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2017  Find-of-the-Month  Competition

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June

 

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Civil War
Joel Donovan
Regimental Number "4"

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Aaron Lowe
Carved Bullet

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Mike Brown
Fenial

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Coins
Bill Siesser
1869 Shield nickel
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Doug Hood
1911 Barber Quarter
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Bill Witt
1870 Indian Head Cent
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Treasure
Bill Siesser
Nashville Police Button (1879-1910)

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Arnold Smith
Silver Ring

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Mark Wrye
Army Eagle Service Pin (25 yrs)
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May

 

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Civil War
Joel Donovan
Leech and Rigdon Style Confedrate Spur

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Will Vance
Sword Belt Plate

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Tom Carlton
Pistol Bullet Mold

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Coins
Richard Blake
Piece of 8 Reale
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Doyle Snyder
1865 Two Cent Piece
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Will Vance
1864 2 Cent Piece
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Treasure
Bill Witt
14k Gold and Silver Ring

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Bill Siesser
Masonic Membership Token

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Greg Bruss
Italian Sterling Bracelet
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Arnold Smith
Silver Ring
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April

 

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Civil War
Joel Donovan
Star Heel Plate

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Richard Blake
Eagle I Cuff Button

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Marty Gates
Sword Blade

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Coins
Marty Gates
1700's Spanish Reale
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Will Vance
1834 Capped Bust Half Dime
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Mark Wrye
1849 Large Cent
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Treasure
Erik Bokor
Sterling Engraved Thimble

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Marty Gates
Rossette

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Mark Wrye
Silver Belt Ring
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March

 

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Civil War
Joel Donovan
Wreath Buckle

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Michael Ansardi
U.S. Puppy Paw Buckle

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Bill Siesser
U.S. Box Plate

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Coins
Richard Blake
1831 Liberty Capped Bust 1/2 Dime
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Bill Siesser
1897 Barber Quarter
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Michael Ansardi
1890 Indian Head Penny
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Treasure
Gary Jackson
14K Gold Bracelet

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Joel Donovan
Ansonia Pocket Watch - circ 1880-1920

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Richard Blake
18k gold Ring
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February

 

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Civil War
Joel Donovan
U.S. Puppy Paw Buckle

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Bill Witt
Confederate Old English I Button

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Van Irwin
Mississipi Militia Infantry Coat Button

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Coins
Randy Jackson
1914 Couterfiet Penny
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Joel Donovan
1901 Indian Head Penny
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David Johnson
1936 Washington Quarter
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Treasure
Gary Jackson
14K Gold Pendant

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Bill Siesser
Brass Swan

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Bill Witt
1996 Class Ring
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January

 

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Civil War
Will Vance
Seated dime made into a spur rowell

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David Johnson
Staff Officers Button

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Richard Blake
Half Federal Calvary Spur

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Coins
Will Vance
1830 Capped Bust Half Dime
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David Johnson
1857 Seated Half Dime
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Bill Witt
1909 "O" Barber Quarter
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Treasure
Doug Hood
WWII Pilot Wings

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Gary Jackson
10K gold Ring with Diamonds

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Bill Siesser
1880-90s Railroad Conductor's Button
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Monthly FOM Winners From Past Years

 

Annual FOM & Master Hunter Awards

 

 

 

Find-of- the-Month Guidelines
                     
At each meeting club members may enter their finds from the
previous month in each of three categories:

            1) Civil War/Pre-Civil War relics
            2) Coins
            3) Treasure

Club members then vote on first, second and third place in each
category. The winners receive "points" for each place (five
points for first place, three points for second place and one
point for third place). At the end of the year, prizes are
awarded in each category to the persons with the most points in
that category.  In addition, the person with the most points
overall, calculated by combining the points earned in all three
categories during the year, is named "Master Hunter of the Year".

Awards for the previous year are presented during the January or February
meeting. First-, second- and third- place winners in each
category receive a plaque; the "Master Hunter" winner also receives a
plaque. Rules for entry of finds are as follows:

   1. Finds must have been made in the month prior to the
      meeting.  A "month" is the period from one club meeting to
      the next (not a calendar month). "Stockpiling" of the items
      found during one month for an entry at a later meeting is
      not allowed.

   2. Only one item may be entered in each category.

   3. A "verification committee" examines each entry just before
      the meeting starts to ensure correct labeling. Any questions about
      items entered should be raised then. The owner of the item
      submitted must be present at the club meeting until voting
      is finished.

   4. Items entered must have been found while "actively
      hunting". Some examples of "finds" which are not
      appropriate for entry would therefore be: (a) a Civil War
      Belt buckle you found in the lining of your great-
      grandfather's trunk, (b) a valuable coin you received in
      change or found while reupholstering a sofa, (c) a ring found
      in the parking lot while on your way to your car. These
      are simply examples--let the spirit of treasure hunting be
      your guide.

   5. Any find that is not a Civil War/Pre-Civil War relic or
      coin should be entered in the "Treasure" category.


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      WGS/1993;1994;2012
                                  


      
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