US Belt Plate, Silver Thimble, Coins & Relics

pa-dirt_nc-sand

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ACE 250 with DD coil
Equinox 600
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
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Had some time this weekend to check out a new section of park woods I’ve been researching. Site shows up in 1860 map through 1930’s aerial photos.

Was really shocked when the plate popped, it’s a bit crumbly and far from perfect, no Civil War battles In this part of PA. Definitely a bucket lister I never thought I would find at home.

A number of other interesting targets were found.

The Silver thimble has an interesting pattern and marking inside.

The “Coal Eng No…” piece is a bit of a mystery as is the penny size piece with center hole, looks like some kind of worn pattern on this.

The brass piece in the upper right of the photo of large brass targets looks familiar. The lion escutcheon plate was one of the first targets, definitely knew it wasn’t a hunted out site.
 

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MD Ghost F75

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Mar 27, 2022
49
176
Harford County, Maryland
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Fisher F75 LTD
Primary Interest:
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Had some time this weekend to check out a new section of park woods I’ve been researching. Site shows up in 1860 map through 1930’s aerial photos.

Was really shocked when the plate popped, it’s a bit crumbly and far from perfect, no Civil War battles In this part of PA. Definitely a bucket lister I never thought I would find at home.

A number of other interesting targets were found.

The Silver thimble has an interesting pattern and marking inside.

The “Coal Eng No…” piece is a bit of a mystery as is the penny size piece with center hole, looks like some kind of worn pattern on this.

The brass piece in the upper right of the photo of large brass targets looks familiar. The lion escutcheon plate was one of the first targets, definitely knew it wasn’t a hunted out site.
Great stuff. I found one of those railroad buttons a couple weeks ago.
 

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Scrounge Wanderer

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Jan 1, 2022
673
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NOVA
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Human Eyeball
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
View attachment 2020277
Had some time this weekend to check out a new section of park woods I’ve been researching. Site shows up in 1860 map through 1930’s aerial photos.

Was really shocked when the plate popped, it’s a bit crumbly and far from perfect, no Civil War battles In this part of PA. Definitely a bucket lister I never thought I would find at home.

A number of other interesting targets were found.

The Silver thimble has an interesting pattern and marking inside.

The “Coal Eng No…” piece is a bit of a mystery as is the penny size piece with center hole, looks like some kind of worn pattern on this.

The brass piece in the upper right of the photo of large brass targets looks familiar. The lion escutcheon plate was one of the first targets, definitely knew it wasn’t a hunted out site.
Thats awesome haul there, found my eagle sword plate in a bottle dump at a 1900 house. Go figure (guess they threw out grandpappy's dusty old uniform into the burn barrel)
 

pepperj

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You certainly had fun!
Well done on getting the plate and the other recoveries.
Nice selection of bottles, see there's 3 piece mold even.
The thimble has a real beauty, the design is certainly hand stamped, as the pinwheels are turned a bit.
 

Hunk-a-lead

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Dec 20, 2020
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Kansas City
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Nokta Legend, Garrett Carrot, Predator Phoenix Shovel, White's hand digger
Primary Interest:
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View attachment 2020277
Had some time this weekend to check out a new section of park woods I’ve been researching. Site shows up in 1860 map through 1930’s aerial photos.

Was really shocked when the plate popped, it’s a bit crumbly and far from perfect, no Civil War battles In this part of PA. Definitely a bucket lister I never thought I would find at home.

A number of other interesting targets were found.

The Silver thimble has an interesting pattern and marking inside.

The “Coal Eng No…” piece is a bit of a mystery as is the penny size piece with center hole, looks like some kind of worn pattern on this.

The brass piece in the upper right of the photo of large brass targets looks familiar. The lion escutcheon plate was one of the first targets, definitely knew it wasn’t a hunted out site.
Of course the plate is awesome, but really love that thimble. Super cool finds all around
 

Digger RJ

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Aug 24, 2017
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SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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2
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Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800;
XP Deus 2
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
View attachment 2020277
Had some time this weekend to check out a new section of park woods I’ve been researching. Site shows up in 1860 map through 1930’s aerial photos.

Was really shocked when the plate popped, it’s a bit crumbly and far from perfect, no Civil War battles In this part of PA. Definitely a bucket lister I never thought I would find at home.

A number of other interesting targets were found.

The Silver thimble has an interesting pattern and marking inside.

The “Coal Eng No…” piece is a bit of a mystery as is the penny size piece with center hole, looks like some kind of worn pattern on this.

