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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    My Oldest Dog Tax Tag & Oldish RR Button

    I got out for a few hours Saturday. Man, it was hot! I wasn't out long, but I did manage to find a few good finds.
    The best of the day was an 1893 Streater dog tax tag. My oldest!! Then a nice Chicago Burlington & Quincy RR Button.
    My only old coin of the day was a 1934 merc.
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    Oldest Coin: 1699 William III Halfpenny

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    Global Moderator OxShoeDrew's Avatar
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    WOW!!!!! Don...didn't you find another 1800s dogtag? That's sooo old!! That button ain't nothing to sneeze at either! It's been oppressive here, you're a trooper!

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    what a terrific find! I have found a fair amount of them, but not that old.

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    Elite Member milco's Avatar
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    Great finds! Some of those 19th century dog tax tags can be quite valuable!
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    Huge congrats on your oldest dog tag, Don! That is an amazing find! Ones from the 1800s are scarce as hen's teeth!

    That button is awesome too! It cleaned up really well. I have never heard of the CB&Q railroad. What a cool piece of history you saved there!

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    8 Large Cents, 390 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 122 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 128 Barber Dimes, 384 Mercury Dimes, 237 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 85 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Veteran Member BTV Digger's Avatar
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    Quality finds Don! Love both of those! Curious - do you or anyone else here know approximately when dog tax tags were first issued? My guess is 1880s/90s but no positive.

    Vermont relic hunting, one swing at a time.

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    That really is a cool find !
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

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    To a dog tag collector an 1800's tag is the Grail. Well done.
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    Nice finds!
    Best finds GW Button and John Adams Cufflink.
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