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  1. #1
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    Grand Army Of Republic

    Found this in a old park, it has Grand Army Of Republic at the top and 1861-Veteran- 1866 at the bottom, any info would be appreciated . Thanks for looking.
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    ROB

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    Mar 2012
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    That is a GAR Membership medal, given to Union civil War veterans.

    The OMSA Medal Database - G.A.R. membership medal - June 1886 - OMSA
    If your first thought is "What is it worth", sell your detector and get a JOB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggit View Post
    That is a GAR Membership medal, given to Union civil War veterans.

    The OMSA Medal Database - G.A.R. membership medal - June 1886 - OMSA
    Thanks Diggit for the info and good hunting...
    ROB

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    It's dangerous to be right when those with a thimbleful of perceived authority are wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flakefinder View Post
    Thanks Diggit for the info and good hunting...
    No problemo. That's the second one of those I have seen on this site recovered in MI in the past month. Giant056 found one a while back.

    Sweet find.
    If your first thought is "What is it worth", sell your detector and get a JOB.
    Stop "American Digger" and "Diggers" while you can still HUNT.

  5. #5
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    Very Nice save, Gar Medals seem to be hard to find in Michigan.
    Here is part of one that I picked up this Spring.
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    Kevin
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  6. #6
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    Here is some more info on GAR
    G.A.R. Reunion Pins
    Kevin
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  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by K Zack View Post
    Here is some more info on GAR
    G.A.R. Reunion Pins
    Kevin
    Thanks Kevin sure hope you have been getting out, Good Luck and Good Hunting...
    ROB

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    Feb 2012
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    I am going to hit another old swimming hole today. The old dock is just about gone and a lot of weeds.
    The old Homesteads are all but grown over this time of year, to hard to hunt.
    Life is good here. I just have not had much luck lately.
    Happy Hunting Rob
    Kevin
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    There is also a serial number on the edge of the badge which will give you an approximate date of when the medal was issued, I did find a database last summer that said what the dates were when you looked up a close number to the serial on the medal and compared it with the chart. The one that I found was issued in the 1880's. The year before I found eagle part a souvenir badge for the 1899 national meeting, the bottom half of my souvenir is supposed to be a liberty bell but I never did find that part

  10. #10
    us
    Jul 2010
    Michigan
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    Quote Originally Posted by K Zack View Post
    I am going to hit another old swimming hole today. The old dock is just about gone and a lot of weeds.
    The old Homesteads are all but grown over this time of year, to hard to hunt.
    Life is good here. I just have not had much luck lately.
    Happy Hunting Rob
    Kevin
    I know all about the to thick to hunt, time for schools ,parks or water, Good Luck and Good hunting...
    ROB

  11. #11
    us
    Jul 2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant056 View Post
    There is also a serial number on the edge of the badge which will give you an approximate date of when the medal was issued, I did find a database last summer that said what the dates were when you looked up a close number to the serial on the medal and compared it with the chart. The one that I found was issued in the 1880's. The year before I found eagle part a souvenir badge for the 1899 national meeting, the bottom half of my souvenir is supposed to be a liberty bell but I never did find that part
    Thanks Giant for the info I had seen the numbers on the edge will check into finding that data base. I know the one with the star on the liberty bell to bad you couldn't find the bell part that would have been a nice find. Well good hunting and stay cool sounds like it's going to warm up this weekend.
    ROB

 

 

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