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You know you like it raw! Good update today.

Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited May 4, 2021 5:33PM in Metal Detecting

Tis the season. Dug a 19th century former church grounds converted to an antique shop, nice afternoon all the way around. In that dirty mess is 1 IHC, wheaties, Hoover for President medal, pocketwatch, pewter soup spoon, high brass shotgun shell, sterling US Army marksman medal, and the usual trash. The good stuff is now soaking in distilled water. Let's get out there! Peace Roy

BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52, LukeMarshall

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some interesting pieces there... Look forward to seeing them after soaking.... use acetone to get rid of organics. Cheers, RickO

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko Went back yesterday for a bit, after a light rain, 1 more IHC and a nice GAR convex uniform button marked Horstmann Phila. and a merc. Btw the token actually says Hoover for Prosperity 1929. Pics in a few days. Peace Roy

    BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52, LukeMarshall

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko So the first IHC is looking real nice, full Liberty and L mark. The GAR button still has gilt. I also found a what-is-it item that I almost thought was a broken hunk of metal. Appears to be a die in the shape of wings or propeller. Whatcha think? Peace Roy

    BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52, LukeMarshall

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Roy,
    The IHC could use some more soaking, looks like still has some retained gunk. I have no idea what that die like item is... Perhaps some of the forum members have suggestions. I like the button. Cheers, RickO

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yup, the rev is showing some ground effects. I'll do that. Have a good day. Peace Roy

    BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52, LukeMarshall

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Had a pretty good day today. About 6" down behind an 1820's stone house. For your viewing pleasure. An early pewter utensil stem, a brass-bronze? firearm trigger guard @ricko any thoughts on weapon type? And my first 1826 Capped bust lettered edge 50c piece!

    BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52, LukeMarshall

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's the coin. It's got decent detail and I didn't clean it.

    BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52, LukeMarshall

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The trigger guard looks to be from I rifle/shotgun/muzzleloader type firearm... definitely old, but I have no idea of a specific unit. Nice coin. Cheers, RickO

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My initial search on the brass trigger guard is finding similars on early Pennsylvania flintlock long rifles. Maybe someone here knows better. I'm gonna get the mud off it to check for any markings. Peace Roy

    BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52, LukeMarshall

  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 2,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Roy,
    yes, that's a "pretty good day" indeed. Congrats on the Bust Half. Congratulations. You never know what the next swing of the coil will bring.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Located one marking on the trigger guard, a "C". Lots of strong file lines showing how this part was hand crafted. Very interesting. I'm going back to find the barrel, I hope. Peace Roy

    BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52, LukeMarshall

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69.... Good research Roy.... And best of luck finding more parts - the barrel would be an exceptional find. Cheers, RickO

  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 2,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 said:
    Located one marking on the trigger guard, a "C". Lots of strong file lines showing how this part was hand crafted. Very interesting. I'm going back to find the barrel, I hope. Peace Roy

    And the Bust dollar! Anybody who could lose 50 cents back then might have lost a buck. Good luck.

  • CharlotteDudeCharlotteDude Posts: 2,887 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great find, great coin! Thanks for sharing.

    Got Crust....y gold?
  • kansasmankansasman Posts: 37 ✭✭

    Nice coin and button!

  • CucumborCucumbor Posts: 125 ✭✭✭

    That half dollar is very cool, nice find !

    Q

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi all! I went back to try and find the rest of the muzzleloader after a half inch rain. No dice, dug lots of cut nails, copper flashing snipoffs, old strap hinges, a 1937 merc and finally another exciting coin. My first evero 1875-s twenty cent coin! I am thrilled even though it took all day. The obv is worn but the rev is better. The mm looked thick vertically so I read a great research site called doubledimes.com by Brunner and Frost. What a thorough study they did and it's free online to boot. This 1875-s is dbl mm Rev-D, date right, 8 low in denticles, BF-2 level date Obv-2. Enjoy. Peace Roy

    BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52, LukeMarshall

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow... Really nice find Roy.... twenty cent coins are not at all common...Got a picture? Cheers, RickO

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko Oops I was so excited, I forgot em. Here we go. Peace Roy

    BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52, LukeMarshall

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    And the last one is the 8 hiding in the denticles. I'm glad it's raining today cause I need a break. Peace Roy

    BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52, LukeMarshall

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good reason to be excited Roy.... Really great find... Thanks for the pictures. Cheers, RickO

  • CharlotteDudeCharlotteDude Posts: 2,887 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great finds! I'm afraid the MD'ing bug has bitten me also, and I know what you mean by needing to take a "rain day" break.

    Got Crust....y gold?
  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I received a great response and attribution from the authors Brunner and Frost, and their awesome website. Enjoy the read. Peace Roy. @ricko @CharlotteDude @No Headlights

    Hi Roy, that's quite a find! Did you say you dug it up? Found with a metal detector? If so, it's in really good shape considering it was underground!
    Looking at the various images, you have the BF-14. The digit top matches what we have called the Misplaced 1, although we are rethinking it could be a very different die state of one of the two misplaced 8s. However, it is a definite match to the BF-14, possibly with the beginnings of some of the earliest die cracks at the base of the date.
    The reverse is Reverse I of BF-14, where the mintmark has a different tilt than found on the other dies, including Reverse D.
    Congratulations on the find, and glad you got the interest in the book and the research. Thanks for sharing with us!
    - John and Lane

    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Your research is most helpful
    From: Roy Ferrari rfjf67@comcast.net
    Date: Tue, May 04, 2021 9:39 pm
    To: "info@doubledimes.com" info@doubledimes.com

    Gentlemen,
    I just dug an 1875-s 20¢ coin and noticed that the mm was thick vertically. This lead me to your work on this denomination. I thoroughly appreciate your efforts, which allowed me to identify particular markers to categorize this coin correctly.
    BF-2 level date Obv 2, date right, NJ - Rev D, 8 low in denticles #2. Thanks. Peace Roy

    BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52, LukeMarshall

  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 2,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 said:
    I received a great response and attribution from the authors Brunner and Frost, and their awesome website. Enjoy the read. Peace Roy. @ricko @CharlotteDude @No Headlights

    Hi Roy, that's quite a find! Did you say you dug it up? Found with a metal detector? If so, it's in really good shape considering it was underground!
    Looking at the various images, you have the BF-14. The digit top matches what we have called the Misplaced 1, although we are rethinking it could be a very different die state of one of the two misplaced 8s. However, it is a definite match to the BF-14, possibly with the beginnings of some of the earliest die cracks at the base of the date.
    The reverse is Reverse I of BF-14, where the mintmark has a different tilt than found on the other dies, including Reverse D.
    Congratulations on the find, and glad you got the interest in the book and the research. Thanks for sharing with us!
    - John and Lane

    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Your research is most helpful
    From: Roy Ferrari rfjf67@comcast.net
    Date: Tue, May 04, 2021 9:39 pm
    To: "info@doubledimes.com" info@doubledimes.com

    Gentlemen,
    I just dug an 1875-s 20¢ coin and noticed that the mm was thick vertically. This lead me to your work on this denomination. I thoroughly appreciate your efforts, which allowed me to identify particular markers to categorize this coin correctly.
    BF-2 level date Obv 2, date right, NJ - Rev D, 8 low in denticles #2. Thanks. Peace Roy

    Pretty cool Roy. You are having quite a month. Congratulations and thank you for your service to our country. Keep swinging.
    Jim

  • No HeadlightsNo Headlights Posts: 2,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @No Headlights said:

    @Namvet69 said:
    I received a great response and attribution from the authors Brunner and Frost, and their awesome website. Enjoy the read. Peace Roy. @ricko @CharlotteDude @No Headlights

