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    Mystery Copper, Unicorn/Lion Button

    Hi Friends!
    I haven't been out in forever! We moved a few weeks ago, to a condo, downsizing...it's that time of life. Only three mile away from my old house so all my permissions still stand

    I got out today after working from home until noon. I went to a field I've never found anything hoping the recent rain and my developing skills on the Nox would allow me to have some success. I cracked the code on this field
    Everything I dug was at least seven inches down...and sounded like poop! Any scratchy deep signal turned out to be non-ferrous.
    The finds-
    -Good looking shanked dandy
    -Two old wheats (haven't checked the dates yet)
    -Small bottle with metal neck (found these before but don't remember what they are)
    -Very small copper 22.4 mm with an old looking, right facing bust (any ideas???)
    -Edison Phonograph Plate

    Thanks for looking!!

    "...King James VI of Scotland succeeded Elizabeth I when she died childless in 1603, effectively uniting Scotland and England beneath one rule. The Scottish Royal Arms had up to that point used two unicorns as shield supporters. The English Arms had used a variety of supporters, but most frequently had included a lion. In a tactful gesture then, he placed a lion upon the left of the new Arms, and a unicorn upon the right. This was a potent bit of symbolism, for both the lion and the unicorn had long been thought to be deadly enemies: both regarded as king of the beasts, the unicorn rules through harmony while the lion rules through might, It came to symbolise a reconciliation between the Scottish unicorn and the English lion that the two should share the rule. The effectiveness of the sentiment, unfortunately, is placed in some doubt by the famous nursery rhyme..."
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    Nice finds. I like the buttons.
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    Nice finds! I bet someone will figure out what that copper is.
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    Hello there Drew. Good to see you putting the Nox to good use! I do like that Edison tag. My first instinct on the copper was it's a DB half cent, but it is a bit of a cartoonish profile.

    So.....did all your detecting junk make it with you to the new Condo or did you have to sacrifice some for the greater good?
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    Thank you, Guys!
    Jeff, you nailed it!
    Thanks, buddy!

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    Way to "crack the code" on that field, Drew! Congrats on the DB Half Cent and the very cool button!

    p.s. One of your wheat cents looks like 1937 and the other is red in color so most likely 1940s or later.
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    Thanks, Tony! In the field I could only see that wheat was from the 30s...I was hoping it was early 30s. You nailed the other too, 1948.
    Jeff, My three detectors were packed carefully in original boxes. My Nox went in my car, not the moving truck.
    Although all my coins went with the movers

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    Thank you, Guys!
    Jeff, you nailed it!
    Thanks, buddy!
    Boy you did a HECK of a job cleaning that coin Drew.
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    Boy you did a HECK of a job cleaning that coin Drew.

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    Nicely done Drew! That looks like a vaccine bottle.
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