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Old 05-16-2022, 09:52 AM
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According to the map of 1893 there was a barn on a hill overlooking a farm field. That same property on the 1912 map now has the abbreviation "Res" for residence written next to the barn. Apparently a family moved in and was living there. The father's name was August Sohrbeck and the wife's name was Dency. The family had 1 daughter living there at the time named Edith. Here is what I found when I metal detected. The large cent pendent, doll and ice skate were most likely hers.
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Old 05-16-2022, 11:42 AM
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Nice finds and history!

From your title I could here my mother yelling me..."Shut the door, were you born in a barn?!!"

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Nice finds and history! ....
Yes, not only some finds, but a good history to weave together. Nice job.
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Old 05-16-2022, 12:31 PM
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Thanks I knew Tom would like the large cent!

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Thanks I knew Tom would like the large cent!
Yes, I liked the "who-dunnit-mystery" part, but didn't like the LC !
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Cool!

Maybe their internet connection was kinda sketchy, so they moved into the barn.

At least they'd have "stable" wifi.

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Cool finds and story. Good job!

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Originally Posted by Country Dirt Kid View post
According to the map of 1893 there was a barn on a hill overlooking a farm field. That same property on the 1912 map now has the abbreviation "Res" for residence written next to the barn. Apparently a family moved in and was living there. The father's name was August Sohrbeck and the wife's name was Dency. The family had 1 daughter living there at the time named Edith. Here is what I found when I metal detected. The large cent pendent, doll and ice skate were most likely hers.
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Clean that pendant up I'd like to see what is on there.

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Clean that pendant up I'd like to see what is on there.
I know it's a large cent but I'm scared to clean it the wrong way but then again what difference does it make. The question is, "Will it clean up and be visible?"

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I know it's a large cent but I'm scared to clean it the wrong way but then again what difference does it make. The question is, "Will it clean up and be visible?"
Soak in apple cider vinegar, takes the crud off but won't hurt the coin.


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Doesn't the shield on the reverse make it a shield nickel or 2 cent piece?
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many barns have been converted to residences over the years
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Doesn't the shield on the reverse make it a shield nickel or 2 cent piece?
Two different coins I found. One is the shield nickel. Very lucky since I am so used to finding absolutely nothing. I took some advice from some people here and actually found coins.

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Funny thing, I had a house in a barn once. Nice finds
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