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1912 Admiral Dewey Naval medal found metal detecting

Started by Greg Sebring , Jan 20 2007 06:31 AM

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#1 Greg Sebring

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 06:31 AM

I found this medal while metal detecting in an area lake several years ago. It is manufactured by the Schwaab Company known for creating many different styles of commemerative medals. I was told that back during that period of U.S. History there were not many medals for service men returning from duty. Admiral Dewey and his flagship, "Olympia" were very popular at the time and even the civilian population wanted to be affiliated with it. One unique thing about this medal that my photo can't clearly show is the entire "Lords Prayer" is printed on the backside. It is totally readable with strong magnification. I can only assume this set up was lost by a woman boater or swimmer.

Greg

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 07:38 PM

metal detecting in a lake? that's a pretty bad drought! Very interesting find though

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 07:48 PM

metal detecting in a lake? that's a pretty bad drought! Very interesting find though


It was in about 2 feet of water with a very sandy bottom. That particular spot was where and old hotel once stood and was a vacation spot since the late 1890's. A large dance hall was there where the likes of Glenn Miller and the Dorsey's played at dances.

metal detecting is a fascinating hobby & I've found a lot of "good" stuff.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 08:00 PM

I have a cheap metal detector but have had very few chances to use it. I found some old farm equipment behind my mother's house a few years back. that's about it

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