Breast Plate - finally found one!

deepsecrets

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Found this a few feet from the NY button I dug out yesterday. Not in great shape but I'm excited to finally find one. Recovered a small piece of lead that may be part of the back. Pulled LC #9, crusty, got it in hot bath now to see if I can see the date - 18xx.
 

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CRUSADER

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Congrats Bud!!! That's at the top of my wish list. You give me hope.:thumbup::beer:
 

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That's awesome! Might it be a good candidate for restoration?
 

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Very nice first, congrats.
 

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Way to step up to the plate! Congrats on finding a CW artifact that nearly all of us would like to find someday. Sub 8-)
 

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excellent save on that great piece of American history!, think of the last person to touch that, incredible!
 

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I'd be stoked too with a find like that. Way to go! Good luck with the date on the LC. HH
 

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DANG SURE IS A NICE PLATE YOU GOT THERE . MAN I KEEP TELLING MYSELF ONE OF THESE DAYS ONE OF THESE DAYS AND I AM STILL SAYING ONE OF THESE DAYS. WHEW , MAN SAY THAT FAST ...
 

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But almost NO corrosion! Great detail. I'd sure like to find that boy . . .
 

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Congrats on the plate. My wife found one on her very first relic hunt. Me? not so much, after 40+ years of trying. Oh well maybe someday. Ya done good.

JimK
 

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That is a really cool find. Excellent job saving that piece of history. Congratulations! Happy hunting
 

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A plate in any condition is worth celebrating- even in that condition it will display well and you will have a conversation piece for years to come. :)
 

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