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  1. Need Advice on Colonial Coin

    Okay. I wondered about that. I've been using that mixture on pewter objects, but had never heard of it used on copper. It makes sense. Thanks.
  2. Need Advice on Colonial Coin

    Thank you to you and oldmxrat. I've got Renaissance wax, so I'll try that. The date could easily be 1775. It's difficult to say. I actually couldn't find an example of a 1776 that wasn't a counterfeit. Were they made? I did notice that the reverse did not match other examples that I...
  3. Need Advice on Colonial Coin

    Found this KG3 last weekend. I think it's 1776. The coin has some good detail, but you can see that the outer patinaed layer is flaking away around the rim. Is there anything that I can do to stabilize it? There's no monetary value, so I'm not worried about messing up its "collectibility."...
  4. Had a really good weekend...

    Well done! Congrats on all those seated coins!
  5. Rev War no more but it's old and gold

    Very cool! That will make for a solid "top find" but as you said, there's still time.
  6. Huge bucket lister for me. 1793 large cent

    I don't know enough about coin collecting to know how rare one coin is versus another, but that's the first that I've seen on Tnet. I'm sure there have been others, but I don't remember seeing one. A very special find! Congrats!
  7. Please help determine if this is a shell spoon/utensil.

    I guess there's no way to prove it definitively, but I think it's a spoon. We find many whelk fragments in plowed fields, and the part that remains is always the inner, tight part of the spiral. It has a much thicker wall than the outer edge, which is the bowl of your spoon. I can't see one...
  8. Buckle Mania

    Sure. They're called "drop pulls," and this is only one of the three parts that make them work. Sometimes the part that I found is called a pendant. There is also a back plate and a stem that would screw or bolt into the drawer itself. Here is a pair of antique pulls from eBay and a...
  9. Buckle Mania

    Last weekend was all about small buckles. Found two knee buckle frames, a spectacle buckle with tongue, an extremely ornate buckle fragment, and what I think might be a 17th century spur buckle. The "spur buckle" is roughly 1 3/8". Also, two mystery objects. One is a broken fragment and...
  10. Finally Got My Cut Coin and Possible Cap Badge

    I'm still curious about this thing. I just noticed that there is a series of partially drilled holes running parallel to the slot. Either they started to make the slot there and then moved it over, or they were expanding the opening and abandoned the whole project. So, maybe they were making...
  11. Finally Got My Cut Coin and Possible Cap Badge

    I mentioned some similar 8 pointed stars from the British military, so I thought I would post some to see what y'all might think.
  12. Finally Got My Cut Coin and Possible Cap Badge

    My previous hunt had produced a broken 2 real that looked like a cut coin at first glance. This time there was no question. It was a 24 on the Nox in every direction and it turned up right in the bottom of the hole. I've had "cut coin" near the top of my list for a while. This one is 1/8 of...
  13. First 2R, First Pillars and Globe, First Counterfeit

    I wish I could have said "first cut coin" because that's what's been on the top of my bucket list and that's what I thought I had before I put my readers on. Oh well. Still an interesting piece of a coin. I think it might be counterfeit. What do you all think? Would a silver break produce an...
  14. Rare George III Commemorative Button and Mystery Relics

    Same site where I found the countermarked coin the other day. Found a small 1/2" button/cufflink that I thought was plain. When I brushed it off it had a very detailed design. The closest thing that I can find online (screenshot below) is in a PDF published by The 18th Century Material...
  15. My first countermarked coin and other relics

    Same here, until recently. But, I found a chape with a maker's mark and posted it a couple of weeks ago (see below), and now this one. I have about 9 complete frames and 0 complete shoe buckles. I had never even found a chape until fairly recently. I think the iron ones don't like the coastal...
  16. My first countermarked coin and other relics

    Got out for a quick hunt this weekend and found my first countermarked coin. It's slick, but it's the size of a Georgian half penny, so I imagine that's what it is. The site is early. None of the buttons have had back marks. And, I'm wondering if this type of mark, simple letters, could be...
  17. Colonial Grab Bag

    I missed the "G" but I see it now. Thanks for the research and for sharing the source. That is very cool. Thought I would share the entry from your link:
  18. Colonial Grab Bag

    Finds from two different hunts. I have a bad habit of calling everything "colonial" right on up to the 1820's and 30's. Some of this stuff might not really be colonial but it is a grab bag. I'm wondering if anyone can date the axe head. It was found at the site with the KG3 and I'd be...
  19. Musket Sight or Drawer Pull

    I know it's not a gun sight. I was just trying to be provocative. The site seems to be late 1700's - early 1800's. I've dug pendant-type drawer pulls before, but I haven't seen anything like this. It's not perfectly symmetrical and I think it's probably from the time period that I mentioned...
  20. This Weekend...a Silver Knee Buckle and KGIII

    I was thinking it might be a spur buckle too, but the ones that are similar to mine have a loop that is oriented in the opposite direction, so that they can link to the spur hardware. The one I found wouldn't seem to work for that, so maybe it's from a bridle or something. It's still different...
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