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1 hour ago, Chase Goldman said:

This is not about money (frankly I wouldn't even know how to price it) it is about the find, what it took to recover it and the historical context of the item itself and where I found it, especially if it a unique "personal" item like that fashioned by some soldier on a battlefield/campsite or a native American's kettle point.  Those all outweigh any financial considerations and is the same logic I use in reverse and is the reason I also seldom purchase relics.  The historical context may be partially there, but the lack of an interesting story about how it came to be in my possession makes a bought artifact less attractive to me.  In other words, it is less about what the object is, but the complete picture of how it found its way into the ground and back out and in my hands.  It serves as a permanent record of the experience and I enjoy looking back on that experience in my displays just as someone likes to pour through their photograph album.  Just the way I roll.  It is also why I am a million miles away from the "detector has paid for itself" mind set.  I don't mind finding gold and silver jewelry and modern coins, but I get a lot more satisfaction from finding items of historic value versus intrinsic value.  I have never detected for natural gold, however.  There I would likely be conflicted between cashing it in for its intrinsic value and admiring its natural beauty.  Naw...I would cash it in.  :laugh:

Ok well said my friend. I’ll just look a ebay😆!!

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21 hours ago, TreasureHunter5 said:

Ok well said my friend. I’ll just look a ebay😆!!

Also try etsy and civil war relic auction sites.  Good luck.

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On 7/4/2020 at 11:33 AM, Chase Goldman said:

This is not about money (frankly I wouldn't even know how to price it) it is about the find, what it took to recover it and the historical context of the item itself and where I found it, especially if it a unique "personal" item like that fashioned by some soldier on a battlefield/campsite or a native American's kettle point.  Those all outweigh any financial considerations and is the same logic I use in reverse and is the reason I also seldom purchase relics.  The historical context may be partially there, but the lack of an interesting story about how it came to be in my possession makes a bought artifact less attractive to me.  In other words, it is less about what the object is, but the complete picture of how it found its way into the ground and back out and in my hands.  It serves as a permanent record of the experience and I enjoy looking back on that experience in my displays just as someone likes to pour through their photograph album.  Just the way I roll.  It is also why I am a million miles away from the "detector has paid for itself" mind set.  I don't mind finding gold and silver jewelry and modern coins, but I get a lot more satisfaction from finding items of historic value versus intrinsic value.  I have never detected for natural gold, however.  There I would likely be conflicted between cashing it in for its intrinsic value and admiring its natural beauty.  Naw...I would cash it in.  :laugh:

Well said. 34 years now and I have yet to sell anything, and basically for the same reasons.

Aaron

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Great finds.  I would be very happy about that token, it has character.

Also, forgive a guy who lives a long way from civil war country, but how can you tell the sinker was made from a mini ball?

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