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TWO MORE TOKENS AND SOME SILVER
Posted by: diggervance
Date: July 02, 2017 03:09PM
Hi Rick - The lansing liederkranz token dates probably in the late 19th century based on style. Retail about $15-20 on this one. The liederkranz came to lansing in 1861 and was there in the 1990's (that was the last time I checked. On the generic 5 token - good luck. Tokens like this are virtually impossible to ID.



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33- silver

2- V nickel

13- buffalo nickels

4- silver jewelry

5- I.H.

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Re: TWO MORE TOKENS AND SOME SILVER
Posted by: diggervance
Date: July 02, 2017 03:14PM
Not sure how I lost the rest of the post but here is what I found this week.
43 Q
36MERC
1918 BUFF
16,25,40,42,44,(2)48 WHEAT PENNIES
Brownie Girl Scout Pin
2 5 tokens
The first post is what I found out on token.
D.V.

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Re: TWO MORE TOKENS AND SOME SILVER
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: July 02, 2017 03:52PM
You've got a great place to detect!

Today I searched a really old 40 acre park and only found modern coins. Union army used to train in the park during the UnCivil War. All the metal detectorists must have sucked all the coins out.
Couldn't even find a ring.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/02/2017 03:53PM by Tony N (Michigan).

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Re: TWO MORE TOKENS AND SOME SILVER
Posted by: MikeO
Date: July 03, 2017 04:48AM
Nice.
I would keep hitting the place. There has got to be some more. :)



Detecting since 1979
Findmall member since 2000
Became a dedicated Minelab user in 2000 with a XS

Favorite find ever a 1834 Half Dime (15 years ago)
Oldest coin ever found a 1734 Real (11 years ago)

One of my favotites from 2012 season an 1857 Flying Eagle Cent.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,1795264,1795264#msg-1795264

Favorite coin from 2013 season an 1835 Capped Bust Dime.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,1962866,1962866

Favorite coin of 2014 so far an 1849 Large Cent.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2034861,2034861#msg-2034861

Favorite Silver of 2014 an 1854 Seated Half Dime.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2106714

A hunt that will likely never be repeated. Silver Three Center and Seated.
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2115392,2115392#msg-2115392

Oldest and largest for 2015 so far 1807 KG
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?19,2167872,2167872#msg-2167872


Re: TWO MORE TOKENS AND SOME SILVER
Posted by: DougF
Date: July 03, 2017 07:30AM
great finds - those wheats are in pretty good condition, mine are usually worse. The plain "5" token reminds me of a pickers check, but those usually have more letters for the farm owner.



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Re: TWO MORE TOKENS AND SOME SILVER
Posted by: diggervance
Date: July 03, 2017 10:34AM
Thanks Doug,

Not sure why but the coins are coming out in very good condition for being dug. Trust me I know all about crusty coins, lol
The nickels I have dug here in the last 2 weeks all had very good readable dates witch is always a plus for me.

Re: TWO MORE TOKENS AND SOME SILVER
Posted by: Charles (Upstate NY)
Date: July 03, 2017 07:31PM
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diggervance
Thanks Doug,

Not sure why but the coins are coming out in very good condition for being dug. Trust me I know all about crusty coins, lol
The nickels I have dug here in the last 2 weeks all had very good readable dates witch is always a plus for me.

Soil conditions vary, even within a single park. Most sites in NY that I hunted turned copper/bronze coins and tokens green and crusty, the soil just ate them up. Yet in one particular park, in the back corner the soil was more of a sand and it preserved the coins beautifully. Ditto for a site near a quarry out in the woods, I saw Ed dig shield nickel there that looked mint, not a spec of green or corrosion. Drainage is also pretty important, and why some coins are so destroyed on just the one side. Others turn green but its a smooth shiny green that preserved all the coin details. Worst soil imo are farm fields that are fertilized its like acid.

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Re: TWO MORE TOKENS AND SOME SILVER
Posted by: JeffInMass
Date: July 04, 2017 06:54AM
Nice bunch of finds- Congrats!

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