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    Detecting at the 1793 Battle Site

    Hey Diggers,
    Today I paid a visit to a section of woods only 3 miles from my house. A huge battle occurred here on April 13th 1793. 70,000 French against 40,000 Prussians. The Prussians won. This section of woods is well known and has been detected to death! It was more than an hour before I got my first high-tone. I found fragments of exploding cannon balls, iron grape shot (canister shot?), musket balls (including 4 in the same hole), some great buttons, and 3 coins! The silver coin is dated 1737. I put a pic showing just how thin these silver coins are. This is why they ring up just like foil. The copper coins were lost a few years after the battle though. One is dated 1804 and the other is worn smooth. Here's some pics, thanks for looking. p.s. I will do electrolysis on the iron items.
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    Nice finds! Man those are wafer thin.
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    Awesome finds!
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    I can't even imagine having a site like that in my back pocket! "Ho hum, I think I'll go down the road today and find some coins and relics from the 1700s."

    Boy, those silver coins really are thin, aren't they? It's cool that the date is clear on that one. Almost 300 years old! Can you imagine men going around in those silly wigs?! It's crazy to think that used to be in style. I think you should wear one while you're detecting the battle site, Dave!

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