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    Trade token bonanza!

    Got out with my hunt buddy Freemindstuck and my son for a hunt at a house that's going to be demolished soon.
    It didn't take us long to figure out we were on one of the best token pulls that I have ever seen.
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Size:  145.5 KBwe took a break and returned with my son and our token bonanza grew to a crazy 26!
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Size:  111.8 KBwe all three walked away sweaty....dirt covered......and smiling ear to ear!

    Our three hours in the dirt was one of the best days I have ever had detecting!


    Did I mention we only got to about half this yard!!!!!


    Well thanks for looking and Coil to Soil people!
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    Great pile of tokens. I wish that we had them here in my area. Is that fork silver?

    Do you think that an employee of that store might have lived there?
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    We are wondering the same thing about the why these were here?
    Returned today and pulled 10 more tokens.......and Freemindstuck killed it with another silver dollar today......a buddy from Des Moines drove down to hunt with us and came away with a spectacular silver pendant and some tokens!
    Still smiling hours later!

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    their is times i like them tokens as much as coins they are a great find congrats on a great hunt dennis

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    Very cool !
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    Wow, what a great day you had. I love digging the old tokens.
    you got a great variety there. CONGRATS
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    That is a great haul you got there! A token collection in one hunt
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    Wow "Token-pa-looza" , post some of the better ones when you get them all cleaned up . I would really like to see where they are all from and to what establishments .
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    Will do Del!

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    We went back today and pulled ten more tokens and a few other modest coins. Making the total 35 tokens out of this yard. The Morgan dollar is my second silver dollar this week. I have never seen anything like it. The first pic is just my take. Our hunting buddy who came down from Des Moines pulled the Silver Jesus Bling.
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    Wow!! Great Hunts!!

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    Wow, those are some nice finds!
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    Super finds There is a lot going on at that house.....maybe a general store at one time?? That is one great place to hunt
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    This yard has turned into one of the best spots I've ever hunted!
    Here are some cleaned up token pics.
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    I still haven't had a chance to clean up all the finds but will continue to post up some more pics when I do

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    Here are some close ups of the Morgan dollar I dug yesterday. It is my second silver dollar in five days. I woke up today and thought to myself did that really happen or did I dream it? I keep looking up expecting lightning might strike me. But I'm really happy that it happened while digging with my friends as such rare events are even better when shared.
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    What a beauty !
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

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    WOW and WOW!! Super finds, congrats on all those tokens, I just love them old store tokens. And big, big silver to boot! Congrats!
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    Congrats for all the finds. A real honey hole. Safe & HH

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    Finally got around to taking some photos of the trade tokens I found. I tried to post different tokens then Driftwood but apologize for any repeats.
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    Here are a few photo's of the store this token came from. Unfortunately it is no longer there. It is on the right in the first photo. Notice that you can make out the name on the sign in the second photo.
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    I couldn't find a photo of the Woodbine general store but here is photo of Lewis in his bank and his house in Woodbine Iowa. Lewis is on the left.
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    And here is a later photo of David Vredenburg.
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    Another example of a Vredenburg Lewis token from Woodbine Iowa.
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    Thanks for looking!
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    BIG thanks to Freemindstuck for posting up the great historic photos!
    Its great to take a peek back in time via token!
    Great research

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