My son hit a half penny today and I got a button and a license plate.

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Got to the farm site where a old house had been removed around 1920. My 12 year old hit a coin first with the half penny 1844. Talk about proud Dad moment!
I found the button next. On the back it says “Sporting New Design”. Not sure the date on it.
About 10 in deep I found this lisence plate dated 1950. There was a secound one but it was toasted.
 

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Cool finds. "SPORTING NEW DESIGNS" buttons are civilian and usually have some kind of hunting/shooting/fishing imagery (horses, dogs, ducks or whatever). The maker is uncertain but they're believed to be of British origin and c.1850s-1860s.
 
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Cool finds. "SPORTING NEW DESIGNS" buttons are civilian and usually have some kind of hunting/shooting/fishing imagery (horses, dogs, ducks or whatever). The maker is uncertain but they're believed to be of British origin and c.1850s-1860s.
Thank You Very much for the information.
It’s funny we found a Canadian half penny with a British button on one site.
 
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The 1844 coin is a Bank of Montreal half penny token. The reverse would have the words "PROVINCE OF CANADA" around the top of the building and "BANK OF MONTREAL" around the bottom. I can see the bank building central door columns but not the wording. A half penny is different from a half cent. The US minted half cents but not Canada, as far as I can tell.
 

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Got to the farm site where a old house had been removed around 1920. My 12 year old hit a coin first with the half penny 1844. Talk about proud Dad moment!
I found the button next. On the back it says “Sporting New Design”. Not sure the date on it.
About 10 in deep I found this lisence plate dated 1950. There was a secound one but it was toasted.
Very cool finds! Sounds like an awesome proud father moment!
 

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Got to the farm site where a old house had been removed around 1920. My 12 year old hit a coin first with the half penny 1844. Talk about proud Dad moment!
I found the button next. On the back it says “Sporting New Design”. Not sure the date on it.
About 10 in deep I found this lisence plate dated 1950. There was a secound one but it was toasted.
Very Nice!! Congrats!!
 

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Got to the farm site where a old house had been removed around 1920. My 12 year old hit a coin first with the half penny 1844. Talk about proud Dad moment!
I found the button next. On the back it says “Sporting New Design”. Not sure the date on it.
About 10 in deep I found this lisence plate dated 1950. There was a secound one but it was toasted.
great post and great saves, so cool to hunt with your son!
 

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Nice finds. I like that License plate and the Half Penny bank token.
 

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Cool finds. "SPORTING NEW DESIGNS" buttons are civilian and usually have some kind of hunting/shooting/fishing imagery (horses, dogs, ducks or whatever). The maker is uncertain but they're believed to be of British origin and c.1850s-1860s.
Beat me to it, I was going British 1850s as well:laughing7:
 

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