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  1. A button's simple construction , composition ,...

    A button's simple construction , composition , shank area can be enough sometimes to give you a good indicator to its time era as well.

    Dan
  2. Thread: Cold Connecticut

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    Drew it was a solid 95 on the deus , a very fine...

    Drew it was a solid 95 on the deus , a very fine almost horizonal line on the xy screen so it was either a copper or an oxknob
  3. Thread: Hunts of Late

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    Drew , at the time the Prince of Wales (the usual...

    Drew , at the time the Prince of Wales (the usual title for the next heir to the throne ) was far more liked than the king who imposed much of the taxation and oppressive laws on the colonists ,...
  4. Thread: Cold Connecticut

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    Cold Connecticut

    I haven't been out in weeks , work has been busy and I (literally) have been doing lots of mechanical work on my jeep . So it was extremely good to just get out and swing the coil again , just a half...
  5. Thread: Hunts of Late

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    it snowed twice (for only a few minutes each...

    it snowed twice (for only a few minutes each time) , lot of hiking with little rewards but i so needed the exercise and did enjoy being in the woods again . i did sneak out a decent Connecticut...
  6. Thread: Hunts of Late

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    Good stuff Drew , i finally just got out today...

    Good stuff Drew , i finally just got out today for a few hours . The bridle shield with the prince of Wales is always a cool find .

    Dan
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    its a livery button ... these usually depict...

    its a livery button ... these usually depict animal or military themes of renown British , Welsh ,Scottish family crests on them . here are a couple of links to some examples Porcupine - Livery...
  8. Thread: Determination

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    great campaign fob !!:groovy:

    great campaign fob !!:groovy:
  9. Thread: Medieval Horseshoe

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    I like it :thumbsup01:

    I like it :thumbsup01:
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    isn't it very similarly "themed" like the reverse...

    isn't it very similarly "themed" like the reverse of one of our large US cents :thinkingabout::thinkingabout:, great button and the history behind it is awesome Dave :clapping:
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    Dave is correct ,pseudo hallmarks are a thing...

    Dave is correct ,pseudo hallmarks are a thing were very common on plated or "tinned" examples of utensils .

    Dan
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    its remarkably similar to a "Luckenbooth" brooch...

    its remarkably similar to a "Luckenbooth" brooch we rarely find here Dave , maybe your item's origin somehow coincides with them . great find !

    Dan
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    The better the iron the worse it usually sounds...

    The better the iron the worse it usually sounds to a detector , high carbon steel holds up much better to the elements compared to wrought iron but wrought iron generally sounds more "diggable" ....
  14. Thread: Another Saturday

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    congrats on the indians , silvers and marble ,...

    congrats on the indians , silvers and marble , Noah !:groovy:




    Didn't think you had bad days Don ​!
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    the iron will be sounding really good for a while...

    the iron will be sounding really good for a while until the ground dries out some but iron shoe buckles are always a welcome sight to me , congrats on your first one this year !


    BTW , I sooooo...
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    cool place and cool coin , many cultures used the...

    cool place and cool coin , many cultures used the letter "I" for both the "J and I" until the mid 1700's , also on many of my King George coins "Georgius" is spelled with a "U and sometimes a V"...
  17. Thread: Ten Years

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    :cheering::perfect10::cheering: Congratulations...

    :cheering::perfect10::cheering: Congratulations !!

    Tony its been you who has been the real "treasure" and friend to us here at AD for the last decade :notworthy: I hope your presence here lasts at...
  18. Thread: NMC Cadet Button

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    What a nice relic and piece of American history...

    What a nice relic and piece of American history :groovy:

    Dan
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    Good to see you boys out there swinging again...

    Good to see you boys out there swinging again after all the snow and frigid temps as of lately , congrats on the first indian of the year Don :cheering:

    Dan
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    Hello and welcome to America Detectorist ,...

    Hello and welcome to America Detectorist , Sharpshovel . Colonial and Civil war sites are favorites of many on here , I hope you share a lot of pictures or relics and coins with us .

    Dan
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    one of my favorite videos it was fun to make even...

    one of my favorite videos it was fun to make even though i didn't have to film it 1789 GEORGE WASHINGTON BUTTON BONANZA WHITE'S METAL DETECTING!!!!!! - YouTube
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    I've inadvertently been in some videos but i...

    I've inadvertently been in some videos but i don't take any video of my hunts , to be honest it takes away from my actual time detecting . sorry
  23. Thread: Hello

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    Welcome to American Detectorist The...

    Welcome to American Detectorist



    The planets must be in alignment ...
  24. Thread: Copper cleaning

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    Drew if the shank looks delicate then i would...

    Drew if the shank looks delicate then i would avoid tumbling the button , but loading the tumbler with a lot of buttons and gravel can cause some shanks to break from the shear the weight . I would...
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    Question for you CD ... about how deep in the...

    Question for you CD ... about how deep in the silt are items like this ?
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