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    1820s Mass Militia Button/1780 Carlos III Half Reale

    Havenít posted on here in a few years and figured I get back on! On a hunt 2 weeks ago I found this 1820ís Massachusetts Militia button as my first signal of the day and a beautiful 1780 Carlos III Half Reale as my last. Great permission!






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    Two great finds there! Well done.
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    Wow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    Two great finds there! Well done.
    Thank you!


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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    Wow!
    Yeah it was a good hunt!


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    Great hunt. He sure had a big nose, lol.
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    That button is a killer! Congrats! I have a CW era one, but would love to find an oldie like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rebel View Post
    Great hunt. He sure had a big nose, lol.
    Hahaha he sure did. Even the portraits of him show a huge one


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    That button is a killer! Congrats! I have a CW era one, but would love to find an oldie like that.
    Thanks! Iíve been hoping to find a CW mass militia for awhile so thatís funny. The old ones are out there though! Youíll get one Iím sure


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    Both are great finds, and something most people will never see under their coils (except for you East coasters!) Congrats on a fine hunt!
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    Both are quality finds Owen , congrats and thanks for sharing with us .
    you've come so far my friend !!

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    Love that Mass militia button. It cleaned up nice! Can you show us the back? Congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Digger View Post
    Love that Mass militia button. It cleaned up nice! Can you show us the back? Congrats.
    Thank you! It definitely cleaned up nice. Hereís the back

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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    Both are quality finds Owen , congrats and thanks for sharing with us .
    you've come so far my friend !!

    Dan
    Thanks Dan! The hours put in have definitely paid off but your insight really set me in the right direction! I look forward to posting on here more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger_O'Dell View Post
    Both are great finds, and something most people will never see under their coils (except for you East coasters!) Congrats on a fine hunt!
    Thank you! Iím definitely grateful to live in this area though the winters are no fun when you canít dig lol

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