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More Finds at the Early 19th Century Home

Posted by on October 15, 2014

It’s not often that detectorists like myself find a property that just keeps on giving. Usually we hit a property once, twice, even three times, and then it simply becomes a struggle for diminishing returns. Well, not this house. Not this property. A few hours in spots I’ve already searched yielded some fantastic goodies!

1857 large cent obverse

1857 large cent, obverse — only 333k minted! This is the same year the 1857 flying eagle penny entered circulation.

1857 large cent, reverse

1857 large cent, reverse

Martin Luther commemorative medal

Rare medal commemorating the erection of the Martin Luther monument in Washington, DC. Front side reads: “TO COMMEMORATE THE ERECTION OF THE GREAT REFORMER. WASHINGTON, DC. MAY 21, 1884”

 

Martin Luther medal

Reverse side of medal reads: “STRUCK BY THE MARTIN LUTHER SOCIETY OF NEW YORK. A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR GOD”

1943 War Nickel

1943 War Nickel

Hat Buckle

Old hat buckle

Skeleton Key

Skeleton Key

Suspenders Clip

Suspenders Clip

Sheriff Texas Ranger toy badge

Sheriff Texas Ranger toy badge

Flat button

Flat button

Bobcat Cub Scouts pin

Bobcat Cub Scouts pin

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