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    Great find from backyard foundation...Walking Liberty!

    Went back to the burnt down foundation at my dads house and got this on my second hit! A 1941 Walking Liberty Half Dollar! Have to say I'm pretty pumped. It always seems like after I find one silver I cant find another, but I can't complain. Also found some clad and some kind of token that says C.J Skellinge(r,n,t), dont know the last letter and it has a 5 on the back... I do have to say the junk bag was pretty full though. I really think I'm just scratchin the surface though!

    Also, one of my younger sisters was tellin me awhile back about how she accidentally lost our other sisters ring like a year ago. The ring was her great grandmothers. So to make it short I managed to find the ring today and Idk if it was real gold or not, but I'm just happy I was able to give it back to my sister who lost it. I thought she was gonna cry. Great satisfaction today my friends!
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    Last edited by Bobby S; Oct 27, 2012 at 11:54 PM.
    What a hobby

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    Awesome liberty - one of the nicest looking coins out there. Makes all the junk well worthwhile.

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    Nice Walking Liberty Half....
    It's sweet when you find big silver

    GOTTA LOVE THIS HOBBY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Happy Hunting from Des Plaines IL ( D P Bob )

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    Good score on the silver half....that was a good chunk of change back in the day...probably about an hour's wage for
    the common folk.

    Regards + HH

    Bill

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    Nice finds! Of course, the tokenheads among us would like to see pics of the token. The best I can do from your description is suggest it may be from Owego, NY - Carl Skellenger's saloon. He is shown in the 1910 Census but I haven't been able to determine a middle initial yet.
    John in the Great 208

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    Them BIG Silvers are always a rush to find,come to think of it,ANY Silver is a rush to find!! Nice Half dude!!! God Bless Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by idahotokens View Post
    Nice finds! Of course, the tokenheads among us would like to see pics of the token. The best I can do from your description is suggest it may be from Owego, NY - Carl Skellenger's saloon. He is shown in the 1910 Census but I haven't been able to determine a middle initial yet.
    John in the Great 208
    Well I do live like 10 minutes from Owego, so I'm guessing hes the guy. This is the best I can do on the token. Its pretty crusted and Idk the best way to clean it, so if you have any tips I'll take em
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    What a hobby

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    excellent find on the half and the ring

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    nice coin..congrats !
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    I'm now convinced that your token is from Carl J. Skellinger's saloon in Owego at 195 Main Street. He is shown in the 1900 & 1910 Federal Censuses and the 1915 NY State Census as saloon-keeper, but his middle initial was not shown. In the 1930-31 Owego City Directory his widow is listed as "wid Carl J.". He also shows up in the 1917 Binghamton, NY City Directory as a bartender. I theorize that Owego's citizens voted the town or county dry so he had to temporarily relocate to wet Binghamton to keep employed.
    John in the Great 208

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    Great Looking Half! Awesome Job On Finding The Ring! Hope you make many more great finds from the old home place.

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    Thanks for the replies guys...I appreciate it. I always enjoy findin some silver
    What a hobby

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    Great research Idahotokens - sounds like you nailed it.

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    Put the token in hydrogen peroxide and use a brass brush. Works great which i did on my token i found. Look under token bonanza from iasoldier
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