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11-20-2015, 07:24 PM
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Went back to the magic silver spot, today, and oddly enough, no silver. No complaints though, as this spot has been very good to me lately...we'll get'm next time.

I did find some cool keepers, aside from shiny. I got a French Deux Centimes coin. It's the size of a large cent, and was minted between 1855 and 1865. No exact date, as it's very worn, unfortunately. I included a photo of what it looks like in good condition, as a comparison.

Also got what appears to be a cuff link, though, the gap between the front and back is very thin, so I'm not certain it's a cuff link, but I'm heavily leaning towards it. It says "US" on the front, in a star pattern. Not sure if it's WW2 or earlier, as it was found in the same area as the French coin.

Got some weird oval shaped piece of jewelry, which I believe was attached to a ring or brooch, since I found the backing, too (not pictured). It's flat on the bottom, and the glass is bubbled up. The glass is magnified, as it enlarges what's under the glass.

Joe


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11-20-2015, 07:58 PM
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Cool coin--very similar to the one Mark dug on a recent video!!
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11-20-2015, 08:37 PM
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Regardless of the silver, those are some very old finds and leave you with the potential to expect more from that site. I love finding older non silver stuff to help me date an area. Good luck with your future hunts there Joe. Place looks like a real winner!

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11-20-2015, 08:42 PM
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Very cool finds! I'm jelly

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11-20-2015, 10:53 PM
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Whoa, cool finds for sure, congratulations!
I would say you are not bored with this site!

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11-22-2015, 03:14 PM
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Great digs Joe. I'm fairly confident that's not a cuff link. Still, it's really cool. I believe it's a belt stud (search civil war belts, you'll see them) I could be totally wrong. I have found several of them at civil war spotsĀ 
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11-22-2015, 03:43 PM
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Congrats on the nice finds! Sweet spot indeed.

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11-22-2015, 05:51 PM
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(11-22-2015 03:14 PM)SLCdigger Wrote:  Great digs Joe. I'm fairly confident that's not a cuff link. Still, it's really cool. I believe it's a belt stud (search civil war belts, you'll see them) I could be totally wrong. I have found several of them at civil war spotsĀ 
Just my two cents.

I believe you might be right, Frank. When I found it, I first thought a pin of some sort, but it's one piece, so it can't be that. Next I thought cuff link, but the gap between the back and front is very small, and I can't see someone being able to slip it through a cuff. I think you nailed it Beer Are you fairly confident it's civil war period, though? I was leaning towards WW2. Unfortunately, it's tough to date things at this site, as there's an array of finds that come up, that could span 75 years or more.

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11-22-2015, 07:24 PM
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That stud is a WWI veteran's lapel button, made to go in the buttonhole on the lapel of a civilian suit.
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11-22-2015, 08:40 PM
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(11-22-2015 07:24 PM)Nick A Wrote:  That stud is a WWI veteran's lapel button, made to go in the buttonhole on the lapel of a civilian suit.

Excellent ID, Nick...and THANK YOU! It's really a bummer when I find something, and cannot get a proper ID on the piece. Obviously, I've never found one of these before, so I appreciate the call Yes Wink

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