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    A Couple of Morning Hunts. Finally Some Old Stuff ( for Illinois )

    Friday morning Noah got us a permission at a friends 1845 house. Obviously, we had high hopes for this property. Nothing super old, but I did manage an 1878 Indian Which brought a smile to my face.
    I also dug 3 WC RR buttons. I was amazed how nice they cleaned up with a little CLR.
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    This Morning, we were invited by one of our local detecting friends to hit an 1870s permission he had set up.
    He had hit it before with Hiluxyota so I wasn't expecting to find much. We spent the better part of five hours there. Very few signals except for these two beauties!!
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    I also dug this. I have no idea what it is. Has anyone ever seen something like this before? About the size of a penny.

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    Thanks for looking, Don
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    Don those are old finds anywhere! The 1878 IH sure cleaned up well and so did those buttons. Great job!
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    Lots of above average finds there, Don! An 1878 Indian Head has eluded me so far. That one is in nice shape with a beautiful patina.

    Those buttons certainly did clean up nicely! What wonderful pieces of history! Wow!

    And then, Holy Large Cent, Batman! I bet that one produced a screaming signal. Was it deep?

    Last but not least is a very nice 1866 Shield Nickel with rays. That's one of the nicer Shield Nickels I've seen come out of the ground. They don't turn up often so a nice one like that is always a welcome find!

    Congrats on the great digs!
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    p.s. I have no idea what the last item is. It clearly says 8 oz. On it but I can't read the rest. Do you know what it says?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    p.s. I have no idea what the last item is. It clearly says 8 oz. On it but I can't read the rest. Do you know what it says?
    I have no idea either. its really crusty. i thought at first it was the top half of an old button, but now i'm leaning toward a cosmetic bottle cap. I really have no clue!!
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    Nice ! Love those IHPs. That is a big hole for a holed coin.
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    I hope someone can help you out with the ID, Don. Super digging! Boy, that nickel is in good shape for being so old! Those buttons!!!!

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    Congrats on the finds Don, hope you can keep finding a few spots to hunt. Thx for posting WD
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    Super finds!! Good luck on the ID, still noodling on that one.
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    Great finds sir! I wish I could help you ID that last one. Hmmm.... Love all the coins and those buttons turned out great!
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    Turns out I may be able to help you ID that. From looking at Google, I could see in an older book that it is a 2 piece button for stock (animal) tagging from 1908. Sureh & Co. is the manufacturer and they were located in Chicago (so that makes sense). The only thing that is weird is the 8 oz. Maybe they had different weights for different ears of animals???
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    Love those transportation buttons! Nice finds!
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    Got ya a few nice oldies there Don!
    Congrats
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