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Thread: Back to the Eagle Plate site Saturday and got my 4th George Washington of the Year

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    Back to the Eagle Plate site Saturday and got my 4th George Washington of the Year

    I was eager to get back to the cellar hole that is on private property that I have permission to hunt any time. Last week I got the Eagle Belt Plate and other eagle relics. I was obviously very eager to get back there this weekend. I was not disappointed!

    My first target was a nice old dandy button right off the bat. Started rolling logs and kicking fallen branches when underneath a large fallen branch I got a low vdi reading in the shotgun range. Surprisingly I found a small pocket spill with two fatty Indian Heads stuck together, both dated 1863. Targets were getting hard to come by when I got a mid 50's VDI reading on the side of a small sloped hill about a 100ft from the cellar hole. As Dave was walking over to me I told him that I have a nice repeatable target as he watched me pull out my 4th George Washington Inaugural button of the year. It was another Eagle with Star and my third one of this variety. Then just as we were leaving I pulled another eagle button from the site which is a General Service button.

    I can't even begin to tell you all how lucky I am to have permission to hunt all this property. A few hundred acres to cover with more cellar holes to find.The land owner even told me today that Dave and I can use his two seater ATV which is called a "Mule" for the next few hunts. We will be able to cover a lot of ground quickly with that bad boy. The only bad thing is that my machine broke this morning after falling to the groundso now I am gonna have to wait a few weeks before we get back out there.
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    saaaweeet GW Todd , that site has been very generous to you
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    awesome! congrats on your 4th! hell of a lot better shape than mine what a bummer of a day today.hopefully you'll have it back in no time!
    hey maybe that decorative cap was a colonial lazer pointer end! bet the cats loved that in 1789!
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    AAAAHHHH Get that thing fixed!! That button great, and RR tags, etc etc, great finds Todd!

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    WTG on the 4th GW Todd! Awesome relics!
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    Congrats on the awesome finds! GW button, RR baggage tags, etc, Nice stuff!!
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    Unreal finds !
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    todd did you make out the writing on that carriage tag?
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    Congrats Todd! that's in great shape!

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    Awesome score on that old GW inaugural button and some more nice old coins for some icing on the cake!


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    Another spectacular hunt, Todd!

    I think this is the only Fatty Indian Head spill I've ever seen. And boy, they were brand new when they were dropped too! Great detail on both of them.

    The GW button is a beautiful example. It cleaned up really well. You and Dave are making it look easy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    Another spectacular hunt, Todd!

    I think this is the only Fatty Indian Head spill I've ever seen. And boy, they were brand new when they were dropped too! Great detail on both of them.

    The GW button is a beautiful example. It cleaned up really well. You and Dave are making it look easy!

    thanks Tony, the infuns both have one very good side and one bad side. I guess the sides that were stuck together helped preserve them.
    It may look easy Tony but it sure doesn't feel easy. I broke my machine yesterday had to mail it to whites today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HEAVYMETALNUT View Post
    todd did you make out the writing on that carriage tag?
    I think is says Talon Dave
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    Wow, I didn't realize that you're up to 4 GW's! Awesome year and what a great site to have at your disposal.

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    Another AWESOME outing, on the elusive ( or so I thought, ) GW .
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    WOW! You have really killed it this year! One GW is a find of a lifetime...and you found 4 this year!
    I think you have reached your lifetime quota. I think you have to put at least 2 back!
    Congrats on the new GW!
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    That is an impressive hunt....I am blown away with such results....
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    That is awesome! My buddy got one similar to that this last spring at an old school foundation in the woods... He didn't know what it was when he found it... I did and my hands were literally shaking when he put it in my hand!
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