I spent Sunday in a pretty big area and was pinpointing spots that I knew had some history. This ring came from a very small area where the only other target was an Indian head penny (year 1903 - I think). So, I think this ring is pretty old. It has no inscription but an acid test put it at 10K. I'm not 100% confident in my acid testing skills but to my eye it certainly looks like the real deal. Regardless, I love the ring and am happy that the research and hard work to be in the position to find it paid off.