US Belt Plate, Silver Thimble, Coins & Relics

pa-dirt_nc-sand

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ACE 250 with DD coil
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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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pa-dirt_nc-sand

pa-dirt_nc-sand

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South Western PA
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Of course the plate is awesome, but really love that thimble. Super cool finds all around
Thx! I really like the thimble as well, maybe someday I’ll see if I can get it fixed up.
 

Florida Finder

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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.
Super awesome finds! Congratulations on your recoveries!
 

Steve in PA

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You certainly made the most of your free weekend. Congrats on the puppy paw US belt plate. I see you also got an eagle infantry button. Was it from the same spot as the belt plate?
Let me know if you need any help digging those bottles out LOL.
 
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pa-dirt_nc-sand

pa-dirt_nc-sand

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Apr 18, 2016
4,097
13,262
South Western PA
🥇 Banner finds
2
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
1
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ACE 250 with DD coil
Equinox 600
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
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You certainly made the most of your free weekend. Congrats on the puppy paw US belt plate. I see you also got an eagle infantry button. Was it from the same spot as the belt plate?
Let me know if you need any help digging those bottles out LOL.
Thx Steve! Yes, the Eagle I button was about 15’ away from the belt plate. Probably an infantryman from an Allegheny county Union regiment lived here 100+ years ago.
 

BLK HOLE

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Sweeeeeetttttt! Man that must have been a dream hunt! Great saves, congrats:icon_thumleft:
 

thekise

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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.
Nice finds!! Love the thimble especially, and the US plate of course...Congrats!!!
 

ArfieBoy

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Congratulations on a great bunch of cool finds! Thanks for sharing.
 

Bluegrassriver

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Kentucky near the Ohio River!
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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.
You scouted a great site, good detective work on that. Keep in mind there is no need for a battle site to get nice finds. They did plenty of marching and camping in between battles. Why so many buttons fell off is a mystery to me. We didn't have that problem in last 80 years.
 

Gare

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Fantastic FINDS !!!
 

Metal Defector

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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.
Very cool!
 

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