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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Spanish Silver!

As a seeker of old coins and relics from previous centuries, nothing screams “Pirate Treasure” like Spanish silver! I was thrilled to find this 1775 Spanish half reale. The story of this adventure was featured in Western & Eastern Treasures magazine.

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Searching for Early American Relics

The title of this story can easily be the title of 99% of our stories — we’re always on the hunt for Colonial-era and early American relics and coins. We’re also happy with Civil War era and late 19th Century stuff too, so any property that is pre-1900 is a property we like. James and … Continue reading »

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Civil War Cavalry Button Found in NJ Soil

At dawn one May Saturday, I headed out for my 3rd hunt at a local church property. Last fall I had received permission to scour the property adjacent to my church, where an 1830s farmhouse once stood. On two previous hunts here, I’d found some interesting items (see here and here) in only a small … Continue reading »

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