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  1. Need Some Help With This One

    This little thing blew my ears out while I was detecting near an 1870s house. Sorry I don't have an item for scale or even good quality pictures, I left it with the LO and just snapped a few pics as I was leaving. I'll be over there again tomorrow if you want any more pictures or info on it...
  2. Stamped Buffalo Nickel

    Howdy yall. A relative found this buff in circulation the other day and saved it for me... I was delighted to see both a readable 1923 and stamped characters on both sides! The obverse is stamped 194 which I'm guessing would have either been used as a counter or part of a date 194* or 19*4 but...
  3. Simplex at Saltwater beaches?

    Hi all, I've been planning a trip to the treasure coast. Does the Simplex perform reasonably well near salt water? Due to the legalities I probably won't be getting too much closer to the water than the high tide line but I've never done saltwater detecting before so I don't really know what to...
  4. 2020 Totals

    Well folks, it's a little late but here it is. Pictured below is everything I found in 2020 minus a silver washington, a couple axes, a gold earring, a few crotal bells and a some other odds and ends that I either forgot about or returned to landowners. You can see everything better if you click...
  5. My first sterling spoon!

    After hunting today for about two hours and finding a handful of wheats and clad this old spoon popped up! Previously I had only found plate spoons so this is a nice first... no silver coins today but I'll take it! Does anyone have any information on the hallmark or the spoon itself? Thanks for...
  6. ✅ SOLVED Maple tap? Ramrod Guide?

    I don't think I've posted this thing yet but the first thing I thought when I dug it was that it was a tap... now I'm wondering if it might be some kind of old ramrod guide? Does anybody recognize this thing? I found it at a place among other coins and relics from 1820s to 1900s. It is...
  7. Kendrick & Co / Waterbury Button

    I found this yesterday... Do you think it is a civilian or military button? I can't make out any details on the front but maybe one of you guys will. The back reads KENDRICK & CO / WATERBURY. I'm not familiar with this back mark so I would appreciate any information on it. Thanks!
  8. I'm on the board for 2020!

    I hit a new site today that I think dates back to the 1830s at the very latest. I was looking at the 1850s map ahead of time but it was terribly inaccurate... I could line it up with certain roads but then others wouldn't line up, this property was pretty big though so no matter which roads were...
  9. It's Trime Time!!!

    Well, the Simplex is officially my new best friend. It was a Christmas gift and I had been dying to get out and try it, after getting a new permission I decided to get out for a couple hours. It was sunny and dry so even though it was in the 20s and the ground was covered in 2-4 inches of snow...
  10. Metal Detecting Rivers

    Howdy folks, I've heard of a lot of people digging in rivers for historic relics at old ford and mill sites and digging for jewelry at touristy sites and now that I have a waterproof detector I want to do some 'tectin at several rivers. I'm so darn confused though about all the national, state...
  11. Treasurenet Clad Totals!

    I came across another forum where they did a tally at the end of every year of everyone's clad... I thought it was pretty cool and wanted to bring it here to TNet! It's pretty simple, just add up the value of your clad and post: Your total + Previous total = New Total
  12. I got a Simplex for Christmas!

    On Christmas Eve we always get together with family and give some gifts and this year my grandpa gave me a Nokta Makro Simplex! I mean, I wasn't too surprised by it because the box looked like the right size and shape for a detector and they did ask me for ideas but I'm soooo excited to use it...
  13. Are the Simplex buttons durable?

    Howdy folks, I currently just use an ACE 300 and it seems like the Simplex is far superior in almost every way but I just have one concern; are the buttons durable? I like how the ACE 300 has the big thick rubber buttons but from the pictures the Simplex's buttons look kind of chinsy. Thoughts...
  14. Found the tribe!

    Today was my third day hunting in a row... the first two attempts at hunting were anything but successful but I finally got on to it today. I was hunting at two homesites dating from 1830s-ish to the early 1900s All the days finds... I don't think the two crotal bells are terribly old but...
  15. ✅ SOLVED Another one for yall.

    Anyone recognize the green thing in the first photo? I found it near a mid-late 1800s steam saw mill (maybe) and a homesite. The last photo is for scale, the coin near the top right was a wheat penny. Any thoughts?
  16. ✅ SOLVED Whatsit

    Found this little thing a few weeks ago at a field with adjacent homesites that (based on the maps and other finds) span roughly from the 1830s to 1880s or 90s. IH for scale. Any ideas on what it is? I'm stumped. Some other finds from the site: The crotal bell is marked Barton and Starr and...
  17. Buying Coins on Ebay

    Howdy folks, I'm on a budget but looking to add a few more medieval coins to my collection... I don't want anything expensive, but just a few easily recognizable old coins. I think they're neat and make history a lot more tangible. I've heard of people having bad experiences on ebay with fakes...
  18. What is the date range on the sites where you find Spanish silvers?

    ...just curious. I know they were legal tender until 1857 but were they really in circulation that long? Longer? What is the date range of the sites where you guys have found yours?
  19. "Just my two cents..."

    I'm not sure how many of you saw my last post but I went to see the LO today... I wanted to show her my finds from Monday and ask if I could bring a hunting partner on Saturday. She was super happy I wanted to show her and we chatted for a little while, I decided to hunt in their field for the...
  20. Tips for Relic Hunting at the Beach?

    I just got permission to hunt a colonial shipwreck site here in the Great Lakes, it's a bit of a drive but there have been crazy coins and relics found in the area in the past... old silver, cannonballs, muskets, bayonets, etc. At the beaches near where I live (Lake Erie) there's a dry sandy...
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