Two CW Plates, Capped Silver, 200+ year old U.S. military relics

BuckleBoy

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Hello All,

I haven’t posted finds here since late august but rest assured I have been digging. I’m mainly posting on Instagram YouTube and Facebook now but I wanted to make a catch-up post here for everyone to see and enjoy.

I was able to dig two civil war plates in a new site that I more or less stumbled on. Right area to dig them, didn’t expect to find them. That’s all here in this video:


We also got some sweet surface silver, more civil war relics and buttons in return trips:




More recently Diggergirl and I checked out a new site and she skunked me by pulling a handful of silver:


But I went out to a colonial site with shangalang and he got a 210 year old military button and I got a stunning Capped Bust Silver:


If you don’t like videos, or are suspicious of visiting or enjoying my YouTube channel, even in-browser here, then here are some photos for you:

Ooold seated dime which was sticking out of the mud:
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Mid 1800s clay smoking pipe bowl:
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Ruby setting (paste) from a ring eyeballed:
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Sweet eagle I cuff that Shanegalang dug:
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Decorative side plate from a boot pistol that my wife dug:
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Similar, but not exact (will give you the idea):
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Worn slick copper (US LC sized) which I dug:
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Handful of silver that my wife pulled:
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A rare little clothing button with a huge story to tell: Lacroix and Cordeviolle, New Orleans clothiers and free persons of color!
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Learn all about this awesome little button on this 1 minute long Instagram reel:
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CkCD7f5LJob/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=

Here’s the outstanding capped bust half dime I dug (my second Capped on the year):
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and the early, c. 1808 US regiment of artillerists button shangalang dug:
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The two plates I dug were extremely battered by the plow, and not much to look at, but I hope to find the rest of them in this field later on. Thanks for looking. Please enjoy all the new episodes on my YouTube channel, where I’m putting out one episode per week now.

Best Wishes,

Buck
 
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Digger RJ

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Hello All,

I haven’t posted finds here since late august but rest assured I have been digging. I’m mainly posting on Instagram YouTube and Facebook now but I wanted to make a catch-up post here for everyone to see and enjoy.

I was able to dig two civil war plates in a new site that I more or less stumbled on. Right area to dig them, didn’t expect to find them. That’s all here in this video:


We also got some sweet surface silver, more civil war relics and buttons in return trips:




More recently Diggergirl and I checked out a new site and she skunked me by pulling a handful of silver:


But I went out to a colonial site with shangalang and he got a 210 year old military button and I got a stunning Capped Bust Silver:


If you don’t like videos, or are suspicious of visiting or enjoying my YouTube channel, even in-browser here, then here are some photos for you:

Ooold seated dime which was sticking out of the mud:
View attachment 2053854
Mid 1800s clay smoking pipe bowl:
View attachment 2053855
Ruby setting (paste) from a ring eyeballed: View attachment 2053856
Sweet eagle I cuff that Shanegalang dug:
View attachment 2053857
Decorative side plate from a boot pistol that my wife dug:
View attachment 2053858
Similar, but not exact (will give you the idea):
View attachment 2053859
Worn slick copper (US LC sized) which I dug:
View attachment 2053860
Handful of silver that my wife pulled:
View attachment 2053861
A rare little clothing button with a huge story to tell: Lacroix and Cordeviolle, New Orleans clothiers and free persons of color!
View attachment 2053862
Learn all about this awesome little button on this 1 minute long Instagram reel:
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CkCD7f5LJob/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=

Here’s the outstanding capped bust half dime I dug (my second Capped on the year):
View attachment 2053863
View attachment 2053864
View attachment 2053865
and the early, c. 1808 US regiment of artillerists button shangalang dug:
View attachment 2053866
The two plates I dug were extremely battered by the plow, and not much to look at, but I hope to find the rest of them in this field later on. Thanks for looking. Please enjoy all the new episodes on my YouTube channel, where I’m putting out one episode per week now.

Best Wishes,

Buck
Awesome Stuff!! Congrats!!!
 

billb

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Hello All,

I haven’t posted finds here since late august but rest assured I have been digging. I’m mainly posting on Instagram YouTube and Facebook now but I wanted to make a catch-up post here for everyone to see and enjoy.

I was able to dig two civil war plates in a new site that I more or less stumbled on. Right area to dig them, didn’t expect to find them. That’s all here in this video:


We also got some sweet surface silver, more civil war relics and buttons in return trips:




More recently Diggergirl and I checked out a new site and she skunked me by pulling a handful of silver:


But I went out to a colonial site with shangalang and he got a 210 year old military button and I got a stunning Capped Bust Silver:


If you don’t like videos, or are suspicious of visiting or enjoying my YouTube channel, even in-browser here, then here are some photos for you:

Ooold seated dime which was sticking out of the mud:
View attachment 2053854
Mid 1800s clay smoking pipe bowl:
View attachment 2053855
Ruby setting (paste) from a ring eyeballed: View attachment 2053856
Sweet eagle I cuff that Shanegalang dug:
View attachment 2053857
Decorative side plate from a boot pistol that my wife dug:
View attachment 2053858
Similar, but not exact (will give you the idea):
View attachment 2053859
Worn slick copper (US LC sized) which I dug:
View attachment 2053860
Handful of silver that my wife pulled:
View attachment 2053861
A rare little clothing button with a huge story to tell: Lacroix and Cordeviolle, New Orleans clothiers and free persons of color!
View attachment 2053862
Learn all about this awesome little button on this 1 minute long Instagram reel:
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CkCD7f5LJob/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=

Here’s the outstanding capped bust half dime I dug (my second Capped on the year):
View attachment 2053863
View attachment 2053864
View attachment 2053865
and the early, c. 1808 US regiment of artillerists button shangalang dug:
View attachment 2053866
The two plates I dug were extremely battered by the plow, and not much to look at, but I hope to find the rest of them in this field later on. Thanks for looking. Please enjoy all the new episodes on my YouTube channel, where I’m putting out one episode per week now.

