« Back to Finds Posted June 1st, 2010 by Chad B.

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Item Found: Unusual

Location: Indiana

Metal Detector Used: Spectra Series (800-0319)


June 1st, 2010
    White's,

About 6 Months ago I was talking to my neighbor about my hobby of metal detecting and was asking questions on where old buildings were in my small hometown (about 600). He told me about an old ball field in the town that is now a corn field. He went on to explain that there where many families there to watch their dads or husbands play baseball, they had picnic's and ran and played.

I took my White's V3 and found lots of old barber coins, Indian Head pennies, wheaties, and a few merc dimes. But my best find of my life came not with a gold coin or silver dollar but a Rider Packing Company One Whole Tomato Token from Medora Indiana.

Medora is my home town and there is a lot of history in our small town longest covered bridge in the US, The Brick Plant, and we are the 3rd smallest school in the State. I took the token back to my neighbor and he explained to me that there was a Rider Packing Company in our town way before my time and when the employees there peeled so my buckets of tomatoes they would receive a token for a tomato.

He went on to tell me his mother worked there and he hasn't seen one of these token for a very long time. The token really means a lot to me and to my knowledge I've got the only complete Medora Rider Packing Company Token in existence, and I found it with my White's V3.

Thanks White's

Chad B.

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