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    Finds from the past 2 hunts

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    Hi everyone. Here are the finds from my last two hunts. Got out with my good friends from Green
    Mountain Diggers this past Sunday for some cellar hole and field hunting. Then I did a solo field
    hunt on Tuesday. Lots of bits and bobs including a reigns guide, barrel tap, clock key, Victorian
    sash buckle, part of an old slide ruler and a number of buttons.

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    The cellar hole was the first spot we hit, and amazingly I dug two early Matron LCs on my first two
    targets - just walked to a relatively open site behind the cellar to start things off. Man, you just get
    lucky sometimes! The 1816 (at left) was in better shape, but since I already had one of those I gave it
    to my friends Dad who accompanied us on the trip.

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    Here's a close-up of the 1819 small date Matron.

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    We also hit a field site later that day and I got my coil over a last date Merc.

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    Then on Tuesday I hit a field site in a nearby town for about 3 hours. Finds
    were slow but steady and I pulled my first NJ Copper toward the end of my
    time there so was happy with that. Not sure on a variety.

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    I also found some nice older tombac buttons there,

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    this plain button with a nice eagle back mark,

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    and this interesting fragment of what I'm guessing is an early hunters button with a guy
    holding a deer or hog.

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    The fields will be closing down in the next few weeks so I'll probably try and get out
    on those a few more times before it's off to the woods for the summer. Thanks for
    looking and HH to you all!

    John
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    So many nice finds, John!!! A NJ copper is still on my list. I'll get one some day. That eagle back button is also very cool!! We didn't get a lot of time on the fields this year as the rain has been non-stop, and we have mostly hay fields. The corn hasn't been planted yet but any day now.

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    Nice bunch of finds there John. Good hit on the NJ. You can actually see a date. Like that eagle back mark.
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    Wow what an assortment of great finds. Congrats.WD
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    Great finds! Awesome state copper too!
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    Congrats on those awesome finds. The button with the Eagle backmark? It's not a back mark. It's a reversed Navy button listed in Albert's as NA-75B. Early 1800's. The theory is that a Navy Contract was cancelled and the button maker was stuck with a bunch of buttons so he put the shank through the "front" of the button and sold them as plain buttons. I found an identical one years ago.Name:  20161027_162728 111111111111111111.jpg
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    Wow John. That's a great bunch of finds. I hope you do as well on your next visit to the fields!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    So many nice finds, John!!! A NJ copper is still on my list. I'll get one some day. That eagle back button is also very cool!! We didn't get a lot of time on the fields this year as the rain has been non-stop, and we have mostly hay fields. The corn hasn't been planted yet but any day now.
    Thanks Drew! Yeah, my field options are running out quickly up here too. Once the first cut of hay is done there may be a few more.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    Nice bunch of finds there John. Good hit on the NJ. You can actually see a date. Like that eagle back mark.
    Thanks Jeff. Yeah, was pleased to see a date.

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    Wow what an assortment of great finds. Congrats.WD
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    Great finds! Awesome state copper too!
    Thanks Jared!

    Quote Originally Posted by Donnie B View Post
    Congrats on those awesome finds. The button with the Eagle backmark? It's not a back mark. It's a reversed Navy button listed in Albert's as NA-75B. Early 1800's. The theory is that a Navy Contract was cancelled and the button maker was stuck with a bunch of buttons so he put the shank through the "front" of the button and sold them as plain buttons. I found an identical one years ago.Name:  20161027_162728 111111111111111111.jpg
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    Thanks for the info on the button Donnie! Always learn something new on this forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Digger Don View Post
    Wow John. That's a great bunch of finds. I hope you do as well on your next visit to the fields!!
    Thanks much Don!
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    You had a great hunt!
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