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Old 11-19-2020, 11:25 AM
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Default Relic-y type hunts with a Merc

I've been hitting the woods in a local park this summer and fall. I finally decided to make my way out into the open areas the last few times I've been out. I'd been avoiding the open sections because its a busy area and I mainly don't want to be bothered. Its also a 100+ year old park and everyone and their mother with a detector has been through it, no doubt. But with colder temps and people generally wanting to stay away from each other I decided to give it a few passes.

Did pretty good on the relics, the flower pin is in great shape, and the WWII token is a first for me. The two best finds were a nameplate tag with a name and address I'm hoping to research along with a 5cent soda token from Jones & O'Brien's Pharmacy. I think the town is Hinsdale, NH - of course there is corrosion over 1 letter in the name and the last letter of the state.

The lone old coin was a 1919 Philly Merc

Hope everyone is still able to get out and dig
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Old 11-19-2020, 11:31 AM
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Some very cool finds from a hunted out park, that merc has seen better days, haha.

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Old 11-19-2020, 11:34 AM
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Nice. I love the mix of relics and the silver is a bonus.

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Old 11-19-2020, 11:40 AM
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Nice finds! I love that Lowell name plate. Is the pin sterling? It looks art nouveau to me.

Looks like we have a few more days of warmer weather in Eastern Mass. But I noticed my detector started to get real funky at 20 degrees yesterday evening.

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Old 11-19-2020, 12:15 PM
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Nice finds! I love that Lowell name plate. Is the pin sterling? It looks art nouveau to me.

Looks like we have a few more days of warmer weather in Eastern Mass. But I noticed my detector started to get real funky at 20 degrees yesterday evening.
Thanks Rockie, no the pin I think is copper - silver plated at one point in time. Rang up like an IHP on my Etrac
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Old 11-19-2020, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by kingman mikey View post
Some very cool finds from a hunted out park, that merc has seen better days, haha.

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Thanks, the merc came out of some very gravelly soil.
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Old 11-19-2020, 02:42 PM
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Good pix !
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Old 11-19-2020, 05:31 PM
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Awesome finds man, love the old script relic. Congrats!

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Very nice assortment of find there, congratulations! I'll be heading out tomorrow for a hunt and hope i can do half as good as you did. HH
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Old 11-20-2020, 11:33 AM
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Nice assortment of finds, off the iron. I especially like the Owen Moran ID tag.

I just tried to search for an Owen Moran at Ancestry.com (in City Directories for Lowell, MA and in U.S. Census records) but with no luck so far. The engraving on the tag is similar to what you might see on a late 19th Century love token.

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Old 11-20-2020, 07:14 PM
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Pretty neat finds. Cool tag.

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