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Old 10-23-2021, 07:13 PM
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Default I found my white whale today (token)

I drove 2 hours this morning back up to Orrin, ND where just the other day I dug the 1921-D Merc.
I've been in search of an Orrin, N.D. Token for as long as I've been going to Orrin....probably 4 years.
I recently got permission to detect about half the town...just had to haul my Bobcat and Bobcat mower to cut down an overgrown block of town. Long story short, I found all of 3 later wheats and some clad. A lot of work for very little reward.
But anyway......I also got permission to detect 4 old home sites so I went in search of that Orrin token there. I had terrible luck!
I went back to town to try to dig at least a wheatie before I drove home.
I went back to a couple right-of-ways I've detected numerous times before hoping to squeeze out at least one coin.
I ended up coming across an octagonal token in horrible condition. To my amazement it was an Orrin Token! Kind of excited but not quite for as bad of shape it was in.
I jumped across the street to that right-of-way in front of the yard where I scored the 1921-D Merc last weekend. I dug a couple wheats and was about to call it a day when I came across a deep 12-46 on the CTX3030. I figured it was probably going to be a later wheat since they sound like that in that ground but I thought maybe I've got a silver.
It ended up being that beauty of a token from Orrin!! Mission accomplished!
Both tokens are unlisted....at least I think the smaller one is a 10c token but it's hard to tell.
I can now stop obsessing about getting an Orrin, N.D. token!

I dug the token about 50' away from the 1921-D Merc.

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Old 10-23-2021, 07:33 PM
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Wow that it is beautiful token. A $1.00 was a lot of money back then...congrats.
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Old 10-23-2021, 09:26 PM
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Congrats on the token! And for the perseverance and persistence it took!

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Old 10-23-2021, 09:45 PM
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Nice job Tundra! What a beauty, congrats on a super rare NoDak token!
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Old 10-23-2021, 10:13 PM
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Wow that it is beautiful token. A $1.00 was a lot of money back then...congrats.
Thanks gale!

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Old 10-23-2021, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by CallMeGrey View post
Congrats on the token! And for the perseverance and persistence it took!
Thanks Grey! Maybe I earned some karma from doing all that mowing!

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Old 10-23-2021, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by LovestheShiny! View post
Nice job Tundra! What a beauty, congrats on a super rare NoDak token!
Thanks LtS! A rare bird indeed! I've been wanting just any Orrin token, even a maverick. I didn't expect to dig a beauty like this one! I must have swung over it half a dozen times I bet over the past few years.

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Congrats on the tokens. Always a nice treat to dig one and even a nicer one when it one on your list. # 1 on my list is a V8 Ford Thirty Years of Excellence token. Not a Ford guy, just think they are really cool. Seems you go to great lengths to find treasure, very commendable. Good luck, Mark

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Old 10-24-2021, 02:57 PM
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Congrats on getting your white whale! Tokens are great finds, I hunt for them down here at haciendas. It's an amazing feat to do the research and pin down the area and actually find what you are looking for!

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Old 10-24-2021, 09:23 PM
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Great perseverance to harpoon that white whale, Tundra! Both are great finds, but obviously the $1 token is an absolute knock-out - a genuine beauty! I see that token catalog.com has an octagonal 50˘ variety listed, but no 10˘. The one in your photo sure looks like it says 10˘ to my eye, though…that’d be awesome to bag two new varieties in one hunt!!

Too bad the little one has that bite taken out of it - but since it’s already damaged, maybe an aggressive cleaning might help nail down the denomination? Beyond the usual baking soda for aluminum, I’ve had incredible success with Locktite Rust Desolver.

