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    Feb 2012
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    Research after the find

    One of the things I enjoy about this hobby is researching interesting finds after the fact.

    I had a permission on an 1884 house last week. After a couple of hours of hunting and nothing old I was getting discouraged. I was finding modern coins and modern trash at 6-8 inches. Apparently lots of fill brought in over the years. I moved out from the house, hunting the edges and managed to pull out a wheatie and then an old hand stamped token.
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    I got it home and cleaned it up. I was able to read a name "W W Driskill" and the date "April 11 05". I determined that the family was one of the driving forces in town from the 1870's, were big cattle ranchers and that they had built the house I had detected. I also discovered that the local museum had a current display of Driskill family items on loan from a family member.

    I took the token to the museum and they were very interested in it. So, I donated it to them. Better there than sitting in a drawer in the motorhome.
    Travel - Detect - Fish - Repeat!!!

    Rescuing old coins and giving them a good home since 1989!

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    Lookit Tha Size O' Those Hog-Mollies!!!

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    That is a beautiful token...I prefer those over coinage..!!!
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    Congrats on digging that sweet token and then donating it.
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