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Good Luck Token

22 Sep

I met a couple of guys from the Friendly Metal Detecting Forum this morning to metal detect at an old city park. These two guys use Etracs and they have been tearing this park apart, finding silver coin after silver coin, including a very cool 1891 Seated Liberty dime last weekend. I of course, brought Maurice, my XP Deus metal detector.

After a couple of hours, none of us had found very much. Redd found a 1910 wheat with no mint mark and I found this very cool Good Luck token.

Good Luck token

World Fair, St. Louis Missouri!

The token is just about the size of an American half-dollar coin and it references the Worlds Fair in St. Louis that took place in 1904. So either this token was given out at the fair or it was made after the fair and the token advertises that their stoves won the grand prize at the Worlds Fair. Either way, it is my oldest good luck token to date.

Good Luck token - reverse

The middle has a four-leaf clover and the words Good Luck.

Since KansasDave found that very cool Seated dime, I intend to hunt this park quite a bit this Fall.

Thank you for looking!

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2 Responses to “Good Luck Token”

  1. Eric September 27, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    I know you wouldn’t spill the beans and say what park but how many coins would you classify as coin after coin

    • yaquigrande October 1, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

      LOL! Well, yes, that phrase is relative. In this case, it is relative to the fact that Linwood park has been hunted pretty hard through the years and all the easy silver is long gone. I know that that the etrac guys have gotten around 15 silver coins (barbers and early mercs and at least one seated liberty dime) in the last few months, not counting the indian heads and V nickels.
      I guess I already said the name of the park too LOL!

      A number of us have been with Redd and Dave when they pulled those silver coins so these guys are not telling fish stories. I will tell you this, I don’t know that many of us have the patience to hunt the way these two hunt; slooooow and methodically. Plus they really know their etracs.

      Thank you for stopping by!

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