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CTX nabs semi-rare saloon token.
Posted by: Dan(NM)
Date: December 17, 2018 11:21PM
I was on my way home and spied a fresh tear out on main street in my the town where I live. It was already dark, so I drove home, grabbed my CTX and my headlamp. I called the dispatch for the police station to let them know what I was up to. I've had the police called on me twice for hunting in the tear outs here, I figured I'd head em off at the pass this time. Within 15 minutes I scored my first coin, a 193? wheat, which was a good sign. Not 10 minutes later and maybe 20' from where the wheat came out, I popped a nickle sized object.
Looking closely I could see it wasn't a nickle. I rubbed the dirt off of one side and could see a rim and some writing, I knew I had a token of some sort. I hunted for another hour and a half and didn't turn up anything worth while. After I got home and cleaned the dirt off, I could see what I had found, a nice brass saloon token:super:
I called my buddy and told him what I had, he looked it up in his NM token book, a semi rare R-9 token, only 3-5 know to exist :clapping: it shows they can be worth up to $600, a nice little hunt turned up a very unexpected treasure. This is my first saloon token that I've found in this small village that was from a local saloon. The Banjo saloon was in business from 1907-1914
Can someone recommend a safe way to clean brass tokens, thanks.

BTW....I sold my Equinox and went back to the CTX after 8 months of using the 800, the Nox is a great machine, but, it's not a CTX replacement in my book :)




Re: CTX nabs semi-rare saloon token.
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: December 18, 2018 06:28AM
I like the “head em off at the pass” move there Dan! I’ve found that if you wave,look,smile....make CONTACT in some way like you did....the investigation is over before it began! Great way to save some time and VERY nice find in the dark!
Also nice to see you’ve realized what works for YOU,and are using the CTX again. For me it’s about the accuracy of ID at depth,it’s just what I need to maximize my finds from the field and to manage a shorter season here in the north.

Re: CTX nabs semi-rare saloon token.
Posted by: trojdor
Date: December 18, 2018 12:54PM
Really nice recovery there, Dan...:thumbup:

Well done.
:)
mike

Re: CTX nabs semi-rare saloon token.
Posted by: laplander
Date: December 19, 2018 08:20AM
The early bird gets the worm! Interesting move back to the CTX Dan. I wouldn't try and clean your token, if its that rare the collector value would drop if you lose details. JMO

Jeff

Re: CTX nabs semi-rare saloon token.
Posted by: LawrencetheMDer
Date: January 13, 2019 09:49PM
Other than using a sonic jewelry cleaner w soap and water (and rinse in distilled water), I'd highly recommend that you do NOT clean the token as cleaning will destroy any value. I wholeheartedly agree on your decision on returning to the CTX 3030 crowd from the dark side. Welcome back!

Re: CTX nabs semi-rare saloon token.
Posted by: Dan(NM)
Date: January 13, 2019 09:53PM
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LawrencetheMDer
Other than using a sonic jewelry cleaner w soap and water (and rinse in distilled water), I'd highly recommend that you do NOT clean the token as cleaning will destroy any value. I wholeheartedly agree on your decision on returning to the CTX 3030 crowd from the dark side. Welcome back!
. Thank you!!

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Re: CTX nabs semi-rare saloon token.
Posted by: wvrick
Date: January 16, 2019 08:33AM
Nice find!

Re: CTX nabs semi-rare saloon token.
Posted by: HAPPYDAYS2020
Date: February 03, 2019 12:52AM
Hey! Nighthawking it hey. Love the token. Great to see another 1 of a kind token. I think tokens are more unique than coins. There are many more tokens out there to be found..... go find another! There's got to be more around that area bud.

Happydays:usaflag:



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semi-rare saloon token.
Posted by: Rich (Utah)
Date: February 09, 2019 05:50PM
Nice find Dan.

Rich



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