A state copper has always been on my bucket list and I always thought my first would be a Connecticut, but to my surprise It ended up being a Vermont copper.
Not in the best condition, but I’ll take it.
I spend hundreds of hours in the woods every year, but never had a Morgan on my radar.
The woods I hunt are mostly free of junk so my coil is usually quiet except for the occasional nail, foil and a musketball ball or two.
This day was no different,so quiet signal wise when suddenly get a high...
This is my first finds post of 2021 as I just started my season.
Went in the woods yesterday and after spending 4 hours without anything
Was about to call it a day when I got this 90 signal in between some iron.
As soon as I wiped some dirt off and saw silver I was ecstatic.
Love that it’s...
Found this little guy last week.I wasn’t sure what I had at first.could make out the heraldic eagle
,but it looked like copper to me.After cleaning it a bit I could make out the capped bust.my friend
Later told me it’s most probably a quarter eagle gold counterfeit.Hopefully next time it will...
Finally found my first gold ring after 4 years of detecting.I tried looking for the missing gemstone, but failed to do so.Nevertheless was super happy with this 10K ring.The makers mark
Belongs to Samuel Holzapfel 1867-1922 of Austrian origin.
Haven’t been on too many woods hunt this summer cause of the heat and humidity, but I’m glad I did recently.After a lack lustre couple of hours finding mostly bottle caps I found my one and only good find of the day.Its a Cartouche knife, which dates back to the fur trade period.Yeah I was...
First few hunts of 2020 were nothing special to brag about.I was finding
mostly Copper coins, but they were all toast.I was about to pack it in
on my last hunt when this awesome war of 1812 cross belt plate pops
out of the ground.This is an American 1808 pattern type and certainly
Here’s an interesting copper counterfeit. It’s around 26 mm and underweight at 5 gr.
So as my friend pointed out it’s Geo III counterfeit , but it looks like they used the portrait of GEO II instead.
I can make out 72 but not sure it’s a Machin mills? I couldn’t find any matching MM online.
I took advantage of slightly warmer weather that we got towards
the end of November for a couple of hunts.
The last hunt, this past weekend,the ground was nearly frozen and so I bid goodbye to the 2019 season.
Apart from several buttons, crotal bells, thimble and a couple of toasted coppers, I...
Went out for a short farm hunt recently and was pleased to find this Canada Militia button.
Despite the Irish back mark of P.Tait.Limerick I couldn’t find much more info about this button.
After searching I found the same button on an online auction site.
This description is from Marway...
Just came back from visiting family in Italy.Only had time for three quick hunts with the heat and all.
Found lots of buttons and these three were my favourites.
One hunting button with the backmark of “ London Imperial “
A nice Navy button. My friend suggested it might be French.I really like...
British Board of Ordnance cloth seal
Did a quick hunt yesterday and went back to a woods spot
I hunted in the past. Found my second British military
Board of ordnance cloth seal.I believe this seal dates back to
Around the mid 1800’s.
Cloth Seal, Broad Arrow, Board of Ordnance
Well finally broke through with my first America copper.
Not something I was expecting, but I sure ain’t complaining.
Such cool history behind these hard times tokens.
1837-Hard times/merchant token ( ht-305 )
Millions for Defense/ not one cent for tribute.
131 Division st.
When I dug this I wasn’t quite sure what I had cause it was pretty worn.
All I could see was the bust and “ ING “, “ UA”. After a week of searching I was able to ID it.
It’s a Lackington halfpenny conder token.
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