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Rare 1920 National Park Watch Fob / Walking Liberty Half Dollar / Tokens / Silver Dimes
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: July 04, 2018 06:29PM
Finds are from the last couple weeks or so from my last post. All finds were made from old city parks and schools.
The Yellowstone Park "Twin Cubs" watch fob was pulled from a local old school. I found one listed online for $325.
The half dollar initially read like a quarter until I turned; it then gave me half dollar numbers. It was about 9 inches deep in a very tight window.
The large $1.00 merchant token was also pulled from a local old school. The merchant was in business from 1914-25.
I initially thought that old clown pin was melted junk until I cleaned it off. It was about 6 inches deep and read like a nickel. It has a large pin back.
I haven't nailed down the age of it yet.
The US Indian Service pin is WWI era. I believe that was a precursor to the Bureau Of Indian Affairs.


Coin Finds

Walking Liberty Half Dollar is 1936
Silver Dimes are 1919,1929,1940 (Canadian), 1945,1948,1948,1949,1952
Nickels are 1906,1916,1936,1943 (silver war nickel),1945(silver war nickel),1947,1959
Indian head penny is 1883
25 wheat pennies are back to 1912


Non Coin Finds

1920 "Twin Cubs" Watch Fob
Old Clown Stick back pin
WWI era US Indian Service Pin
Plated Ring
Old Cuff Link
Couple old Overalls/Shirt Buttons
Merchant Tokens




Re: Rare 1920 National Park Watch Fob / Walking Liberty Half Dollar / Tokens / Silver Dimes
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: July 04, 2018 08:49PM
So you’re sites are NOT hunted out then?:smile: I’d be lucky to find a wheat penny at most of my places,and that’s no lie. Those are some really good recoveries man! I’m hoping for you that the end is nowhere in sight....because you have been on a VERY long roll!

Re: Rare 1920 National Park Watch Fob / Walking Liberty Half Dollar / Tokens / Silver Dimes
Posted by: cz70pro
Date: July 04, 2018 11:00PM
Amazing finds Dave. That watch fob is one of the best I have seen. Really cool subject matter and great eye appeal. The Indian Service pin is my favorite though. Reminds me of when I started detecting in 1980 in Fort Huachuca, AZ and I spent an amazing year digging up US Cavalry Indian War relics. The history and lore of that era and the fact that I was actually digging up pieces of that history got me hooked on metal detecting for the last 38 years.

You are very fortunate to be in an area that has such an awesome variety of tokens. For some reason, I don't find many in my area. Congrats on finding such unusual high denomination tokens and love the octagonal shapes. Very cool.

HH Greg

Re: Rare 1920 National Park Watch Fob / Walking Liberty Half Dollar / Tokens / Silver Dimes
Posted by: Profit
Date: July 05, 2018 02:13AM
I don't post here on findmall much, but I always enjoy seeing all the history you recover from the NoDak area. That Yellowstone fob is very cool. Great hunting as usual!

Re: Rare 1920 National Park Watch Fob / Walking Liberty Half Dollar / Tokens / Silver Dimes
Posted by: Mkus
Date: July 05, 2018 05:11AM
Nice Finds we have been in a heat wave here I went yesterday for two hours at a old school that had a pool open I seriously thought about juming in!

Re: Rare 1920 National Park Watch Fob / Walking Liberty Half Dollar / Tokens / Silver Dimes
Posted by: roadapple
Date: July 05, 2018 02:40PM
Awesome !!!!! Got to love that Yellowstone Cubs pin and I really like that Indian service pin !!! Great finds.

Re: Rare 1920 National Park Watch Fob / Walking Liberty Half Dollar / Tokens / Silver Dimes
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: July 05, 2018 07:48PM
Thanks for the comments IDX,
A lot of my sites are also tough to get a wheat penny. It is finding those that have more hidden in junk/very deep targets & a site with good area that is a big challenge.
I have some long winters to do a lot of research to give me the best chance. I have compiled a book of research notes over the years.
I have detected as far north as Canada and down to Kansas so I have a wide swath :smile:
As long as my wife puts up with all my weekend super early morning hunts and long miles and I keep having fun and pulling stuff I will keep at it.

Dave

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IDXMonster
So you’re sites are NOT hunted out then?:smile: I’d be lucky to find a wheat penny at most of my places,and that’s no lie. Those are some really good recoveries man! I’m hoping for you that the end is nowhere in sight....because you have been on a VERY long roll!


