Another good day in 60 degree weather.

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Got out to a site today that I have pounded several times over the past 10 years. The farmer had tilled the soil and made it much easier to hunt. I hunted three hours and found these. Made my
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day. Civil war cuff button, fatty Indian head penny, a gold gilt flat button, what looks like part of a sportsman button, and a couple of ???
 

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Looks like some nice finds from the field. Most of the fields I search these days the farmers are no till. That has put the hurts on me.
Yes it is tough to hunt with large mounds in th fields. I have done it but hard to get comfortable.
 

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Way to go Merf.
What year is that fatty?
Congrats Buddy.
MM
P.S. Do you realize that you and I both joined Tnet only one day apart?
Man, we must be old. lol.
 

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Thanks MM. not sure what year the fatty is. Will give it a ride In the tumbler tomorrow and hope it helps. I am 79 years young and enjoying the hobby mare than ever. Love the fact that we joined togeather way back when. Are you about the same age my friend?
 

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Most of us on here are old, but what the hell if I can keep swinging I don't feel so old except when I go to stand up (Thank God for my 31" T handle shovel) or I couldn't do it anymore.
 

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Thanks MM. not sure what year the fatty is. Will give it a ride In the tumbler tomorrow and hope it helps. I am 79 years young and enjoying the hobby mare than ever. Love the fact that we joined togeather way back when. Are you about the same age my friend?
Well, you have a few years on me old friend. I was born in 1960. The good ol' days. :tongue3:
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Well, you have a few years on me old friend. I was born in 1960. The good ol' days. :tongue3:
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You will have many more years to enjoy the sport my friend. The good thing about it that us old guys get a good cardio workout and enjoy it.
 

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Most of us on here are old, but what the hell if I can keep swinging I don't feel so old except when I go to stand up (Thank God for my 31" T handle shovel) or I couldn't do it anymore.
It is a good cardio workout that us old guys can enjoy. I use my shovel as a cane when hunting the fields.
 

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Congrats on your great finds! I wish our field permission would till!
 

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Got out to a site today that I have pounded several times over the past 10 years. The farmer had tilled the soil and made it much easier to hunt. I hunted three hours and found these. Made my View attachment 2132805 day. Civil war cuff button, fatty Indian head penny, a gold gilt flat button, what looks like part of a sportsman button, and a couple of ???
Could not read the date on the fatty, 18— something, too far gone. The civil war cuff button is general service, I found one just like it near the same spot a few years ago. The gold gilt flat button back reads scovill’s improved patent mint edge. It is a Civil war era button. The front is plain.
 

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Well it has to be from 1859 to 1864.
If your able to read the last digit - you'll know the date.
"Andre Pencils" could help detail become more visible.
Good Luck !
 

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