Recent finds - Barber Dimes, IHPs, Trolley Token, St. Christopher, etc.

Steve in PA

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I have managed to get out some over the last two weeks, including yesterday. While not from my preferred time period, at least I was digging :dontknow:

I started hunting around an older, mid 1800s, abandoned house in my town, as well as the adjacent neighbor's yard. Had to wade through a lot of modern coinage, and didn't find anything as old as the house, but scored a few nice keepers.

Here is the sum of what I got in two trips totaling about three hours.
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Only two pieces of silver - at least they were Barbers :laughing7:
Dimes.jpg


1897 dime in dirt
1897 Dime in dirt.jpg


A Pittsburgh Railways Trolley token dated 1922. These were used for a long time after 1922.


Railways front.jpg

Railways back.jpg


A Saint Christopher's medal that reads "I am a Catholic. In case of accident, please notify a Priest" on the back.
St Chris front.jpg

St Chris back.jpg


From another (large) site, that I have pounded for many years, I got a nice green 1864 IHP just in time for St. Patrick's Day.
1864 IHP.jpg

Same site - an odd piece of jewelry.
Jewelry Piece.jpg

Same site - some buttons, a toe tap, and a roached out 1864 IHP.
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pa-dirt_nc-sand

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I have managed to get out some over the last two weeks, including yesterday. While not from my preferred time period, at least I was digging :dontknow:

I started hunting around an older, mid 1800s, abandoned house in my town, as well as the adjacent neighbor's yard. Had to wade through a lot of modern coinage, and didn't find anything as old as the house, but scored a few nice keepers.

Here is the sum of what I got in two trips totaling about three hours.
View attachment 2014672

Only two pieces of silver - at least they were Barbers :laughing7:
View attachment 2014673

1897 dime in dirt
View attachment 2014681

A Pittsburgh Railways Trolley token dated 1922. These were used for a long time after 1922.


View attachment 2014674
View attachment 2014675

A Saint Christopher's medal that reads "I am a Catholic. In case of accident, please notify a Priest" on the back.
View attachment 2014676
View attachment 2014677

From another (large) site, that I have pounded for many years, I got a nice green 1864 IHP just in time for St. Patrick's Day.
View attachment 2014678
Same site - an odd piece of jewelry.
View attachment 2014679
Same site - some buttons, a toe tap, and a roached out 1864 IHP.
View attachment 2014680
Nice finds Steve! Looks like a lot of targets there. Congrats on the silvers!!
 

pepperj

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Well done on the silvers and other older pieces.
Getting out and digging would be great.
Sure beats going through 5 gallon buckets of pouch dumps.
Which beats looking at snow banks.
 

E-Trac-Ohio

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What a great haul - well done !

I found the exact same Pittsburgh Railways Trolley Token last Fall.
I dug the Token at an abandoned 1800's house approx. 80 miles West of Pittsburgh, in Ohio.
 
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Steve in PA

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What a great haul - well done !

I found the exact same Pittsburgh Railways Trolley Token last Fall.
I dug the Token at an abandoned 1800's house approx. 80 miles West of Pittsburgh, in Ohio.
They turn up pretty regularly around here. I do have one different type of Pittsburgh trolley token.
 

Florida Finder

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I have managed to get out some over the last two weeks, including yesterday. While not from my preferred time period, at least I was digging :dontknow:

I started hunting around an older, mid 1800s, abandoned house in my town, as well as the adjacent neighbor's yard. Had to wade through a lot of modern coinage, and didn't find anything as old as the house, but scored a few nice keepers.

Here is the sum of what I got in two trips totaling about three hours.
View attachment 2014672

Only two pieces of silver - at least they were Barbers :laughing7:
View attachment 2014673

1897 dime in dirt
View attachment 2014681

A Pittsburgh Railways Trolley token dated 1922. These were used for a long time after 1922.