The brass piece in the upper right of the photo of large brass targets looks familiar. The lion escutcheon plate was one of the first targets, definitely knew it wasn’t a hunted out site.
Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
 

Phantomgeo

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Mar 11, 2022
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Had some time this weekend to check out a new section of park woods I’ve been researching. Site shows up in 1860 map through 1930’s aerial photos.

Was really shocked when the plate popped, it’s a bit crumbly and far from perfect, no Civil War battles In this part of PA. Definitely a bucket lister I never thought I would find at home.

A number of other interesting targets were found.

The Silver thimble has an interesting pattern and marking inside.

The “Coal Eng No…” piece is a bit of a mystery as is the penny size piece with center hole, looks like some kind of worn pattern on this.

The brass piece in the upper right of the photo of large brass targets looks familiar. The lion escutcheon plate was one of the first targets, definitely knew it wasn’t a hunted out site.
Very cool finds. Also from PA
 

S.Carolinahunter

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Jan 21, 2022
30
56
Orangeburg County S.Carolina
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Garrett Ace Apex
View attachment 2020277
Had some time this weekend to check out a new section of park woods I’ve been researching. Site shows up in 1860 map through 1930’s aerial photos.

Was really shocked when the plate popped, it’s a bit crumbly and far from perfect, no Civil War battles In this part of PA. Definitely a bucket lister I never thought I would find at home.

A number of other interesting targets were found.

The Silver thimble has an interesting pattern and marking inside.

The “Coal Eng No…” piece is a bit of a mystery as is the penny size piece with center hole, looks like some kind of worn pattern on this.

The brass piece in the upper right of the photo of large brass targets looks familiar. The lion escutcheon plate was one of the first targets, definitely knew it wasn’t a hunted out site.
Outstanding day you had..I'm sure you didnt clean it out..hurry back out there and make another haul..congrats
 

Cuda74

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Jan 9, 2021
143
451
North Ga
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Tesoro Toltec II, Equinox 600
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
View attachment 2020277
Had some time this weekend to check out a new section of park woods I’ve been researching. Site shows up in 1860 map through 1930’s aerial photos.

Was really shocked when the plate popped, it’s a bit crumbly and far from perfect, no Civil War battles In this part of PA. Definitely a bucket lister I never thought I would find at home.

A number of other interesting targets were found.

The Silver thimble has an interesting pattern and marking inside.

The “Coal Eng No…” piece is a bit of a mystery as is the penny size piece with center hole, looks like some kind of worn pattern on this.

The brass piece in the upper right of the photo of large brass targets looks familiar. The lion escutcheon plate was one of the first targets, definitely knew it wasn’t a hunted out site.
That's quite a haul, good job.
 
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pa-dirt_nc-sand

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Apr 18, 2016
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ACE 250 with DD coil
Equinox 600
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Metal Detecting
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You did very, very well. Folks tend to forget the soldiers back then tended to take their stuff back home, then eventually toss it.
Thx Smokey! I think the CW soldiers that made it back to Pittsburgh were seen as hero’s and often wore their uniforms to various events. I’ve found quite a few CW buttons, and other CW items, but the US belt plate was fun to find.
 
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pa-dirt_nc-sand

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Apr 18, 2016
4,092
13,199
South Western PA
🥇 Banner finds
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🏆 Honorable Mentions:
1
Detector(s) used
ACE 250 with DD coil
Equinox 600
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
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Thats awesome haul there, found my eagle sword plate in a bottle dump at a 1900 house. Go figure (guess they threw out grandpappy's dusty old uniform into the burn barrel)
Thx! An Eagle sword plate is an awesome find, and in a bottle dump, very cool, congrats!
 
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pa-dirt_nc-sand

pa-dirt_nc-sand

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Apr 18, 2016
4,092
13,199
South Western PA
🥇 Banner finds
2
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
1
Detector(s) used
ACE 250 with DD coil
Equinox 600
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
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You certainly had fun!
Well done on getting the plate and the other recoveries.
Nice selection of bottles, see there's 3 piece mold even.
The thimble has a real beauty, the design is certainly hand stamped, as the pinwheels are turned a bit.
Thx! You have a great eye. I don’t know that much about bottles, but looked up 3 piece mold and see that one bottle has the horizontal seam. I have only found 4 or 5 surface find cork top whiskey bottles in 7 years of detecting. The bank of this stream is loaded with intact old bottles. I left them all there since I did not have a way to haul them back to the car, I guess I’ll have to go back.
 

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