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    Recent finds from August 2023

    This coin and token were found at the vacant farm house on August 5.

    1920 coin from Iceland. Great patina, too bad about the damage.
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    Token celebrating the centennial of Marshall, Illinois.
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    These finds were from door knocking on August 26:

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    Lifetime totals:
    9 Large Cents, 413 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 68 V Nickels, 124 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 131 Barber Dimes, 400 Mercury Dimes, 246 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 17 Barber Quarters, 19 Standing Liberty Quarters, 89 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Very cool finds!!! I've never seen a coin from Iceland posted. I wonder what metal that is?
    Congrats on the V and silver coins!
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    That is a cool coin! The fact that it is pre-independance makes it even cooler.
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    Nice batch of coins and relics Tony. WD
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    - 32 silver - Goal 50 (2023 Finds) - 3 Washington - 7 Barber Dimes - 12 Mercury Dimes- - 7 Roosevelt Dimes - 8 V Nickels - 15 Buffalos - 3 War Nickel - 3 Indian - 144 Wheats - $145.91 in clad
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    Very cool bunch of finds! It's too bad about the Iceland coin, looks like it lost a battle with the lawn mower. I'm really intrigued about that old Pontiac key. Guessing late 40s to early 50s? They used the Pontiac Chief logo on a lot of their old keys, but this is a variation I could only find on one other example and it was undated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger_O'Dell View Post
    I'm really intrigued about that old Pontiac key. Guessing late 40s to early 50s? They used the Pontiac Chief logo on a lot of their old keys, but this is a variation I could only find on one other example and it was undated.
    Is it Pontiac? I was thinking it was to a Mercury.
    Lifetime totals:
    9 Large Cents, 413 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 68 V Nickels, 124 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 131 Barber Dimes, 400 Mercury Dimes, 246 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 17 Barber Quarters, 19 Standing Liberty Quarters, 89 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    It must have been brutely hot on some of those hunts, Tony! Lots of goodies and assorted coins. Is the lipstick tube made of silver? If so, I have never seen one before!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Metal Digger View Post
    Is the lipstick tube made of silver? If so, I have never seen one before!

    Yes, it is silver. I have never seen one before either. At first I thought it might be a match case. I was shocked when I discovered that it has lipstick in it.
    Lifetime totals:
    9 Large Cents, 413 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 68 V Nickels, 124 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 131 Barber Dimes, 400 Mercury Dimes, 246 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 17 Barber Quarters, 19 Standing Liberty Quarters, 89 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    Is it Pontiac? I was thinking it was to a Mercury.
    Thank you Tony, I stand corrected! That is indeed a Mercury key, this style being used 1961-65. The one I saw during an image search came up as Pontiac, so was also mislabeled and explains why I couldn't easily find any others. I was also off base because it isn't the typical double sided Ford/Lincoln/Mercury key they used after this style.
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    Oldest find: 1800 Sailors Luck token
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    Nice work Tony! Cool bunch of relics and coins!
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