Post by frenchdave on Sept 3, 2014 20:45:29 GMT -5
Enjoyable hunt even if I was digging holes to find chinamen at the other end. I got home & did a test for curiosity sake. My machine can barely pick up the new coins. There's so little metal of value that the detector give me a null signal; as for iron. Which is what most of our new coins are made of. So sir, you had me beat good!!! But overall the scallops were very good, the Wiser's whisky with ginger ale, not too bad either!!! Too bad I couldn't get see Navy Davy; but I'm sure we'll connect one of these times.
Hard for me to say, but you might have the side plate of a black powder musket ( the scrolly thing) ?? The little round piece that looks like a pool cue tip, reminds me of the end of a ramrod tip off a blackpowder musket?? ; just my thoughts. Anyway, good finds, you've found an old spot to detect for sure.
I have one question for you is the small disc beside your washer made out of lead? I'm not talking about the button with the little knob in the centre, but the one above it. It looks like 2 piece folded on themselves???
We had a great time, the daughter is all proud of finding her 1st penny. Hopefully, next trip I can find some time to hit some fields with my machine. Anyway thanks for the good time, even tough I didn't get my quota!! But then again, the weather & company were were great!!!
I'm situated in Cape Breton, so old coins are hard to come by on Acadian sites; as they were poor when they returned to NS. This was an old Scottish homestead. It comes to show, even though I thought the spot was cleaned up, I still pull out some coins, basically in the same area I detected before.
If you can find pre-deportation Acadian sites, you might finds some nice colonial coins. Here in my area, Acadians were never paid with actual money, they bought from a store & the purchases were written in a ledger. Therefore the economy was based on credits. No monies were exchanged.
The Acadians bought their goods at the company store, & sold their fish to the company for credits.
My finds are nothing to dance about, like most old coppers they are damaged; but at least I can identify 3 of the 4 coins. Silver is what a fellow wants, but they are as rare as dinosaur eggs.
Post by frenchdave on Apr 28, 2014 22:06:51 GMT -5
Finally got out for the 1st time this year; brought along my daughter for good luck. With the grass being nice & flat after the winter snow, I figured I'd hit a field I did before. I didn't expect much as It was pretty quiet the last time I left. A few minutes after walking on the field I pulled out a NS large cent, which is a standard on an old site. I didn't have to go too far & pulled out a 1855 French 5 or 10 centime copper coin. Started doing some grids & came back with a 1861 NS half cent & a toasty colonial coin, which I won't be able to identify. In all I was quite happy with my finds; besides, the weather was sunny for a change.
Decided to go for a backroad drive & found an old abandoned site with old cellars. Didn't do wonders for the amount of time I spent there, but I came back with an intact crucifix, which is a welcome addition to my relic collection.
Well boys, I'm a reluctant non metal detectorist. With my 3 young kids in tow, not much detecting is being done. But I do enjoy reading about peoples finds. I would love to get out but right now,but I'm trying to raise some future detectorists!!! So guys, all the best in your diggings!!
Great button!!! Considering your nickname is Navey Davey!!! Its a neat on, can't say I've seen one like it before; with the 2 canons on each side!! Hit that button hole hard, as you guys are pulling some neat stuff for sure.