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Old 03-28-2020, 12:03 AM
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Default Doubled my silver count today

I started in my hammered park today, but the finds were scarce, so I went curbstrippin' instead. Same old strips I've worked over the last couple years, but the coins are pretty "lively" in this very moist ground, so I had hope.
Earlier this month, I had dug 2 rosies and a Washington quarter in 3 different hunts. Today, the highlights were 2 Mercury dimes, a Washington quarter, a super slick V nickel barely dateable to 1891, an old Wisconsin Junior Conservation League pin, and several wheats. Oh, and a really cool old "GOOD FOR 5 IN TRADE" token with just a 5-digit number on the other side?

Long hunt, but good day to be out there.
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Old 03-28-2020, 01:44 AM
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Wow, three silvers and an awesome token. Plus the pin. Super hunt man! Congrats!

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Old 03-28-2020, 06:58 AM
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Great hunt, glad you have some soft ground up there sir!

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Old 03-28-2020, 07:11 AM
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Nice finds. Love the token.
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:22 AM
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Nice finds congrats on the oldies. That token was used for mob owned/run pinball machines around the prohibition era. Dug one last year and that’s what I was able to find out
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Old 03-28-2020, 08:49 AM
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Congrats on the nice finds and silver!

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Old 03-28-2020, 09:04 AM
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Great hunt ! Glad you are thawed out and can get out there. Congrats on the silver, the V nick, and the relics. I found a token just like that last fall. My research suggests that they were pretty generic but still probably 100 years old and very cool. Nice saves!!

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Old 03-28-2020, 09:05 AM
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Congrats on the shiny,wheats and old V nickel. The token is a sweet save also. Good luck out there. Mark

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Old 03-28-2020, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by GroundSweeper View post
Wow, three silvers and an awesome token. Plus the pin. Super hunt man! Congrats!
Originally Posted by Big Treble View post
Great hunt, glad you have some soft ground up there sir!
Originally Posted by TNTGross View post
Nice finds. Love the token.
Originally Posted by off the iron View post
Nice finds congrats on the oldies. That token was used for mob owned/run pinball machines around the prohibition era. Dug one last year and that’s what I was able to find out
Originally Posted by louie088 View post
Congrats on the nice finds and silver!
Originally Posted by MTtrashdigger View post
Great hunt ! Glad you are thawed out and can get out there. Congrats on the silver, the V nick, and the relics. I found a token just like that last fall. My research suggests that they were pretty generic but still probably 100 years old and very cool. Nice saves!!
Originally Posted by markinswpa View post
Congrats on the shiny,wheats and old V nickel. The token is a sweet save also. Good luck out there. Mark
Appreciate all the comments, people! I've read a few theories about the 31554 tokens. I think there were multiple (local? in-house?) uses for them once you were able to win them from nickel slot machines(mob owned) Drinks, cigars, etc...just not back in the slot machines. What a racket!
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Very nice Foragist, you robbed the cradle on the '64 Silver Quarter! Glad your hunt was so productive, great finds!
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:22 AM
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Great job!

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Old 03-28-2020, 01:18 PM
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Nice hunting , Congrats !
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Old 03-28-2020, 04:26 PM
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Making the switch on locations really paid well Blaise. Congrats on the 3 Silver's and doubling your count. That Token is an awesome recovery, it be neat if you could find out to where its origin was. Trapper

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Old 03-28-2020, 06:46 PM
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Congratulations on the keepers, it looks like you had a great hunt!

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Old 03-28-2020, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by LovestheShiny! View post
Very nice Foragist, you robbed the cradle on the '64 Silver Quarter! Glad your hunt was so productive, great finds!
Haha! The quarter looked sooo fresh and clean when I dug it! Thank you.

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Great job!
Thank you Thank you!

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Nice hunting , Congrats !
Thank you! Any three silver day is greatly appreciated.

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Making the switch on locations really paid well Blaise. Congrats on the 3 Silver's and doubling your count. That Token is an awesome recovery, it be neat if you could find out to where its origin was. Trapper
Sometimes sticking it out in a hammered park pays off, and other times Plan B is the way to go. Glad I went with Plan B! I know the token is old and cool, and the mystery of it makes it even cooler. Thanks Trapper.

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Congratulations on the keepers, it looks like you had a great hunt!
Thanks Mat. My best 2020 hunt yet...but the year is just getting started. I usually don't get out until April!
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:22 PM
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Pretty nice hunt. That 1964 beats hell out of a 65. Curb strips are my favorite.
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:31 AM
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Definitely a great hunt, the token is really cool too, congrats!

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Old 03-30-2020, 07:20 PM
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Nice going on the silver, congrats!

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Old 03-30-2020, 07:41 PM
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Congrats on the silvers, V and the rest...a fine hunt!

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Congrats on the nice assortment of finds, Blaise!

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