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A couple of neat finds...
Posted by: REVIER
Date: September 19, 2017 08:46AM
In the woods near a site with the oldest history I have ever hunted I find this key.
Gotta be modern, I assume, it looks nothing like the other skeleton keys I have found so odd but cool.

In a lawn I have been hunting all summer there aren't many good signals left at all but I still hit it here and there hoping for just one more good target.
The other day I got one, a key fob from the Paul Revere Insurance company that started in 1930 and is still around.
Many on fleabay, from what I can gather the earlier ones below one million on the ID numbers say, "If injured or unable to identify me telegraph this number to the Paul Revere life insurance company".
Numbers over a million they changed to just notify the company like mine.
I am guessing mine is from the mid 30's to the 40's or so....but I really don't know for sure.

Another thing is they seemed to have been made from different metals over the decades.
Some were aluminum, many appeared to be made from bronze or brass, mine is actually some sort of white metal, (but not aluminum), under that dark color that I think may be nickel...could be pewter.
Mine is worn so probably carried around for a long time, a better bronze non-dug example with more details also shown below.
I may have more detail under that dirt coating but I need to clean it better to find out

This is a bit bigger than a quarter at 28mm's, comes in at a 41 on my Fisher which is higher than my regular lower 30's nickel number but it is bigger than a nickel too.
Also it is really dark and hard to clean exactly like the old nickels I find around here.
One day I will get some nickel testing solution and find out for sure.
Another odd but neat find and way better than junk.

Been a long hot dry summer around here so hunting has slowed down and still in the high 80's but soon enough our cooler and wetter fall season will begin and I hope to find more cool stuff before the end of the year and then into next year.

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/19/2017 09:14AM by REVIER.

Re: A couple of neat finds...
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: September 19, 2017 09:49AM
Neat finds and great report--continued good luck.

Re: A couple of neat finds...
Posted by: bootyhoundpa
Date: September 19, 2017 05:21PM
Nice finds..i like the fob...

Re: A couple of neat finds...
Posted by: GeorgeinSC
Date: September 19, 2017 07:23PM
Love that key. It brings back memories of where we lived 70 years ago.

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Re: A couple of neat finds...
Posted by: earthlypotluck
Date: September 20, 2017 02:06PM
Super nice fob!! Congrats!

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Very nice finds Revier! You are saving history! :beers:N/T
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: September 20, 2017 02:19PM

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Re: A couple of neat finds...
Posted by: kschae4
Date: September 21, 2017 05:30AM
Nice relic saves...always like finding skeleton keys.

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Re: A couple of neat finds...
Posted by: Goldstrike
Date: September 21, 2017 10:40AM
Very nice finds!:thumbup: I like keys as well and used to collect them. I regret selling my collection some years ago.

Re: A couple of neat finds...
Posted by: kaolinwasher
Date: September 22, 2017 11:44AM
inter esting

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Re: A couple of neat finds...
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: September 23, 2017 02:08AM
Neat finds there REVIER! Watch fobs and key fobs are some of my favorite finds. Best of luck and...

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Re: A couple of neat finds...
Posted by: timwied
Date: September 26, 2017 06:32PM
Think any old Paul Revere records are left? Would be cool to id the owner!!!

Fisher F4, Garrett Pro Pinpointer Pro AT,Started Detecting December 31, 2013, Oldest 2014 - 1861 Seated Liberty Dime. 2015: 1863 & 1864 Indian Head Cents, 1 foot apart. 2016: 1700's Chinese Cash Coin & Fatty, no date, 1860-1864 Indian Head Cent, Two 52 caliber ringtail sharps Confederate Bullets, and 4 pistol balls in the same hole. Two Union Bullets, one is 58 caliber Williams Cleaner. 2017: 1863 Indian Head Cent, U.S. Civil War Waist Plate (Buckle), Sterling U.S. Collar Pin.

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