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Old 12-02-2019, 12:06 PM
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Default Found a tough token yesterday

The weather here in N. TX was pretty nice this weekend. Mid 50s but windy.

While working on a ghost town permission on Sunday, my partner and I hit another town that has some old neighborhoods dating back to the 1800s.

As I was working a piece of land by a creek that appeared to have been an old dump, I hit a deep mid 30s tone on the 'Nox.
The tone was pretty solid and loud for being that deep. Being next to the creek, the soil was sticky mud. At about 6-7" down, out popped a muddy metal disc. A quick wipe revealed lettering.

As I had recently replied in another thread, I'd rather find a token than a silver coin any day.
Well, I scored a token!

The token is silver dollar sized and is from a dry goods store called "The Famous." It was located in a panhandle town called Wellington. It dates from 1902 to about 1918 from my research.
I love their motto: "A good store in a good town."

When I went to the Token Catalog, there was an entry but no image. It was listed as "rare town." I got to add the first images of this token to the catalog.

This is my second Texas token this year I've been fortunate enough to add to the catalog!

I wish my partner had found a token too as he loves them as much as I do. But he did land a sweet silvered buckle.

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Old 12-02-2019, 12:14 PM
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Very nice. Congrats! Ghost town hunting sounds like fun.

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Old 12-02-2019, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ToySoldier View post
Very nice. Congrats! Ghost town hunting sounds like fun.
Thanks!
It sure can be if they haven't been hit too hard before. The other tough token I found earlier this year actually came from a ghost town site.

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