This pinback enameled badge from the Columbus Dispatch Playground Safety Council dated 1934 was discovered in what was the backyard of a razed house. Over the course of a number of hunts at this site, I kept turning up Wheat cents. I could probably head over there again tomorrow and find another one or two more. Other notable finds from this house site included a silver Roosevelt dime and a 1945 Washington quarter. Two good merchant tokens turned up. One was an aluminum 5 cent token from Henning's Cafe in Elyria, Ohio, circa 1915-1920. The other was a great Columbus token for a saloon located in a building I had already done research on for another non-detecting project. The brass token was good for 5 cents at Maggie (Margaret J.) Donovan's Saloon, located in the building she owned at 1533 Mt. Vernon Avenue and dates from circa 1893-1908.
I'm Nick A. and I am a metal detector hobbyist in Central Ohio. I have been metal detecting since 1990, and currently use the Minelab E-Trac detector.