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    Best Finds from Nearby Battle Site

    Hey Friends,
    As you know, there is a battle site only a couple miles from my house. The Prussians and the French had a 4-day skirmish back in 1794. The woods cover nearly 1,000 acres so there is plenty of places for finds to be hiding. This place is well-known and has had lots of detectorists over the years but there is no way they got it all! I found 2 cannon balls (5.5 pound) but gave 1 to my detecting buddy. I soaked mine in vinegar for a week and it came out really nice. The iron canister shots are my favorite iron finds though. They clean up so easily and look good in the display case. The French buttons are also a great find. They were the first buttons issued after the French Revolution and were only issued between 4 Oct 1792 until sometime in 1793. They have the classic "birdcage" square shank.

    Here is some pics, I hope you enjoy them as much as me. Dave.
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    Oldest Coin: 41 A.D. Roman Dupondius
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1242 Denier from Trier, Germany
    Oldest American coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coin EVER: 1625 Escalin from Chateau Renaud, France
    Best Relics: ca. 14th C. Spur, 1500 B.C. Bronze Arrowheads
    YouTube Channel: Full Metal Digger

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    Awesome finds! Congrats!
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    So many mind blowing finds, Dave! You are saving a lot of history over there! Even the horse show looks super old. You also do an amazing job of cleaning your finds. I would be smiling for a week if I found all of that incredible history!

    Question: Do you plan on bringing all of your finds back to the states when you move back?
    Lifetime totals:
    8 Large Cents, 389 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 122 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 128 Barber Dimes, 384 Mercury Dimes, 237 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 85 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

    YouTube Channel: Tony Two-Cent https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmz...RlHTBIU42bUORg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    Do you plan on bringing all of your finds back to the states when you move back?
    Yes, I will be bringing back several boxes of "books, pictures, Christmas decorations, and knick knacks!"
    Oldest Coin: 41 A.D. Roman Dupondius
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1242 Denier from Trier, Germany
    Oldest American coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coin EVER: 1625 Escalin from Chateau Renaud, France
    Best Relics: ca. 14th C. Spur, 1500 B.C. Bronze Arrowheads
    YouTube Channel: Full Metal Digger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Metal Digger View Post
    Yes, I will be bringing back several boxes of "books, pictures, Christmas decorations, and knick knacks!"

    Lifetime totals:
    8 Large Cents, 389 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 122 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 128 Barber Dimes, 384 Mercury Dimes, 237 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 85 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

    YouTube Channel: Tony Two-Cent https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmz...RlHTBIU42bUORg

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    Beyond cool !
    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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    Those are an amazing display of items lost to time & now back in the light. What were the casulties and who won?
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    Wow, that is a nice collection! Thanks for sharing.
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    great iron Dave !! Congrats on it and the Buckle , buttons and relics sir !
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