Found my oldest token ever! 1833 Robinsons Jones & Co Trade Token Attleboro, MA!
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    Found my oldest token ever! 1833 Robinson's Jones & Co Trade Token Attleboro, MA!

    What happens when 18 inches of snow melts in a few days? The ground gets REALLY saturated and the old coins start to pop up! It was 65 today and most of the snow was history, so I headed for one of my old spots. This spot has given up a 1798 LC, an 1864 two cent piece and 3 IHC's from the 1860's. Plus a few musket balls to boot.

    Unfortunately, my reward for two hours of muddy detecting was a whopping 14 cents in clad! But my very last find made up for it. It was around 9 inches down and rang up as an 85. I was thinking LC or maybe a silver quarter, but it turned out to be a token. I dipped it in a puddle to clean it up, but I still couldn't read what was on it. So I put it in my Altoids mint box and decided to call it a day.

    Long story short, it ended up being a trade token from 1833! A Robinson's Jones & Co token from Attleboro, Massachusetts. My oldest token by about 100 years! Not a really rare token, but I'll bet not too many have been dug up over the years.

    Here's a few pics. I didn't clean it up much because I didn't want to mess with a 184 year old token! It's in pretty good shape, though.

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    Congratualtions on the nice token find!
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    Some additional history:
    TheAmerican Institute of the City of New York was a civic organizationthat existed from 1829 to 1930, and awarded medals of recognition toinventors, scientists, and agriculturalists in gold, silver, andbronze. Robinson's Jones & Co. received one of their awards fortheir button manufacturing, and proudly reproduced the obverse of themedal they were awarded on this Hard Times Token (such tokens beingone of the other things they made, besides buttons)
    Source:
    http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=162290
    Don......
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    That's a beautiful token Tim. I'm glad the snow melted and the stars aligned. The condition is phenomenal
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    That's a very cool token. It is always a welcome surprise when a great item slips in at the end to save the day. Congrats!
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    Old tokens are so much fun to find.
    That one is a beauty
    Congrats
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    Congrats on a Very nice token!
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    Thanks, guys! Should have called it a hard times token. Thanks for all that info, Don!

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    Sweet token,,
    Congratulations
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    Awesome token, great shape, full of history
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    Weather's been amazing for us Free Bird- Congrats on the awesome token!

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    Awesome find, I like that better than a 1829 LC any day of the week, very cool.
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    Weather's been amazing for us Free Bird- Congrats on the awesome token!
    Thanks! Can't believe how fast the snow disappeared and the ground thawed. A lot colder this morning, but still not bad. Another good day to go metal detecting!

 

 
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