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Old 10-25-2021, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by markinswpa View post
Congrats on the tokens. Always a nice treat to dig one and even a nicer one when it one on your list. # 1 on my list is a V8 Ford Thirty Years of Excellence token. Not a Ford guy, just think they are really cool. Seems you go to great lengths to find treasure, very commendable. Good luck, Mark
Thanks mark! I REALLY wanted a token from Orrin....which is probably evident when I hauled my Bobcat and Bobcat mower 4 hours round trip to mow 2' high grass and overgrown bushes. I think wanted was the wrong word...obsessed maybe works better . Sad thing is I really didn't find much of anything for the work but on the plus side I got in good with the folks from the area. The lot owner was very happy that I helped him out as Trade for the permission. That big token made it all worth it though!

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Old 10-25-2021, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by zeemang View post
Congrats on getting your white whale! Tokens are great finds, I hunt for them down here at haciendas. It's an amazing feat to do the research and pin down the area and actually find what you are looking for!
Thanks zee! Tokens are always my main target when detecting. I look for old almost abandoned railroad towns to find them. Silver is fun to dig and I'll take an IHP any day but tokens really bring a smile to my face!

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Old 10-25-2021, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by AirmetTango View post
Great perseverance to harpoon that white whale, Tundra! Both are great finds, but obviously the $1 token is an absolute knock-out - a genuine beauty! I see that token catalog.com has an octagonal 50˘ variety listed, but no 10˘. The one in your photo sure looks like it says 10˘ to my eye, though…that’d be awesome to bag two new varieties in one hunt!!



Too bad the little one has that bite taken out of it - but since it’s already damaged, maybe an aggressive cleaning might help nail down the denomination? Beyond the usual baking soda for aluminum, I’ve had incredible success with Locktite Rust Desolver.
Thanks Airmet! I told my good buddy that morning that Orrin would not defeat me in my quest to find a token from there....I was right! I think that big $1.00 token is probably my new favorite token find. Too bad the smaller one is in such terrible condition.

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Great find. The detecting gods just knew you were earning it so they teased you and then rewarded you for your dedication to metal detecting.

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Old 10-25-2021, 10:35 AM
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Very nice! That sure beats the Chucky Cheese tokens I used to dig in playgrounds.

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I love tokens and I really love this.

Reminds me of my hunt for an Indian Head. FIVE YEARS! I dug every penny signal with no luck.

A woman wanted to learn about metal detecting so I went to her house to talk to her. She asked me to demonstrate and we went to the curb strip in front of her house. First swing, BAM! Penny signal. Almost leaning against the sidewalk. So shallow I saw the outline and I picked it up and gave it to her, saying, “Here’s your first buried treasure!”

She looked at it and said, “Cool! 1887!”

I had finally found one and gave it away.

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Old 10-26-2021, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by maxxkatt View post
Great find. The detecting gods just knew you were earning it so they teased you and then rewarded you for your dedication to metal detecting.



Happy for you.
Thanks maxx! I told my good buddy that Orrin wasn't going to defeat me....I knew there had to be a token out there for me. Just took a little extra work then normal to acquire it! At the same time I made one of the main property owners real happy with all the mowing.....he is even trying to get me permission for most of another little town nearby. Maybe I boosted my karma points!

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Old 10-26-2021, 08:21 AM
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Very nice! That sure beats the Chucky Cheese tokens I used to dig in playgrounds.
Thanks Felix! I've dug a couple of those darn things....not so much Chucky Cheese but newer gaming tokens....those things are annoying!

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Old 10-26-2021, 08:23 AM
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I love tokens and I really love this.



Reminds me of my hunt for an Indian Head. FIVE YEARS! I dug every penny signal with no luck.



A woman wanted to learn about metal detecting so I went to her house to talk to her. She asked me to demonstrate and we went to the curb strip in front of her house. First swing, BAM! Penny signal. Almost leaning against the sidewalk. So shallow I saw the outline and I picked it up and gave it to her, saying, “Here’s your first buried treasure!”



She looked at it and said, “Cool! 1887!”



I had finally found one and gave it away.
Thanks Chip! There'll be more and better IHP's out there for you....just gotta not give them away ! I've found tons of them....just gotta get on that older dirt.

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Nicely done on an ambitious bucket checkmark!
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