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    Braved the modern trash and got a few keepers

    I hit a cellar hole site that must have been a camping spot back in the 1970s. I've avoided detecting in that area of the site just because I don't like dealing with modern trash if I don't have to. You guys that hunt yards and parks have all my respect. Anyway, I sucked it up and ventured into that trashy spot. Managed some fancy buttons, a crusty 1835 Matron, little knee buckle. Not sure what the round stamped brass object it. I'll guess and say it's trash, but I am pretty sure Dan will correct me and show that it is some fancy military ornament.

    It was a PITA digging those beaver tails and balls of foil, flattened Pepsi can at 1 foot etc., but it was fun hunt none the less.

    Jeff

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    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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    Congrats on getting past the junk and getting to the good stuff!

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    Congrats Jeff , I commend you on confronting your dislikes and working out of your norms to get the goods . Working the trash can payoff a lot of times . your stamped brass item looks like a type of brass furniture bling commonly known as a bed bolt cover like these examples . they come in many different designs Name:  bed bolt cover.jpg
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    Congrats on some nice finds. I like the buttons.
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    Nice, Jeff!
    Good ID, Dan!
    I like that little frame. Happy Thanksgiving!
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    You have some patience there Jeff! Don't know if I could handle all that modern stuff. Yeah, I'm willing to dig a few beer/pop cans along roadways at old sites, but a modern day camping site - that's tough! Congrats on pulling a few keepers!

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    Thanks gents and I appreciate the ID Dan.
    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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    WTG Jeff! Love the buttons and DEL with the education. Thank you.

    For those of us that hunt parks/homes all the time, I tell you what, you get darn good with the detector. It does cause a lot of ear fatigue though (I run no discrimination, so I hear it all).
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