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    Weekend Hunt Day 1 nets Indian Territory token..

    I had some really good hunts last year while hunting what I called Silver Road and the surrounding streets. After January of this year everything seemed to dry up. I found several good finds but it was hit or miss. All of the large older homes were hunted hard and just weren't producing any finds. I would go several days without finding anything of interest.
    I changed up my strategy and started hunting homes that were newer(nothing newer than 1940) and chose smaller homes with multiple rooms. I payed careful attention to the older curbs and sidewalks. One such home stuck out.. It was built in 1933 and had the original square curbs and sidewalks. I gain permission by asking to hunt the sidewalk right of way(in between the sidewalk and road). It is the city's easement. I don't have to ask to hunt it, but it is a courtesy to the landowner, and a foot in the door to hunt the yard..Especially when the landowner sees what you are finding, and how when you dig a plug it doesn't tear up the ground or the grass.. The addition to split any gold coins found always excites them.
    So with permission given, I started the usual and headed up the sidewalk..I started finding pre 1920's wheat's immediately. I knew then that this spot had been missed by others..


    The first day alone I had a total of 12 wheats.. the oldest was a 1910 and the newest was a 1954. After getting into the yard the older relics seemed to be coming from the NE corner of the yard. Here is pics in order as they came out of the ground minus most of the wheats.
    This ring was found earlier that day in a previous yard and was the only notable find before moving to the site in this story.



    The rest of these came from this one yard on day one.
    The first wheat of the yard was this 1912 D cent. I thought well maybe there will be more.



    I moved about a foot and found this.. when I saw the letter, I hoped this would be a sign on what was to come...



    Next was this lamp wick adjuster.. although it is smashed it helped give a time frame for the yard.



    A few swings later, I recovered two compacts. One still had the mirror intact. The second had the words "ARMAND Cold Creme Rouge"




    This novelty token was next. It was much closer to the sidewalk and I don't think it was related to the house.



    An interesting animal control tag. It is from Tishomingo, which is around 25 to 30 miles away. Evidently the animal control wasn't to strict cause this guy escaped and made it to Durant.. haha..



    My next find is something I have yet to ID. The bottom of it appears to be waves or water, with that in mind I think it may be a ship. It isn't aluminum. It is heavy like copper and has a green corrosion on it. There is no apparent writing or backmark on this button. Where the shank or pin would have been is corroded away, leaving a raised green residue.




    This nice Boy Scout button followed.



    A cool out of State Tax token from from the Depression Era



    Although this was the only silver coin of the day, I was still excited on what else could be found.. I was already happy with the finds, but nothing could prepare me for what was coming...



    About this time my friend called me and we talked as I detected. When I found this I immediately went to the landowner to see if his children played football..they did not.



    This next find was one of my favorites, I could have went home after this one



    Still excited over the soldier, this 1906 Indian Head Cent showed up.



    Now we were both kinda of excited and I didn't go a half a foot and the find of the day came.. I nearly dropped the phone, and camera.. My nickname about came to pass..
    This Indian Territory Token is the 2nd one I have found. I did a little research and found that S.W. Stone was a Pharmacist that had settled in Durant around the 1880-1890's. The first one I found was in November and I ended up selling it to get my wife her own detector. It was extremely rare to say the least..until this day.. now there were two..


    After collecting my self and getting an "way to go" from my friend I hung up the phone and headed home.. thinking that was an awesome day.. unaware the 2nd day would be even better... to be continued....

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    Jan 2010
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    Great story and Finds!
    Keep em Coming
    Desire is oft more pleasant than acquisition

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    Well done!!
    Respect the research and permissions of others...Seriously...



  4. #4
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    thanks guys..

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    us
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    great stuff and really great pics......nice camera
    Gonehunting likes this.

  6. #6
    us
    28+ years in this addicting hobby.

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    thank you sir..

  7. #7
    us
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    Wonderful Job...Great token there
    Oldest find :1785 Spanish 1/2 Reale('11)
    4-Lg Cents:1856,no date x 3
    21-I.H.:1864,1865,1874,1875,1887,1888,1891,1896 x 3,1898,1900 x 2,1902,1903,1904,1906,1907 x 2,1909x2
    2 Cent:1864
    5-Buffalo:1917-D,1924,1932,(no date x 2)
    4-Barber Dime:1900,1900-O,1905,1906-D
    Quarters:Variety 1 No Date SLQ,1944
    Half Dollar:1944 Walker

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    2014 Rings = 1 (10 K Gold)

  8. #8
    us
    Jun 2011
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    what an excellent save. as you know, most any Indian Territory artifact is a real treasure here in our state. I've never found an IT token yet, but did find an IT fob from the first bank that was located in my town. probably a promotional give-away. it is one of my favorite finds of all time.

  9. #9
    us
    28+ years in this addicting hobby.

    Jan 2007
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    Quote Originally Posted by saltyshark2002 View Post
    Wonderful Job...Great token there
    thanks Salty! sub'd your channel..

    Quote Originally Posted by jewelerguy View Post
    what an excellent save. as you know, most any Indian Territory artifact is a real treasure here in our state. I've never found an IT token yet, but did find an IT fob from the first bank that was located in my town. probably a promotional give-away. it is one of my favorite finds of all time.
    Tokens and watch fobs are two great pieces of hand carried history..

 

 

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