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Thread: Our Button Field is Turning into Our Copper Field

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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    Northern Illinois

    Our Button Field is Turning into Our Copper Field

    we recently got turned onto another home site in the same field as the 1833 cabin site that we have been hunting.
    I went out Easter Sunday for a few hours and dug a crusty 1856 Largie

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    I went back after work the next day with my son Alec.
    I dug another one, this time an 1848. And a few buttons

    Alec dug an 1842 Bank of Montreal Half Penny, an 1868 Indian and a few buttons Not bad for an hour and a half hunt!!
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    Oldest Coin: 1699 William III Halfpenny

    Silver 65
    Indian 25, V nik 3, Seated Half Dime 1 ,Rosie 18, Merc 22, Buff 7,war nik 2, Shield Nik 1, Barber Dime 4, Seated dime 2,Silver Ring 4, Barber QTR 3, Wash QTR 9, SLQ 3, Walker half 2, Barber Half 1,
    40% Kennedy 1,

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    Elite Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    SE Michigan
    Congrats on the old coppers! Hope there is a silver there for you.
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 900 & Manticore
    2023 Season Totals:
    Indians: 8
    Wheatie: 150
    V-Buff-War: 10-30-12
    Silver: 39
    Silver Jewelry: 21
    Gold Jewelry: 9
    Favorite find of 2023: 92pcs of 1700's Trade Era Silver!

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    Such a great area, Don! Are you getting good depth? Sometimes I struggle on corn fields with falsing and finding the right combination for any depth. I think it's the years of fertilization but I don't know. I hope there is more area for you guys. Say hi to Alec. When I met him he was learning to drive
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    Wonderful finds, Don! These fields are really paying off for you. The possibilities are very intriguing. You could find some sweet bucket list items.

    I found one of those Half Penny bank tokens in 2014 while hunting with Daddy Digger.

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    Lifetime totals:
    9 Large Cents, 413 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 68 V Nickels, 124 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 131 Barber Dimes, 400 Mercury Dimes, 246 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 17 Barber Quarters, 19 Standing Liberty Quarters, 89 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Pickerel, Wisconsin
    I wouldn't say crusty as those look pretty nice in the photos. Congrats on the great recoveries. WD
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    - 31 silver - Goal 50 (2023 Finds) - 3 Washington - 6 Barber Dimes - 12 Mercury Dimes- - 7 Roosevelt Dimes - 8 V Nickels - 15 Buffalos - 3 War Nickel - 3 Indian - 144 Wheats - $144.70 in clad
    Relics: Silver Thimble - Liberty Bell Medallion circa 1920's MILESTONES since 2012: 1700 silver coins - 8000 Clad Quarters - 500 Roosevelts - 750 Mercury Dimes

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    Veteran Member BTV Digger's Avatar
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    Northern Vermont
    Fantastic Don! Largies in Illinois - definitely getting on the early places out there!

    Vermont relic hunting, one swing at a time.

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    SE Wisconsin
    Congrats Don and Alec!!
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Waterproof Pinpointer, CTX3030 with 6,11,17" coils.

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    Veteran Member Bell-Two's Avatar
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    South West Ohio
    Good stuff my friend!
    Psalms 24:1 The earth is the LORD'S, and all it contains...But God shares with us who search!
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    Elite Member Digger_O'Dell's Avatar
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    near Milwaukee Wi.
    Those are some great finds! Not often do we see those big coppers in the Midwest, not to mention Canadian. I got lucky once and found a Canukian largie and half cent in the most unexpected of places (grass strip in town along a railroad track) so you just never know. Bet there's a lot more to be found there!
    Minelab: CTX 3030, GPX 4800, X-Terra 705. Whites TDI SL.

    2023 Silver: 1 Gold: 0

    Best finds: 28 silver dime spill, 1800s Dutch customs seal.
    Oldest/best coins: 1837 Upper Canada large cent, 1877 Seated Dime
    Oldest find: 1800 Sailors Luck token
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