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Old 02-11-2020, 10:42 PM
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Default One, Two, Buckle My Shoe? ...And other finds.

I decided to take the day off of work for my birthday, and hit my honey hole (1800s burn-down). The site has been worked over, time and time again, but I keep finding keepers! A couple of weeks ago, I found a like-new chisel and another room key fob (my second). Today, I found:

1. Two brass buckles, one definitely having gone through a fire, so it's very early 1900s or mid to late 1800s.

2. A U-shaped piece of brass which is an end cap to an old pocket knife (I've found 3 separate knives, in whole or part, at this site)

3. Brass/bronze button "FINE QUALITY" (?)

4. Brass circular plate that I think was an inner panel for a pocket watch (has a hinge tab)

5. A V NICKEL!!! 1903, and in very good shape, considering what our soil does to nickels.

6. Catholic charm/pendant with "ST. Francis of Assise P. F. U. [Pray For Us]" on one side, and "Holy Anthony P. F. U." on the other.

All in all, a pretty freaking good hunt, and it was really fun!
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:01 PM
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That's some cool stuff, wish I could find a V nickel! The last sentence in the body of your thread says it all!

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Old 02-12-2020, 12:09 AM
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Old 02-12-2020, 12:48 AM
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Awesome hunting Jon! Love the V, never found one of those - that the hotel lot?

Happy birthday too! Gotta watch those February guys (mine was the 3rd)

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Old 02-12-2020, 12:54 AM
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Nice finds!

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That's some cool stuff, wish I could find a V nickel! The last sentence in the body of your thread says it all!
I just found my first 2 V nickels the other day in the same lot but unfortunately they were slick as a babies bottom and I could only make out the bust.

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Old 02-12-2020, 01:34 AM
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Nice finds!



I just found my first 2 V nickels the other day in the same lot but unfortunately they were slick as a babies bottom and I could only make out the bust.
Thanks, Mistersippi! I've been fortunate to find two in really nice condition, though I ruined my first one by putting it into a sonic cleaner...

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Awesome hunting Jon! Love the V, never found one of those - that the hotel lot?

Happy birthday too! Gotta watch those February guys (mine was the 3rd)
Thanks, Jeff! And yes! It's still giving up the goods! Thanks for the birthday wishes, and belated happy birthday to you!

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Thanks, Tom! Your check is in the mail. I hope it doesn't get lost!

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That's some cool stuff, wish I could find a V nickel! The last sentence in the body of your thread says it all!
Thank you, and give it time, medicchief! Metal detecting is a war of attrition. Eventually, you'll find yours.

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Old 02-12-2020, 09:01 AM
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Happy Birthday and excellent work!

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Old 02-12-2020, 04:37 PM
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Love that v nickel!

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Wow! That V nickel must have been new when it was lost. All I have ever seen were badly worn.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:51 PM
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My mother named my 5 brothers and I after saints my middle name is Anthony 😎
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:09 AM
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Nice hunt man, that V Nickle is in great shape. I found one the other day but no where near as clean as that one.

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Old 02-14-2020, 11:53 AM
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Nice V nickel!

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