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Old 03-23-2020, 02:12 PM
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Default 1860 Presidential Campaign Token

Pics are from 3 hunts last week.

The highlight, and probably my best find to date, is the 1860 Presidential Campaign Token of Stephan A. Douglas and Herschel V. Johnson. When I dug it I initially thought it was a 4 hole button. However, when I got home I noticed it had a reeded edge and quickly realized I had something much better.

I finally unearth a V nickel! I hadn't dug one since I started detecting, and was very pumped to get this. Its an 1883 which is the first year these were minted.

I was also able to pick up a 1942 Washington, a 1936 buff, a few wheats, a cool little pin, a 1959 dog license, and two small pieces of lead - a bail seal and a musket ball.

Thanks for looking, hope your all getting out
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Old 03-23-2020, 02:19 PM
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Wonderful save. Congrats! Was it in a yard?

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Old 03-23-2020, 02:31 PM
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Wonderful save. Congrats! Was it in a yard?
It was near a rock wall that divides a farm field with a heavily wooded area.
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Old 03-23-2020, 02:47 PM
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Nice group of finds.....Congrats.

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Fantastic mixed bag hunt.Congrats on the shiny, Buff, wheats and super cool token. Also attaboy on your first V nickel. Does it have the word cents on the back or just the V. The one with cents is the good one but the one without has a cool story to go with it. Love the dog tag. Again congrats and good luck, Mark

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Wow, those are excellent pix. Like you can almost reach out and pick up one of those green patina wheaties ! And great follow-through research .
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Wow, that's an amazing find. Congrats!

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Congrats on the finds man! Great hunting!

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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA View post
Wow, those are excellent pix. Like you can almost reach out and pick up one of those green patina wheaties ! And great follow-through research .
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Wow, that's an amazing find. Congrats!
Thanks you guys, I hope the movement freeze in CA comes to a quick and safe end.

When I realized it was a token I though it was JamFlicker’esq. I’ve said it before but you get some great ones.
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Originally Posted by cellrdwellr View post
Congrats on the finds man! Great hunting!
Thanks man, I’ll shoot you a text, I hope we can get out soon
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Nice group of finds.....Congrats.
Thanks, hope your getting out
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Cool piece wtg
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Old 03-23-2020, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by markinswpa View post
Fantastic mixed bag hunt.Congrats on the shiny, Buff, wheats and super cool token. Also attaboy on your first V nickel. Does it have the word cents on the back or just the V. The one with cents is the good one but the one without has a cool story to go with it. Love the dog tag. Again congrats and good luck, Mark
Tough to say. The back is fairly roached. I could convince myself for either version!
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Wow that is qn incredible piece of history, Congratulations . I would be jacked!

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Yes very nice!
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A great variety of finds, but that presidential token is really cool! Something you would probably only find once in a lifetime!

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Old 03-23-2020, 11:34 PM
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That is a very neat and historic recovery Liam. Congrats on the , the Silver Washington, the Buffalo, Wheat's and all the rest. And yes on finally digging your white whale with your first "V". I know that feeling as the "V" was mine also took me just under 10 years to get my first. Then last year I dug 3 and now so far this year I have dug another 3. Hope that happens for you. Trapper

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That Presidential Campaign Token is cool. One of my favorite finds is also a campaign toke from 1872 for Ulysses S. Grant. Found in a yard that at one time was part of a plantation here in Jacksonville Fl.
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Congrats - those are some excellent finds!

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Old 03-24-2020, 09:26 AM
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Real cool finds! Enjoy seeing those more than most coins to be honest.

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