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    Apr 2016
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    PA Railroad Police Badge

    Only had a couple hours this weekend for an early am hunt. There was a spot off the local park trail I wanted to hit. The trail was an old run of railroad tracks at one point hauling coal.

    Best find was a solid 16/16 on the Nox near the ruins.

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    Cleaned up pretty good, heavy brass and what looks like a pin on back.

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    Here is the rest from the site, a few wheats not shown and the Merc was a surprise.

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    Does anyone have a good site for researching Pennsylvania Railroad Badges or Railroad police badges in general. Trying to get a date range on it.

    Good luck out there!

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    us
    Apr 2020
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    Now that is a piece of history. Nice recovery!
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    PA Railroad Police Badge

    Wow that is awesome that is some pure history of early America when everything was booming. And it just goes to show you I rarely dig 16ís until now. I truly love the badge. Congratulations
    Last edited by Truth; Sep 13, 2020 at 08:37 PM.
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of itĒ ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
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    Oh one more thing what was your program set up Iím just curious
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    Apr 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth View Post
    Oh one more thing what was your program set up Iím just curious
    Thx Truth. The old woods are loaded with 14,15 & 16 signals. These are usually bouncy by 1 number and are usually old shotgun shell brass head stamps. The badge was a clean 16/16, should have been 25/25 but hole was loaded with iron. Iíve been using Beach 1 lately in the woods around old foundations that are heavy with iron signals. I keep all my other settings the same, mid recovery, 5 tones, version 2.0. Everything else stock.
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    Feb 2005
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    Awesome badge

    Those types of finds out number common silver 10 to1 in my book. Its got a nice patina also.

    Its definitely older with the straight pin back. I'm guessing late 1800s.

    I found a special relic myself a few days ago. Hope to get a post up in the next few days.

    Keep at it.

    Jer
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    us
    Oct 2010
    Georgia
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    That badge is killer. Never seen lettering like that on the word "POLICE". Very cool.
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    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Man the badge is cool Thad
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  9. #9
    ca
    Feb 2009
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    That's a really nice recovery on the Badge, congrats.
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    Anthony

    May 2013
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    Cool find...

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    us
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
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    thats awesome
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    Feb 2015
    Victor, CO...City of Mines
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    Very nice! That's the kind of stuff that gets me out of the house and excited to go detecting!!! Congrats!!!

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    Randy

    Aug 2017
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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    us
    Sep 2011
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    Killer badge, grats and thanks for sharing.
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