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    Civil War Era Pennsylvania National Guard Button

    I got out yesterday for a short hunt at a permission here in Robinson. It is a circa 1900 house on a corner lot. It didn't take long for me to realize it had been detected before. There were no coins at all in the front or side yards. The back yard was fairly large and extended to an alley. It was near the alley that I finally started getting some digable signals.

    The highlight of this hunt was a button. I think it is a Civil War era Pennsylvania National Guard button. The front has a keystone at the top and N.G. at the bottom. The backmark says J.H. Wilson - Philadelphia. It still has some gilt on the front and a nice unbent shank.

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    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, 88 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Congratulations Tony! Love the button. Glad you stuck with it at the permission. Got a few wheats and IHP as well! Your first finds with the Nox?
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    Quote Originally Posted by badgers325 View Post
    Your first finds with the Nox?
    I started out with the Nox and quickly decided that I will need to practice with it a lot more at home before I start using it in earnest. I couldn't get the wireless headphones to work and I hadn't brought the cord for them. I'm sure it was something I was doing wrong. I should have had all of this ironed out before I went on a hunt with it. :-)

    It was very chattery too. I did find a few junk targets with it though before I decided to switch back to my E-Trac.
    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, 88 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Super button, Tony! That's an old fair token too. I wonder if their family would be interested in it. I hope you get your footing on the nox. You probably don't recall but my first hunt with it was horrible, I wanted to throw it in the woods lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    That's an old fair token too. I wonder if their family would be interested in it.
    I posted a photo of it on a Facebook group about the local history of Robinson and several people commented that both people named on the token are still alive and still reside in the area. The woman is now Sue Carver. I would happily give it to one of them if they were interested.
    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, 88 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Way to go on getting yourself a permission! That button is sweet!

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    Great looking button Tony. You know how I like digging them, would have made my day for sure.
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    Nice finds Tony Thx for posting. I'm not much of a techno guy so I am a straight regular headphones guy. I hope you get it ironed out as I think you will really like the NOX. WD
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    36 silver - Goal 71 (2022 Finds) 1 Barber Half - 2 Barber Quarter - 1 SLQ -3 Washingtons - 1 Barber Dime - 17 Mercs - 7 Rosies - 2 V Nickel - 9 Buffalo Nickels - 4 War Nickel - 1 Two Cent Piece - 2 Indian - 81 wheats - $93.05 in Clad Milestones: 7000 clad dimes

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    great button Tony !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger Don View Post
    Great looking button Tony. You know how I like digging them, would have made my day for sure.
    That would've looked good in that button box you've got goin'!


    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    I posted a photo of it on a Facebook group about the local history of Robinson and several people commented that both people named on the token are still alive and still reside in the area. The woman is now Sue Carver. I would happily give it to one of them if they were interested.
    That's cool that they're both still around and kickin'!
    Yeah, so who do you offer it to?
    I take it the romance didn't last huh?

    What I really like is that they put the year on it! That'll really help put those into reference now when I find one. Watch, now I won't find another one for a decade.
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