Oct 27, 2012, 05:02 PM
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!
Last edited by DigDugNY; Oct 28, 2012 at 12:54 AM.
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Oct 27, 2012, 05:07 PM
Awesome liberty - one of the nicest looking coins out there. Makes all the junk well worthwhile.
Oct 27, 2012, 05:11 PM
Nice Walking Liberty Half....
It's sweet when you find big silver
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Oct 27, 2012, 05:13 PM
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
Oct 27, 2012, 06:06 PM
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
Oct 27, 2012, 06:28 PM
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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(Could be what you've been looking for)
Oct 27, 2012, 06:29 PM
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
Originally Posted by idahotokens
Oct 27, 2012, 06:40 PM
excellent find on the half and the ring
Oct 27, 2012, 07:49 PM
nice coin..congrats !
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Oct 27, 2012, 08:36 PM
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
Oct 27, 2012, 10:17 PM
Great Looking Half! Awesome Job On Finding The Ring! Hope you make many more great finds from the old home place.
Oct 28, 2012, 01:41 AM
Thanks for the replies guys...I appreciate it. I always enjoy findin some silver
Oct 28, 2012, 07:32 AM
Great research Idahotokens - sounds like you nailed it.
Oct 28, 2012, 10:23 AM
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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Oct 28, 2012, 10:25 AM
One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
Silver= 8 pieces
Gold= 2 Rings
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