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    Complete Colonial shoe buckle

    Multiple hunts and locations shown here. Dug my first complete Colonial shoe buckle since getting the Nox 800. Rang up as a 26. It swiveled flawlessly right out of the ground! Also found a nice knee buckle in a different location. The coins are New England copper mystery discs....thin and 1/2 cent or farthing size. That little sterling locket found with bracelet-length chain must be old as there is no sterling or 925 mark on it but it's definitely silver (the locket at least, maybe not the chain). That silver blob next to it was definitely a silver coin of some sort that was in a fire but I just can't ID it. I think that is one of those little lead toy pistols that would actually fire, but any help on an ID would be appreciated. Thanks for looking!
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    Good looking oldie buckle there! Looks like you've been busy! Good winter for hunting!
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    Great group of finds!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    Good looking oldie buckle there! Looks like you've been busy! Good winter for hunting!
    Yes for sure! So pleasant to be hunting and not getting all sweaty and dehydrated. No ticks, ferns and underbrush are out of the way, minimal snow with ground not frozen in the woods. The early sunset is my only complaint!
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    Oldest US coin: 1787 Mass State Copper
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    Favorite Find: 1806 Carolus IIII 8 Reales

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    What's that thing in the first pic with a penny in it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    What's that thing in the first pic with a penny in it?
    I guess back in the day they made small lead toy guns and cannons that you could actually fire. How would you like your little kid paying with one of this? Here's a link:


    http://www.colchestertreasurehunting...toycannons.htm
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    Oldest silver: 1751 Ferdinand VI Pistareen1 Real
    Oldest US coin: 1787 Mass State Copper
    Oldest US silver: 1821 Capped Bust Dime
    Favorite Find: 1806 Carolus IIII 8 Reales

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    That is a nice buckle! It's a bonus when they are made with a brass pin and they actually swivel.
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    its so great to recover a complete "working" shoe buckle , that one looks to have a nice patina underneath the crusty layer.
    the smaller buckle under it is an interesting one any better pictures of it (side view and the area of the holes ) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    What's that thing in the first pic with a penny in it?
    the majority of the metal looks like cast "pot metal"
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    Congrats on the complete shoe buckle! Will you leave it as is or remove that layer of crust?

    I really need to force myself to use my Nox 800 more often. I just need to get comfortable with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    Congrats on the complete shoe buckle! Will you leave it as is or remove that layer of crust?

    I really need to force myself to use my Nox 800 more often. I just need to get comfortable with it.
    Yeah I knocked that thin crusty layer off. Just barely touched it with a wooden kabob skewer and it just flaked away. Not very interesting underneath, didn't expose any fancy.
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    Very nice finds sir. Congrats.
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