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    Saturday With Digger Don & Noah, Sunday With Moose

    I had a good time detecting this past weekend!
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    On Saturday I met up with Digger Don and Noah for some detecting in central Illinois. It was hot and humid but at least the rain stayed away. All three of us ended up with some good finds.

    Here is a list of the coins I found on Saturday:
    3 Indian Head Cents 1887, 1891, 1896
    12 Wheat Cents
    1 Barber Dime 1895-S
    1 Rosie 1953-D
    1 Barber Quarter 1907

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    I also found this neat store token but I'm not sure what town it's from.
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    I also found this object which I though was a hinge but it isn't. It's part of an old circa 1890s stove top finial. It says BECKWITH'S ROUND OAK.
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    Here's what it looked like on the stove top finial:
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    On Sunday morning I met up with my wife's nephew Moose. He had several properties in town lined up for us to detect. Unfortunately it started raining around noon so our hunt was cut short. I did manage to get a spill of three Indian Heads dated 1902, 1903 and 1907, six wheat cents, a 1920 Buffalo Nickel, and a couple of tokens.

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    I found this amusing laxative token on Sunday. I had found one of these back in the early 1980s when I was detecting with my dad. This one is in better shape though.
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    Here are some of the better Wheat Cents:Name:  WHEAT CENTS.jpg
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    Thanks for looking and happy hunting!
    Last edited by Tony Two-Cent; 06-24-2019 at 12:07 PM.
    Lifetime totals:
    8 Large Cents, 372 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 119 Buffalo Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 125 Barber Dimes, 380 Mercury Dimes, 229 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 83 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Veteran Member The Rebel's Avatar
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    Lokks like you had a great time Tony! That token is pretty wild!
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    Great finds Tony. Love the You Tube video too!
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    I love that early barber dime and those green Indians! You had a great weekend.
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    Love the video, Tony! Nice truck! You guys have wonderful dirt to dig in. That's a huge haul of old coins...do you dig millions of copper memorials too...or do most of your properties have undisturbed strata, and you can concentrate on the deeper items?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    Love the video, Tony! Nice truck! You guys have wonderful dirt to dig in. That's a huge haul of old coins...do you dig millions of copper memorials too...or do most of your properties have undisturbed strata, and you can concentrate on the deeper items?
    Thanks, Drew! We do dig a lot of memorial cents, but I do find myself ignoring signals that are less than 2 inches deep. I know that I could be missing good targets but I feel that I am optimizing my time by not digging all of those modern coins. For the most part I ignore all 12-44 signals that are shallow because those are almost always memorial cents.

    And yes, the soil in central Illinois is black and rich. It is wonderful!
    Lifetime totals:
    8 Large Cents, 372 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 119 Buffalo Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 125 Barber Dimes, 380 Mercury Dimes, 229 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 83 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Nice finds. I love tokens so I looked up the Colonial Beer Restaurant token in the online token catalog. As of now, it is a maverick token as it is not known to what town the token should be attributed. There is also only one denomination listed (20 cents). Your five cent token is an unlisted denomination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnie B View Post
    Nice finds. I love tokens so I looked up the Colonial Beer Restaurant token in the online token catalog. As of now, it is a maverick token as it is not known to what town the token should be attributed. There is also only one denomination listed (20 cents). Your five cent token is an unlisted denomination.
    Thanks for the info about that token. Much appreciated!
    Lifetime totals:
    8 Large Cents, 372 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 119 Buffalo Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 125 Barber Dimes, 380 Mercury Dimes, 229 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 83 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Yowza! What a batch of great finds. Nice semi-key Barber Dime. That must of been a fun hunt. WD
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    1 Barber Half, 1 Walking Half, 1 Washington, 1 SLQ, 1 Seated Dime, 5 Barber Dimes, 31 Mercs, 20 Rosies, 3 V nickels, 8 Buffalos, 5 War Nickel, 5 Indian, 276 wheats, Clad $157.22
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    You had an amazing weekend Tony!!!
    Congrats on ALL of those awesome finds!
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