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  • KILLER CIRCA 1850S MILITIA BELT PLATE!!

    Saturday I wanted to get out for a while, but my options are limited this time of year. I drove down to a circa 1790-1815 house site hoping that the farmer had cut the hay. He had cut it, but he hadn’t bailed it yet, so that field was unhuntable. So I drove over to another of his farms that...
  • INCREDIBLE DAY - 3 Colonial Silvers including a 1661 Hammered Hungarian!!

    This Saturday Tom and I made plans to hit two of our well pounded but still productive colonial sites. The first site we hit was is a VERY early site for our area. Between the two of us, we have hit this place over 30 times. But we hadn’t been there since the last plowing. On the way I...
  • 1761 Two Reales, 1803 Draped Bust dime, and a heavey dose of heartbreak

    I started hunting a new field this past winter/spring. The finds were scattered, but there was enough to encourage me that I might find a nice piece of early silver in this field. The first two short hunts had yielded 7 buttons and 4 toasted coppers. The only identifiable copper was a Draped...
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