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    A little bit of everything.

    I have been spending the last few weeks or so hitting beaches in the hopes of finding gold. It has not happened but I have dug alot of junk jewelry and some silver...
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    I did hit an old park on Labor Day and found the pipe bowl. I hit it with the shovel and busted it in half but it glued up really nice. I also found a pipe stem. The cannon I think might be a cracker jack toy? The watch winder is a first for me.
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    And my old coins...

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    Any idea what this is? I see a date of 1879 and 1929 as if it is a 50 year memorial for something.

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    Thanks for looking!
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 800 x2
    2021 Season Totals:
    Clad: $63.48
    Indians: 27
    Wheaties: 173
    Silver: 63
    Silver jewelry: 8
    Gold jewelry: 3
    Favorite 2021 find: Indian Trade ring spill

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    Great finds!

    The token is a "Light's Golden Jubilee" and features Thomas Edison. I found several examples with a Google search.
    Lifetime totals:
    9 Large Cents, 403 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 122 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 128 Barber Dimes, 388 Mercury Dimes, 241 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 17 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 87 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Great hunts with some nice coins and quite a variety of stuff . Great pictures also. I believe the cannon is an monopoly piece . I could be wrong .



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    The pipe bowl looks like it might have a thistle flower on it? I think that was a symbol among the Scottish.

    p.s. I did a search for Cracker Jack cannon and found several examples exactly like yours.
    Last edited by Tony Two-Cent; 09-23-2021 at 11:21 AM.
    Lifetime totals:
    9 Large Cents, 403 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 122 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 128 Barber Dimes, 388 Mercury Dimes, 241 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 17 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 87 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Thanks for the ID's guys! I just hadn't bothered yet to research anything.
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 800 x2
    2021 Season Totals:
    Clad: $63.48
    Indians: 27
    Wheaties: 173
    Silver: 63
    Silver jewelry: 8
    Gold jewelry: 3
    Favorite 2021 find: Indian Trade ring spill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    The pipe bowl looks like it might have a thistle flower on it? I think that was a symbol among the Scottish.

    p.s. I did a search for Cracker Jack cannon and found several examples exactly like yours.

    Good job on the id Tony , it didn't dawn on me to check " Cracker Jack" even after Bucknut mentioned it . It was about the only place I didn't check .

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    You have done a lot better then my attempts at beach/water hunting. All clad for me so far but I have a lot to learn, especially on recoveries. Great variety of finds. Congrats WD
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    109 silver - Goal 100 (2021 Finds) 1st Morgan Dollar - Barber Half - 2 Walking Halves - 1923, 1925 SLQ - 6 Washingtons - 11 Barber Dimes - 18 Indians - 5 "V" nickel - 15 Buffalos - 300 Wheats - $262.27
    2021 Milestones: 7000 Clad quarters (10 years) 700 Mercury Dimes (10 years) 6500 Clad Dimes (10 years) 1600 silver coins (10 years)

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    Nice job Bucknut. All I find in Milwaukee is clad and old aluminum fencing or lead or something that is annoying as heck and falls through the scoop.
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    Great finds! What a coincidence to find the pipe. I only get these through the metal lid that is still on the pipe. Or were you digging in a trash pit? Check to see if the pipe has a mark at the base. You can date it pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menzl View Post
    Great finds! What a coincidence to find the pipe. I only get these through the metal lid that is still on the pipe. Or were you digging in a trash pit? Check to see if the pipe has a mark at the base. You can date it pretty well.
    There is no mark on the bottom of the pipe bowl but there is a small chip off of it so maybe there once was a mark. I found it at a park that dates back to the 1840's and I just happened to find it while digging a target with the detector. The area has lumber and fur trade history that dates back to the late 1700's so perhaps it goes back all the way to the 1700's?
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 800 x2
    2021 Season Totals:
    Clad: $63.48
    Indians: 27
    Wheaties: 173
    Silver: 63
    Silver jewelry: 8
    Gold jewelry: 3
    Favorite 2021 find: Indian Trade ring spill

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    Some nice finds there Bucknut. Quite the variety. Love that Edison token. I've never found a full bowl just lots of fragments.
    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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    What a coincidence! In any case, very exciting. Could it be that the object you dug up with the pipe belongs to the pipe lid?

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    Some great finds there! That cannon is a 1930 Crackerjack Tootsie Toy Field Cannon. Here's an example for sale on Ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/293039855543
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