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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
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    Indian Trade Silver "Luckenbooth"

    I'm really starting to like the Minelab Equinox 800. I've been going back to a site I thought I cleaned out, and although the signals are getting scarce, I'm squeaking out some buttons and other relics from the iron patches. It also helped that I was equipped with hedge trimmers to get into the briars!

    My second signal of the day was a solid 12 on the "Nox", using the Field 2 program at a sensitivity of 23, and out of the ground came colonial silver! It's a shame that it's broken, but I'm optimistic about finding the other half. After all, the pictured rosette button is the 5th matching one from the site!
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    us
    Jul 2010
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    Nice finds. I have experienced the heartbreak of a broken Luckenbooth, but I would not go as far as to call one Indian Trade Silver unless it came off an Indian related site, such as a Indian trader site or village. Mine came from a 1780/90 house site in western PA and has engraving.
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    Spanish Silver Totals
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  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2021
    Wilmington, NC
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    Very Nice!!

  4. #4
    us
    Oct 2014
    florida
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    Heck yea....nice one. Too bad it aint whole

  5. #5
    us
    Jan 2007
    Lafayette, Georgia
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    Nice!!!
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  6. #6
    us
    Nov 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Nice finds! I found a Luckenbooth silver as well and was hoping it was trade silver but the experts said no.
    http://www.youtube.com/c/MrDigger


    Oldest coin: 1693 William & Mary halfpenny
    Oldest silver: 1751 Fernando VI One Reale (Madrid)
    Oldest US coin: 1787 Mass State Copper
    Oldest US silver: 1821 Capped Bust Dime
    Best spill: 1 Barber Qtr, 4 seated dimes, 1 Barber dime, 1 V nickle
    Favorite Find: 1806 Carolus IIII 8 Reales

  7. #7
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    Bill B

    Sep 2010
    Upstate NY
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    Very nice ..Yes with Colonial silver around
    ,try to get back

  8. #8
    ca
    Feb 2017
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    Old silver is a great find
    To Dig or not to Dig

 

 

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