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  1. Halfpenny type coin?

    This coin was extensively and deeply pitted by corrosion. Like many coins in this condition, both surfaces have a random pattern of bumps and hollows obliterating the original detail. The photos show the area with several of my filled holes, the hole in which I found the coin. A coin like this...
  2. Arrowhead that wasn't!

    Walking along the sandy beach, metal detector in hand, I saw this arrowhead-shaped rock flush with the beach surface. I’ve been looking for an arrowhead for years without success. This gave me a brief start, but then I noticed that the exposed surface was flat and appeared to be granite. So...
  3. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Eagle escutcheon use?

    Found this in a Canadian site that has all British artifacts (military and civilian buttons mainly from around 1790 to 1850) except for this eagle, It is 1" in diameter. It seems complete because there are no broken edges. I wonder about the function of the tab. It is fairly thin (0.040")...
  4. Sporting button dating help requested

    This button was found at a site dated to about 1800. It has been occupied continuously since. I found only a few artifacts there probably because much of the site has been over-filled with gravel. But I did find an early 1800s coin and this button. The button is 3-piece, with a front and back...
  5. 1787 New Jersey copper

    Found on a site with many revolutionary war era loyalist military buttons and George II and III copper halfpennies. Took me a little while to ID it. Not sure there is enough detail to determine its type. I still am happy to have it. I don't metal detect for monetary value, just the fun of...
  6. Button backmark help

    These are buttons I have found recently on 3 sites within a few km of one another and along the same navigable river. They range in size from 13/16" to 5/16". The backmarks can be read from the photos. I have not been able to find the specific makers W C EDINR (Edinburgh?) or JAS E? Co. I notice...
  7. An 1838 Stiver

    Found yesterday at an 1800s house site I have been detecting for several years. First heard of a stiver when a friend I was detecting with found one last year. Does not seem to be a lot of info about these stivers. What I found was that they were minted by a merchant in British Guiana and have...
  8. Double-bladed Woodland(?) unusual ground stone ax

    I was walking along the beach of a river island and noticed this unusually-shaped object which had apparently been washed out of bank this spring. I wonder whether anyone else has found something similar and what age/people type it may have been made by. It is 8" long, 4" wide, 2" thick at the...
  9. GR cartridge pouch plate and other finds from an post-revolutionary Soldiers farn

    GR cartridge pouch plate and other finds from an post-revolutionary Soldier's farn I got a good signal and dug up a broken piece of brass with a crown on it. It looked to be a little less than half of the original piece. When I showed it to my metal detecting friend a few days after finding it...
  10. i769 cast brass cabinet hinge

    After several tries, I received permission to hunt the lot of a Loyalist or just post-Loyalist (1790s) house slated for demolition. I found that most of the yard was relatively new fill, probably from a basement improvement. But there was one place with old soil and a few brick and pottery...
  11. French relic from colonial site?

    This area has a pre-Loyalist, French history but so far I have found only Loyalist-era relics and coins. But this piece of thin brass has "OUI" and a space and then an "M" or "N". This looks like a section of a circular object that, from the curvature, might be 6" in diameter or larger. I can...
  12. Horn-shaped brass object from colonial site

    The pictured object it 1 7/8" long, large end diameter is 1 1/8" and small end diameter 5/8". There is a thickened lengthwise rib inside suggesting it was made by overlapping and fusing. Nothing is regular and it looks handmade. All artifacts I have found on this site are colonial era. Has...
  13. Mint mark origin of Spanish 1 reale?

    I would like to know where this coin I dug at a colonial site was minted.
  14. 1770-1790 decorated brass shoe buckle found today

    The buckle is 3" long and 2" wide for a 1 1/8" wide belt. It was found at a home and barn site with hand forged nails and tools. This site and ones nearby have buttons and coins from the late 1700s to the mid-1800s. I would be interested in having more information about this buckle from...
  15. Brass marker?

    I found this near early buttons and a 1734 coin. It is crushed but appears to have once been round. It looks like it would fit on a rod and point to something. The little holes appear to be for a pin. These are agricultural fields so it could be something from that type of equipment but it looks...
  16. 1734 halfpenny my oldest yet

    Found yesterday with several later 1700s to early 1800s buttons. Very worn. King George II identifiable and the date appears to be 1734. Do the experts agree?
  17. Tombac cast button with X on it

    Somehow I think I have seen this type of button before but cannot remember where. Does anyone recognize it? It is 5/8" in diameter. Found yesterday near a New Brunswick Provincials button, several smaller buttons, several large "Dandy" buttons and an 1734 King George II half penny.
  18. Button, 2 piece, with crown, is it military?

    Found at New Brunswick, Canada, home and farm site where 1853 large US cent and 1861 New Brunswick penny was found. 5/8" diameter and 1/8" thick. Is it familiar to anyone?
  19. Quo fas et gloria ducunt 97 pin

    The logo on the bottom reads "Quo fas et gloria ducunt" and the Roman numerals are "97." Found in a late 1700s to mid 1800s New Brunswick, Canada probably Loyalist settlement. Any info and rarity would be appreciated.
  20. Military buttons Revolutionary to War of 1812?

    NEW BRUNSWICK PROVINCIALS, VEIG and Artillery buttons found at late 1700s to mid 1800s probably Loyalist settlement in New Brunswick, Canada. I would like to know what the NB Provincials were, what the VEIG button means and their probable dates and rarity.
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