A token kind of day

19 Jul

I spent two hours very early this morning metal detecting with the XP Deus metal detector. I returned to the site where I found my very first ever trade token and I found two more of the same except the number in the back was different. Then I found two additional but different tokens and a numbered lead seal.

This leads me to believe that this may have been the site of a store at some time in the past. I found no coins though, at least not yet.

various old tokens

A fistful of tokens

Trade token

The numbers on the reverse are different

Trade token obverse

This one is in much better shape than the last one

The two other tokens are in poor shape. I have seen the Palmolive token many times before so I know what it is for (a cake of soap). The Ranch El Campo token is a different story. I’ve never seen one before.

I found other things at the site including a copper spoon that I broke while extracting it from the hard, dry ground and a number of house parts made of brass and copper.

I still have hopes of finding coins there but I may wait for more rain (we got some rain today but not nearly enough).

Thank you for looking!

4 Responses to “A token kind of day”

  1. lawdog1 July 20, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    That Palmolive token looks like a rock? I must have thrown a dozen of them away!! 🙂

    Great finds! We’ll get together this fall and put the Pro and Deus head to head!

    • yaquigrande July 20, 2012 at 8:18 am #

      LOL! Yes, the Palmolive token is toast!

      I am looking forward to a hunt man! 104 today. Piece of cake!

  2. Ben Borup July 20, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    Love you blog. Great job on the tokens.

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