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Found two 58 Caliber Mini Balls and an Infantry Button
Posted by: timwied
Date: March 03, 2018 09:46PM


Went to what I thought was an old homestead today, but there was absolutely nothing there! I drove about a 1/4 mile down the road and saw two old cedar trees standing out in the middle of a pasture. I already had permission from the landowner so I drove out to it, got out my Fisher F4, and noticed in between the Cedars was an old dilapidated windmill! Well maybe it's here for watering cattle years ago? Started hunting around for about 10 minutes and hit a harmonica reed!!! Alright!!! Kept searching for a little while and then I hit the 1880 Indian Head Cent! No more than 15 feet from that I hit a solid 70! Could be a Wheatie or maybe a dime! If so it has to be old, didn't find any trash or junk yet! Dug down about 4 inches and out popped White Lead!!! Had a piece sliced off of it, and another mark on it, but hadn't been fired! Awesome!!! Covered up my hole, stomped it in and swung my detector over it one more time and Bang! Another 70!!! 2 inches!!! Pinpointed it about 2 inches away from the first, and sure enough the second one popped out! This one was all there, with a couple little Knicks on it. It was beautiful!!! Almost had to go change clothes then!!! Then I started to swing a little farther out from the windmill, probably 100 feet out. That's when I hit the button! Saw the I, and got excited again! It's smaller than others I've found, may be a cuff button? Hadn't found an Infantry button before! Got home and gently scrubbed it with a little soap and saw Gold still there! This baby is Cool! I love this hobby!!! 10 years, 7 months and 28 days, and I'll be doing this full time!!! I'll give up this working for a living stuff! Not my calling anyway!!! LOL. Just glad to actually be out instead of reading all the Finds and wishing I was. I think I read all of Finds several times this winter! Happy Hunting!! Thanks for letting me ramble on!!!



Fisher F4, Garrett Pro Pinpointer Pro AT,Started Detecting December 31, 2013, Oldest 2014 - 1861 Seated Liberty Dime. 2015: 1863 & 1864 Indian Head Cents, 1 foot apart. 2016: 1700's Chinese Cash Coin & Fatty, no date, 1860-1864 Indian Head Cent, Two 52 caliber ringtail sharps Confederate Bullets, and 4 pistol balls in the same hole. Two Union Bullets, one is 58 caliber Williams Cleaner. 2017: 1863 Indian Head Cent, U.S. Civil War Waist Plate (Buckle), Sterling U.S. Collar Pin.


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Re: Found two 58 Caliber Mini Balls and an Infantry Button
Posted by: timwied
Date: March 03, 2018 10:40PM
The back of the button says Thadan? Horstmann & Co. So after the Civil War.



Fisher F4, Garrett Pro Pinpointer Pro AT,Started Detecting December 31, 2013, Oldest 2014 - 1861 Seated Liberty Dime. 2015: 1863 & 1864 Indian Head Cents, 1 foot apart. 2016: 1700's Chinese Cash Coin & Fatty, no date, 1860-1864 Indian Head Cent, Two 52 caliber ringtail sharps Confederate Bullets, and 4 pistol balls in the same hole. Two Union Bullets, one is 58 caliber Williams Cleaner. 2017: 1863 Indian Head Cent, U.S. Civil War Waist Plate (Buckle), Sterling U.S. Collar Pin.

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Re: Found two 58 Caliber Mini Balls and an Infantry Button
Posted by: timwied
Date: March 04, 2018 06:53AM
Sorry, was reading part of it upside down, it says, "Horstmann & Co. NY & PHI.", so it is from the 1860's!!! Sweet! HORSTMANN & C0. / N.Y. & PHI.
1860’s. Google the following Number, this is the same back mark.
GS-4R28S-3P



Fisher F4, Garrett Pro Pinpointer Pro AT,Started Detecting December 31, 2013, Oldest 2014 - 1861 Seated Liberty Dime. 2015: 1863 & 1864 Indian Head Cents, 1 foot apart. 2016: 1700's Chinese Cash Coin & Fatty, no date, 1860-1864 Indian Head Cent, Two 52 caliber ringtail sharps Confederate Bullets, and 4 pistol balls in the same hole. Two Union Bullets, one is 58 caliber Williams Cleaner. 2017: 1863 Indian Head Cent, U.S. Civil War Waist Plate (Buckle), Sterling U.S. Collar Pin.

