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Old 01-20-2021, 07:31 PM
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Default Theodore Roosevelt Fob

Well this may be my first best find of 2021. I found this Theodore Roosevelt fob today while metal detecting at an old river ford on southwest Virginia. It is dated June 18th 1910 and has a makers mark of The Greenduck Co. Chicago on both sides. It is heavy and about the size of a Morgan Silver Dollar. I've looked everywhere on the internet and have not been able to find another one like it so it's value and rareness is a mystery. I found it about 8 inches deep and it rang up as an 80 on my Garrett Max.
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Old 01-20-2021, 07:35 PM
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Very cool find!
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Old 01-20-2021, 08:14 PM
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Bully for you, great find!
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Old 01-20-2021, 08:35 PM
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Nice find and history!
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Old 01-20-2021, 10:49 PM
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My hero !

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Old 01-20-2021, 11:48 PM
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That is a great find. Anything related to a president is awesome in my book.

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Old 01-21-2021, 01:16 AM
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That is an AWESOME find. I wish I could find anything more about it on the internet, but I'm turning up blanks.
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:31 AM
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That is a cool find.
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Old 01-21-2021, 06:21 AM
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https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...gQjJkEegQIAxAB

This site has tons of Theodore Roosevelt watch fobs. Some with him facing right, but they don't usually give you a look at the back, so I can't tell if it's like yours or not.
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Fantastic find...was it in the ford? like under the water deep in the sand?

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Old 01-21-2021, 10:10 AM
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Nice relic. Fobs are amazing pieces of Americana. Did you find it on inauguration day?

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Old 01-21-2021, 12:00 PM
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This is the closest to the one you found. The front appears to be a match, but the back view is not shown. Great historical find !

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/471611392215312755/

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Old 01-21-2021, 01:17 PM
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Gimme the Loot I never thought about that. Yes I did find it on inauguration day. I guess that makes it even more special.

OLLIEVON asked where I found it at the ford. I found it at the water edge where they entered/exited the ford. The ford dates all the way back to the early 1800's.

JIMTHER the link you gave to a picture does look like it on the front but seems to look smaller.

I'm still researching the internet and have found no reference to it but I did find a historical account link of Theodore's return to the United States on June 18th 1910 in New York. Fascinating reading.

https://www.loc.gov/item/mp76000002/

Also found some information on the GREENDUCK COMPANY in Chicago that made the fob.

https://www.brewaf.com/history/sign-...-duck-company/
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Old 01-21-2021, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Barneymartin3 View post
Gimme the Loot I never thought about that. Yes I did find it on inauguration day. I guess that makes it even more special.

OLLIEVON asked where I found it at the ford. I found it at the water edge where they entered/exited the ford. The ford dates all the way back to the early 1800's.

JIMTHER the link you gave to a picture does look like it on the front but seems to look smaller.

I'm still researching the internet and have found no reference to it but I did find a historical account link of Theodore's return to the United States on June 18th 1910 in New York. Fascinating reading.

https://www.loc.gov/item/mp76000002/

Also found some information on the GREENDUCK COMPANY in Chicago that made the fob.

https://www.brewaf.com/history/sign-...-duck-company/
So cool. Good information. The research after the finds makes it fun on the relics. Sometimes they turn out to be better than a nice coin.

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Bully for you, great find!
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Spoken like a great man!

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