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2015  Find-of-the-Month  Competition

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December

 

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Civil War
Mark Lowe
CSA Oval Plate

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Lanier Lowe
Schenkl Shell

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Aaron Lowe
Fall and Cunningham Lock Plate

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Coins
Jonathan James
1785 U.S. Nova Constellatio Colonial Coin
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Brian McIlvane
1866 3 Cent Piece
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Lanier Lowe
1905 Barber Dime
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Treasure
Lanier Lowe
Civilian Conservation Corp Ring

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Aaron Lowe
Early 1900's Pistol Barrel

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Mark Wrye
Silver Ring with Quartz Stone
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November

 

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Civil War
Joel Donovan
CSA Peweter Belt Plate

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Clark Rickman
CSA Peweter Belt Plate

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Steve Norman
Partial Jeff Davis Hat Pin

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Coins
Steve Norman
1836 Capped-bust dime
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Jonathan James
1892 Columbia Exposition half dollar
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Tony Guin
Large Cent
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Treasure
Bill Siesser
Lady's old compact with braided lock of hair inside

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Aaron Lowe
WWII dog tags

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Clark Rickman
1800's pewter plate
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October

 

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Civil War
Clark Rickman
NCO Eagle Belt Plate

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David White
Sword Hanger

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Jonathan James
Eagle "I" button

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Coins
Jonathan James
1876 Seated Dime with Masons Symbol Engraved on Back
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Tony Guin
1859 Seated Half Dime
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Nate Briggs
1940 Walking Liberty Half Dollar
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Treasure
Mark Wrye
14K gold ring with Ruby

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Brian McIlvane
East Nashville High Gold Class Ring

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Tony Guin
Gold chain bracelette
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September

 

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Civil War
Clark Rickman
12-pound cannonball

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Jonathan James
Eagle "C" button

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Aaron Lowe
Eagle "I" cuff button

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Coins
Jonathan James
1819 Large Cent
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Clark Rickman
1895-O Barber dime
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Chris Binkley
1899 Barber dime
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Treasure
Mike Fuson
14K gold teeth

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Steve Norman
Early 1900s trade token

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Arnold Smith
Silver cross
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August

 

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Civil War
David Knight
Civil War Officer's Spur

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Clark Rickman
1859 Gutterback Spur

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Steve Norman
CSA Selma Brook Solid Copper Sabot

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Coins
Tony Guin
1864 2-cent piece
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Brian McIlvaine
1883 Indian Head
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Nancy Norman
1897 v Nickel
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Treasure
Nany Norman
Victorian Repousse Brooch

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Tony Guin
Silver Cross Pendant

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Mike Fuson
18K Gold & Stainless Steel Bracelet
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July

 

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Civil War
Tony Guin
French Navy Button (1780-1790's)

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Steve Norman
Amputee or Invalid Knife

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Clark Rickman
Iron Stirrup

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Coins
Tony Guin
1857 Seated Liberty Dime
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Clark Rickman
1902 Barber Dime
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Jonathan James
1940 Washington Quarter
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Treasure
Jonathan James
1904 Presidential Campaign FOB

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Bill Siesser
Ring (Not Pictured)

Brian Mcllvaine
Gold ring with purple amythest and diamonds
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June

 

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Civil War
Aaron Lowe
Confederate State Wreath

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Lanier Lowe
Solid Block "I" Button

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Clark Rickman
Staff Officer Button (Horst & Allipn 1860)

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Coins
Tony Guin
1807 Half-Reale (Carlos IIII)
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Clark Rickman
1878 CC Morgan Silver Dollar
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Lanier Lowe
1893 Barber Quarter
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Treasure
Mark Wyre
10k Class Ring

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Mike Fuson
Class Ring

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Clark Rickman
Jack Daniels Pocket Watch Fob
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May

 

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Civil War
Bill Siesser
U.S. Regulation Spur

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Jonathan James
Wisconsin Button

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Tony Guin
War 1812 Artillery Button

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Coins
Tony Guin
1800 2-Reale
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Marty Gates
1854 Canadian Penny
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Jonathan James
1898 Barber Dime
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Treasure
Mike Brown
Gold Tooth

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Mike Fuson
10k Rose Gold Ring

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Clark Rickman
Andrew Johnson Presidential token
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April

 

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Civil War
Joel Donovan
Eagle Breast Plate

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Clark Rickman
Confederate Block I Button

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Johnny Pryor
Whitworth Bullet

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Bill Siesser
Hunting Horn Infantry Cap Insignia

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Coins
Cheryl Clark
1877 Seated Half Dollar
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Clark Rickman

1853 Half Dime
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Michael Ansardi
1851O Dime
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Treasure
Clark Rickman
Love token from Seated Quarter (Dated Jan 1 1894)

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Michael Ansardi
14K Gold Ring with Diamond

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Johnny Pryor
Saints Pendant "Italy"
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March

 

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Civil War
Joel Donovan
Martingale Shield

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Johnny Pryor
U.S. Belt Plate

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Clark Rickman
U.S. Belt Plate

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Coins
Ray Steele
1835 Capped Bust half dime
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Bill Siesser

1914 D Barber Dime
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Clark Rickman
1906 Barber dime
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Treasure
Bill Siesser
Breast Plate Harness

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Mark Wyre
14K Gold Ring

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Johnny Pryor
Wyatt Earp Token
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February

 

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Civil War
Clark Rickman
U.S. Martingale

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Bill Siesser
Artillery bridle rosette

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Johnny Prior
Schenkl fuse

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Coins
Clark Rickman
1842 half dime
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Ben Minnix

2 bit Real
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Tony Guin
1857O dime
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Steven Norman
1894 Barber half dollar
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Treasure
Mark Wrye
10K gold Motherís ring

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Johnathan James
1895 Atlanta Exposition Pendant

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Lanier Lowe
WWII collar insignia
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January

 

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Civil War
Johnny Pryor
U.S. Belt plate

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Brian Buttrey
U.S Breastplate

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Aaron Lowe
Iron stirrup

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Coins
Jonathan James
1835 Capped Bust 1/2 dime
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Ben Minnix

1774 Mexican 1/2 Real
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Whit Hill
1899 Barber quarter
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Treasure
Bill Siesser
Purple Heart medal

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Johnny Pryor
14K gold band

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Gary Jackson
10K gold ring
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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.


      updated
      WGS/1993;1994;2012
                                  


      
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