    Hi Roy, that's quite a find! Did you say you dug it up? Found with a metal detector? If so, it's in really good shape considering it was underground!
    Looking at the various images, you have the BF-14. The digit top matches what we have called the Misplaced 1, although we are rethinking it could be a very different die state of one of the two misplaced 8s. However, it is a definite match to the BF-14, possibly with the beginnings of some of the earliest die cracks at the base of the date.
    The reverse is Reverse I of BF-14, where the mintmark has a different tilt than found on the other dies, including Reverse D.
    Congratulations on the find, and glad you got the interest in the book and the research. Thanks for sharing with us!
    - John and Lane

    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Your research is most helpful
    From: Roy Ferrari rfjf67@comcast.net
    Date: Tue, May 04, 2021 9:39 pm
    To: "info@doubledimes.com" info@doubledimes.com

    Gentlemen,
    I just dug an 1875-s 20¢ coin and noticed that the mm was thick vertically. This lead me to your work on this denomination. I thoroughly appreciate your efforts, which allowed me to identify particular markers to categorize this coin correctly.
    BF-2 level date Obv 2, date right, NJ - Rev D, 8 low in denticles #2. Thanks. Peace Roy

    Pretty cool Roy. You are having quite a month. Congratulations and thank you for your service to our country. Keep swinging.
    Jim

    Roy,
    I keep meaning to ask. Did you happen to see the rim first and wonder what you had since a double dime is not reeded?
    I remember recently getting a great deep reading and then couldn't find it, I finally checked the dirt pile and there was a Barber quarter. I have no idea how I could miss a quarter coming out of the hole. Great surprise. Again, congrats.

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @No Headlights when I first saw it, I thought it was a quarter, I didn't see the rim first. I had it in a clump of soil in my left hand and my pinpointer did its job. Thanks for asking. Peace Roy

    BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52, LukeMarshall

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 10, 2021 10:06AM

    Continuing my search of this property, I dug a nice 2 piece button that confirms the age of the ground. See a nice embossed flower button, stamped Extra Fine W Super fine W, which is from 1838-1846 by Wadhams & Webster of Wolcottville CT. Then it started raining. Peace Roy

    Hey @Raybo what's shaking?

    BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52, LukeMarshall

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice button Roy.... and confirmation you have a good, old site.... Good luck when the rain stops. Cheers, RickO

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko my pinpointer switch broke, called Garrett, got an rma and it's on it's way to Garland Texas. They said I'll have it back in a week. I can dig without it so I'm okay. Have a good day. Peace Roy

    BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52, LukeMarshall

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is great Roy... No doubt you can dig without it, just adds convenience and speed....Cheers, RickO

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My pinpointer made it to Garrett in Texas for repair. I can't wait so I hit the soil without it. Didn't need it for these two goodies. The 72 has an inverted mm, which is nice . Both rang out loud and clear at 6+". All the rest was stems and seeds. Have a good day. Peace Roy

    BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52, LukeMarshall

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow... Nice finds Roy.... Still chuckling about the 'stems and seeds' reference... :D Cheers, RickO

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko glad you liked that euphemism. So I went back to a different very old stone house with a circular driveway with 2 stone carriage steps still in place. And that's where the coins are. Have a good day. Peace Roy

    BST: endeavor1967, synchr, kliao, Outhaul, Donttellthewife, U1Chicago, ajaan, mCarney1173, SurfinHi, MWallace, Sandman70gt, mustanggt, Pittstate03, Lazybones, Walkerguy21D, coinandcurrency242 , thebigeng, Collectorcoins, JimTyler, USMarine6, Elkevvo, Coll3ctor, Yorkshireman, CUKevin, ranshdow, CoinHunter4, bennybravo, Centsearcher, braddick, Windycity, ZoidMeister, mirabela, JJM, RichURich, Bullsitter, jmski52, LukeMarshall

  • HiBuckyHiBucky Posts: 582 ✭✭✭

    Roy.. Just seen your stuff , Love the Half..... I don't have one that I dug but I have a few items to list that I dont this you have as of yet ... Keep digging

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