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  1. #1

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    Hard Times Token, Civil War Token, Barber Half, and some Large Copper items

    It's been a while since I've posted. My old coal-burning computer has been sickly, and my finds have been about the same. Had a good little run this weekend, though, so I borrowed the lady friend's laptop, and here I am.

    Friday I hit a freshly mowed field that has a house site from the mid-1800's that I discovered back in the spring. I was exploring other areas of the field, though, and only got three digable signals in about two hours. The last one of the day sounded like a beer can, so imagine my surprise when a barber half leapt out of the hole, slapped me on the face, and took off running across the field. I had my wits about me, and gave a rousing chase that ended with a diving catch and good bludgeoning just before the wily rascal could dart down a rabbit hole.

    Saturday I attended a lovely wedding and had a great time, and Sunday found me "unsociable."
    There was only one thing to be done. I started out at an older house that has been stingy with it's treasures in the past, but has given up some nice older indians and a flying eagle cent.
    I waded right into the thick of the iron with the SE, slapping mosquitos and swatting flies as I went, and was quickly rewarded with a penny-sized token that turned out to be an 1863 Willard and Jackson's NY Oyster House Civil War Token. Hey, now! After an hour of cleaning out the surface clad in another area, I got a demi-deep non-ferrous reading that sounded just bad enough to dig. Six inches down, I pulled a crusty Indian from the side of the hole, and was excited to see the numbers 187........6. Close, very close. I do love the 1870's Indians.
    Later I hit another field which I suspect had a house site, but I haven't been able to pin down an indicative iron bed there yet. I got a Hard Times Token from this field last year, and today after not much searching, and turning over a few old boards to look for snakes (I found some, too), I got a very strong copper reading. I carefully dug a plug, and divided chunks of clay until i had something a little bigger than a golf ball. The X-1 was screaming at every pass, so I was pretty sure I had another copper. I gingerly cracked the clay ball in half, and saw a Hard Times Token in one half, and a near-perfect impression of the token in the other half. Heh! I carried both sides back, and managed to get a decent scan of one of the impressions. I hope Santa brings me a micro camera lense this xmas...
    The other coppers are from the last month. A nice 1819 matron head, an 1830's matron head, and an 1809 half cent, my second 1809 of the year. I think there's also a GII haypenny kicking around here somewhere, but I could find it for the scan.
    Hope all's well, and HH, dwayne
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    dirty pennies...

  2. #2

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Re: Hard Times Token, Civil War Token, Barber Half, and some Large Copper items

    Great finds!!That one token features the "PHOENIX',bird rising from the ashes,too cool!!!!
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





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    Re: Hard Times Token, Civil War Token, Barber Half, and some Large Copper items

    Great finds there congrats.

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    Re: Hard Times Token, Civil War Token, Barber Half, and some Large Copper items

    awsome finds
    Building my wealth one pull tab at a time Tank69

  5. #5
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
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    Re: Hard Times Token, Civil War Token, Barber Half, and some Large Copper items

    Wow! Some incredible finds there. The only half cent I ever found was an 1809 also.
    Best Finds:

    1786 Vermont Landscape Copper (Ryder 7 variety)
    1787 Vermont Copper
    1787 New Jersey Copper (Maris 63 variety)
    1797 and 1804 DBLCs
    George Washington Inaugural Button (GW 1 type)
    1872 Indian Head Cent (VF/EF condition)
    1866 Indian Head Cent (EF condition)
    1864 "L" Indian Head Cent
    Hard Times Tokens---2
    1840 Gen. Harrison Campaign Token
    1832 Nova Scotia Halfpenny Token
    Two cent pieces---7
    1721 King George I
    1732 King George II
    Barber Half dollars---3
    War Of 1812 Shoulder Belt Plate

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    Mar 2008
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    Re: Hard Times Token, Civil War Token, Barber Half, and some Large Copper items

    Awesome finds!!!!!
    Come check out my MD'ing videos:
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    Re: Hard Times Token, Civil War Token, Barber Half, and some Large Copper items

    Wow Dwayne. Pretty cool finds! Quite a variety. Congrats.....Hogge
    1783 CFT. KG III 1/2 Penny (25-83A)-1 of 3 known *Sold $3,750, Vermont Landscape Coppers Ryder 6 *Sold $760, Ryder7 (Avatar)** Sold $1,275*,1st Batt Royal Artillery Cartridge Box Sling Belt Tip* SOLD $1,583*,(3)- GW Inaugural Buttons-2-Cobb# 17-J.* Sold both--$405 and $400. *GW Button Cobb 17-I-*Sold $316- New Jersey Copper M14-J Sold $125- Continental Army Button *Sold $800--** British 31st ROF Cartridge Box Plate** SOLD!! (PRIVATE AMOUNT), Vermont Ryder-3 *$1200...To be continued

  8. #8
    us
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    Nnice finds

  9. #9
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    Re: Hard Times Token, Civil War Token, Barber Half, and some Large Copper items

    wtg on all of those sweet coins !
    ALLEN

 

 

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