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    slow day until the "Po Po" flashed the badge !

    Got out with Donnie B , and Mr. Ron Yingling on Sunday . A good three plus mile hike along some very old abandon roads , i recorded about 4 to 5 old homesites and told the boys i had a good feeling about this adventure. Donnie did good but Ron had the hot coil and claimed a couple of old coppers , shoe buckle frame and gold plated ring i sometimes hate that guy

    other than a few buttons my best find didn't show up until after noon time but it was worth it Name:  police badge uncleaned.jpg
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Size:  60.3 KB , this was just a short distance from a 1700's era cellar hole but i'm pretty sure its much later maybe late 1800's form the attachment pin Name:  police badge reverse.jpg
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Size:  78.8 KB but i could tell it was a real silver plated badge and with just water and clr it cleaned up very bright Name:  police badge cleaned.jpg
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    get out there the weather is about perfect for hiking and detecting .

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    Nice find Dan and it cleaned up pretty nicely . I got fooled by your post title , I was expecting that you had a run in with " The Man" .

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    That badge cleaned up very well. I have never seen one with that shape.
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    That Badge is Gorgeous!!!!
    Great find
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    So pretty, Dan...love the font!
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    That's an amazing find Dan! Are you able to find the names of the people that lived in the home to see if there was any history of who was the policeman?
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    Wow look at that shine! Quality plating under that dirt. Cool find Dan.
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    Great recovery. Found a few toy badges but nothing that was the real deal. Great find. WD
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    That badge is incredible, Dan! It's crazy how well it cleaned up. What a wonderful piece of history!

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    That is one heck of a find Dan and I am guessing very unexpected. Too bad the pin in the back is too corroded, might wear that one all the time

    Damn, I love this hobby. Seeing all you guys/gals pull stuff out of the ground like this is just awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheap Thrills View Post
    Nice find Dan and it cleaned up pretty nicely . I got fooled by your post title , I was expecting that you had a run in with " The Man" .
    Thanks George , like the hobby I try to keep you guessing .



    Quote Originally Posted by fyrffytr1 View Post
    That badge cleaned up very well. I have never seen one with that shape.
    It is an odd shape , it rang off like a typical shallow shotgun shell signal and to be honest after digging many prior to this i did contemplate not digging up , maybe if it hadn't been so close to the old homesite it still be there. to say i was surprised would of been a huge understatement. Thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by Digger Don View Post
    That Badge is Gorgeous!!!!
    Great find
    Thanks Don , I appreciate that.



    Quote Originally Posted by OxShoeDrew View Post
    So pretty, Dan...love the font!
    Me too ! Thank you sir .



    Quote Originally Posted by The Rebel View Post
    That's an amazing find Dan! Are you able to find the names of the people that lived in the home to see if there was any history of who was the policeman?
    You know Roger , I haven't . The homesite was clearly 1700's era and the house location isn't on any town maps and i'm pretty sure it was abandon or burnt down decades and decades before the time of this badge . I do know there was a lot of lumber/forest cutting and charcoal processing in these woods around the era of this badge's timeline. hopefully i can find more info from this .Thanks



    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    Wow look at that shine! Quality plating under that dirt. Cool find Dan.
    Thank you Jeff , Donnie's Connecticut copper coin may be a very unique or completely new variety



    Quote Originally Posted by wisconsin digger View Post
    Great recovery. Found a few toy badges but nothing that was the real deal. Great find. WD
    Yeah toy badges and cap guns are something i've encountered as well , Thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    That badge is incredible, Dan! It's crazy how well it cleaned up. What a wonderful piece of history!

    Thank you Tony , I love the unpredictability that this hobby sometimes gives us !


    Quote Originally Posted by badgers325 View Post
    That is one heck of a find Dan and I am guessing very unexpected. Too bad the pin in the back is too corroded, might wear that one all the time

    Damn, I love this hobby. Seeing all you guys/gals pull stuff out of the ground like this is just awesome!
    it was a very unexpected welcome site , thanks
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    I couldn't believe it when you called out that you had found a badge. I really couldn't believe it when I was looking at it with my own eyes. What an awesome find. That's twice now that the "badge lightening" has hit you out in the woods. Congrats!
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    Banner Find!
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