May 08, 2012, 04:02 AM
Anyone Remember This One?
Found at an old homesite here in central, FL back in '98. I had no idea what it was till I posted it on this forum. Thanks to Treasurenet and Mark Parker I was able to get an ID on it. It's a post traders token from Ft Meade South Dakota. But back in 1879 or so it was known as Dakota Territory. DT on the token. Did a little more research on the internet and found a collector who wanted it very much. I let it go for $1000.
The funny thing about that hunt was I had also found a 1901-O Barber Dime in XF condition and was ecstatic about that! This was only my 2nd full year of detecting so wheats and rosie's were still giving me a thrill! Barbers aren't the easiest coin to find here in central FL but there are plenty out there if ya know where to look!
May 08, 2012 04:02 AM
May 08, 2012, 03:07 PM
Originally Posted by glenn63
WOW! How awesome! In the 8 years I've been detecting. I've never found anything near that old. I haven't broken into the 1800's yet. Thanks so much for sharing the outcome of it. Very exciting!
May 10, 2012, 07:40 AM
Very nice old token find I've never really kept up on the value of tokens, I still have all the ones I've ever found. If any of them were worth a grand I'd have to let them go
May 10, 2012, 09:50 AM
Glenn: You just never know! That's great that you found a collector who put that much value on the piece. Now, what new detecting goodie are you treating yourself to with some o' that loot?
May 29, 2012, 12:49 AM
Give eBay a look on some of your tokens. Also there are plenty of token sites on the net. Take some nice pics and send out a few for opinions/values. You would be amazed at what some people pay for things we think are worthless!
Originally Posted by Giant056
May 29, 2012, 12:55 AM
Originally Posted by Giant056
Here's another I didn't think much of. I have a guy here in FL that collects only FL tokens. He's bought many from me over the years including the one pictured.
Also, Rover's old dog tags are worth a pretty penny to the right collector. Obviously the older the better.
May 29, 2012, 01:16 AM
You live in Tennessee?? You are sitting on a gold mine of stuff. I would love to live there. You should be finding seated coins and large cents everyday. Not to mention old military items from long ago! My 1st silver coin was a 1939 Merc, my 2nd was an 1892 barber dime. I was hooked after that!!!
Originally Posted by TENNESSEEGAL
Find the old parts of towns that you know date back to the 1800's and look for empty lots especially where there are sidewalks. Any sites near water I would also check out. Where did people go to cool off in the summer? Surely there are some old parks and schools that may now be gone. Your biggest research tool is the internet.
Do you have a decent detector? Keep your coil flat to the ground. Plant a few coins at various depths and make sure you can hear them ok. Most of the detectors today won't have a problem hearing a dime at 10+ inches.