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A Mix Of Silver / Relics / Jewelry / Tokens And A Complete Surprise Non Metal Item In The Hole!

floodplaindetector

Well-known member
Finds are from the last 2 weekends at researched old schools and city parks. Everything shown was found with the Minelab eTrac + 10x12 SEF Coil.
I detected in some heavy rain and 90 degree temps to make these finds.

This part is too dumb to make up. I was detecting a couple weeks ago in an old pounded city park along the Red River and pulled a V nickel, 2 buffalos and a few wheat pennies. Toward the end of the hunt, I hit a 12-35 (Indian Head Penny like signal) at about 6 inches.
That signal turned out to be a crushed up ball of foil. I then noticed a small white rock in the hole. I couldn't believe it. An ARROWHEAD!! What are the chances of me digging that rock arrowhead up by chance. I have pulled a fair amount of marbles
and a few bottles by chance in my time but never anything like that.

One of my favorite sites over the weekend was a small town 1960s elementary school I did some research on during the week. One thing that caught my eye was the amount of area it had in the back and the trees around the edge looked a little too old for the building.
I dug into the history of that site a little deeper and figured out the old high school sat at the same site. I knew the playground probably had a lot of fill dirt with the newer building but I had a feeling there could be old targets around the edges.
When I arrived at the school Saturday morning, the local grounds keeper was mowing nearby and stopped to chat with me. He was very nice and said "have at er but I don't know what you will find here".
Every item pictured in my hand was found at that school playground. All the old targets were 4-10 inches.
The old Caterpillar watch fob was about a 10 inch signal that sounded like a scratchy quarter signal. That was found at another old school later in the day.
That company stamped on the back of the fob started in 1914. I found the same fob on eBay for $125 but the back was wore off on that one.

Thanks for looking!
Dave

Coin Finds
1969 Kennedy Silver Half (40%)
1926 Canadian Quarter
1907 Barber dime and numerous mercury dimes back to 1916, Silver Roosevelt dimes
1906,Dateless buffalo,1919, 1921 buffalos and few Jefferson 1940s-59 Nickels
1700s Chinese Cash Coin
Not pictured are 40 wheat pennies and 1 1940 Canadian penny

Non Coin Finds
1938 300th Anniversary Landing of Swedes In America Medal
Old Brass Caterpillar Diesel Watch Fob
Pin With a Knight shown
1940s-50s Junior Fire Marshall Ring (I have found about 4 of these over the years)
Medal with Script writing
2 Good For 5 cents in trade tokens
Good For Amusement Only Brass Token
Michigan Circus Brass Token (1960s)
Side of an old Hubley Farmall "H" Toy Tractor (1940s-50s)
Rock Arrowhead
Small Sterling Heart Pendant
Silver Hair Pin or Hair Slide
Disabled Veteran Tag
Other Misc. Items

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GroupShot.jpg
EarlyCaterpillarWatchFob.jpg
1938MedalSide1.jpg
1938MedalSide2.jpg
Arrowhead.jpg
SilverCoins.jpg
LargePin.jpg
SterlingPendantAndSilverHairPin.jpg
JuniorFireMarshallRing.jpg
 

laplander

Moderator
Staff member
What a haul, I used to have that cat tractor it was a # 22 it started on gas and switched to diesel after it warmed up. Lots of goodies this time!
HH Jeff
 

Missouri -- Ma Betty

Well-known member
Finds are from the last 2 weekends at researched old schools and city parks. Everything shown was found with the Minelab eTrac + 10x12 SEF Coil.
I detected in some heavy rain and 90 degree temps to make these finds.

This part is too dumb to make up. I was detecting a couple weeks ago in an old pounded city park along the Red River and pulled a V nickel, 2 buffalos and a few wheat pennies. Toward the end of the hunt, I hit a 12-35 (Indian Head Penny like signal) at about 6 inches.
That signal turned out to be a crushed up ball of foil. I then noticed a small white rock in the hole. I couldn't believe it. An ARROWHEAD!! What are the chances of me digging that rock arrowhead up by chance. I have pulled a fair amount of marbles
and a few bottles by chance in my time but never anything like that.

One of my favorite sites over the weekend was a small town 1960s elementary school I did some research on during the week. One thing that caught my eye was the amount of area it had in the back and the trees around the edge looked a little too old for the building.
I dug into the history of that site a little deeper and figured out the old high school sat at the same site. I knew the playground probably had a lot of fill dirt with the newer building but I had a feeling there could be old targets around the edges.
When I arrived at the school Saturday morning, the local grounds keeper was mowing nearby and stopped to chat with me. He was very nice and said "have at er but I don't know what you will find here".
Every item pictured in my hand was found at that school playground. All the old targets were 4-10 inches.
The old Caterpillar watch fob was about a 10 inch signal that sounded like a scratchy quarter signal. That was found at another old school later in the day.
That company stamped on the back of the fob started in 1914. I found the same fob on eBay for $125 but the back was wore off on that one.

Thanks for looking!
Dave

Coin Finds
1969 Kennedy Silver Half (40%)
1926 Canadian Quarter
1907 Barber dime and numerous mercury dimes back to 1916, Silver Roosevelt dimes
1906,Dateless buffalo,1919, 1921 buffalos and few Jefferson 1940s-59 Nickels
1700s Chinese Cash Coin
Not pictured are 40 wheat pennies and 1 1940 Canadian penny

Non Coin Finds
1938 300th Anniversary Landing of Swedes In America Medal
Old Brass Caterpillar Diesel Watch Fob
Pin With a Knight shown
1940s-50s Junior Fire Marshall Ring (I have found about 4 of these over the years)
Medal with Script writing
2 Good For 5 cents in trade tokens
Good For Amusement Only Brass Token
Michigan Circus Brass Token (1960s)
Side of an old Hubley Farmall "H" Toy Tractor (1940s-50s)
Rock Arrowhead
Small Sterling Heart Pendant
Silver Hair Pin or Hair Slide
Disabled Veteran Tag
Other Misc. Items

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I don't know for sure but if you look at the rough edge of your Rock Arrowhead the outline resembles an Indian's face in both the small pic on the right & in the large pic on the left! Maybe it is my imagination but looks like it to me! If it is, it is amazing on an Arrowhead made by the Indians & finding it in the hole is also! What do you think? Ma Betty
 

Mkus

Well-known member
Nice finds Dave Boston Mass close to me lol..
Mark
 

floodplaindetector

Well-known member
Betty,
I see what you are seeing more on the group picture but I never noticed that before when I held it.
Was the last thing I expected to see in that hole.
Thanks for looking!

Dave


I don't know for sure but if you look at the rough edge of your Rock Arrowhead the outline resembles an Indian's face in both the small pic on the right & in the large pic on the left! Maybe it is my imagination but looks like it to me! If it is, it is amazing on an Arrowhead made by the Indians & finding it in the hole is also! What do you think? Ma Betty
 

407floyd

Member
Cool stuff. You consistently find interesting relics. Like the Swedish ship and Cat fobs. The silver hair pin is nice, too. The clown token just gets creepier with age.
 
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