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  1. #1
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    CANE FIELD BANDITS and IRON BRIGADE MEMBER

    Jun 2006
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    227-Year-Old SILVER--ANOTHER CW Powder Flask! More Photos Added Below!

    Hello All,

    I'm back after another exciting hunt with some great things to share with all of you. Foxhound and I have been hunting a site that just keeps giving up the old relics and coins. The first hunt there, we cleared out a lot of iron, finding only "newer" items from the Teens and Twenties. Later on, flat buttons and pewter spoon handles started coming up, so we knew that there could be some real oldies there. We got out on the site yesterday with only an few hours of daylight remaining. Immediately, the flat buttons and pewter pieces started surfacing. I was using super-low discrimination--even digging occasional smaller iron--just to make sure I was getting everything I could on this already-pounded site. A few harmonica reeds and flat buttons into the hunt there, I got an "iffy" signal that only read in one direction. Flipping out a shovelful of earth, the signal immediately improved. (This is normally all it takes to tell if a target is small iron or not ) Within a few seconds, I could see a thin disc encrusted in dirt and let me tell you my heart started racing! Any of you who have ever dug a Reale will understand what the look of such a thin disc means...they're too thin to be buttons or coins of any other kind. Although I didn't take a photo of the coin in the dirt, here's what it looked like before cleaning:

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    And after some cleaning, the coin turned out to be a 1781 1 Reale piece in nice shape:

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    I also managed to bag a few pieces of pottery, one badly toasted pewter button, a Silver-Dollar-sized flat button (this one is absent from the photo as I was still cleaning it, but I'll post a photo of it below), and an Indian Head Cent with a square nail hole in the center:

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    Here's the photo of all of the finds (minus the Dandy Button):

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    As promised, here's the Dandy Button I found--all cleaned up. So you can see how big it is, I placed a dug quarter from last year beside it.

    Dang, Das A Big But-tin! It looks like someone turned it into a pendant or tag after the shank broke off. I'm going with pendant, since the hole is obviously carefully made. Of course, this button was likely plated with silver or gold once upon a time, so I'm sure it would've made an attractive pendant. Here are photos of the front and back:

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    And here is a close-up of an interesting piece of stamped brass I found. This is a fragment of yet another powder flask from the site. (If you're interested in reading about the first 1850's powder flask and CW Eagle Button, please follow this link: http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,138400.0.html

    Below the photo of the fragment, you'll see the photo of an non-dug example that is identical, with a link to the site the non-dug photo is from. It is an early Civil War Remington Revolver Powder Flask! On the website, a non-dug example lists for almost $1300.00!

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    Regards,


    Buckleboy

    Regards,


    Buckleboy
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    2019 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    Civil War ID Disc
    1826 2 Reales
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Button
    Eagle Cuff Button
    Colonial silver shoe buckle piece
    1788, 1819 and one dateless Half Reale
    1854 Half Dime
    1898 Hong Kong Dime Silver Coin (Queen Victoria)
    1905-O Barber Dime
    1942 Washington Quarter
    Shield Nickels
    V Nackles, Beefalo knuckles and Gaw Gag

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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.

  2. #2
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    NJ

    Nov 2006
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    Re: Buckleboy Strikes 227-Year-Old SILVER!

    Wow..never dug one. It looks amazing. Congrats.

    NJ

  3. #3
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Upstate NY
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    Re: Buckleboy Strikes 227-Year-Old SILVER!

    Awesome dig Buckleboy. I have no idea what I would do if I ever found one of those. I'd probably pass out.
    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

  4. #4
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    Best find 1817 Large Cent

    Dec 2006
    Cicero, NY
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    Re: Buckleboy Strikes 227-Year-Old SILVER!

    WAY TO GO Buckleboy!
    I am still looking for my first old silver, my oldest is a 1906 dime.
    I prefer finding old US coins, but any old silver, I would not leave in the ground
    HH,
    Donny
    "All I ask for are back roads lined with cellar holes and a Prius to drive them with."

  5. #5
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    May 2007
    Southeast Missouri
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    Re: Buckleboy Strikes 227-Year-Old SILVER!

    Fantastic! My oldest in a 37 Merc... would be nice to get into the 1800s with silver
    "It isn't the age, it's the mileage" IJ

  6. #6

    Re: Buckleboy Strikes 227-Year-Old SILVER!

    WTG Buckleboy!!!! I like seeing the One Real being posted, they are a nice silver to find. Glad you got one.

    Don
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

  7. #7
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    Oct 2007
    Chester County, PA
    Minelab X-Terra 30
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    Re: Buckleboy Strikes 227-Year-Old SILVER!

    Congrats on the Reale, buckleboy! Nice finds on your hunt!

  8. #8
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    Re: Buckleboy Strikes 227-Year-Old SILVER!

    That was a GREAT hunt BB!! Congrats again on your oldest coin! I'm glad I could be there to share in that recovery, I will definately never forget it. Take care and lets get out there and find the rest of the reales!

    HH!

    Fox
    If you search long enough, you'll find what you're looking for.

    2019 TOTALS:

    Shield Nickels: 1
    V Nickels: 5
    Silvers: 7
    Large Cents:
    Wheat Cents: 10
    Indian Head Cents: 6
    CW Bullets: 34
    CW Buttons: 5
    Rings: 3.5

    Awesome Relics: CW Straight Razor, CW XII Corps Badge, 1857 Flying Eagle Cent, 1849 Netherlands Dime, 1877 Seated Quarter, CW Lincoln/Johnson Token, WWI Iron Cross Charm, Victorian Gold Collar Stud

    Total Hunts: 22

    Updated: 5/19/2019

  9. #9

    Oct 2006
    East central Indiana
    Fisher F75
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    Re: Buckleboy Strikes 227-Year-Old SILVER!

    Congratulations, A Reale to be proud of..................

  10. #10

    Feb 2007
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    Re: Buckleboy Strikes 227-Year-Old SILVER!

    VERY COOL!

    I wish I could have been there to see you pull that out of the ground. . . a big congrats!

    You got 'r done

  11. #11
    us
    Sep 2006
    Montana
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    Re: Buckleboy Strikes 227-Year-Old SILVER!

    Nice diggins Buckles

    You know... you can pound that crappy reale into a nice coin ring!

    Or not... :P

    Jim


  12. #12
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    Dec 2006
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    Re: Buckleboy Strikes 227-Year-Old SILVER!

    Very cool Congrats BB ! I havent got a one reale yet but I've found four 1/2 reales.They allways freak me out cuz when I first see em in the hole,I'm thinking they could be a flowing hair or draped bust.

  13. #13
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    us
    Jan 2006
    SE Louisiana
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    Re: Buckleboy Strikes 227-Year-Old SILVER!

    Congrats BB!!! It sure is a beauty!

    RR





  14. #14
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    The King of Trash

    Jan 2007
    West Virginia, USA
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    Re: Buckleboy Strikes 227-Year-Old SILVER!

    WOW Great finds BuckleBoy I think i see Banner in your future

  15. #15
    us
    Jan 2008
    Bronx, NY
    Whites Prizm II
    358

    Re: Buckleboy Strikes 227-Year-Old SILVER!

    Wow nice find. That Reale is in pretty good shape considering it's age. Very good..
    CLEANING UP THE PARKS OF NEW YORK CITY; 1 PULLTAB, 1 BOTTLE CAP AND 1 MANGLED CAN AT A TIME.. PLUS I GET TO KEEP ALL THE LOOSE CHANGE !

 

 
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