View attachment 2014674
View attachment 2014675

A Saint Christopher's medal that reads "I am a Catholic. In case of accident, please notify a Priest" on the back.
View attachment 2014676
View attachment 2014677

From another (large) site, that I have pounded for many years, I got a nice green 1864 IHP just in time for St. Patrick's Day.
View attachment 2014678
Same site - an odd piece of jewelry.
View attachment 2014679
Same site - some buttons, a toe tap, and a roached out 1864 IHP.
View attachment 2014680
Steve those are some real keepers. Congratulations! I particularly like the St Christopher medal!
 

ArfieBoy

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Nice finds! Congratulations on the silver and the T. Christopher medal! Thanks for sharing.
 

Coinstar magnet

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I have managed to get out some over the last two weeks, including yesterday. While not from my preferred time period, at least I was digging :dontknow:

I started hunting around an older, mid 1800s, abandoned house in my town, as well as the adjacent neighbor's yard. Had to wade through a lot of modern coinage, and didn't find anything as old as the house, but scored a few nice keepers.

Here is the sum of what I got in two trips totaling about three hours.
View attachment 2014672

Only two pieces of silver - at least they were Barbers :laughing7:
View attachment 2014673

1897 dime in dirt
View attachment 2014681

A Pittsburgh Railways Trolley token dated 1922. These were used for a long time after 1922.


View attachment 2014674
View attachment 2014675

A Saint Christopher's medal that reads "I am a Catholic. In case of accident, please notify a Priest" on the back.
View attachment 2014676
View attachment 2014677

From another (large) site, that I have pounded for many years, I got a nice green 1864 IHP just in time for St. Patrick's Day.
View attachment 2014678
Same site - an odd piece of jewelry.
View attachment 2014679
Same site - some buttons, a toe tap, and a roached out 1864 IHP.
View attachment 2014680
Those are great finds in my book... beautiful barbers, token, and green IHP...love them all....
 

Digger RJ

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XP Deus 2
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I have managed to get out some over the last two weeks, including yesterday. While not from my preferred time period, at least I was digging :dontknow:

I started hunting around an older, mid 1800s, abandoned house in my town, as well as the adjacent neighbor's yard. Had to wade through a lot of modern coinage, and didn't find anything as old as the house, but scored a few nice keepers.

Here is the sum of what I got in two trips totaling about three hours.
View attachment 2014672

Only two pieces of silver - at least they were Barbers :laughing7:
View attachment 2014673

1897 dime in dirt
View attachment 2014681

A Pittsburgh Railways Trolley token dated 1922. These were used for a long time after 1922.


View attachment 2014674
View attachment 2014675

A Saint Christopher's medal that reads "I am a Catholic. In case of accident, please notify a Priest" on the back.
View attachment 2014676
View attachment 2014677

From another (large) site, that I have pounded for many years, I got a nice green 1864 IHP just in time for St. Patrick's Day.
View attachment 2014678
Same site - an odd piece of jewelry.
View attachment 2014679
Same site - some buttons, a toe tap, and a roached out 1864 IHP.
View attachment 2014680
Very Nice Hunt!!! Congrats!!! 1800's!!
 

JeffInMass

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Jan 14, 2006
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Excellent finds and very nice post- Congrats!
 

Swamp Fox

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I have managed to get out some over the last two weeks, including yesterday. While not from my preferred time period, at least I was digging :dontknow:

I started hunting around an older, mid 1800s, abandoned house in my town, as well as the adjacent neighbor's yard. Had to wade through a lot of modern coinage, and didn't find anything as old as the house, but scored a few nice keepers.

Here is the sum of what I got in two trips totaling about three hours.
View attachment 2014672

Only two pieces of silver - at least they were Barbers :laughing7:
View attachment 2014673

1897 dime in dirt
View attachment 2014681

A Pittsburgh Railways Trolley token dated 1922. These were used for a long time after 1922.


View attachment 2014674
View attachment 2014675

A Saint Christopher's medal that reads "I am a Catholic. In case of accident, please notify a Priest" on the back.
View attachment 2014676
View attachment 2014677

From another (large) site, that I have pounded for many years, I got a nice green 1864 IHP just in time for St. Patrick's Day.
View attachment 2014678
Same site - an odd piece of jewelry.
View attachment 2014679
Same site - some buttons, a toe tap, and a roached out 1864 IHP.
View attachment 2014680
nice day of digging
 

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