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    Feb 2007
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    Need help identifying reject bin find

    I was dumping my last box of halves and filled the bag. I work at the Credit Union where I dump so we opened the machine to change the bag. I always check the interior reject bin and found this



    First time any of us have found a claw in the coin machine. I included my only keeper from the box to keep the post on topic. Interesting that the curve of the claw almost exactly matches the outer edge of the half. Here are a few more shots of the claw.







    Anyboby here have experience IDing what this was origionally attached to?

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    us
    Apr 2012
    Left coast
    New Garret AT PRO - I am pretty poor with this device. Too much for me! Nothing significant found. yet! garrett 150 - starting 4/20/20120 - found 30 cents, all clad.
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    I would start with a dog.

    Or, we could go absurd, and say Eagle Talon.

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    us
    Jan 2012
    Maryland
    White's Coinmaster
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    It may be better if this goes in the "What Is It" forum.
    1/100 of an American dollar is a cent. It is NOT a penny. The word penny is used by several other countries, such as Great Britain, to denote their smallest denomination. In order to be numismatically correct, you must use the term cent to describe the American coin.

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    us
    Feb 2008
    New Mexico
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    Yup, I agree "What Is It" Forum... by the way I think it is too big for a dog.
    As always...Love Silver...but going for the Gold!

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    us
    Jan 2012
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    a talon??

    i hope it is from a dino though.

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    May 2012
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    It may be the illusive 1876-S Griffin Talon DDO

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    us
    Nov 2011
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    What are you doing with my mother in laws toe nail?
    Chrystal and tallguybry like this.

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    us
    Feb 2008
    Great Lakes State
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    Ok then, I'll be the first to say it.

    Zombie
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  9. #9
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    R.I.P. Rich Hartford, You'll be missed.

    Feb 2011
    in front of you in the bank
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    odd for sure... i am just wondering why you took it home!!
    hh
    buff
    HH
    BuffaloBoy

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    Puts a real meaning to the phrase "Get my claws on some silver"
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    I'm pretty sure that's a bird talon. My guess is either a red-tailed hawk or a peregrine falcon; both are native to Wisconsin.

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    Probably Black Bear.

    I've taken a good many of them.

    Nice Souvenir.

    Keep on Rollin' !

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    us
    Mar 2012
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    You work at the credit union you dump at? Man, how sweet is that! Talk about having a sweet hook up to dump coin at! Thats definetly got to be nice. I'm surprized I'm the only one that said something about it. HH, Maverick.

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    us
    Apr 2012
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    Not a black bear it's to thin to be that I'm wanting to say a badger or a porcupine but the fact it goes light to dark from the root makes me think it's from the K-9 family and the fact u can see the quick so much makes me think of a dog

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    us
    Feb 2007
    SW Wisconsin
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    Thanks for all the suggestions everybody. Quite a range of possibilities. BuffaloBoy, I brought it home because everybody at the CU wanted to know what kind of claw / talon it was. I figured I could find somebody on the net that would know. maverick, it is a nice dump situation. I was friends with the head teller when I got serious into coin hunting. She told me to bring the coins in. After a while the branch manager said I was there so much he might as well put me to work so I took a part-time position there. I like the job and occasionally find some silver or wheat cents.

 

 
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