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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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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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    Congrats and welcome to the club! :clapping: ...

    Congrats and welcome to the club! :clapping:

    I still don't have any significant hunt time with mine. So busy with grandkids ball games.

    Best of luck and keep us posted on your progress with...
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    Nice looking shoe buckle, Drew! What do you...

    Nice looking shoe buckle, Drew! What do you think the frame is made out of?
  11. I posted a photo of it on a Facebook group about...

    I posted a photo of it on a Facebook group about the local history of Robinson and several people commented that both people named on the token are still alive and still reside in the area. The...
  12. I started out with the Nox and quickly decided...

    I started out with the Nox and quickly decided that I will need to practice with it a lot more at home before I start using it in earnest. I couldn't get the wireless headphones to work and I hadn't...
  13. Civil War Era Pennsylvania National Guard Button

    I got out yesterday for a short hunt at a permission here in Robinson. It is a circa 1900 house on a corner lot. It didn't take long for me to realize it had been detected before. There were no...
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    Very respectable hunt, Tim! It's always a thrill...

    Very respectable hunt, Tim! It's always a thrill to find an SLQ that has a clear date.

    That fob is spectacular! I agree that it was a fob as you can see where the loop has broken off at the top....
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    Amazing hunt, Don! You were due and I knew it...

    Amazing hunt, Don! You were due and I knew it would happen. What a yard! Twin Barber Quarters in one yard is a rare accomplishment, and it sounds like Tim got an SLQ there as well. That's when...
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    They were awesome! And they paid in cash. ...

    They were awesome! And they paid in cash.

    http://www.thegoldandsilvervault.com/
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    I Sold My Silver and Bought a ...

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    A couple of weekends ago I took all of my common date silver coins to a place in Vincennes, Indiana and sold them. This was a big decision for me as I had never sold any of my finds in my...
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    More wonderful finds, Drew! Those are some nice...

    More wonderful finds, Drew! Those are some nice sites you have in your pocket. I wish we could find large cents with such regularity here in Illinois. That 1838 is a nice one.

    My instincts tell...
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    Here's a different track/running medallion with...

    Here's a different track/running medallion with the same words on it:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-SPORTS-Medal-Medallion-Kama-Bnta-Bnra-Football-Runner-Running-Enamel-/372645397167
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    It reminds me of the Greek alphabet. Is it...

    It reminds me of the Greek alphabet. Is it supposed to say Beta Gamma Beta? Except they have used Greek letters to spell it out?

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    Welcome to the forum, Dave! We are glad you...

    Welcome to the forum, Dave! We are glad you joined us! :yes:
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    Congrats on the Franklin Half, Don! :clapping:...

    Congrats on the Franklin Half, Don! :clapping:

    As you know, that coin is my white whale! I've been detecting over 40 years and still haven't found one!

    :congrats:
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    Incredible find! :shocked04: I bet that one...

    Incredible find! :shocked04:

    I bet that one made your eyes bug out when you saw it in the dirt!

    I would love to put it on the banner! Do you have a better photo of it that isn't blurry?
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    I want to be retired too! :girlcry: It looks...

    I want to be retired too! :girlcry:

    It looks like retirement is agreeing with you, Drew! Congrats on that wonderful milestone! I can't help you too much with the coppers, but the date on the...
  25. Amazing hunt, Don! That 1813 Wellington Half...

    Amazing hunt, Don! That 1813 Wellington Half Penny Token is a great find. I've never seen one before. Over 200 years old, wow! :shocked04:

    And that button spill is a real mystery. They cleaned...
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