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Thread: AMAZING Finds Today! Silver, Gold, and an 1813 Token!

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    AMAZING Finds Today! Silver, Gold, and an 1813 Token!

    Hi Diggers,
    I made some great finds today. Did some door knocking in my favorite town and hit one yard that had SO MANY Wheat Cents I had to start passing them up because I was getting exhausted from all the digging! I ended the day with 8 silver coins, an Indian head cent, a buffalo nickel and other assorted goodies. BUT, my find of the day was an 1813 Company Store Token that came all the way from Wales, England! I found it at a house built in 1880. It was so big and heavy I thought it was one of those cartwheel pennies I've seen on YouTube.

    Apparently there was such a shortage of coins in England during the Napoleonic Wars that some companies had to start minting their own coins just to pay their employees. Even though they were only supposed to be used at the company store the coins still found their way into general circulation.

    Another good find I had was a 1936 10K class ring! It rang up as a solid 12-09 on my E-trac. I flipped the plug and there it was just staring at me. I knew immediately it was gold. Here is some pics. Thanks for looking and HH, Dave.
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    Elite Member Digger_O'Dell's Avatar
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    Wow, heck of a day! Love them silvers and that nice looking buffalo. Awesome finds with the token and the gold! Any one of which would have made anyone's day.
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    WOW, great finds Dave. Slow down some as I am headed to Missouri in a couple weeks and was hoping to find some coins. Great Token as well. WD
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    1 Barber Half, 1 Walking Half, 1 Ben Franklin, 3 Barber Quarter, 1 SLQ, 7 Washington, 1 Seated Dime, 13 Barber Dimes, 51 Mercs, 30 Rosies, 4 V nickels, 12 Buffalos, 6 War Nickel, 1 Large Cent, 14 Indians, 1842 Bank of Canada 1/2 Penny, 383 Wheats, Clad $253.76

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    Great stuff , love that Buffalo nickel .

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    The small coal tag you found is known as a "scatter tag." It was a form of early advertising for coal companies. Basically, these tags were thrown by hand, or blown, into the coal at the mine's preparation plant. When the coal was shipped to a far-away retail dealer and the coal was sold by the ton to a local customer then that person would find these tags in the coal when burning it. If he really liked the coal then he would request that particular coal again from the retail yard thus insuring more sales from that mine. Very nice find!
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    Wow Dave, you are a true treasure hunter. Everytime you go out coin hunting, you find the coolest relics.
    Congrats on all the silver, but my favorite is the 1813 store token. Makes you wonder how it got here from Whales!
    Awesome 10K gold ring as well. Great Hunt!!!
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    great day DD, Love those tokens

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    Where do I start? Wow! That's quite a wrap up photo!
    Is have to agree with Don, the trade token would've made me happy! All the silvers and IHs are a sign of a great hunt !
    Congrats!

    The Sterling silver pin is a cutie too! And can't forget about the gold!
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    Definitely an amazing hunt when comments about a gold ring are mentioned like an afterthought!
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    Best finds: 28 silver dime spill, 1800s Dutch customs seal.
    Oldest/best coin: 1837 Upper Canada large cent
    Oldest find: 1800 Sailors Luck token
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    Your so right Digger, if I get a merc dime its a good hunt

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    Very cool. Love the tokens!
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    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
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    Spectacular hunt, Dave! Two exceptional finds, the 10K gold class ring from 1936 and the 1813 company store token!

    You always do such a good job researching your finds and finding out more about them. It really adds to the excitement of finding the items. That's what metal detecting is all about!

    Congrats on an amazing day!
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    8 Large Cents, 383 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 121 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 127 Barber Dimes, 383 Mercury Dimes, 233 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 84 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Whoa! Now that's a day you wont forget! Awesome job!
    Detectors I use: Minelab Etrac & Equinox 800
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    Clad: $75.39
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    Wheaties: 253
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger_O'Dell View Post
    Wow, heck of a day! Love them silvers and that nice looking buffalo. Awesome finds with the token and the gold! Any one of which would have made anyone's day.
    Thanks DOD! It was a fun day indeed!

    Quote Originally Posted by wisconsin digger View Post
    WOW, great finds Dave. Slow down some as I am headed to Missouri in a couple weeks and was hoping to find some coins. Great Token as well. WD
    Where in MO are you going? Anywhere near STL?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheap Thrills View Post
    Great stuff , love that Buffalo nickel .
    It did clean up nicely and with a solid date too!

    Quote Originally Posted by Donnie B View Post
    The small coal tag you found is known as a "scatter tag." It was a form of early advertising for coal companies. Basically, these tags were thrown by hand, or blown, into the coal at the mine's preparation plant. When the coal was shipped to a far-away retail dealer and the coal was sold by the ton to a local customer then that person would find these tags in the coal when burning it. If he really liked the coal then he would request that particular coal again from the retail yard thus insuring more sales from that mine. Very nice find!
    Thanks for the info. Those tags always ring up as a solid 12-12 and you are pretty sure its a nickel!

    Quote Originally Posted by Digger Don View Post
    Wow Dave, you are a true treasure hunter. Everytime you go out coin hunting, you find the coolest relics.
    Congrats on all the silver, but my favorite is the 1813 store token. Makes you wonder how it got here from Whales!
    Awesome 10K gold ring as well. Great Hunt!!!
    Thanks Don, I'm starting to think of you as my good luck token!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Mike View Post
    great day DD, Love those tokens
    Thanks, they are more interesting than old coins some times.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ill Digger View Post
    Where do I start? Wow! That's quite a wrap up photo!
    Is have to agree with Don, the trade token would've made me happy! All the silvers and IHs are a sign of a great hunt !
    Congrats!

    The Sterling silver pin is a cutie too! And can't forget about the gold!
    Thanks Timmeh! You have had quite a run yourself lately!

    Quote Originally Posted by Digger_O'Dell View Post
    Definitely an amazing hunt when comments about a gold ring are mentioned like an afterthought!
    I know, crazy right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Mike View Post
    Your so right Digger, if I get a merc dime its a good hunt
    I still have those days sometimes! LOL.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    Very cool. Love the tokens!
    Thanks, I appreciate the comment!
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1826 Groschen, then 1765 Kreuzer, then 1250 Heller, now 1242 Denier
    Oldest American coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coin: 1625 Escalin from feudal France
    Best Relics: ca. 1200's Bronze Spur, ca. 1500 B.C. Bronze Arrowheads
    YouTube Channel: Daddy Digger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    Spectacular hunt, Dave! Two exceptional finds, the 10K gold class ring from 1936 and the 1813 company store token!

    You always do such a good job researching your finds and finding out more about them. It really adds to the excitement of finding the items. That's what metal detecting is all about!

    Congrats on an amazing day!
    Thanks Tony. I love learning the history of the find I just wish I could get the story of how it got there!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    Whoa! Now that's a day you wont forget! Awesome job!
    Thanks man, I appreciate it!
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1826 Groschen, then 1765 Kreuzer, then 1250 Heller, now 1242 Denier
    Oldest American coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coin: 1625 Escalin from feudal France
    Best Relics: ca. 1200's Bronze Spur, ca. 1500 B.C. Bronze Arrowheads
    YouTube Channel: Daddy Digger

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    Holy cow Dave!!! That's some great stuff!! Nice pics too!! One of the best hunts I've seen!

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    Now that was an awesome day!
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    Absolutely killer finds!
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