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9 hours ago, Geologyhound said:

These are finds from two days of hunting at the same site.  I had never found a Civil War bullet and always wanted to.  I thought perhaps I might someday find one or two, but I never imagined I would find this many.

42 bullets , then you have reached your objective without any doubt ...  🙂

Congrats this is a very impressive haul , you have both a very good site and a very good detector with a great Tekkna setting ...

 

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Looks like Tekkna paid off at a virtually un-hunted site! What a haul! 🤯

Congrats on the silver, 25mm coins are always a tough search if you've got no detail. Have you tried sidelighting it? Thought you might have had a 2c piece at first but it's bigger.

That's a place that should keep giving for a while. 👍

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Now that is a good hunt. Glad you had a memorable day with some very interesting finds.

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19 hours ago, Geologyhound said:

The other one is copper or brass, 25 mm, and looks like it had a raised rim.  However, I can’t make out any detail on either side other than what appears to be spokes around the rim...

Technically those 'spokes' are known as 'denticles'.  According to the Red Book, large cents had diameters as small as 26 mm -- the early ones.  I think the quality control back in the early years was lax enough that the diameters of the planchets (blanks) could be different and still make it into production.  Is it possible yours is a bit larger than 25 mm diameter?

Great hunt you had there!  Hopefully the CW buffs here can help you identify your bullets.

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15 hours ago, palzynski said:

42 bullets , then you have reached your objective without any doubt ...  🙂

Congrats this is a very impressive haul , you have both a very good site and a very good detector with a great Tekkna setting ...

 

Thanks!  Someone else was using a program called Forager and seemed to be doing quite well too.  I’ll have to look that one up.

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15 hours ago, F350Platinum said:

Looks like Tekkna paid off at a virtually un-hunted site! What a haul! 🤯

Congrats on the silver, 25mm coins are always a tough search if you've got no detail. Have you tried sidelighting it? Thought you might have had a 2c piece at first but it's bigger.

That's a place that should keep giving for a while. 👍

I have tried sidelighting, frontlighting, backlighting, you name it.  Parts of it look smooth like a plug from a junction box.  But, that should be a different metal.  Also, I don’t see a break-off point, and a lighted magnifier does make it look like there was a rim which might have had denticles.  I almost wonder if it is another railroad mashed coin, but it seems to have a uniform thickness and circular shape.  Were blank planchets for old style coins a different diameter than the struck coin?

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4 hours ago, GB_Amateur said:

Technically those 'spokes' are known as 'denticles'.  According to the Red Book, large cents had diameters as small as 26 mm -- the early ones.  I think the quality control back in the early years was lax enough that the diameters of the planchets (blanks) could be different and still make it into production.  Is it possible yours is a bit larger than 25 mm diameter?

Great hunt you had there!  Hopefully the CW buffs here can help you identify your bullets.

I don’t have a caliper.  After rechecking it multiple directions on a clear ruler, it appears to actually be a little over 25.5 mm, and a shade under 26 mm.  It is about 1 mm thick.

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9 hours ago, Geologyhound said:

I have tried sidelighting, frontlighting, backlighting, you name it.  Parts of it look smooth like a plug from a junction box.  But, that should be a different metal.  Also, I don’t see a break-off point, and a lighted magnifier does make it look like there was a rim which might have had denticles.  I almost wonder if it is another railroad mashed coin, but it seems to have a uniform thickness and circular shape.  Were blank planchets for old style coins a different diameter than the struck coin?

That I don't know. 🤔 

Could you get a closer and clearer photo of both sides?

You're definitely in the large cent and early English coin range. My first large copper was a slick one.

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16 hours ago, Geologyhound said:

It is about 1 mm thick.

That's too thin to be a USA Large Cent or one of its planchets.  They are over 2 mm in thickness.  Can you measure its weight?  That would likely provide a final conclusion.

 

16 hours ago, Geologyhound said:

Were blank planchets for old style coins a different diameter than the struck coin?

That I don't know.  The raised rim was put on the planchet before it entered the press so if never struck it should still have the rim.  Denticles, OTOH, were part of the striking process, coming from the die.

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