Best Wishes,

Buck
Great post with beautiful detail
Congratulations on your recoveries
 

TomW244

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Hello All,

I haven’t posted finds here since late august but rest assured I have been digging. I’m mainly posting on Instagram YouTube and Facebook now but I wanted to make a catch-up post here for everyone to see and enjoy.

I was able to dig two civil war plates in a new site that I more or less stumbled on. Right area to dig them, didn’t expect to find them. That’s all here in this video:


We also got some sweet surface silver, more civil war relics and buttons in return trips:




More recently Diggergirl and I checked out a new site and she skunked me by pulling a handful of silver:


But I went out to a colonial site with shangalang and he got a 210 year old military button and I got a stunning Capped Bust Silver:


If you don’t like videos, or are suspicious of visiting or enjoying my YouTube channel, even in-browser here, then here are some photos for you:

Ooold seated dime which was sticking out of the mud:
View attachment 2053854
Mid 1800s clay smoking pipe bowl:
View attachment 2053855
Ruby setting (paste) from a ring eyeballed: View attachment 2053856
Sweet eagle I cuff that Shanegalang dug:
View attachment 2053857
Decorative side plate from a boot pistol that my wife dug:
View attachment 2053858
Similar, but not exact (will give you the idea):
View attachment 2053859
Worn slick copper (US LC sized) which I dug:
View attachment 2053860
Handful of silver that my wife pulled:
View attachment 2053861
A rare little clothing button with a huge story to tell: Lacroix and Cordeviolle, New Orleans clothiers and free persons of color!
View attachment 2053862
Learn all about this awesome little button on this 1 minute long Instagram reel:
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CkCD7f5LJob/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=

Here’s the outstanding capped bust half dime I dug (my second Capped on the year):
View attachment 2053863
View attachment 2053864
View attachment 2053865
and the early, c. 1808 US regiment of artillerists button shangalang dug:
View attachment 2053866
The two plates I dug were extremely battered by the plow, and not much to look at, but I hope to find the rest of them in this field later on. Thanks for looking. Please enjoy all the new episodes on my YouTube channel, where I’m putting out one episode per week now.

Best Wishes,

Buck
Stellar finds, indeed! The button is, by far, my favorite of them. Thank you so much for linking to the IG post explaining the history behind it! I’m now also subscribed to your YouTube channel!
 
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BuckleBoy

BuckleBoy

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Stellar finds, indeed! The button is, by far, my favorite of them. Thank you so much for linking to the IG post explaining the history behind it! I’m now also subscribed to your YouTube channel!
I appreciate your subscription. The history of what we find is so interesting if we do enough research to allow it to speak.

Cheers,

Buck
 

Calabash Digger

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Hello All,

I haven’t posted finds here since late august but rest assured I have been digging. I’m mainly posting on Instagram YouTube and Facebook now but I wanted to make a catch-up post here for everyone to see and enjoy.

I was able to dig two civil war plates in a new site that I more or less stumbled on. Right area to dig them, didn’t expect to find them. That’s all here in this video:


We also got some sweet surface silver, more civil war relics and buttons in return trips:




More recently Diggergirl and I checked out a new site and she skunked me by pulling a handful of silver:


But I went out to a colonial site with shangalang and he got a 210 year old military button and I got a stunning Capped Bust Silver:


If you don’t like videos, or are suspicious of visiting or enjoying my YouTube channel, even in-browser here, then here are some photos for you:

Ooold seated dime which was sticking out of the mud:
View attachment 2053854
Mid 1800s clay smoking pipe bowl:
View attachment 2053855
Ruby setting (paste) from a ring eyeballed: View attachment 2053856
Sweet eagle I cuff that Shanegalang dug:
View attachment 2053857
Decorative side plate from a boot pistol that my wife dug:
View attachment 2053858
Similar, but not exact (will give you the idea):
View attachment 2053859
Worn slick copper (US LC sized) which I dug:
View attachment 2053860
Handful of silver that my wife pulled:
View attachment 2053861
A rare little clothing button with a huge story to tell: Lacroix and Cordeviolle, New Orleans clothiers and free persons of color!
View attachment 2053862
Learn all about this awesome little button on this 1 minute long Instagram reel:
https://www.instagram.com/reel/CkCD7f5LJob/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=

Here’s the outstanding capped bust half dime I dug (my second Capped on the year):
View attachment 2053863
View attachment 2053864
View attachment 2053865
and the early, c. 1808 US regiment of artillerists button shangalang dug:
View attachment 2053866
The two plates I dug were extremely battered by the plow, and not much to look at, but I hope to find the rest of them in this field later on. Thanks for looking. Please enjoy all the new episodes on my YouTube channel, where I’m putting out one episode per week now.

Best Wishes,

Buck
Very nice!
 

JeffInMass

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Excellent post, fantastic pics and tremendous finds- guess that about sums it up- Congrats!!
 

Mud Hut

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Hello All,

I haven’t posted finds here since late august but rest assured I have been digging. I’m mainly posting on Instagram YouTube and Facebook
Why did you decide to go that route? Just curious.

Wonderful batch of relics for sure!
 

CoilyGirl

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Fantastic finds Buckleboy! I’ll have to subscribe to your Youtube channel and watch later today but breakfast calls.
 
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BuckleBoy

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Why did you decide to go that route? Just curious.

Wonderful batch of relics for sure!
Not many folks on TNet anymore. Much larger community on those platforms. Ty for the kind words
 

jewelerguy

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awesome finds as always! I really enjoy seeing your recoveries
 

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