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Old 02-13-2019, 12:57 PM
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Default Early 1800s church site

Recently got permission to detect one of the oldest churches in my region. I've gotten out there twice so far and come up with about half a dozen wheats, one Mercury dime, and a button 1850 or earlier. I suspect the place has been detected before, as a lot of the good signals were 6+ inches. Very happy to have the 5x8 coil for the AT Pro for this site. The dime was at about 7 inches and came out beautiful must have been dropped in the late teens or early twenties.

Does the button look familiar to anyone? Got a tip that it's a drilled shank button, which makes it 1850 or earlier, but the letter makes me wonder if it's military. It's lead pewter and fairly heavy.

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Old 02-13-2019, 01:08 PM
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good story. good pix !
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:23 PM
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Beautiful early Merc, congrats.

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Old 02-13-2019, 07:37 PM
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Hit it again and again. You've just been teased. Bound to be more. Go north to south, east to west swinging low and slow. Listen to them whispers. Good luck

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Old 02-14-2019, 10:01 AM
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Congrats on a beautiful old Merc along with the very old Button. Sounds like a great permission. Trapper

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Old 02-14-2019, 10:40 AM
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Yep...those are a couple nice "teasers"! That Mercury dime has seen some circulation, but looks really nice. The button is old...that's all I know about that
Church yards are notorious for hiding goods for later discovery. Go back!
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:13 AM
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Nice find and a beautiful pic!

Not a lot of wear, but too much to be dropped in 1918 or 1919. I think your guess of dropped in the 1920's is probably right.
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:29 PM
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Congrats on the merc! It still has some good detail to it too.

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Old 02-18-2019, 09:17 AM
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Excellent finds, congrats!

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