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ConshyboyConshyboy Posts: 372 ✭✭✭✭
edited September 3, 2023 11:08AM in Metal Detecting

Dug this barrel of a toy gun this morning looking to find when they were manufactured also found the half of what I believe is a coin.

Only markings on gun say Jacksonville Texas USA

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cast white metal gun is probably post WW2. Gonna soak that half coin? Good luck. Peace Roy

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  • Bayard1908Bayard1908 Posts: 3,981 ✭✭✭✭

    Jacksonville Texas means that it was made by Nichols, 1955 or later.

  • ConshyboyConshyboy Posts: 372 ✭✭✭✭

    @Bayard1908 said:
    Jacksonville Texas means that it was made by Nichols, 1955 or later.

    Thank you. I stumbled on that dig site by accident, but will definitely give it another shot.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,489 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Found a few coppers like that. Never did figure out what they were 🙁

  • ConshyboyConshyboy Posts: 372 ✭✭✭✭

    @johnny9434 said:
    Found a few coppers like that. Never did figure out what they were 🙁

    I found 6 or 7 large cents but all were intact and able to read the date, this one all I can see is part of the word liberty

  • ApplejacksApplejacks Posts: 384 ✭✭✭

    @Bayard1908 said:
    Jacksonville Texas means that it was made by Nichols, 1955 or later.

    This

  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,892 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Conshyboy said:

    @johnny9434 said:
    Found a few coppers like that. Never did figure out what they were 🙁

    I found 6 or 7 large cents but all were intact and able to read the date, this one all I can see is part of the word liberty

    Looks just like the half coin found on Oak Island. Apparently it was made that way?!

  • ConshyboyConshyboy Posts: 372 ✭✭✭✭

    @Applejacks said:

    @Bayard1908 said:
    Jacksonville Texas means that it was made by Nichols, 1955 or later.

    This

    ?

  • Sounds like you stumbled upon an intriguing find with that toy gun. The resemblance to the half coin found on Oak Island adds an extra layer of mystery! If you're into uncovering historical artifacts or just interested in toys with historical ties, it's always good to keep safety in mind.

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