CaneFieldBandits 2017 Wrap Up: LOTS of Photos!

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Hello All,

We finally got all our finds together and organized from 2017 for this post. Well it was quite a ride, with the relics really outshining the coins this year. The KING of Military buttons was Shaneglang with his outstanding Eagle Voltigeurs button and his French Marine Artillery button from the late 1700s! We tied in 2017 for the most silvers ever dug in a year (44), and we had some outstanding Spanish and Capped coin finds. 2017 was a year for quantity as well as quality, which is a rare combination. It was also a year of many "firsts." First off, here are some highlights as the finds were coming out of the ground during our hunting in 2017:

Seated Quarter and a nice English gun flint:

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More silver:
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Spanish silver, including a counterfeit 8 Reales!

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More silver coming up:

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Philippine Occupation coin, Silver Catholic Medallion and 1940s Quarter washed out of the ground:

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Half Real, Antebellum gold ring or wax fob seal, and Seated Half Dime:

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Half Real, c.1808 Artillery Button, and a Six-Pounder Cannonball!

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And my star find for the year--an almost perfect George Washington Inaugural Button! I am STILL floored to have dug one of these in Louisiana of all places!

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And now for the year totals. Let's start with glass finds. Just my and Diggergirl's portion of the glass buttons, doll parts, and marbles:

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Here are the (few) glass bottles we dug, as well as some iron finds:

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To say we pushed the limits is putting it mildly. This was a screen shot from my cell phone on the hottest day I've ever detected in.

103 degrees, feels like 127.

WILL. NEVER. DO. THAT. AGAIN. :BangHead:

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Here is Diggergirl's display. She never makes it out as much, since she boycotts hunting in the heat and mud. Highlights in her case were the Sewanee button, Mexican War spur rowel, and Civil War-era "pocket saint" made out of pewter:

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I went to the beach and dug five gold rings during my visit in the summer of 2017. Also dug several junk rings (to the left in the photo), a sterling silver cross, two other silver rings, and a class ring (returned to the owner).

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From one of our sites, lots of buttons, Henry Clay campaign button, watch winders, the GW button, Early Seateds, and Spanish Silver!

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Shangalang's relic finds, including plantation tokens, the French Marine Artillery button, early Navy button, the amazing Eagle Voltigeurs button, complete colonial era spur, canteen spout, and lots and lots of fine silver coins--Spanish, Capped, and Seated!

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MORE FINDS PHOTOS IN THE FIRST REPLY BELOW!

 
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Let me magnify those KILLER silvers Shangalang dug and spread 'em out for ya:

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Another great site netted me six early silvers and my FIRST antebellum GOLD! Probably dating to the 1840s era!

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Another great spot filled up a whole display with goodies. A pile of silver, including five war nickels :D
Civil War relics: Sabre belt rig piece, eagle buttons, New York cuff button, cartridge box finial, Mcclellan Saddle piece, and more:

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Also got close to half of a Schenkl shell:
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And three of our best finds--Shangalang's French Marine Artillery button, the Eagle "V" Button and the George Washington Inaugural:

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Here was our total from our signature line:

2017 CaneField Bandits Totals:
George Washington Inaugural Button GWI-17B
Eagle "V" Voltigeurs Cuff Button
1790s French Marine Artillery Button
Federal Era Gold Ring with stone
Six Pound Solid Shot Cannonball
University of the South (Sewanee) Staff Officer Button, c.1857
1830s Navy Button
c.1812 regt Artillery button
Eagle "I" cuff button
New York State Seal cuff button
Three 1782's, 1786, 1798, 1806, Two 1807's, 1808, 1814 and Three Dateless Half Reales
1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
Three 1839-O's, Two 1840-O's, 1841, 1841-O, 1842-O, 1848-O, 1851-O, 1853-O, 1854-O, and 1858-O Half Dimes
1840-O and 1853 (with arrows) Seated Dimes
1893 Barber Dime
1856-O Seated Quarter
Dateless Standing Liberty Quarter
1945 Silver Washington Quarter
1939 Mercury Dime
Counterfeit 8 Reales
Four 1944 Philippine Occupation Silver Coins
1943-P, three 1944-P, and two 1945-P Silver Nickels
Henry Clay Campaign Button (1844)
Complete antebellum spur
Plantation Store Token
FIVE GOLD RINGS from the beach


It was quite a year! Hard to believe that so many FINE relics and coins came up in 2017! And now it's 2018 and we're already on the board with Seated, Capped, a Two Reales, and a Confederate Button! Let's hope we can maintain a streak. Best Wishes and HH to all!


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Thatโ€™s what dreams are made of! CONGRATULATIONS

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Just amazing, Location, location, location......................it is all about the "location"....Well done!
 

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Absolutely incredible ! If it is possible , I wish you an even more productive 2018 !!

Thanks so much my friend! We are off to a good start but Iโ€™m going scouting tomorrow to look for a site. No time to rest on past accomplishmentsโ€”gotta keep digging!
 

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Those are amazing finds! You put in the work and were justly rewarded. Big congratulations!
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You guys (and gal) really show the rest of us how it is supposed to be done.

GW button, Eagle V button, Spanish, Capped and seated coins... it's just too sweet, it makes my teeth hurt!

Congrats on an exceptional set of finds, and best of luck in 2018.
 
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Absolutely incredible ! If it is possible , I wish you an even more productive 2018 !!

Many thanks my friend! Best Wishes to you as well!
 
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You guys (and gal) really show the rest of us how it is supposed to be done.

GW button, Eagle V button, Spanish, Capped and seated coins... it's just too sweet, it makes my teeth hurt!

Congrats on an exceptional set of finds, and best of luck in 2018.

Thanks so much, Tom! Best of luck to you as well! Let's all get out and find some goodies this year!
 

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Wow
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Fantastic 2017 :occasion14:
 

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:thumbsup: Awesome Finds!

Wish I could go down there and hunt with you, and not stuck up here with a foot of snow on the ground.
 
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:thumbsup: Awesome Finds!

Wish I could go down there and hunt with you, and not stuck up here with a foot of snow on the ground.

that was my least favorite part about living up north! In some ways weโ€™re blessed with lots of material culture down here to dig, fields that still get plowed, and sites that were lived in by affluent families. On the other hand the heat, mud, and tropical rain/humidity few would understand if they hadnโ€™t dug down here. Iโ€™m planning to be more careful about the heat this year.
 

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Awesome year I m bored and loving going over all these 2017 finds Awesome post
 

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