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Had some good luck tonight!

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:09 pm
by Nolifeking
Well I hit the yard again. I was focusing on just digging any target iron or not just so I can clean up the yard and hopefully clear it out enough to get some coin signals that might be hiding with the iron nails. I dug 42 iron nails tonight. Here are my goodies for my hard work though.

1897 Barber (My first barber dime!)
1923 Merc
Last is some sort of tack. Not a coin, but I thought it was interesting. It looks big in the pic, but its smaller that a time. A little smaller than a half dime. Any thoughts on what it was for?
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Re: Had some good luck tonight!

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:28 pm
by Daniel
:greatfind: Free silver! No better way to get it.

Re: Had some good luck tonight!

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:44 am
by dipper13
Great finds. There was a civil war unit from your state , the 31st Wisconsin. Is that tack steel or iron? You may have a civil war relic. Tacks were sometimes used as identifiers on equipment. It might be worth researching, if the metal is right for the period. It looks period. Dan

Re: Had some good luck tonight!

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:15 pm
by Nolifeking
It's possible. There was a training camp roughly 2 mile from my place. But the house wasn't there back then. I've had one person tell me it is a railroad tie tack. Seems to fit better. The 31 is the date so if it is a tie tack it was prob lost back in 1931

Re: Had some good luck tonight!

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:25 pm
by Maineman750
Nice finds NoLife :trophy: ...and you can always open a hardware store to sell the nails :l

Re: Had some good luck tonight!

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:43 pm
by Nolifeking
I probably could. I have to have over 50 pounds of iron from nails to bits of iron in just one year. I don't know why but I keep it all. I have 3 plastics sacks full of pop cans, pull tabs, nails/iron, and pieces of copper pipes. Someday I'll look through it all and go see the scrap metal man. Might have 50 cents worth of iron :l

Re: Had some good luck tonight!

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:26 pm
by Daniel
Maineman750 wrote:Nice finds NoLife :trophy: ...and you can always open a hardware store to sell the nails :l
:l

Re: Had some good luck tonight!

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:27 pm
by Maineman750
A little story for ya. I've been planning on finding out if I can search the local school as I've heard they are full of junk. My buddy called me today and said his 11 year old came home with a large penny he found in the playground yesterday.He could see one cent and described the head with Liberty on it. I told him not to clean it and bring it up so I can soak in Verdi Care and see what happens.

Re: Had some good luck tonight!

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:49 pm
by Nolifeking
Sounds like a great find if it is a Large Cent. Is it an old school or something?

Re: Had some good luck tonight!

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:47 pm
by Maineman750
I'm sure it is a large cent from his description..but the school is not that old...maybe 50 years.I think some kid probably lost it..a gift from grandpa or something like that.He turned it in, but after 30 days,nobody claimed it (I left out that part above for brevity)