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Old 08-12-2012, 03:39 PM
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Talking Civil War Token and Large Cent!

Hunted an old farm established in 1835. I've been there a few times with the Bounty Hunter and never found a coin. Today with the Etrac I found a large cent within 5 minutes on site. It's real rough. It has quite a bit of "green" patina. I'll look into cleaning it later. What really got me excited was the token. I found it in the area of the old log cabin. Existing farmhouse was built in 1850. The owner is a decendant of the original "settler". She said she has tracked her ancestors back to England. Anyways, when I pulled the token from the ground and scratched at it a bit with my finger nail, I saw the word "Union", not "united". I figured it would turn out to be old. After a little cleaning and internet research, I found it to be a CW token. It says "Army and Navy" on one side and "The Federal Union" and "It Must and Shall be Preserved". Cool.
I've attached two internet images of a better condition token along with mine.

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Old 08-12-2012, 04:43 PM
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Thats a really cool find! Congrats!

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Old 08-12-2012, 06:01 PM
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Great find! congrats

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Old 08-12-2012, 06:29 PM
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I love War of Northern Aggression finds.

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Old 08-12-2012, 11:24 PM
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Sweet token,, Those don't come around every day..
Love them tokens
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:59 PM
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Great find. anyone would be content with that hunt. Congradulations


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Old 08-13-2012, 06:06 AM
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Yep those civil war tokens are cool congrads on your finds

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