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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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    Nov 2013
    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
    Life Time 907

    Silver 36
    Lg Cent 4, Indian 18, seated half Dime 1,War nik 1, V nik 2, Buff 2, Rosie 9, Merc 12, Barber Dime 5, Seated dime 1, Barb Qtr 2, Wash Qtr 4,

    Walker 1,Silver ring 2,
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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    SE Michigan
    Congrats on the old coppers! Hope there is a silver there for you.
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    2022 Season Totals:
    Indians: 11
    Wheaties: 160
    Silver: 55
    Silver jewelry: 13
    Gold jewelry: 4
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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, 67 V Nickels, 123 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 130 Barber Dimes, 397 Mercury Dimes, 244 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 17 Barber Quarters, 18 Standing Liberty Quarters, 88 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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    59 silver - Goal 71 (2022 Finds) 1 Barber Half - 2 Barber Quarter - 2 SLQ -4 Washington's 3 Barber Dimes 26 Mercury Dimes 16 Roosevelt Dimes 2 V Nickels 13 Buffalo Nickels 5 Siver Nickels 1 Two Cent Piece 6 Indians 1514wheats - $150.06 Clad Milestones: 7000 clad 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!!
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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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    Jun 2015
    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.

    2017 -Silver 28 Bling 18 Gold 2
    2018 Silver 8 Bling 1 Gold 1
    2019 Silver 7 Silver bling 2
    2020/21 Nothing worth mentioning

    Best finds: 28 silver dime spill, 1800s Dutch customs seal.
    Oldest/best coin: 1837 Upper Canada large cent
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