there
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    WOW! awesome finds.
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    Wow lots of eyeball and detecting finds, congrats to you all.
    I guess there's a +-to every storm, it gets you out in the fields.
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    very nice!
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  8. #8
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    Nick

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    Western CT
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    You've been very busy...this post is loaded with awesome finds!



    Cleaning Up The Planet...One Pull Tab At A Time.

  9. #9
    us
    Mar 2008
    Northern California
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    Fantastic!!! I am soooo envious.
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    That’s one hell of a haul! Congrats, great Louisiana button!
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  11. #11
    us
    Feb 2020
    Eastern Ohio
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    Wow ... that's off the charts - well done !
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    1724 - K.G. Half Penny *** 1736 - K.G. Half Penny *** 1783 - Half Real *** 1787 - Connecticut Copper
    1817 - Large Cent *** 1829 - Capped Bust Dime *** 1837 - Capped Bust Half Dime *** 1852 - Three Cent *** 1857 - Flying Eagle Cent *** 1865 - Two Cent *** 1872 - Shield Nickel *** 1877 - Seated Quarter

  12. #12
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    Awesome display and post, thank you for sharing!
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    White Plains, New York
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    ...

  14. #14
    us
    May 2019
    Flawda
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    That's an outstanding hunt or two or three...
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  15. #15
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    Thank you for sharing. Fantastic finds.
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