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  1. Awesome! Thanks, Dan! :clapping:

    Awesome! Thanks, Dan! :clapping:
  2. Thread: Keys!!

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    Those keys are wonderful, Drew! Wow! You did a...

    Those keys are wonderful, Drew! Wow! You did a great job with the display case too. It's so refreshing to encounter kind, generous people like that.

    Be sure to check that 1908 Indian Head for...
  3. Happy 12th Anniversary American Detectorist!

    We're still here! :groovy:

    This forum turns twelve years old today! It was founded on October 21, 2009 by angellionel and Epi-hunter.

    The staff of American Detectorist wishes to thank all of...
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    Wow, that shoe buckle is spectacular, Drew! So...

    Wow, that shoe buckle is spectacular, Drew! So ornate and it's complete! AMAZING! :loveit:



    I was wondering this as well.
  5. Amazing, Don! You know when there are multiple...

    Amazing, Don! You know when there are multiple large cents in a yard it hasn't been detected before. Those things give off a screaming signal. What a yard!

    :congrats:
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    Wonderful variety of old finds, Drew! ...

    Wonderful variety of old finds, Drew! :clapping:

    The silver knife and spoon are spectacular. How incredible that you found a murderer's butter knife! What a story! :shocked04:

    The Haitian...
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    The road has not changed, however the strip used...

    The road has not changed, however the strip used to be lined with trees. Here's an aerial photo from 1938:

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    It is a love/hate relationship! :lol: I just...

    It is a love/hate relationship! :lol:

    I just wish the silver coins came out of the ground in better shape at such sites. Still, it's fun finding Barber Quarters.

    I was able to determine that...
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    Another Barber Quarter

    I went back to the site where I found the 1902 Barber Quarter a couple of weeks ago. This is a strange site, I've found three silver quarters there now but only one silver dime. I'm not...
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    I hope we can get together soon, Moose! Let's...

    I hope we can get together soon, Moose! Let's make it happen!
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    Two Barber Dimes in one hunt makes for a great...

    Two Barber Dimes in one hunt makes for a great time! :yes:

    It's great that you have a productive park to return to regularly. You always seem to find silver there.

    Fall is a great season for...
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    Great finds, Don! A Barber Half doesn't turn up...

    Great finds, Don! A Barber Half doesn't turn up often! I bet it put a smile on your face when you saw that one come out of the dirt.

    I really like the old key and the saloon token too! ...
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    Beautiful Barber Quarter! :loveit: And it's...

    Beautiful Barber Quarter! :loveit: And it's from the 1800s too. That's awesome!

    I wonder if the little car is an old Cracker Jack prize? :thinkingabout:

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    Barber Quarter

    I drove to a small town with my dad on Saturday, and after we had a nice lunch together we drove around looking for a place to detect. We tried the city park but decided that it must not be a very...
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    The pipe bowl looks like it might have a thistle...

    The pipe bowl looks like it might have a thistle flower on it? I think that was a symbol among the Scottish.

    p.s. I did a search for Cracker Jack cannon and found several examples exactly like...
  16. Congrats on the Walker! There's nothing like...

    Congrats on the Walker! There's nothing like finding bid silver! The Barber Dimes are sweet too. What is the date on the Mercury Dime?
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    Great finds! The token is a "Light's Golden...

    Great finds!

    The token is a "Light's Golden Jubilee" and features Thomas Edison. I found several examples with a Google search.
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    It sounds like you have some wonderful detecting...

    It sounds like you have some wonderful detecting spots there in Virginia, Dave! It is next to impossible for us to find coins or relics from the 1700s here in Illinois. It's possible, but very...
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    I'm resurrecting this old thread in remembrance...

    I'm resurrecting this old thread in remembrance of my mom who passed away last week at the age of 81. I inherited my love of history from her. The fond memories have helped me through this tough...
  20. Full Metal Digger took me to this site. I should...

    Full Metal Digger took me to this site. I should clarify that the coins shown in the photo weren't found there. If I remember correctly we didn't find much at this cabin.
  21. From the 2013 American Detectorist calendar. I...

    From the 2013 American Detectorist calendar. I took this photo of an old home site in western Illinois.

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    I was told that he is still around and still...

    I was told that he is still around and still lives in the area.
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    A Happy Return After 65 Years

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    I found this token on July 5 in the back yard of a house here in Robinson. I posted a picture of it on a Facebook Group about the local history of Robinson, Illinois. A few days ago my...
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    Welcome back, Dave! :groovy: I hope you can...

    Welcome back, Dave! :groovy:

    I hope you can live with the thrill of finding a 1944 Mercury Dime! :thumbsup01: :lol:

    Let's get together soon! :yes:
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    Looks like a close match to me! :yes: ...

    Looks like a close match to me! :yes:

    Slightly better than a bottle opener! ;)
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