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Re: Found two 58 Caliber Mini Balls and an Infantry Button
Posted by: timwied
Date: March 04, 2018 07:01AM


Finally got a good picture of the Backmark!



Fisher F4, Garrett Pro Pinpointer Pro AT,Started Detecting December 31, 2013, Oldest 2014 - 1861 Seated Liberty Dime. 2015: 1863 & 1864 Indian Head Cents, 1 foot apart. 2016: 1700's Chinese Cash Coin & Fatty, no date, 1860-1864 Indian Head Cent, Two 52 caliber ringtail sharps Confederate Bullets, and 4 pistol balls in the same hole. Two Union Bullets, one is 58 caliber Williams Cleaner. 2017: 1863 Indian Head Cent, U.S. Civil War Waist Plate (Buckle), Sterling U.S. Collar Pin.


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Nice finds..Thanks for sharing .N/T
Posted by: Elton
Date: March 04, 2018 10:21AM

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Re: Found two 58 Caliber Mini Balls and an Infantry Button
Posted by: Digger70pa
Date: March 05, 2018 07:12PM
Looks like civil war to me buddy. Nice finds. HH



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Re: Found two 58 Caliber Mini Balls and an Infantry Button
Posted by: timwied
Date: March 07, 2018 07:14AM
Thanks for looking, really enjoy seeing all your finds and sharing mine!



Fisher F4, Garrett Pro Pinpointer Pro AT,Started Detecting December 31, 2013, Oldest 2014 - 1861 Seated Liberty Dime. 2015: 1863 & 1864 Indian Head Cents, 1 foot apart. 2016: 1700's Chinese Cash Coin & Fatty, no date, 1860-1864 Indian Head Cent, Two 52 caliber ringtail sharps Confederate Bullets, and 4 pistol balls in the same hole. Two Union Bullets, one is 58 caliber Williams Cleaner. 2017: 1863 Indian Head Cent, U.S. Civil War Waist Plate (Buckle), Sterling U.S. Collar Pin.

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Re: Found two 58 Caliber Mini Balls and an Infantry Button
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: March 19, 2018 06:55AM
very nice!

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Re: Found two 58 Caliber Mini Balls and an Infantry Button
Posted by: TerryEastTexas
Date: March 20, 2018 01:22AM
Well done. Those are some nice finds.

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Re: Found two 58 Caliber Mini Balls and an Infantry Button
Posted by: Cajuncoinhunter
Date: March 22, 2018 03:20PM
Tim. Nice all around. What state are you located in ?



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Re: Found two 58 Caliber Mini Balls and an Infantry Button
Posted by: timwied
Date: March 22, 2018 07:29PM
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Cajuncoinhunter
Tim. Nice all around. What state are you located in ?

I'm in eastern Kansas, quite a few border wars here! Still are!!! Go KU!!!



Fisher F4, Garrett Pro Pinpointer Pro AT,Started Detecting December 31, 2013, Oldest 2014 - 1861 Seated Liberty Dime. 2015: 1863 & 1864 Indian Head Cents, 1 foot apart. 2016: 1700's Chinese Cash Coin & Fatty, no date, 1860-1864 Indian Head Cent, Two 52 caliber ringtail sharps Confederate Bullets, and 4 pistol balls in the same hole. Two Union Bullets, one is 58 caliber Williams Cleaner. 2017: 1863 Indian Head Cent, U.S. Civil War Waist Plate (Buckle), Sterling U.S. Collar Pin.

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