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So we went back over last nights area and got a few more targets out, another conjoined musket ball, musket balls, 2 buttons, a crusty coin, buckle and other little bits.
 

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Digger RJ

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So we went back over last nights area and got a few more targets out, another conjoined musket ball, musket balls, 2 buttons, a crusty coin, buckle and other little bits.
Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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Nice finds, blossom. Your conjoined musket balls remind me of a couple of minnie balls I found in a Civil War camp at a battle site. I think yours are perhaps marked by a plow. Are there marks on the other sides?
Mine had teeth marks on them, likely from when the injured soldiers bit down on them during the pain of some type surgery. Can you imagine the pain. Anyway, keep posting your great finds. Thanks.
 

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So we went back over last nights area and got a few more targets out, another conjoined musket ball, musket balls, 2 buttons, a crusty coin, buckle and other little bits.
Nice finds. Id back thats a Chinese coin any day. They amuse me the square centre of them. Being that they are very superstitious and when here in the goldrush days they only dug round shafts, never square like the European miners. They believed that evil spirits would hide in the corners of square holes but had nowhere to hide in a round one. Round is more stable too they say. Less cave ins were recorded in the Chinese holes compared to the European ones. You can always tell the areas worked by the Chinese by the round holes or shafts. Odd they had square centres in their coins though given the main reason for their round holes!
 

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So we went back over last nights area and got a few more targets out, another conjoined musket ball, musket balls, 2 buttons, a crusty coin, buckle and other little bits.
If you was to find them here in some areas they would be considered as not so important. But where your at those are FANTASTIC !! FINDS !!!!
 

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Nice finds. Id back thats a Chinese coin any day. They amuse me the square centre of them. Being that they are very superstitious and when here in the goldrush days they only dug round shafts, never square like the European miners. They believed that evil spirits would hide in the corners of square holes but had nowhere to hide in a round one. Round is more stable too they say. Less cave ins were recorded in the Chinese holes compared to the European ones. You can always tell the areas worked by the Chinese by the round holes or shafts. Odd they had square centres in their coins though given the main reason for their round holes!
Nope its the square hole a drawer pull went in on late 18th C Furniture.
 

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''conjoined musket ball''

They are pretty rare, not had many of those.
 
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Thank goodness I didn't actually bet on that then 😆
well as I spectacularly mis identified a gorgeous trade weight and a Roman mushroom in a previous find post… I appreciate your effort! 😆 x
 

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well as I spectacularly mis identified a gorgeous trade weight and a Roman mushroom in a previous find post… I appreciate your effort! 😆 x
Kinda made the info on Chinese gold miners and their coins seem outa place now 😆
 
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Nice finds, blossom. Your conjoined musket balls remind me of a couple of minnie balls I found in a Civil War camp at a battle site. I think yours are perhaps marked by a plow. Are there marks on the other sides?
Mine had teeth marks on them, likely from when the injured soldiers bit down on them during the pain of some type surgery. Can you imagine the pain. Anyway, keep posting your great finds. Thanks.
yes Mine have marks as well 🤔x
 

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well as I spectacularly mis identified a gorgeous trade weight and a Roman mushroom in a previous find post… I appreciate your effort! 😆 x
Oh that's what's so great about finding things, trying to ID them, and finding out that the find is a lot more special than one thought.
I've thought things were something and found out they weren't.
Gee one time I thought I had found a crusty India looking coin of some sorts.(Had an image of an elephant)
After a good ribbing-it was actually a Roman silver :laughing7:
 

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Nope its the square hole a drawer pull went in on late 18th C Furniture.
That is interesting. Here is a video from 2 years ago of a Chinese coin collector taking off old drawer handles to extract the old chinese coins used for the drawer pull. Unfortunately the condition of the coins were not good. He called them 柜子钱 "cupboard coins"

 

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