4 silvers and a military medal from the church, a wheat harvest & a Lincoln that?s no

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4 silvers and a military medal from the church, a wheat harvest & a Lincoln that?s no

I went back to the church for 4.5 hours with the CZ21 and found 32 coins with a face value of $2.00, a nameless brass lock, 2 civilian buttons, a religious medal, a plated spoon, 2 aluminum soap coupons, 4 silver dimes, a military medal, 5 wheaties, 5 pop tabs, bits of construction aluminum, a few bottle lids (screw on), can slaw and a lug wrench.

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The spoon is different because it has a patent date on it. December 28, 1915. Like most plated spoon that come out of the ground it is in poor shape.

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The Camry soap coupons are a neat find, but the acid soil has eaten them up pretty good. I have found several others in the past and they all come out of the ground about the same. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to make them any better.

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The dimes were a nice surprise. I have found at least one every time I have been here, but today I started working in the back where the older buildings had been torn down. One actually burned in the 50?s. The ground has been moved around a lot and I was hoping to find a coin or 2, but was not counting on much. There was a lot of dead ground with no signals at all then wham! 3 or 4 promising signals close together. So it pays to keep going and gridding even if it looks like there is nothing left to find. The 1900 Barber dime is well worn and completes the dime quadfecta from this place. (I found a Rosie on my first trip and the seated dime on the trip before this one.) One of the Mercs was obviously in the rectory fire in the 50?s. You can see the 1 and part of the 9 in the date, but no hope for the rest of it. It was the first silver of the day. The other mercs are 1935 and 1936D and look like they were dropped in the year they were minted.

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The wheaties are also in only fair condition due to the soil here. They are a 1916, 1918, 1926, 1945, and 1947.

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At first I thought the military medal was from WW2, but on checking I find it was started in 1961 and is awarded to anyone who serves overseas. So it could have been lost anytime between 1961 and yesterday.

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I thought I was going to finish the church today but it looks like it?ll need at least one more trip and I probably should go back over it again with the Excalibur to make sure I didn?t miss anything. It has been a great place to detect and has produced a lot of silver. It has been better than I expected.

I went back to the ball fields adjacent to the festival grounds the other day and gridded a section and did a little walk around in areas where the fans congregate and where the festival goers set up their tents. Small personnel tent pegs were there, mostly the aluminum ones got dug because they give a signal like a coin when they are straight up in the ground. The steel ones sound like a nail and I try and avoid them here, but a few of the larger ones got dug.

The 5 hour hunt with the CZ21 resulted in 124 coins with a face value of $9.61, a kiddie earring, a live 25-06 round, a hat pin back, some tabs, a little can slaw, several whole cans, 14 aluminum tent pegs and some steel ones.

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The best find of the day was an Abraham Lincoln dollar coin. A lot better than a Lincoln penny.

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I went to a new permission with high hopes. A house built in 1920 on Main Street in the town down the hill from me. 4.5 hours of swingin the CZ21 produced 64 coins with a face value of $1.70, a milk bottle cap, a broken broach, a brass whatzits, a stainless ring, the clip from a watch fob chain, a piece of a crotal bell, a Habitat for Humanity pendant, a spoon handle, some tabs, foil and a few nails.

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I found 10 wheaties 1926, 31, 36, 41, 44, 45, 46, 51, 51, 56D. With that many wheat pennies you would think there would be at least one silver dime, but no luck. Thankfully the church had silver for me.

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I still have a good bit of the yard to do. Unfortunately they put an addition on and paved a large part of the back yard for parking when they made the house into college apartments. So a lot of promising ground is no longer available.

So the old guy is still swingin and diggin in the very dry heat. (You guys in New England send us some of your rain please). A nice pile of wheat and clad, silver to make things nice (35 silvers since my year started on May 1) and other old stuff to keep things interesting. The only thing that could be better is the weather. (Of course a little gold would be nice too.) Thanks for looking, stay safe and may your coil lead you to good things.
 
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Wow! Jackpot day!! Congrats!
 

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Thanks for sharing and congratulations on all the keepers.
 

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Interesting little haul.

I didn’t try to look up the Wm. Rogers spoon patent of 1915 but it will likely be generic for a trademark or perhaps relate to a casting or plating process. The actual spoon pattern is “Hampden”, designed by Gustave Strohhaker in 1916.

The Armed Forces Expeditionary Service medal was indeed created as an award in 1961, not for general overseas service, but specifically for members of the US military who had served in direct support of the United Nations, or US operations of assistance for friendly foreign nations since 1st July 1958.

The soap tokens relate to Procter & Gamble’s “Camay” (not Camry) brand, introduced in 1926. The number ‘38’ in the centre will designate a particular region where the token was valid for the discount at participating retailers.
 
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Interesting little haul.

I didn’t try to look up the Wm. Rogers spoon patent of 1915 but it will likely be generic for a trademark or perhaps relate to a casting or plating process. The actual spoon pattern is “Hampden”, designed by Gustave Strohhaker in 1916.

The Armed Forces Expeditionary Service medal was indeed created as an award in 1961, not for general overseas service, but specifically for members of the US military who had served in direct support of the United Nations, or US operations of assistance for friendly foreign nations since 1st July 1958.

The soap tokens relate to Procter & Gamble’s “Camay” (not Camry) brand, introduced in 1926. The number ‘38’ in the centre will designate a particular region where the token was valid for the discount at participating retailers.

Thank you for your good info Red-Coat. I did type Camay when I did the post but auto correct most have slipped by me. Thanks for catching that.

Thanks to all for the comments and interest. Stay safe and keep swingin.
 

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Looks like it was a great day. I like those silvers, military medal, and the toy plane.
 

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Very nice finds and excellent post!
 

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