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    Mystery Coin

    Our 110yr old home sits on historical property that dates back to the 1880's. I have had a blast wondering what else will be uncovered. I have yet to do a metal detector search but anytime I put a shovel to the ground something bearing clues comes up.

    Yesterday I found this odd 5cent coin when digging near the shop out back. I have done a few searches but yet find nothing like this:

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    Can you guess what the text says ?

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    Cool.

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    I think it must be "In Trudeau we trust".

    (just kidding)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel View Post
    Can you guess what the text says ?
    It's like playing wheel of fortune. Just not enough clues. It may "script" payable to the company store here in town back in our lumber boom days.

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    "In trade ..." ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel View Post
    "In trade ..." ?
    Similar to the old coal mining companies of the past century. There is an old song that goes "I owe my soul to the company store". It's a wild guess but one of our large turn of the century factories may have paid their employees "script" coins to be spent at a company owned store.

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    Maybe contact an university history dept. in your area.

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