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Old 07-17-2017, 04:26 PM
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Default Went to my sister's old farmhouse in upstate NY...

The kids and I went on a road trip to Dutchess Co. New York near Millerton where my sister owns some property with an old farmhouse on it and couple of old barns. Not sure when the original part of the old farmhouse was built, but probably early to mid 1800's. The barns are about 100 years old. I tried and tried to find silver, but only found two buffalo nickels, a very toasted V nickel, a 1947 Jefferson, and 11 wheat pennies ranging in age from 1911 to 1956. Can't even get a date off the two buffaloes. I also found a few old buttons and if anyone can give me more info on any of them I would appreciate it, as I know nothing about buttons. The one button with the little dots around the perimeter of the backside says "double gilt". I don't know what the piece is that says "lift the dot" on it. As far as clad, I got over $7 worth, but left it with my sister. All in all had a lot of fun even though the there was a literal blanket of nails and other iron.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:35 PM
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Nice finds. It seems the harder you look for silver, the more elusive it is. It kills me when I'm in an area finding wheat after wheat and not turning up silver.
Keep digging, it's down there in the next hole.....

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Military used to use those as closures.
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Originally Posted by TexasLurker View post
Military used to use those as closures.
Great ID! Thanks!

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Old 07-17-2017, 06:26 PM
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My stepfather used to have a canteen with these closures. They were always good for a broken fingernail.

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Still a cool hunt, despite the lack of silver. Be happy you got nickels; those dang things are by far my rarest coin to find. I have found zero old nickels.

$7 in clad is pretty significant for that type of property. I don't even get that much at most ball fields. Was it scattered all over or concentrated in a general area?

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Them farmers didnt have much to lose, that's for sure. Great relics and coins, congrats!

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Despite not finding silver you had a pretty good hunt, Congrats on the finds!

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