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    Elite Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    1700's relics and an old silver

    Last week I took the family up north for our summer vacation where last year I found a copper indian arrowhead. This year I found a couple more old relics. The first is a Copper trade bracelet. I was thinking it might be old because it was hand made and has some great patina on it so I talked to some "experts" who do a lot collecting of this sort of thing and they thought it was probably not Native American but likely from fur traders. There is plenty of activity of both fur traders and indians in this particular area. Whatever it really is I like it a lot and will go nicely in my collection. There is also a valve stem cover from a Model T and an old thimble.

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    The second old relic was a tinkling cone which is definitely Native American. Quite a few of these have been found in this area with many examples being donated at the local historical museum.

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    I also found a nice example of a Canadian 5 cent silver from 1893 (fish scale). This is the second for me this year!

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    Thanks for looking! Jared
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    (probably should have started with that one)

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    Elite Member Digger_O'Dell's Avatar
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    Very nice Jared! Those old copper relics are really cool finds, plus silver to top it off. Congrats!
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    Global Moderator aloldstuff's Avatar
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    Some very cool native american items. Was it you that mentioned in one of my threads about an item I had posted and you thought that it was a tinkling cone??
    Congrats on getting a 2nd fishscale.....
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    Great finds, I just do not find as much Canadian money as I thought I would. Good to see others finding some nice ones WD
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    Nice finds Bucknut. Love that trade bracelet !
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    Nice going Bucknut . It's always great to see the really old finds .

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    Some great examples of everything there is to find! Coins, jewelry, relics, etc
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    The bracelet does look old and the carved marks even make it look older if that makes any sense . very interesting item . It might be worth a trip to a museum to have someone verify it to be a fur trade item. Congrats
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    Nice going buddy ����

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