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    Hard to find treasures in Illinois

    Havenít posted in a while. Places have dried up and I havenít had much luck. This weekend Don and I tried a couple towns we had minimal success in before followed by another we havenít been to. Well I picked up a couple here and another there! And I only scared one old lady! Actually for those of you that door knock itís not all that uncommon. Makes me feel bad when it happens and guess ya canít be too careful when a strange man shows up on your doorstep. aside from thinking she watched a few too many episodes of Columbo I have to try to give her respect. Anyways we managed to not be stopped by the local sheriffs (though he was about) and we found a few things. Name:  DD9C90A8-F346-471F-87AF-C06BF4C8C6BA.jpg
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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    Well it looks to me like you did great! The 2 cent looks very green and clean. Lots of nice Indians too!
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    Thanks buddy. I was very surprised. It was the only decent signal in the yard.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    Well it looks to me like you did great! The 2 cent looks very green and clean. Lots of nice Indians too!

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    Global Moderator OxShoeDrew's Avatar
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    Amazing amount of finds, Noah!

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    Nice looking 2 cent Noah but that V nickel is the best dug example I have seen. Don said he stopped at a coin store on his way to detect with you. Looking forward to his post!
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    Wow! A bunch of coins in great shape. Love that green. Rare to see a V look that good!
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    You are a magnet for Two cent Pieces, Tim! How many have you found now?

    I agree with the other comments, that is a nice looking V Nickel!

    Did the dog tag have a date on it?
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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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    I have probably found a dozen two cent pieces over the years if you count the first few that I destroyed attempting to clean. This one is probably my best one even though it’s still kind of chunky on the backside. But I’ll take it! Thanks everyone.

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    Global Moderator Ill Digger's Avatar
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    Don't look too shabby to me
    Nice finds Tim!
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    The Indians are awesome! Congrats.

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    Elite Member Digger_O'Dell's Avatar
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    If that's drying up, count me in! Nice hunting for sure. Love that 2 cent piece!
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    Was hoping for seated but I'll take the 2 cent piece. Lotta work getting more than one or two coins.
    Quote Originally Posted by Digger_O'Dell View Post
    If that's drying up, count me in! Nice hunting for sure. Love that 2 cent piece!
    The dog tag is a 1927.

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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    Sweet finds Tim. You had a great day!
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    Indians 75,Lrg.Cnt 2,V 2,war nik 1,Buff 9,Rosie 17,Merc 30,Barber Dime 3,Seated Dime 1,Wash Qtr 10,SLQ 2,Barber Qtr 5,Walker 4,Barber half 1,Slvr ring 5,Gold ring 1, 1831 William IV 1,

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    Cngrats on all the nice finds - nice shape 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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    Global Moderator aloldstuff's Avatar
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    You weren't dressed in any type of Halloween costume while door knocking we you? Nice group of keepers, especially the 2 center.
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    Lots of killer finds and great pictures , congrats !

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