1828 Large Cent and Wellington button from dairy farm

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Hi everyone. A few days ago I posted about this http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/h...er-bracelet-charms-made-british-sixpence.html (And I'm very appreciative of the Honorable Mention nominations - thank you!).
As I mentioned in that post I visited the dairy farm to return some jewelry to the owner and talk with him about the bracelet - but I also did some detecting while I was there! My friend SlateBeltDigger joined me at the farm (and also on a previous visit), and I'd invite him to add his finds to this post - he found better stuff than me, frankly.

But I found a few great items:

1. The first is an 1828 Coronet Head Large Cent (with the long narrow date). She's a beauty, but she didn't come out of the ground that way. I've included pictures of what it looked like when I first dug it (I thought it would be slick) and after it dried out (I thought it wouldn't have any detail). I worked very hard to carefully clean this one, and I'm very happy with the results.

Someone asked me about how I got the details to "pop" with contrast like they do. I know about the nose grease trick, but earlier this year I bought some "RenWax" (picture included) and I've been using that to bring out details in a way that is longer-lasting than nose grease.

2. At this point I'm not posting about every button I find, but the one I found on Sunday was an interesting one. It just says "Wellington" on the back, and from searching Treasurenet and reading posts I learned that this button is a commemorative button issued shortly after the Duke of Wellington was victorious at Waterloo (which happened in 1815). I'm not sure how long it would take one of these buttons to be lost in New Jersey, USA but I suspect this is a circa 1820 button - or 200 years old, with some cool history surrounding it.

3. In my first post about the dairy farm (http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/t...rame-two-ihc-s-new-dairy-farm-permission.html) I mentioned a very cool colonial shoe buckle. Well on my return visit to the farm I actually found what I believe is the "chape" from a shoe buckle, although from the picture of this chape on the other shoe buckle it does not look like they're a match (Do you experts agree?). Still - a cool find!

Thanks for looking everyone.

- Brian

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Super Stuff! :icon_thumright:

Everyone: Is there a law AGAINST such Good Luck...?
 
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Super Stuff! :icon_thumright:

Everyone: Is there a law AGAINST such Good Luck...?

I understand what you're saying, and I'm thankful all the time for the good fortune I've had in 2021. Every time I think "well there can't be much more to find..." I find something new and interesting.

But, in my defense: I do work hard at this, doing research, getting up at 6:30AM on weekends and sweating like crazy in the heat.

And as a side note and follow-up to posts about the sidewalk to nowhere field: I went there on Saturday and found nothing but newer pennies. I have bad days...

- Brian
 

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Congrats Brian!
 

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Not a match for the buckle.:thumbsup:

I use that wax all the time.
 

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Great finds , the commemorative Wellington victory over Napoleon button is closer to 1815 than 1820 and a few variations are recovered from time to time , the shoe buckle is nice but the "chape" is to a sash type buckle and not to it.
 

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Nice finds! I don't think those buckle pieces belong together though.
 

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Nice finds and great job on the clean up, congrats!
 

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Awesome finds- that LC is sweet!
 

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