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    A Few Finds From A Nearby Yard

    On a whim I stopped at a house about a half mile from my home and knocked on the door. I was greeted by a very friendly 88-year-old woman who liked to talk. :-) She told me the history of her property. There had been an old house on the corner that had been burned down then bulldozed. She encouraged me to detect as much as I wanted.

    There weren't a ton of finds, I think the original soil had been disturbed quite a bit. Nevertheless, I came home with a few keepers.

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    There's nothing like seeing the worn rim of a silver quarter in the dirt. :-)
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    This 1931 Canadian Cent has a small hole in it and appears to be plated. I suspect it was part of a bracelet or other jewelry.
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    I have found one of these 1934 Union Pacific tokens before.
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    Any ideas? Rubber tire 3" in diameter with a metal insert covered with glass. I'm not sure what would have been under the glass.
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    Thanks for looking and happy hunting!
    Lifetime totals:
    10 Large Cents, 421 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 68 V Nickels, 125 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 133 Barber Dimes, 407 Mercury Dimes, 250 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 18 Barber Quarters, 20 Standing Liberty Quarters, 90 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 17 Walking Liberty Halves

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    Love the Barber quarter! I think I have only found two ever.

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    Oldest US silver: 1821 Capped Bust Dime
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    Elite Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    Yeah that is a nice Barber. And an old indian too. It is always nice when the owner is friendly!
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    Hey Tony, good to see some silver in your hand! I think those UP Tokens were handed out at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair (it was so popular it ran into 1934). Also, I think that Canadian cent was gold plated and on a coin bracelet. Great finds all! Best wishes and happy digging, Dave.
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    Nice silver. Love the token as well!
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
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    Nice finds for the new season, Just drove through southern Illinois on Saturday. Gor greeted back to Wisconsin last night with 4 inches of snow. Still amazing that the ground here is most frost free. Congrats on all those finds especially the Barber. WD
    Total silver 5 - Goal 50 (2024 Finds) - 1 Washington - 0 Barber Dimes - 0 Mercury Dimes- - 3 Roosevelt Dimes - 0 V Nickels - 0 Buffalos - 1 War Nickels - 1 Indian - 15 Wheats - $ 7.70 in clad
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    Hey - I think we had compasses that were encased with a tire like that when I was a kid.......

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