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A very tiny and thin brass tax token...

REVIER

Well-known member
I have found more than my share of aluminum tax tokens from my state, some good and most wrecked, but I always wished they made brass ones here.
Surprised the heck out of me when I found one, a token I never knew existed despite all my research on tax tokens from this state.
Made by the Osborne Register Co...as far as I can tell only in 1937-1938 in a lot of 5 million.
The aluminum ones numbered many, many millions more.
One token site rates it in the 50's from 1-100 where low numbers are the most common and the high numbers are the most rare.
I see several have been sold for over $20 on Ebay...not just offered but sold.
I guess collectors are willing to pay a premium to get this one for a collection.

It is smaller than a dime, thinner than a dime and the Nox found it in my challenging mineralized dirt surrounded by iron at about 5-6" .
Hit very hard in the audio and at a very solid 10-11 from every direction with the standard coil...I was hoping for a weird old nickel but this is way better because nobody I know around here has found one nor have I seen anybody post about finding one on any forum.

Gives me hope that if a tiny $1 gold coin is out there and I am lucky enough to roll over it I will notice and dig it.
 

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REVIER

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Thanks...I love surprises!
 

kaolinwasher

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Even the 600 is hitting small things hard no doubt the EQ is a good machine and it can handle some fairly mineralized dirt
 

StainlessSteve

New member
I have found more than my share of aluminum tax tokens from my state, some good and most wrecked, but I always wished they made brass ones here.
Surprised the heck out of me when I found one, a token I never knew existed despite all my research on tax tokens from this state.
Made by the Osborne Register Co...as far as I can tell only in 1937-1938 in a lot of 5 million.
The aluminum ones numbered many, many millions more.
One token site rates it in the 50's from 1-100 where low numbers are the most common and the high numbers are the most rare.
I see several have been sold for over $20 on Ebay...not just offered but sold.
I guess collectors are willing to pay a premium to get this one for a collection.

It is smaller than a dime, thinner than a dime and the Nox found it in my challenging mineralized dirt surrounded by iron at about 5-6" .
Hit very hard in the audio and at a very solid 10-11 from every direction with the standard coil...I was hoping for a weird old nickel but this is way better because nobody I know around here has found one nor have I seen anybody post about finding one on any forum.

Gives me hope that if a tiny $1 gold coin is out there and I am lucky enough to roll over it I will notice and dig it.
I dug a brass Alabama 5mil token here in my town. It was found at the edge of a field next to what is now a interstate. Sounded really good too! Especially after digging trash/iron
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REVIER

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REVIER

Well-known member
That is a cool token. I really like tokens but have only dug a couple.
Congrat's to you on the find and Save of the Token. Well Done.
Thanks guys, I now have a collection of one of these...now that I know what it looks and sounds like Maybe I can find a few more.
 
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