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First hunt of 2014

1 Jan

Although we were expecting snow today, it was not to happen until the afternoon so I grabbed Maurice and headed into 2014 full of hope. I went to the same school I went to last year on my first hunt of 2013. The school campus is so large that there had to be a keeper or two left.

After about an hour of digging clad, I got a sweet signal and I went for it. I will never get tired of seeing that edge in the coin ball”
coin_ball

The winner of 2014’s first silver coin of the year is a 1947D Roosevelt dime:
First_silver_2014

Next I found a cool holed token. This token was made by the Pace Manufacturing Company from 1927 until the 1940’s. It went into vending machines also made by the same company, such as the Bantam Mint Vending machine. The vending machines also doubled as slot machines in that after you made the purchase, you also could get tokens back that could be traded for merchandise. It was a clever way to get around anti-gambling laws:
token-reverse

token_obverse

I spent two hours at the school and I left as I did last year feeling that I haven’t yet even scratched the surface. By the way, I found 10 nickels.
First_hunt_2014

So we are off.

Thank you for looking

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2 Responses to “First hunt of 2014”

  1. lawdog1 January 1, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

    Silv in the pock and away we go………….!

    • pulltabMiner January 2, 2014 at 9:36 am #

      Now, if I can just repeat this every time I go out…

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