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couple finds
Posted by: DougF
Date: January 29, 2018 09:21AM
I've been out only twice this year due to weather (frozen ground in first half of the month). First trip I found a lot of clad, but no old coins. Strange thing is that I hunted an area I have hunted many times and still found 11 clad quarters, and only a couple were shallow. Don't know how I missed that many. Second trip I found only a few clad coins, but found these two pieces which are interesting. The first is a Victory medal from WW II (about the size of a half dollar). I don't think it was an official military issue, but something bought by soldiers as a souvenir. From my research, it originally hung from a blue ribbon. The back says "In Memory of Landing in Japan" with a picture of Mt. Fuji. The front has a picture of Tokyo Bay. The second find is a small brass padlock, missing the shackle. One source online says these were sold as souvenirs at the 1904 World Fair in St. Louis.

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Re: Congratulations on those cool finds!N/T
Posted by: BigTony
Date: January 29, 2018 12:19PM

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Re: couple finds
Posted by:
Date: January 31, 2018 11:52PM
Very cool Doug thanks for sharing!

Re: couple finds
Posted by: cz70pro
Date: February 01, 2018 01:28AM
Awesome finds. Very unique pieces. Congrats.

Re: couple finds
Posted by: Ted S
Date: February 01, 2018 06:40AM
Pretty cool! It's time for me to renew acquaintances of the property I hunt and to check out new sites that I have not been to! Good luck in 2018!!

Re: couple finds
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: February 01, 2018 07:49AM
Being primarily a coin hunter,these types of things are VERY nice to find because they are a “historical marker” of sorts...they actually tell you about something that was going on at the time,instead of just a coin FROM that time. Excellent finds Doug!

Re: couple finds
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: February 04, 2018 11:47AM
Yep, VERY cool finds!


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Re: couple finds
Posted by: MikeO
Date: February 05, 2018 08:10AM
Very nice looking medal you found Doug. :thumbup:
Don't recall ever seeing one of those posted before.

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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.,1795264,1795264#msg-1795264

Favorite coin from 2013 season an 1835 Capped Bust Dime.,1962866,1962866

Favorite coin of 2014 so far an 1849 Large Cent.,2034861,2034861#msg-2034861

Favorite Silver of 2014 an 1854 Seated Half Dime.,2106714

A hunt that will likely never be repeated. Silver Three Center and Seated.,2115392,2115392#msg-2115392

Oldest and largest for 2015 so far 1807 KG,2167872,2167872#msg-2167872

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