Relics, Coins, and Kids

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”

Benjamin Franklin

Hey Folks just wanted to share the last week of treasure hunting, and what a great week it has been as you will see in the following pictures.

Mystery Medal???? anyone have a clue? Dug this gem and still stumped on what it represents 10 years service? Found this one which is similar on Ebay http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=Rare+bronze+gold-plated+medal+eagle+with+star&_sacat=0&_odkw=Eagle+star+medal&_osacat=0

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It’s kinda funny how once you find one, more seem to follow, this is the fifth “Toostie Toy” car in the last few weeks. Always a pleasure to dig these has it has a way of taking you back to your childhood. Article on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TootsieToy

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Mystery Shield? Not sure what this came off, maybe a bicycle?

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C.C.C. ( Civilian Conservation Corps ) A great relic from a hard time in our nation when most everyone was out of work. You can read more about FDR’s “New Deal” and the great things the C.C.C. did for our country http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilian_Conservation_Corps

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Another trade token which is missing the aluminum center. This was from a long gone grocery store here in town from the 1900’s lumber/saw mill days. For a picture of a complete token follow this link and scroll down. http://wbcc-online.com/tokens/us_tokens/ustradek.htm the following link is the best source I have found to research the old tokens.

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“Good for one load of Wood” Long-Bell lumber company at the Ludington sawmill site

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This has been a great week for finding Silver coins, logging many hours on my Garrett AT Gold has begun to pay off. When we first started Jason and I wondered if all the silver coins had been dug up, we were certainly wrong. I know for a fact we have both swung over many targets that are coins only to move on because the signal was “sketchy” or the numbers did not line up etc. This last week it seems something has clicked for me, as my silver finds are becoming more common on both areas we have hunted in the past and newer spots as well. Finding that good tone from the target is relative to many factors some we control and others we don’t. With a constant adjustment to target approach and swing speed I have manage to get the tone that says “Dig”. For me I have placed more trust in the Target signal/tone than what the numbers read, it’s certainly paid off.

1907 Liberty dime ( Barber ) D mint

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No date “Standing Liberty” quarter which is a first for me.

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1943 “Winged Liberty Head” AKA Mercury dime “D” mint. The coin is in really good shape!

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1917 Merc no mint, this is the second year in this coins mint life…to bad it was not the first.

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No date “Standing Liberty” S mint, like I said earlier it seems once you find one other follow.

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1943 D and 1964 D “Washington” quarter nothing spectacular but hey silver is silver and I hate digging 1965 coins….lol

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Kids love to treasure hunt! At first it was pretty tough with the kids,but like anything else they quickly adapted. Its so awesome to hang out at cool places and watch the kids hunt, having been there with them both as they made there first “Real” find has been priceless. My first approch was heavy on teaching and trying to coach them only to discover the best method was to let them figure it out on there own, and its working. The kids are using a Garrett Ace 250, Garrett pro pointer and Lesche digging trowel. They are digging lots of junk, yet through that junk they are learning what right sounds like and they have been rewarded for there “Percistants”

Taegan (9) with her first cool find .925 Sterling silver ring

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Recently I was invited to speak at my daughters school about metal detecting, needless to say we had a great day.

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Ethan “Mad Max” Reiter (7) geared up for the hunt.

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Ethan scored a strange “Monkey” pendant, we have been looking online and cannot find its orgin?

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Close-up of Mad Max’s “Monkey” pendant…..Mayan, Aztec, or maybe Hindu? It’s seems to be made from two different metals, I think its silver and broze…strange to say the least.

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Thats all I have for this week, hope you enjoy the post. Look forward to any question you may have on anything posted here……Happy Hunting and be safe.

V/R

SAR

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3 thoughts on “Relics, Coins, and Kids

  1. I think it’s Maori – they do a lot of pendants and jade work figurines with the tongue sticking out and the head at an off-angle. (surfed-in from Jerking the Trigger)

    1. DC,

      Thanks I will chase down you suggestion and see what we come up with. JTT (AKA Matt) is a really great guy he has done some reviews of my other company SAR Global Tool and the knives and survival gear I custom build. Checked out your blog as well and will get back over and subscribe…build the network.

      Take care
      SAR

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