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1893 Barber Quarter / Barber Dimes / Merchant Tokens / Very Old Skeleton Key / Silver Jewelry

floodplaindetector

Well-known member
Finds are from the last 3 weekends of Saturday/Sunday hunts since my last post. Again the setup I used was my MInelab Etrac with 12x10 SEF Coil.
All finds were from Public sites (city parks (railroad parks also) , schools) except for the 1906 Barber dime, 1900 Indian penny, Firestone hanger, padlock, one of the 5 cent merchant tokens and a few wheat pennies.
Those were house permission finds from someone seeing me at the city park near their house and inviting me to hunt their yard.
The 1893 o barber quarter was found in a public park that was near iron @ about 9 inches deep. I was lucky the old skeleton key was unbroken when I pulled it as it was the last thing
I expected to see. It read like a higher coin type signal. I have never found That padlock design with "1903" on the front. Saturday was the first time I had saw that.
Sunday about 80 miles from the first padlock, I pulled a 2nd "1903" padlock! The chance of that happening are very lucky to say the least.
The engraved locket is marked 925 silver. It is newer as half of it was above ground. It gave me a penny reading of 12-43 but something in the sound was slightly different (more brassy sounding) than a penny which
caused me to take notice and retrieve it. I was happy I did.
Thanks for looking!
Dave

Coin Finds
1971 Half Dollar
1893, 1953 quarters
Dimes back to 1899 (5 barber)
Nickels Back to 1900
6 Indian Head Pennies back to 1891
1 steel Wheat penny
Not pictured are 58 wheat pennies back to 1910

Non Coin Finds
3 Merchant Tokens
Very Old Skeleton Key
3 Padlocks
6 rings (2 silver, 1 gold plated)
925 silver locket
Old Religious Medal (somewhat heavy)
Small Eagle button with stars (was found at an old railroad park)
Boy Scouts 50th Anniversary National Jamboree Medal (1910-1960)
Old Firestone Belt? hanger
2 pointed Jack Kids toy
Old Buckle (found similar one earlier this year)
Small Brass Scale Counter Weight
Old Sewing Needle (read like a choppy Indian head penny
Miniature Jackknife
Thin round chopper ornate medal
Various other buttons, etc.
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Elmy

Active member
Yep...I see that 12 x coil is kind of "stuck" on your etrac ! Amazing...wonderful ....assortment of finds.....and all the shiny silver !
I have found skeleton keys ....but that one looks really old !....And still more as some not pictured....You got one hot setup there Dave !
These kind of posts are what makes us all envious....CONGRATS !
 

floodplaindetector

Well-known member
Thanks Elmy.
Appreciate you mentioning that coil to me when you did.
Dave

Yep...I see that 12 x coil is kind of "stuck" on your etrac ! Amazing...wonderful ....assortment of finds.....and all the shiny silver !
I have found skeleton keys ....but that one looks really old !....And still more as some not pictured....You got one hot setup there Dave !
These kind of posts are what makes us all envious....CONGRATS !
 

407floyd

Member
Good stuff, as usual from you. I agree, the 1903 locks were a crazy coincidence. Is the Firestone object silver or aluminum? Does the 1915 quarter have a mint mark? S would be nice. The Eagle button is unusual. I wish my aluminum tokens came out of the ground as nice as yours. Can't wait to see what you post next.
 

floodplaindetector

Well-known member
Thanks Floyd. That Firestone object is aluminum. The quarter is 1893 o. One of the dimes is 1915 plain. The tokens are always a bonus to find.
Dave

Good stuff, as usual from you. I agree, the 1903 locks were a crazy coincidence. Is the Firestone object silver or aluminum? Does the 1915 quarter have a mint mark? S would be nice. The Eagle button is unusual. I wish my aluminum tokens came out of the ground as nice as yours. Can't wait to see what you post next.
 

kaolinwasher

Well-known member
thats 20+ years of finds for me , you must live in an old properouse hood
 

Confetrit

Well-known member
FPD, he careful out there. With finds and saves such as these, you could be charged with looting the ground. Lol Congrats to you on some very nice saves. Well Done, and stay at it.
 
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