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Thekingd93

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Detecting for an hour before work and found 2 Indian heads 1906 & 1890. Also a copper tag of some sort.
 

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Thekingd93

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Detecting for an hour before work and found 2 Indian heads 1906 & 1890. Also a copper tag of some sort.
Turns out Star Of The East was a steamboat ferry that operated here in my hometown on the Kennebec River in the 1800's. It went back and fourth to Boston a few times a week.The large copper piece is a luggage tag from that ferry. I'll post the link that connects the dots. https://www.mainememory.net/artifact/19325
 

Chilli

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Detecting for an hour before work and found 2 Indian heads 1906 & 1890. Also a copper tag of some sort.
Good one the Indian Head Cent. I found one here in Oz yrs ago but alas our highly mineralised ground on the goldfields is very unkind to coins and relics. It wasn't in great shape. Funnily I misplaced it and have been looking for it for yrs. It was only a few days ago whilst packing to move I found it at the bottom of an old box of stuff still in its holder. Cool looking little coins those 👍
 

Lenrac2

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Cool tag! Congrats!
 

Gare

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Nice going and keep digging. Thanks for sharing with us
 

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Congrats on the pair of IH's, but that ferryboat tag is definitely the star of your backyard hunt KingD! :notworthy:
That tag looks like it's been in the ground a long time too.
Dave
 

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that's cool, so according to that link, your tag should predate 1891 when the ship was renamed. I like the picture of the ship on the link
 

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