Re: Rare 1920 National Park Watch Fob / Walking Liberty Half Dollar / Tokens / Silver Dimes
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: July 05, 2018 07:53PM
Thanks Greg!
Yep, that Watch fob was only about 4 inches but it had another piece of junk beside it so initially it seemed a little bigger and that is why it was still there.
99 times out of 100 that would have been a piece of junk brass or a section of pipe. I believe I was getting 12-40/41 readings on it.
Those deep buttons are very fun to find when they have good detail.
The $1 token is not listed online but its 10 cent denomination is.

Dave


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cz70pro
Amazing finds Dave. That watch fob is one of the best I have seen. Really cool subject matter and great eye appeal. The Indian Service pin is my favorite though. Reminds me of when I started detecting in 1980 in Fort Huachuca, AZ and I spent an amazing year digging up US Cavalry Indian War relics. The history and lore of that era and the fact that I was actually digging up pieces of that history got me hooked on metal detecting for the last 38 years.

You are very fortunate to be in an area that has such an awesome variety of tokens. For some reason, I don't find many in my area. Congrats on finding such unusual high denomination tokens and love the octagonal shapes. Very cool.

HH Greg


Re: Rare 1920 National Park Watch Fob / Walking Liberty Half Dollar / Tokens / Silver Dimes
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: July 05, 2018 07:54PM
Thanks for the comment!
Yes it is very fun to find a good variety.

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Profit
I don't post here on findmall much, but I always enjoy seeing all the history you recover from the NoDak area. That Yellowstone fob is very cool. Great hunting as usual!


Re: Rare 1920 National Park Watch Fob / Walking Liberty Half Dollar / Tokens / Silver Dimes
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: July 05, 2018 07:57PM
Thanks Mkus!
The humidity has been absolutely terrible lately with a lot of storms.
I really need a headband I guess.

Dave

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Mkus
Nice Finds we have been n a heat wave here I went yesterday for two hours at a old school that had a pool open I seriously thought about juming in!


Re: Rare 1920 National Park Watch Fob / Walking Liberty Half Dollar / Tokens / Silver Dimes
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: July 05, 2018 08:01PM
Thanks roadapple!
That Watch fob was a great surprise. The little Indian service pin was way down there. I got a 1912 wheat penny about 6 feet away from it first so I slowed to a crawl
and patterned the section and then pulled the button. It sounded like a real deep Indian. That is what I thought I would be digging.

Dave



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roadapple
Awesome !!!!! Got to love that Yellowstone Cubs pin and I really like that Indian service pin !!! Great finds.


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Re: Rare 1920 National Park Watch Fob / Walking Liberty Half Dollar / Tokens / Silver Dimes
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: July 05, 2018 08:19PM
Holy Smokes!! Merry Christmas in July!! You made some incredible finds. I wish my public spots had stuff left like yours. I'm with IDX, 4-5 hours out hunting and I am happy if I find a wheat cent.



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Re: Rare 1920 National Park Watch Fob / Walking Liberty Half Dollar / Tokens / Silver Dimes
Posted by: Whitetail
Date: July 06, 2018 11:22AM
Awesome finds Dave. Really nice stuff there!! From the sounds of things you travel and do your homework. That's where the dividends pay off. Been so hot lately here...hard to get out.
Nice job my friend.

Re: Rare 1920 National Park Watch Fob / Walking Liberty Half Dollar / Tokens / Silver Dimes
Posted by: Ted S
Date: July 07, 2018 08:42AM
Great finds! Research is the key. I still have notes from the late 70s! Keep it up!

Rare 1920 National Park Watch Fob / Walking Liberty Half Dollar / Tokens / Silver Dimes
Posted by: Rich (Utah)
Date: July 11, 2018 06:03PM
Wow Dave, another great outing. Lots to like among those finds.

I caught sight of your US Indian Services Button. Thinking that might be a real keeper. I found a badge many years ago in the front yard of a very old house. Badge was a Six Pointed Star that read : INDIAN SERVICES / APACHE NATION POLICE. I took a picture which I mailed to Mark Parker with Western Eastern Treasures Magazine. He included a little snippet on it in the ASK Mark Parker section. Not long afterward a local coin dealer bought it from me and I didn't know what became of it until a few years later. I was at a business dinner at a Western Themed Restaurant up in Park City, Utah. We were waiting to be seated and in the display case at the register was some old west items including that old badge. I got some questioning looks when I laughed and said that I'd found that old badge.

Anyway, again a really nice bunch of finds.


Rich -



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