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Wow what a ring very special , sure glad you didn't give up on finding the camp (n/t)

Found a small Virgin Camp this morning... Wow
May 24, 2012 08:14PM
I headed back this morning to a property I've hunted for the last year (for about the 50th time) just knowing there had to be a camp out there. This camp is a small camp, but it had obviously never seen a detector until today. I found the spot about 9:30, so I invited my bud Coach Croft out and we hit it hard until about 3PM.

About 11AM, in the center of the camp, Coach Croft found this ring!!!!

It reads- UNION star star star star UNION star star star star The "N"s are backwards too!?! Has anyone ever seen a ring like this???????

He also found an 1857 Flying Eagle cent, Navy kepi button (2nd one in a week from a different property), eagle buttons, eagle button poker chip, etc etc etc.. I don't have pictures of his finds aside from the ring, because HE GAVE IT TO ME shrug After we left and cleaned up the finds at his house, he stopped by about an hour later and gave it to me. I tried and tried to not let him do it, but he would not take no for an answer. If you read this Coach, that is an incredibly nice thing to do and I appreciate it.

Lastly, I shot several clips of video today and I will work on putting it together tomorrow morning. I just couldn't wait to share his find.



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Nice finds and nice photos....I like your ring! (n/t)
May 25, 2012 10:02PM
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nice finds
May 25, 2012 07:54PM
Here's the video from yesterday.. took all day to upload thumbs up
May 25, 2012 06:21PM
If its blurry you can change the quality all the way up to 720p








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James A. Farley
Great hunt guys.....
May 25, 2012 12:55PM
I like that French triangle base minie, and the Union ring is an awesome relic. Nice of coach Croft to give you that ring Jeff.
WOW! is right! Great finds man!!! Congrats! (n/t)
May 25, 2012 12:13PM
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You've got a great spot there, now pound it.. (n/t)
May 25, 2012 11:13AM
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Nice finds. (n/t)
May 25, 2012 10:34AM
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Good to see your still hard at it. (n/t)
May 25, 2012 10:32AM
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Super finds! clap (n/t)
May 25, 2012 10:21AM
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Nice going Jeff
May 25, 2012 09:01AM
Looks like you're staying hot on the relic trail out there. Another great hunt, and I love that ring! HH ..... Bill
Very Cool dig's Jeff,Love that ring!!..... (n/t)
May 25, 2012 06:26AM
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Fine Recoveries (n/t)
May 25, 2012 12:13AM
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Re: Found a small Virgin Camp this morning... Wow
May 25, 2012 12:01AM
Jeff and I had a great day. Here is my picture of the brass I found. We also found .69s, .58s, tear drop bullet and 44 Colt.


Thanks for adding your stuff!
May 25, 2012 03:19AM
button in front is the Navy Kepi and the large one is the poker chip made from an eagle coat button.. it is completely flat and looks like a coin if you turn it sideways

the coin in his picture turned out to be the 1857 Flying Eagle I mentioned
That ring is phenomenal!! (n/t)
May 24, 2012 11:00PM
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Looks like a promising spot....
May 24, 2012 10:06PM
A G2 would have a field day in that spot.
Thanks, I was using its cousin- Fisher Gold Bug DP (n/t)
May 24, 2012 10:14PM
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awesome finds I've never seen a ring like that (n/t)
May 24, 2012 08:27PM
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Thanks, I guessed the soldier may have bought it from a sutler
May 24, 2012 08:42PM
I thought it was very cool the N's were backwards, I think I've seen that before somewhere on period relics.



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Last few pictures (n/t)
May 24, 2012 08:17PM
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If they knock me off my feet i'll walk on my knees, Knock me off my knees and ill walk on my balls, and my balls have calluses. NBF!
Don't agree
May 25, 2012 06:36PM
I've seen rings with the word union meaning marriage, but everyone I've talked to thinks the stars would symbolize patriotism. Obviously I could be wrong, but that's what it sure seems like.



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