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    The Boys from Illinois know the Joys of Ohio!

    This past weekend Daddy Digger planned a detecting trip to Ohio and invited us fellow Illinoisans to tag along. I met up with him, Digger Don and Digger Al early on Saturday morning and we detected a park around the courthouse square, a few houses in town and a few farm houses in the country. The weather was perfect and all of us had some good finds.

    Here are my coin finds for the weekend:
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    Some of the relics:
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    Prohibition era token:
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    This suspender clip has a patent date but I can't quite make it out.
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    I found this toe tap at an old farm house.
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    It was a great weekend of detecting and we had a blast!
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    Last edited by Tony Two-Cent; 10-09-2017 at 01:12 PM.
    Lifetime totals:
    9 Large Cents, 405 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 123 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 129 Barber Dimes, 393 Mercury Dimes, 243 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 17 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 87 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Congrats on the great finds, looks like you guys had a blast.
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    That group photo with all those smiles says it all. Very nice pile of keepers. What was the most productive for you....park....house.....farm?
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    It sure was a great time meeting up with you again Tony. It is always a thrill to see how you work a section of ground and pull out coins that others have missed (myself included). That token you found is without a doubt the best token I have seen on this forum. So much history behind it! I'm looking forward to our next get together. Best wishes and HH, Dave.
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    Hey Diggers, we decided to put all our finds on the same post so here's mine. I had a great weekend and found some really nice keepers. Like Tony said above we hit some old courthouses, parks, houses and farmhouses. It's always fun to see the other guys make great finds and share in their excitement.


    The first day I found a gold pin in an 1840s park. It was 8 inches deep and rang up 12-10, 11-10. It is a Knights of Pythias pin. I knew it was gold as soon as I wiped the dirt off and could see it gleaming in the sunlight! It doesn't have any markings so I am guessing mid- to late-1800's for the age.

    I also found two parts of a huge crotal bell. They were about 30 feet apart. I looked for the missing top part but was not successful in finding it.

    Here's the pics of my better finds:
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    Oldest Coin: 100-60 BC Gallic Coin (Sequani Tribe)
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1156 Pfennig from Bavaria, Germany
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
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    Hey Dave, you also were able to pick up some nice keepers, gold silver and relics....
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    You had a nice bunch of finds, Dave! The gold pin and the 1828 Large Cent are stand outs for sure! The gold plated great seal button is awesome too! It is in incredible shape.

    Lifetime totals:
    9 Large Cents, 405 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 123 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 129 Barber Dimes, 393 Mercury Dimes, 243 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 17 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 87 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

    YouTube Channel: Tony Two-Cent https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmz...RlHTBIU42bUORg

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    Great finds guys. Does Tony's silver dimes qualify as a "Grand Slam". Lots of great finds in those photos. Nice group selfie. WD
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    23 silver - Goal 71 (2022 Finds) 1 Barber Half - 1 Barber Quarter - 1 SLQ -3 Washingtons - 1 Barber Dime - 7 Mercs - 5 Rosies - 1 V Nickel - 6 Buffalo Nickels - 4 War Nickel - 1 Two Cent Piece - 1 Indian - 38 wheats - $58.80 in Clad Milestones: 7000 clad dimes

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    WOW, what a great selection of finds!
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    To both of you.
    I would like to comment on all the great finds, but that would take to long.
    Tony, you got the most.
    Dave you got the oldest
    and you both dug some fantastic relics.
    I can't wait until we can do it again. I had a blast, only wish we had a little more time!!
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    Great Bunch of finds Tony and Dave glad yall had a great trip


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    Great hunt! You guys did very well. You even got dates off your buffalos! I love that pure rye token! Maybe because I love pure rye
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    Wow guys! A little of bit of everything from old coppers to old silver to old relics! Good stuff!
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    Holy cow scooter!! Ohiooooo!!! Great job you guys! Love the group pic!
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    Tony. Thought I"d found a large bell. Yours is utterly HUGE! Nice gold too!

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    Tony. Thought I"d found a large bell. Yours is utterly HUGE! Nice gold too!
    Daddy Digger found the crotal bell and the gold pin.

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    Wow some great coins and very interesting relics and buttons , I love the group picture Gentlemen !

    Nice shirt Tony !
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    What a great diversity of finds! Well done!
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    Looks like you guys had a great time! Those are some awesome finds!!
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