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Old 11-16-2017, 09:00 AM
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i got a 1921d merc. and a 1680 spanish cob 1 maravedis. war of 1812 artillery cuff button.
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:54 AM
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Yeah, I am going to advertise on a public forum something rare that I found...

Good thing these posts aren't aggregated and cached by numerous web crawlers of dubious origin.

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Old 11-16-2017, 11:31 AM
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Brilliant finds ya’ll... brilliant
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Old 11-16-2017, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by BottleCapKing View post
Yeah, I am going to advertise on a public forum something rare that I found...

Good thing these posts aren't aggregated and cached by numerous web crawlers of dubious origin.
Well if your a smart man your valuables are secured properly..... so you should have no need to worry.
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Old 11-16-2017, 12:28 PM
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Last May I was allowed to hunt the 1700s homesite of Daniel McGirts who was an officer in the Revolutionary War but became a turncoat and went over to the British. After the war, he fled to NE Florida and started a plantation and ultimately became a pirate. Found these two items about 30feet apart. One is a Victorian Lady’s purse in fantastic condition. Sterling silver with gold overlay. The second item is a 1783 Georgvis Triumphos. Minted to honor George Washington for winning the war (George Triumphs) it has King George III’s bust on it and he lost the war. Very scarce.
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:43 PM
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:45 PM
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Default 1793 Liberty Cap Cent

I imagine that will be my rarest find for the rest of my life...

http://www.coinfacts.com/large_cents..._varieties.htm

http://www.largecents.net/articles/article1.html
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:16 PM
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The king of the mercury dimes! Found back in June at a public park.
Did you notice the rotation error on that coin?

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Old 11-16-2017, 03:37 PM
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Rarest for me is the one and only, after nearly 50 years of looking, 1835 Capped Bust half dime. Southwest Kansas isn't well known for really old coins.


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Old 11-16-2017, 08:56 PM
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WELL not to brag, sure a gold/silver coin is great....but I found the Oak Island loot... last year, what am I going to do with all these bottles of Grog.

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Old 11-16-2017, 11:26 PM
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This token is from a hacienda that canadianguy and myself have been working over, rarest of the rare. Imagine a coin that was only used locally, like only on your plantation and it not even accepted down the street. We have probably dug a total of 100 or so different tokens there of all different denominations but between the two of us we have a grand total of TWO of these, one each. We have the only complete collections that I know of from this spot and I know alot of local collectors who did not know this one existed until I showed it to them.
I would guess the total production of this token at well under 100 total.
I am not showing the other side of the token as it has the name of the hacienda on it, and I am not giving that info out until we are pretty sure we have thoroughly worked it over this winter.
Needless to say it stays in my collection until the day I find a nicer example, and then I will let this one go...
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Old 11-17-2017, 02:03 PM
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With out a doubt this is my most valuable find, the chain link I was not able to find...it did not appear like much until removed the crusty dirt off it. One of my best find's......and honestly even if found Oak Island treasure still my best find.

It is with my best friend now, if you look close you can see the gold frame is in two sections. I easily split it in two parts.

A few years ago my mother left us , she had a good and long life with many up's and down's but mostly a happy life..

I put half of my favorite find in my wallet and my mother has the other half, so in a way I do have have a link.

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Old 11-17-2017, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Pulltabby View post
With out a doubt this is my most valuable find, the chain link was not able to find...it did not appear like much until removed the crusty dirt off it. One of my best find's......and even if found Oak Island treasure still my best find.

It is with my best friend now, if you look close you can see the gold frame is in two sections. I easily split it in two parts.

A few years ago my mother left us , she had a good and long life with many up's and down's but mostly a happy life..

I put half of my favorite find in my wallet and my mother has the other half, so in a way I do have have a link.

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That is a great story and a wonderful link!
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:19 PM
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Confederate North Carolina "Sunburt" Button
Found in upper east tennessee at a camp site.

I honestly didn't even know what it was until I got home and looked it up.
No ideas on what it's worth. Never thought of selling it. I honestly haven't looked at it in year. I'm just now getting back into detecting.
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Detector View post
Rarest for me is the one and only, after nearly 50 years of looking, 1835 Capped Bust half dime. Southwest Kansas isn't well known for really old coins.


Either is Western WA. Nice find!

Oldest coin- 1950 S wheat penny.
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:07 PM
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Found this earlier in the year this year. I have never seen another posted here. 1860 presidential token for Stephen Douglas. Lincoln's opposition in that year's election. It originally had a picture in the center. Back is toast.

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Old 11-17-2017, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Mg240 View post
Found this earlier in the year this year. I have never seen another posted here. 1860 presidential token for Stephen Douglas. Lincoln's opposition in that year's election. It originally had a picture in the center. Back is toast.

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Old 11-18-2017, 07:41 AM
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My best find so far. It's a Tempo era (1837-1858) gold koban. It's not in good condition but it is a gold coin. I hope I can find a better one someday.

There is a little information about it here.

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces16676.html
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:01 AM
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This was one of my best ring finds!....and it fits!
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:40 AM
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The Barber half in my avatar
A nazi belt buckle, which I sold for $5.00

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