SILVER today & a Huge Dollar Size FORD Token from 1933

wlb42

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Hunted in a private home yard in a very small town that was founded in 1904 - AND found 4-quarters, 5-dimes & 8-cents one which was a 1949 "wheat cent" - BUT my very first target, with the SIMPLEX+, was a SILVER 1945 Mecury dime which was buried about 8 inches next to a huge "Live Oak" tree among several large & small roots and took me a few minutes to recover it (not being able to "plug the hole" and of course scratched it with the screwdrive I was using - So I now call it "scar-face" but the reverse is very nice - I guess I should be glad it wasn't a key date. After 49 years of detecting, you think I would learn. My best find of the day, however was a FORD THIRTY YEARS 1903-1933 / V8 / OF PROGRESS token issued at the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago. The token is made of brass and measures 34mm in diameter, and is called a "dollar size" token.

Thanks for looking - GOOD LUCK & HH to ALL..........BILL

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Doubter in MD

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Nice finds! I love the Ford token. Great stuff. Thank you for sharing it.
 

ArfieBoy

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Thanks for sharing your great finds!
 

xr7ator

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Nice dime, SWEET TOKEN, fantastic pics! Grats and thanks for postin'
 

JeffInMass

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Very nice finds- Congrats!
 

thrifty76now

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Years ago I found that same Ford token,but I was not aware it came from the CHICAGO 1933 worlds fair.Thanks for the information.
 

E-Trac-Ohio

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That's a really cool Token - congrats on the great finds !
 

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That's a very nice day's recovery. The Ford token is a beauty....I haven’t tried using a screwdriver yet...I've heard it keeps the ground surface looking nice...I've gotten some good signals near the base of trees at a nearby park but the roots are impossible even with a saw blade...
 
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Love that FORD token! :icon_thumleft:
 

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Really liking the Ford token!
 

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Nice finds and really like the 33 Ford Token
 

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Wow, love that token!! Don’t feel bad about the merc, it happens, I hit a Connecticut copper with a full stroke of my Lesche. Thank god it was already smoked
 

ToddsPoint

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In 1932 Ford introduced the flat head V-8. First mass produced V-8. They became the performance leader for many years. Like the Maybelline song says..."A Cadillac arollin' on the open road...Nothin' will outrun my V8 Ford." Gary
 

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Great hunt very impressive amount of silver and clad for the year got me beat by alot. I love that token that is a really cool find could be very collectible. Good job Stay safe Tommy
 

BLK HOLE

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Very cool token and even with a scratch you gotta love silver:icon_thumleft:
 

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