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    Matron and Dandy

    Trying out a new coil at some old sites. Managed to sniff out a deep Matron Head and an on edge dandy.






    Also the remains of a bone-handled fork and a beaver tail.



    Woods are staring to fill in.



    Lots of young poison ivy.

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    Very nice Matron! Is the date 1832?

    I like the dandy button and the Colonial fork handle too. We just don't stuff like that here in the Midwest. Nice!

    Poison Ivy is sprouting up here too. I hate the stuff. I think the photo you posted might be a young hickory tree though.

    Congrats on the finds!
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    Good finds. The largie has a nice green patina. I agree with Tony though, not poison ivy. But in all honesty I have had poison ivy really bad before and basically run away from ANY plant with 3 leaves!
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    Nice green copper!
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    Thanks gents. Glad it wasn't poison ivy. It was pretty thick in some places.
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

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    Nice looking largie! Wouldn't be a hunt without a beaver tail, would it? LOL
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    That is one GOOD LOOKING beaver tail!! Probably 1960s!! I'd guess Schaefer...did you find more than one?
    (showing my age)
    That's also a pretty green on that Matron.
    Do you always hope for a GW when you're cleaning a dandy? I do.
    Deep shotgun shells near an old cellar are a drag.
    Nice hunting, my friend!

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    Congrats on the Matron Head and very nice button!!
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    Love the patina on the LC!
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    Na it's probably a Rhinegold, LOL!

    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    That is one GOOD LOOKING beaver tail!! Probably 1960s!! I'd guess Schaefer...did you find more than one?
    (showing my age)
    That's also a pretty green on that Matron.
    Do you always hope for a GW when you're cleaning a dandy? I do.
    Deep shotgun shells near an old cellar are a drag.
    Nice hunting, my friend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    That is one GOOD LOOKING beaver tail!! Probably 1960s!! I'd guess Schaefer...did you find more than one?
    (showing my age)
    That's also a pretty green on that Matron.
    Do you always hope for a GW when you're cleaning a dandy? I do.
    Deep shotgun shells near an old cellar are a drag.
    Nice hunting, my friend!
    Quote Originally Posted by The Rebel View Post
    Na it's probably a Rhinegold, LOL!
    You are both wrong! It a Schlitz beaver tail.
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

    "He who would search for pearls must dive below."

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    Nice mid-date Matron Jeff! Love the curly-topped 2s on those older coppers.

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