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Thread: My Favorite Ring Find Yet ! J.G. TARVER TEXAS GIANT. Old Wheats & Indian Head Charm.

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  1. #1

    Sep 2010
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    My Favorite Ring Find Yet ! J.G. TARVER TEXAS GIANT. Old Wheats & Indian Head Charm.

    I was back at my new spot after work today (1hr 45mins) and found my favorite ring to date. Yes I know its not silver or gold but its is no matter to me. Its all about the history of the items I find and not the money value. I used my friends AT PRO as I wanted to get a head start on getting to know this detector. Mine should be in this week from Kellyco. I must say I will be looking forward to it as the AT PRO has some great depth my bounty hunter 505 just not have. I had a tuff go with the AT PRO yesterday as I did not get it ground balanced properly. I worked out some bugs toady and found some nice items. Five wheat's 1914,1923,1933,1944,1944. A Indian head charm that looks to be off a key chain.
    Last but not least is my J.G TARVER TEXAS GIANT RING. I put a large cent inside of the ring so you can get a idea of the size of fingers that man had.Provided below are the details about the ring. Best of luck to all on your next trip out and thank you for looking.

    The ring features the name of the famed 8 foot 4 inch 325 pound giant, James Grover Tarver. He was born in 1885 in Franklin, Texas and became known as The Texas Giant, Texas Jim or What-A-Man-Tarver. He traveled with Ringling Brothers and other various circuses for 26 years from 1909 to 1935 and spent his time off on his Arkansas farm. Tarver also played the role of the giant in the 1917 movie "Jack and the Beanstalk." He died in 1958 in Arkansas at age 72 from complications of diabetes.These rings were sold as souvenirs at the Circus and at the Texas Centennial in 1936. J G Tarver was the original BIG TEX that is still an Icon of the Texas State Fair.
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  2. #2
    Jun 2012
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    Now that ring is an awesome find. Some really cool history right there. Congrats.
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  3. #3
    Nov 2012
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    The Indian head is for Pontiac motors you were right it was a key chain. Cool find.
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  5. #5
    Jan 2014
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    I love the history of the ring you found. But can you imagine the value if it was GOLD!!!! That thing is huge. Very nice find.
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  6. #6
    Dan or Daniel or Lucky if I've found Gold.

    May 2012
    Mariposa, California. USA
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    Lovely piece of history you found.
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  7. #7
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    Great finds! Thanks for sharing...
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  8. #8
    Silver Coin Fiend

    Apr 2014
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    You are tearing it up! Nice finds.
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  9. #9
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    Very nice souvenir ring there found one once myself, think it was from the same guy maybe, had thought it was a Coney Island park souvenir though.
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  10. #10
    May 2011
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    I was given a ring identical to that one about 48 years ago, it was made of pewter or maybe lead as I remember. Lost it many years ago. Neat to see one again.
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  11. #11

    May 2015
    Baltimore Maryland
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    I found one of these Tarver rings today too! Im stoked I love it! Also found with my AT Pro in Baltimore Maryland may I ask where you found

  12. #12
    Jul 2014
    Keene, New Hampshire
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    Great ring and Indian charm! Nice saves.

  13. #13
    Oldest Copper.. 1736 KGII Half Penny / Oldest Silver... 1756 Spanish Half Real

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    very nice
    Remember its not the treasures we find or the length of the journey. But the fact that when we are done we can look back at our life and smile with a satisfied feeling that we enjoyed the trip. So always "Keep Swinging And Keep Smiling"



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