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    Street tear out semi rare saloon token

    I was on my way home and spied a fresh tear out on main street in my the town where I live. It was already dark, so I drove home, grabbed my CTX and my headlamp. I called the dispatch for the police station to let them know what I was up to. I've had the police called on me twice for hunting in the tear outs here, I figured I'd head em off at the pass this time. Within 15 minutes I scored my first coin, a 193? wheat, which was a good sign. Not 10 minutes later and maybe 20' from where the wheat came out, I popped a nickle sized object.
    Looking closely I could see it wasn't a nickle. I rubbed the dirt off of one side and could see a rim and some writing, I knew I had a token of some sort. I hunted for another hour and a half and didn't turn up anything worth while. After I got home and cleaned the dirt off, I could see what I had found, a nice brass saloon token
    I called my buddy and told him what I had, he looked it up in his NM token book, a semi rare R-9 token, only 3-5 know to exist it shows they can be worth up to $600, a nice little hunt turned up a very unexpected treasure. This is my first saloon token that I've found in this small village that was from a local saloon. The Banjo saloon was in business from 1907-1914
    Can someone recommend a safe way to clean brass tokens, thanks.
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    Warm water, dish soap, someone else's toothbrush
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    Im from New Orleans I love Saloon Tokens
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    Nice recovery! When you get whatever cleaning done, please post pics on tokencatalog since the site only has an obverse photo now.
    BANJO SALOON / HYDE BROS / TULAROSA, N.M. (TC-12538) Tularosa, New Mexico (Otero County), U.S.A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idahotokens View Post
    Nice recovery! When you get whatever cleaning done, please post pics on tokencatalog since the site only has an obverse photo now.
    BANJO SALOON / HYDE BROS / TULAROSA, N.M. (TC-12538) Tularosa, New Mexico (Otero County), U.S.A.

    John in the Great 208
    Will do.
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    Hell of find dan congratulations
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    Nice find, should clean up nice!
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