Sweet River Finds (day 2)

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Went back out to the same, general, area as yesterday. Near an old river ford and some other river structures.

Found some more old padlocks. One looks like a WILCo, maybe an old signal lock for the railroad. The other doesn’t appear to have any markings. Both a little toastie but the WILCo isn’t too bad.

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The next two are a first for me and on the wish list.
Found my first Indian Head penny. A 1902 and a little rough but still can make out the date and features.

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The second was my first harmonica reed. Near the surface under some rocks.

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Also found what looks like an old vintage fishing lure blade/spoon.
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I’m amazed by how many good targets I’m finding. Expected to dig a lot of beer cans and pull tabs. Have only dug 1-2. Majority of signals are non-ferrous. I dug a lot of unidentified copper and brass objects. Seems like the worse things you find at the river are lead sinkers...and I don’t even mind digging those. Lol.

I’m used to farm fields where 90 percent of what you dig are beer cans and big iron.

Also found a nice piece of an older crock. Didn’t keep it but thought it was neat.
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Awesome relic hunt with an IH twist! :icon_thumleft:
 

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Nice!!! Congrats!!! Cool old lock!!
 

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Are you sure it's a 1902? Looks like it might be a 1908. Hard to tell sometimes when they get corroded. If it turns out to be an '08, look on the reverse for an S mint mark. :icon_thumleft:
 
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It is tough. The first 3 standout pretty good. I’ll double check.
 
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Yeah fairly certain it’s a 2. I see what you’re saying. The tail of the 2 looks like it curves up some but I can see the flat of the bottom of the 2. Looks like the 1908 S is a little more rare. Hey it’s ok I still appreciate the info and the heads up.
 

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Awesome I saw the other lock you found and thought railroad also those are nice. Alot of old relics coming out of there thats a good sign keep at it ..........Tommy
 

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