πŸ₯‡ BANNER Its where you end up sometimes

ironhorse

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It's where you end up sometimes

Sometimes where a hunt begins is not always where it ends. I'll attempt to make this a brief story.
Me and Iron Patch got to kick off our fall hunting today to celebrate his b-day today (ps he's old)lol
We made plans to hunt other areas of a site we discovered years before, it didn't pan out the way we wanted so we hit the road looking for a new spot. After discussing looking at few other old sites we've been to, we noticed a little field that was cut and ready that wasn't one we tried before. I talked to a guy whos family owned the property; he wanted me to talk about it with his father ,who was out of town til the end of the week, ok.
So, when leaving I gave the option of left or right to IP, he chose left and we hit a nearby field that we had detected a couple of times in the past; notable finds included some coins, buttons, musket balls and bullets, and my 12lb cannonball.

We had a couple of hours before dark to make our day happen. So just when the rain started I was very happy to pop out a little gem of a find!
A decent example of a McCausland penny, a local token from the early 1800s

A few of you Canadians out there may recognize this one from the coin books etc; but still it's a pretty rare one anywhere on the planet including here!
I think I blew out the candle on IPs cake when I told him about it but maybe he'll find something better on my birthday!
This is now my best one and is a true detecting prize!


The Bank of Canada Museum
 

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Iron Patch

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Super cool Banner find. I had never heard of these before this post.


That's because the circulation was limited but you must be familiar with the Charlton for Canadian tokens? ....basically the Canadian Redbook for pre Confederation coins in Canada. If it doesn't make the banner obviously no one took the time to educate their self a little on these... and as shown in the link, Ford had some!
 

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Super cool Banner find. I had never heard of these before this post.
I guarantee that 95% of TreasureNet won't of either, including me. Good job we have the Old Man from the North to educate us :laughing7:.. Great find Ironhorse, banner vote going in.:thumbsup:

If it's not pretty enough for the banner, well beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the wad of $$ in the back pocket.:laughing7:

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Steve in PA

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Not very flashy, but obviously pretty rare! Worthy of Banner. My vote in.
 

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ironhorse

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Was this from the same era as Vexator tokens? What about Blacksmith tokens?

For sure the same era, blacksmiths too; as there was a shortage and a need for small change in coins in the time of these coins, innovation and counterfeiting prevailed
 

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ironhorse

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Thank you everyone who voted for my token, a surprise find, but when you put yourself on a good old site anything can show up

I'm going to keep looking for another one now, or something better,the hunt goes on!
 

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Congratulations for making the banner, not to mention a GREAT find!!:occasion14:

T-net is a great place to learn about what some of us have never seen or heard about, such as this case, now I'm a little smarter, I think!!!:dontknow:
 

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Congrats to amazing token find Ironhorse, it deserves a place up on the banner as it's truly a rare one for sure. I guess it's safe to say you'll remember this dig for a few moons to come.:headbang:
 

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Wow, congrats IH on the Banner find which is amazing in itself but you have found 2 amazing tokens this week, which is really mind blowing. Keep it up, Rick and I will try our best to match you, but I wouldn't hold your breath.:notworthy::notworthy:
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Sorry to be late to offer kudos to you......great find, and Congrats on your second Banner
 

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Congrats on such a rare find!
 

Rick (Nova Scotia)

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Congrats on BANNER Mr. Horse. It is definitely a rare token...Hope I find one someday.
 

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I've seen these tokens pictured in Charlton's over the years and never truly appreciated how rare they are ... until now! :occasion14:

Congrats on making the BANNER for a 2nd time ironhorse!
Dave
 

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That's one incredible find.
Congrats.
 

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Happy belated banner find! I would have jumped out of my boots once I realized what it was. I'd love to see the happy dance associated with it lol. Totally awesome and well deserved!
 

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Now that is an interesting find! I have never heard of those that I can remember and I've been collecting coins nearly 40 years. It shows you can learn new things every day.

I have to wonder how many of those have just been thrown away over the years as they don't really appear to be anything interesting at first look.

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Now that is an interesting find! I have never heard of those that I can remember and I've been collecting coins nearly 40 years. It shows you can learn new things every day.

I have to wonder how many of those have just been thrown away over the years as they don't really appear to be anything interesting at first look.

Steve


You know that is very possible. I once talked to a guy who had another rare local coin - a countermarked center punched 8 reale, and before he took it to the dealer it was mixed in with his change in his car for about a month. The first dealer offered him $100, and I strongly suggested he talk to the 2nd... and the 2nd paid him 2k on the spot. Had I not been there it's hard to say what would have happened because this guy had no clue what he had.
 

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Holey Moley guys, what a find. Of all the ground on Earth! You save that for all to see unearthed! Sweet find and major congrats on the deserved Banner! jgas
 

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Congrats on that rare "Banner Save" !!! And I am just looking for any silver bigger than a dime out here =D "Ironic !!"
 

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