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Old 01-19-2009, 03:30 PM
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I'm not sure if this can be literally defined as ironic, but it sure was an unexpected find to say the least.
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:31 PM
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That token is awesome!
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:42 PM
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Some smart sailsman probably planted it with a lot more yet to found. Smart marketing gimic. Talk about getting to your target audiences.
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:50 PM
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Great!!! Now go and find couple dozens more..

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Old 01-19-2009, 03:57 PM
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That's one of the funniest finds I've seen with a metal detector. It reminds me of the Geico commercial on the beach with the caveman finding a set of keys with a Geico key chain.

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Old 01-19-2009, 04:36 PM
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That's one of the funniest finds I've seen with a metal detector. It reminds me of the Geico commercial on the beach with the caveman finding a set of keys with a Geico key chain.

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I agree, I literally broke out into laughter when I realized what it was.
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:14 PM
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It's not every day you find something like that. Pretty smart salesman.
By the by, a quick google search finds nothing listed using that number on the coin. I guess you just found it a little late ( and $5 short). Oh well, still a nice find.

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Old 01-19-2009, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by frog View post
By the by, a quick google search finds nothing listed using that number on the coin.
Address looks like a private residence. A past "home business" I suppose:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...19312&t=h&z=16

Slick marketing scheme though!

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Old 01-19-2009, 07:13 PM
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That's one heck of a cool find! I love to find things that some how connect, which this clearly does. Great find and congrats..

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Old 01-19-2009, 07:14 PM
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That's probably the greatest ironic find ever ! Steve in so az

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Ha! That's a neat find...thanks for sharing!

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County worker, Nice find, How about if you have some time following up on that token. Find out if the dealer is still around, and when they planted them. At a mere $5 discount on a detector as opposed to a more realistic 25 dollars, you may find it's been in the ground a while....Gil

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Definitely one of the coolest tokens I've seen here yet!

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What makes that even cooler in my regard, is I used to live in Pleasant Hill, CA.

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I'm about fifty miles west of Pleasant Hill and I found it in an open field where a house built the 1800s that was torn down in the '60s once stood. Given that location I don't believe it was planted there by a crafty salesman. I did find one on this auction site http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lo...1-c-wzfi2p5h16 but I didn't register to see if there was any info about the token. Do you think it's from the '70s?
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Ironic and cool find. WTG WOLF

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Originally Posted by CountyWorker View post
I'm about fifty miles west of Pleasant Hill and I found it in an open field where a house built the 1800s that was torn down in the '60s once stood. Given that location I don't believe it was planted there by a crafty salesman.
I believe you may be incorrect. The "crafty salesmen" of metal detecting shops are generally avid detectorists themselves. That was his calling card that he was there before you and already cleared out the easy finds, guaranteed...

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Neat find! My local dealer (Gold-N-Detectors in Golden,CO.) planted tokens similar to this when he and employees would go hunting. They were for $2.50 off any purchase. I have found 5 of them. He still accepts them. They were all placed in great looking areas.

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Neat find! My local dealer (Gold-N-Detectors in Golden,CO.) planted tokens similar to this when he and employees would go hunting. They were for $2.50 off any purchase. I have found 5 of them. He still accepts them. They were all placed in great looking areas.

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I want to find one!!!

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EDIT: The area code for Pleasant Hill is currently 925 (not 415 like San Francisco)... so if you research when it changed, you'll know the minimum of how old it is.

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