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  1. Thread: Bottles

    by Tony Two-Cent
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    You have a nice collection of old bottles, Drew! ...

    You have a nice collection of old bottles, Drew! Aren't they beautiful? I love the ones that turn purple due to manganese in the glass. The aqua colored ones are great also.
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    Poll: I remember that! I've never found one either. I...

    I remember that! I've never found one either. I posted about it here back in 2019:
    ...
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    Poll: Here's the bucket list I made soon after getting...

    Here's the bucket list I made soon after getting my E-Trac in 2011. I placed them in order of most likely to find to least likely.

    Items I have found are highlighted in green.

    I omitted...
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    Poll: I have found 8 items on my bucket list. Five of...

    I have found 8 items on my bucket list. Five of them came from public parks, 1 from a farm field, 2 from private yards.
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    Poll: Poll: Bucket List Finds

    Where have you found the most bucket list finds?
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    You sure have found the sweet spot at that beach!...

    You sure have found the sweet spot at that beach! Lots of desirable targets. It looks like most of the finds were dropped in the 1940s.

    :congrats:
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    Thanks, Dan! I knew you would know! You nailed...

    Thanks, Dan! I knew you would know! You nailed it as always. I was hoping it was something like that.
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    I think the names on the token are Dean Kirk and...

    I think the names on the token are Dean Kirk and Rita Beery. I was able to find a Dean Kirk from my town with a Google search. His full name was Gerald Dean Kirk born 1935 died 1998. He was in the...
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    More Finds and Help With ID?

    Here are more finds from the past 4-5 days. The first group is from the farm field I've been detecting.

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    Imagine my excitement when I finally saw a silver rim in the corn field! ...
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    Thanks for the very useful information! I had...

    Thanks for the very useful information! I had trouble finding one like it with a Google search, probably because I didn't know what to search for.
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    Bottle opener is the first thing I thought of! ...

    Bottle opener is the first thing I thought of! :lol:

    Otherwise, it sure does look like those horse medallions.
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    Any Ideas? Brass Thingy

    I found this in the corn field today where I had previously found the 1875 Indian Head Cent. It is heavy brass.

    Dave (Full Metal Digger) suggested that it might be some kind of leather strap...
  13. Thread: 1/2 Real

    by Tony Two-Cent
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    Sometimes I am so envious of you guys in New...

    Sometimes I am so envious of you guys in New England! :envious:

    Wonderful finds, Drew! That 1770 Half Real is a beauty! :clapping:

    All of these raves about the D2 are giving me a lot to...
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    Beautifull buttons and two wonderful old nickels!...

    Beautifull buttons and two wonderful old nickels! Shield Nickels don't turn up too often and they are always fun to find.

    That drawer pull is probably pretty old too.

    Nice! :clapping:
  15. Yes, it is a claw foot off of a piece of...

    Yes, it is a claw foot off of a piece of furniture.

    The back of the Barber Dime is decent.

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  16. Recent Vacant Lot and Farm Field Finds

    These finds are from the past couple of weeks. I have a few permissions from the same local landowner.

    These were from a vacant lot in town. The owner told me there used to be a house on the...
  17. Happy 13th Birthday, American Detectorist!

    This forum turns thirteen years old today! It was founded on October 21, 2009 by angellionel and Epi-hunter.

    Over the past 13 years we have forged new friendships and have seen countless...
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    I think that's a Matron Head. 70499

    I think that's a Matron Head.

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    It isn't a drawer pull? That's all that comes to...

    It isn't a drawer pull? That's all that comes to mind.
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    I found all of these in farm fields in Clay...

    I found all of these in farm fields in Clay County, Illinois in the 1980s. Nothing too special here as most of them are just broken pieces. It was fun finding them though.

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    Oddly...
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    Huge congrats, Donnie! Was it a grassy field or...

    Huge congrats, Donnie! Was it a grassy field or a farm field?

    That 1821 Capped Bust Dime is a beauty! It's in wonderful condition. They sure don't turn up often.

    How did the Classic Head...
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    Oh man, it's THE BEATLES of the metal detecting...

    Oh man, it's THE BEATLES of the metal detecting world! :thumbsup01:

    I can't wait to see what all you guys found! :drool:
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    I knew your persistence would pay off! ...

    I knew your persistence would pay off! :thumbsup02:

    There's no mistaking that 14K mark either, it is big and bold!

    :congrats:
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    Hi Thib! Welcome to the forum! :waving: It...

    Hi Thib! Welcome to the forum! :waving:

    It sure looks like a rope thimble. I wonder if they were sometimes used in horse harnesses somehow?
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    And what a wonderful surprise it was, a US coin...

    And what a wonderful surprise it was, a US coin that it over 200 years old! :clapping:

    Using alternate settings at a pounded site produced encouraging results. :thumbsup02:
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