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    Jul 2009
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    Oldest Foreign Coin?

    So I got out last Sunday for a couple hours. Working on some new permissions but no one was home. Can't blame them, the day was just beautiful. I decided to hit a couple tree rows in the University area. The University owns a lot of land in the city that would be the oldest part of it. Several years ago the University started buying up the neighborhoods and tearing down the houses to clean up the area. We're talking whole city blocks. A lot of the houses were built in the mid 19th century and later. They have signs in front of every lot saying Property of University no trespassing, so I settle for the tree rows. I plucked the usual trash and clad. First find was a brass tag. I have found several of these but none ever have a company name on them. The second was the three leaf clover pin. Then I got a nice quarter tone and it sounded real good. I was hoping for a silver but pulled out a black, round object that was holed. When you pull something out of the ground and the dirt is stuck to it, you know it is old. Did some wiping and could make out an oval shape with an X in the middle. It also appeared to have a snake on it and man my mind starting racing. I was thinking maybe something Confederate, Civil Warish. Put it away and moved on. I then got a nice dime tone that was sounding off pretty good. I dug it and plucked a 1927 silver Merc. I pulled a couple wheats here and there and called it a hunt. I got home and cleaned up my finds. It turns out the black round object is an 1842 Canadian Half Penny made by the Montreal Bank. One website said it was a token, not even a coin. To me, it's a keeper. This coin was holed and worn as a necklace. The side with the Bank building is almost wiped clean and was the side that rubbed against the person's chest. I'll never know the story behind it. It is what it is and to me, it's a nice rescued relic. I thank you for reading and GL & HH.
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    I recognize it is a Canadian bank token... because it looks like it has the stars and bars on the back of it! Nice Dave nice, I consider that a sweet find!

    Congrats brother!
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    Jul 2009
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolina Tom View Post
    I recognize it is a Canadian bank token... because it looks like it has the stars and bars on the back of it! Nice Dave nice, I consider that a sweet find!

    Congrats brother!
    Thanks Tom. As it stands right now it's my oldest dated object. Take care and best of luck on your hunts.

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    Mar 2017
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    I got a 1913 Canadian dime that is dated, found a copper coin smaller and fatter then a penny local coin shop said it could be a German coin but the thing is smooth like brads butt lol
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    Nice fine btw and hello from the bend
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    Wow, this is my idea of an almost perfect hunt. The toy car, key, silver, coins, and a foreign token. ..all my favorite things to find. For me the only thing that would top these would be a class ring or diamond ring. Congratulations.
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    Jul 2009
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mzjavert View Post
    Wow, this is my idea of an almost perfect hunt. The toy car, key, silver, coins, and a foreign token. ..all my favorite things to find. For me the only thing that would top these would be a class ring or diamond ring. Congratulations.
    Thank you Mzjavert, I've only found one gold class ring and that was about a month after I bought my first detector.

 

 

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