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  1. #1
    us
    Mar 2009
    Oklahoma
    Tesoro Tejon
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    Token Cache !!! Updated! More Tokens!!!

    Hey all, This started with 2 tokens i found last evening and this is what i've found sofar this evening. I could not believe my eyes!!!
    Here's a link to the extended version http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,406891.0.html

    buckshot
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  2. #2
    us
    Mar 2009
    2,276
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    Re: Token Cache !!!

    Good boy rufus! oh yeah, nice find to you buckshot I just know there is more stuff waiting in that yard, I bet those were fun to dig up in such a small space.

    now teach that dog to find flint!!

  3. #3
    us
    Apr 2011
    NW PA
    Garret GTI 1500/Minelab Safari
    83

    Re: Token Cache !!!

    Nice little cache! What kind of metal are the tokens made outta?
    Bryan H.

  4. #4
    us
    May 2011
    955
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    Re: Token Cache !!!

    Give rufus a steak dinner for those finds!!Those tokens look real old.

  5. #5
    us
    Nov 2010
    California
    Bounty Hunter Tracker IV
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    648 times

    Re: Token Cache !!!

    Groovy token cache! What fun! My second time detecting I totally enjoyed finding 19 tokens scattered widely and deep in a volleyball court but they were all modern tokens of varied types, most were discolored by time underground, so probably seeded there a few years ago for a detecting game that never took place (or else deeper than those they detected successfully). Your old tokens are a groovier find than mine! But your avatar confuses me -- clearly it's not you and not your dog. Is it a llama? a goat? My old eyes can't figure it out, lol. Congrats on your cache! Andi

  6. #6
    HCW
    HCW is offline

    Feb 2007
    White's MXT
    719
    53 times

    Re: Token Cache !!!

    Cool. Does anyone know how old they are.

  7. #7
    us
    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
    delta 4000 / ace 250 - used BH and many others too
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    Re: Token Cache !!!

    dats a mule .-- rufus is a dawg --- nice tokens --- old in trade style store tokens of varying amounts value wize by the looks of em -- sweet find

    most likely there made of copper / brass (normally) and used in the past by some old store / trader in the area * -- if the store /trader went out of bussiness they would be useless and maybe given to kids as play money -- the youngins might have buried their "treasure" stash by the tree * --- or else a wife might have stash a bit of store token "mad money" from her husband --or the otherway around --say if wife or hubby --disapproved of them buying certain things -- tobbaco or drink --or what the other veiwed as "stupid items" - --one might put a couple dollars away ---in the old days a woman's "money" was often thought of as her "husbands" property --so many women hid the egg & butter money --as their spending cash --they would sell some eggs or butter for say a nickle (5 cents in tokens to the store ) and tell the husband they only got say 3 cents which they turned over -- and they pocketed and hid the other 2 cents as "mad money" )

  8. #8
    us
    Aug 2008
    Wisconsin
    192

    Re: Token Cache !!!

    How cool is that. Next to coins tokens are the best.

  9. #9
    us
    Nov 2008
    Pikes Peak
    Garrett Gti 2500, Garrett Gta 350, Garrett Pro-Pointer -- Whites IDX Pro, AutoMax V2 Pinpointer
    1,213
    482 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Re: Token Cache !!!

    Congrats !!!! I've found a couple of token Caches my self through the years,know the feeling

  10. #10
    us
    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
    20,002
    78 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Token Cache !!!

    that is a pretty darn exciting find !!
    ALLEN

  11. #11
    us
    May 2008
    Central South Carolina
    White's Machines- Metal Detecting, Privy Digging, Arrowheads, Prospecting, Catfishing, Harley Riding
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Token Cache !!!

    Those are slot machine tokens and are most probably from the 1920's-1940's. What's unusual is that they have different vender numbers.

    TOKENS AND MEDALS by Alpert & Elman, 1st edition, 1992 has the following:

    Numbered Slot Machine Tokens-
    Tokens with thousands of different numbers are known. The numbers represent individual machines or machine operators or businesses. The numbers range from 0-to the 35,000ís plus some higher numbers.
    My guess is that the 25 cent tokens are not quite as old as the more common 5 cent ones.


  12. #12
    us
    pezhead and md'er

    Apr 2008
    rhode island
    titan 1000 xd
    963

    Re: Token Cache !!!

    cool
    my name is aimee and i'm from rhode island.  woonsocket area.
    GOT PEZ??
    OLDEST COINS
    1914 wheatie penny!!!
    1899 V nickel
    1917 merc!
    1965 washington quarter
    Half-?
    Dollar-n/a

  13. #13
    us
    Apr 2005
    Sandy Ridge Pa
    Whites's XLT
    80
    10 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Token Cache !!!

    Nice find! I would be excited just finding one of those!
    But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

  14. #14
    Charter Member
    us
    MINELAB XS-2 Pro ....... XTERRA 305 ....... EXPLORER SE PRO

    Dec 2003
    S.W. Schuylkill County
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    5958 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Token Cache !!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Lomax
    Those are slot machine tokens and are most probably from the 1920's-1940's. What's unusual is that they have different vender numbers.

    TOKENS AND MEDALS by Alpert & Elman, 1st edition, 1992 has the following:

    Numbered Slot Machine Tokens-
    Tokens with thousands of different numbers are known. The numbers represent individual machines or machine operators or businesses. The numbers range from 0-to the 35,000ís plus some higher numbers.
    My guess is that the 25 cent tokens are not quite as old as the more common 5 cent ones.

    I'd guess somone Buried them out of fear
    they would be raided.


  15. #15

    Feb 2008
    1,315
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    Re: Token Cache !!!

    I am wondering about the slot machine tokens. I know you have a book in front of you, but it seems that tokens that are exactly the same for 5 cents, 25, and 50 with possibly more (can't see for sure) wouldn't be too feasable. Just don't seem right. And the "in trade" part makes one wonder also. But like I said....you have the book. Even into the 50's, the vast majority of the slots were 5 cents, a large amount of money then, perhaps more than a quarter today. I have a mess of tokens from 5 cents to 5 dollars. All were the same size, although there were a couple of different color of metals for the different denominations. "Good for 25c in trade". No name on them, but the bigger denomination ones had a stamped-in number. I am thinking all the $1 were the same number/metal, and so on.

    Did I mention that I hate "orphan" tokens for just this reason--don't know where to spend them.

 

 
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