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Old 01-14-2020, 05:59 PM
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Default Scratched Rosie trying to coin pop in the yard

Spent another hour in the yard, this time trying to learn to coin probe/pop with a brand new screwdriver (sharp/unmodified), and wouldnít you know I gouged and popped a Rosie. Ď64, just like the other two from this yard and again I didnít bother to check for a mint mark

The Rosie was target number two on this short hunt. A lead soldier torso and legs came out about half way through. I thought it might be a piece of one of the lead horsemen Iíve found three of here, but I think itís a soldier, which is my first. Gravely injured, but I was happy to find

Also discovered and was gifted these two nice old digging tools. The short handled spade was on this hunt and worked well. I wonít be doing any digging with the entrenching tool. US stamped in the steel and handle as well, so I assume original wood.

Looks like we used them in WWI and into the beginning of WWII. It is undated.

Super excited for these digging tools, my first lead soldier, and scratching/popping my third Rosie!

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Example: https://militaryantiquesmuseum.com/u...27.archive.htm










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Old 01-14-2020, 06:03 PM
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:07 PM
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:48 PM
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Nice going on the rosie. Sounds like you have an old yard.

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Old 01-14-2020, 06:51 PM
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Nice going on the rosie. Sounds like you have an old yard.


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Old 01-14-2020, 08:23 PM
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Those diggers are relics themselves lol, nice gifts!


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Old 01-14-2020, 08:28 PM
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Those diggers are relics themselves lol, nice gifts!


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Yeah I couldnít have been more excited when I opened a cabinet looking for something and found those. Then I got the ďtake em their yours!Ē That made my week for sure!
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That's a very nice m1910 shovel. Those can be worth a decent amount. I think I would just keep it for display.

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That's a very nice m1910 shovel. Those can be worth a decent amount. I think I would just keep it for display.


Thatís the plan. No digging with that beauty
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Nice finds and shovels , congrats !
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Old 01-16-2020, 05:02 PM
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Nice finds and shovels , congrats !


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Congrats on the Rosie and the entrenching tool! Both great finds!
Hard to imagine having to use one of those to dig a hole you could fit in, especially with mortars going off all around. A very thought provoking piece of history you got there.

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Old 01-17-2020, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Ron 71 View post
Congrats on the Rosie and the entrenching tool! Both great finds!

Hard to imagine having to use one of those to dig a hole you could fit in, especially with mortars going off all around. A very thought provoking piece of history you got there.


Thank you! Yes, that sounds terrifying.
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Old 01-17-2020, 01:38 PM
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Awesome trench tool, congrats too on the Merc and the cool lead soldier piece!

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Old 01-17-2020, 01:42 PM
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Nice silver dime find, that shovel with US is probably military.

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Old 01-17-2020, 03:59 PM
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Nice silver dime find, that shovel with US is probably military.


Thanks KM! Yeah, the shovel is a WWI and into the very beginning of WWII entrenching tool.
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Congrats on the finds, Mike!

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The silver dime is a good find even with the scratch! And those WWI & II shovels are interesting pieces of history.

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Old 01-25-2020, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Wolf-Dog View post
Congrats on the finds, Mike!

Thanks Garrett!

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The silver dime is a good find even with the scratch! And those WWI & II shovels are interesting pieces of history.

Thank you! Yeah, I am not turning my nose up at all Iíll just practice popping coins at a park, not in the yard!
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