Our first large cent!!! We thought...

Lenrac2

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So, we got out both days this weekend. Sat. we hit up our fav park. Didn't do as well as we hoped but got a nice Ilinois occupation token. I love finding tokens. And the park was jamming as there was some party with good tunes to liven the hunt.
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Today we went back to the old foundation in the woods. We find lots of relics but have only ever found 2 coins. About an hour into the hunt, Bob is yelling for me to get over there. I knew it had to be good! OMG! Is that a large cent? We were so excited we almost called it a day so we could run home and clean it up! But we hunted some more and just found ammo and oddities. Check out the metal beetle! And we saw this guy! 20210919_095059.jpg
Well, we get home thinking we have something cool like you east coast diggers. It looks good but we cannot find anything like it? And no date...
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Turns out SPIEL MARKE means play money!! Lol. I think it is old though as internet said circa 1850. Let me know if wrong. Gotta love digging in Illinois!
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Have fun out there!!
 
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I actually think that is better than a largie. GREAT find
 

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Congrats on your "almost Large Cent". I think that's a nice find.
 
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Thanks RJ, Trezurehunter and Creaky. It is cool and our oldest coin/token we found. When you think you found a bucket lister and it turns out to be play money, there is disappointment- in a "that figures" kind of way! :dontknow:
 

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great saves, wtg
 

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That almost an LC is a very interesting find and I have never seen another like it. That caterpillar is an American dagger moth- very cool!
 
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That almost an LC is a very interesting find and I have never seen another like it. That caterpillar is an American dagger moth- very cool!

Thanks for the caterpillar ID! Good name for him! I'm glad we didn't touch him!
 

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