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  1. #1
    it
    Nov 2007
    Chicago
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    Back to last weekend's spot para mas oldies!

    Following my success last week at the area I found the two '18 mercs, buffalo, two V's and a bunch of wheats, I decided to head back to see if I could muster up some more.

    I started off right away with a '16 buffalo at five inches. After that, I couldn't find anything else for a while, other than some trash and small relics (broken cufflink, anyone?). Eventually, I scored a wheatie duo in a hole and a couple other solo wheaties, before moving to another area nearby. That's when I scored my second coin spill of the day, two buffs (a '19, and a dateless) and a '25 merc. Nearby, I dug what I thought was a trade token at the time, but after getting home and rinsing it, I have no clue what it is. Maybe one of you guys could give me some insight. It is super thin, thinner even than a dime, and kind of resembles one of those ancient Chinese coins, though I'm not suggesting that's what it is.

    After a few more wheaties, I got rained out and decided to head home for some rest. Ah, I also eyeballed this metal tag which I believe might be a cremation tag (shudder). It was on the surface in a sodded area. I felt a little dirty taking it and fully expect the spirit of whoever was attached to it pre-bake to haunt me until I put it back. I also found the rusty remains of a gun in a dried-out river floodplain. Yes guys, this is the real deal this time! I seem to find a lot of toy cast guns or gun parts, but this one is a little too heavy to be a toy, not to mention its placement in most convenient area, one which is full of water most of the time (no evidence = no conviction). I kept the cool ornate doorknob I dug as well. The icing on the cake is, coincidentally, an exact duplicate of the Pepsi bottle Kermit just found. Cue Twilight Zone theme song right about now!

    I hope you guys have a great weekend!

    Joe

    p.s. wheaties are 2 X '26, '34-D, '19, '27-D, and '19-S.

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    "Go deep or go home" - LAdigger

  2. #2

    Mar 2008
    Chicago IL
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    Re: Back to last weekend's spot para mas oldies!

    Awesome job bud!!!! That's excellent spot that you found, keep on poundin it out for everything she's got!!!! LOL Sounds like last year when you would find something then I would find the samething and vise vursa.
    Come check out my MD'ing videos:
    http://youtube.com/user/TreasureFiend

  3. #3
    us
    Jul 2009
    The Shire (near O'hare)
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    Re: Back to last weekend's spot para mas oldies!


    Geeezuz Joe, wicked finds. Literally and metaphorically... We found bullets the other day, maybe you found the "missing" gun. Def. cue that twiliight zone tune about the bottle. You found its partner.

    "Steady like a train. Sharp like a razor."  - J.C.C.

  4. #4
    it
    Nov 2007
    Chicago
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    Re: Back to last weekend's spot para mas oldies!

    Holy crap!

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,261885.0.html


    This coin was minted 1661-1722. BY FAR the oldest coin I am likely to dig IN MY LIFETIME!!!

    Joe


    WOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    "Go deep or go home" - LAdigger

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2003
    Elgin
    Fishers 1235X-8" CZ-20/21-8" F-70-11"DD GC1023
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    Re: Back to last weekend's spot para mas oldies!

    Nice Joe! 300 years or so ago some fella named Joe (or that's what they called him) might have won a pachinko tournament with that thing!

    Sweet coinage too!

    Cylinder looks kind of short on that gun, might have been the one Michael used to hit The Turk and Captain Mcloskey at the meeting....

  6. #6
    us
    Don't Drag Your Feet!

    May 2008
    Montgomery, IL
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    Re: Back to last weekend's spot para mas oldies!

    Congrats on your oldest coin Joe! It's going to be hard to top that one. And you got silver to boot today. If only guns could talk, I bet that one would have in interesting story! Awexome day!!

  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2006
    DES PLAINES IL
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    Re: Back to last weekend's spot para mas oldies!

    Creepy.....post....
    Wtg on those great finds ( Steve )

    Find any bones out there too....
    Looks like you had a great day too....

    Now that Chinese coin is going to be a hard one to top.....
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    GOTTA LOVE THIS HOBBY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Happy Hunting from Des Plaines IL ( D P Bob )

  8. #8
    us
    Apr 2008
    Moronica, northwest of Chicago.
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    Re: Back to last weekend's spot para mas oldies!

    WTG, Joe!!!

    A gorgeous Merc, a funers tag, a real gun, and a real ooooooldie! Wow! What a hunt!
    God bless our veterans! Thank you for your sacrifices!

  9. #9
    us
    Sep 2007
    Sal Sagev Adaven
    E-TRAC,,,, SOVEREIGN GT,,,, GP 3500,,,, GB PRO.
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    Re: Back to last weekend's spot para mas oldies!

    Great finds! The Chinese coins are kool . Usually the coins showed up in the USA by workers that built the rail roads .
    I'll just follow you with My E-trac, Sov GT,or GoldBug Pro.

  10. #10
    us
    May 2008
    Illinois
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    Re: Back to last weekend's spot para mas oldies!

    Wow, really great hunt! Sorry I missed this one Joe... Cool old coin too! Who knows? You made dig a Roman coin from one of the groves. I've been dropping some here and there.

  11. #11

    Feb 2007
    Arlington Heights, IL
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    Re: Back to last weekend's spot para mas oldies!

    Joe, a coin 300-years old found around HERE is awesome (sorry Crusader, I had to say it )

    And congrats on the rest of your finds too!

  12. #12
    p2c
    p2c is offline

    Apr 2009
    Matteson, IL
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    Re: Back to last weekend's spot para mas oldies!

    Awesome Finds Joe!
    Finding a real gun. I am sure the probability of that around here is actually pretty high, but don't see it happen too often. That Chinese coin is old. It beats my weekend find which I have yet to post, which is from 1775.
    -Jon

  13. #13

    Jun 2008
    Chicago
    Etrac
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    Re: Back to last weekend's spot para mas oldies!

    Sweet Finds!

 

 

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