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    Big O mint mark!

    Here are a few things I found over the last few weeks including a quick trip back up to my cottage where I found a few more buttons.

    Some round balls found near my cottage...
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    And a few buttons...
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    Ah what I never can get enough of...big silver! Found it at a beat up park about 6 inches from the street. It was an obvious signal and I had hopes it was silver when I first swung over it.
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    I think this is my 6th coin with an O mint mark.
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    A few other relics including 2 military studs, a marble, a sleigh bell, a broken clay pipe and a solid copper ball.
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    Have a good one! Jared
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    Wow, beautiful Barber Half! What a thrill it must have been when you saw that in the dirt!

    And you found some more incredible buttons! Holy cow, you must have an amazing button collection by now.

    I wonder what in the world that solid copper ball was for?
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    That big silver is a looker ! I'm thinking you could rent your cottage (along with the detecting rights) by the week and get top dollar. The copper ball might be part of an old check valve??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    That big silver is a looker ! I'm thinking you could rent your cottage (along with the detecting rights) by the week and get top dollar. The copper ball might be part of an old check valve??
    To be clear I found the musket balls and buttons at my cottage. Everything else was at a couple different parks. That copper ball looks like it was lathed into shape. A part to a check valve could be right. It is the same diameter as the half dollar.
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    Wheaties: 163
    Silver: 32
    Silver Jewelry: 6
    Favorite 2020 find: 1743/53 KGII Irish
    Hibernia Halfpenny

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    Great bunch of finds. Nice to find a Barber Half especially in that kind of shape. Nice looking buttons as well. Congrats WD
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    Heck yeah Jared! Great job. Beautiful Barber half!!!
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    Love the buttons!
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