2014 "Button Hill" totals. 309 buttons found in 3 months!
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    us
    Nov 2011
    Charles Town, WV
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    2014 "Button Hill" totals. 309 buttons found in 3 months!

    Not sure why I can't post in the annual 2014 finds, it's not allowing me to post a new thread. Says there are restrictions.

    So I thought I'd post them here for now. This is just the button targets that I got from our famous "button hill" property. I hunted it hard from September until the end of December, ending up with a total of 309 buttons. Most being 1700's to early 1800's style buttons. A few military buttons, including: Pewter Waynes Legion, 1812 navy button, Royal Artillery button, Virginia button, Tennessee button and a WW1/2 cuff button.

    Between my cousin and I we ended up with 545 buttons from this site in just 3 months. Felt so blessed to land such a property as this, really based on a hunch. The area is obviously old and we had found lots of relics and coins on the neighboring property, little did we know it would have held such history and quantity! Lots of speculation what was there, wish I knew for certain. Early camps, homesteads, tavern, seamstress shop...coulda been all the above. All I know is that we were lucky to get the virgin spot and hit it hard!

    Thanks for looking and have a blessed and happy new year!
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  2. #2
    us
    Oct 2013
    Topsham, Maine
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    Absolutely incredible. Best part is that you found some super nice buttons and some great coins as well
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    us
    Nov 2011
    Charles Town, WV
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    Thanks, Ahab! I wanted to show every single button, but it was hard getting them all in the shot and keeping the detail or some of them lol All of my "good" buttons piled in the middle are also covering up buttons. lol
    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

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    us
    Aug 2010
    PA
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    Wow! That's an amazing site and a fun one to hunt. Great finds!

    Don
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    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my finds signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

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    us
    Dec 2012
    Virginia
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    Unf***ing real. That's incredible especially since it was on a hunch.
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    Love diggin with James and Charles in the City.

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    us
    Feb 2012
    Tennessee
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    I have collected and studied buttons for most of my life. I love to dig early buttons. that site of yours was unreal. some super buttons! I once found a small 1850's gold camp on about 2 acres. it yielded about 30 different types of buttons and I concluded it must have been a clothes wash location as buttons are tough to dig in gold camps. it was next to a creek. but 500+ buttons is just wild. congrats on an awesome spot...
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    us
    Nov 2011
    Charles Town, WV
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    There was a church right up the road along with an old spring mill. I'm sure the entire area saw heavy traffic during the late 1700's along with multiple home sites.
    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

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    Bill

    Jan 2015
    Orange Park, Fl
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    Never found a button, but that may change on the 10th.
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    You'll never forget that place! It looks like it's just early houses with a lot of activity over the years. Certainly not military given your %, but as usually happens if you dig enough buttons some military does come out. That's exactly how our sites work here. In fact, if you were to take out those few marked American buttons I could easily believe it all came out of a field here.

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    us
    Nov 2011
    Charles Town, WV
    Fisher F75 with 11" DD coil, Garrett Ace 250 with 9x12 coil, Garrett Pro-Pinpointer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch View Post
    You'll never forget that place! It looks like it's just early houses with a lot of activity over the years. Certainly not military given your %, but as usually happens if you dig enough buttons some military does come out. That's exactly how our sites work here. In fact, if you were to take out those few marked American buttons I could easily believe it all came out of a field here.
    I've never believed it to be military camps. My cousin found 5 early military buttons as well, but finding 8 military buttons still doesn't qualify it to me to be an early military camp. lol Buttons were concentrated into about 5 hot spots, with one spot being fairly large. Nothing scattered. You work an area and walk away you stop finding stuff quickly until you hit another one of the hot spots. Luckily with only 30 acres, you weren't walking far until you DID get to another spot!
    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt092079 View Post
    I've never believed it to be military camps. My cousin found 5 early military buttons as well, but finding 8 military buttons still doesn't qualify it to me to be an early military camp. lol Buttons were concentrated into about 5 hot spots, with one spot being fairly large. Nothing scattered. You work an area and walk away you stop finding stuff quickly until you hit another one of the hot spots. Luckily with only 30 acres, you weren't walking far until you DID get to another spot!

    A friend of mine hunted early sites that weren't camps, but was an area where a high concentration of soldiers settled, and from the better sites about every 2nd button was military. So an actual camp would not look anything like your are finding... likely better quality, but far less to find. As I said what you're digging is pretty much an exact match for our better fields they are are all early home sites. Sure wish more were loaded like that though... sure is fun to dig buttons!
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    us
    Oct 2009
    Jersey Cape
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    us
    Oct 2010
    Georgia
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    Wow, I can't imagine 'cause I'm still waiting for my first. Love the pics.

  14. #14
    us
    Nov 2011
    Charles Town, WV
    Fisher F75 with 11" DD coil, Garrett Ace 250 with 9x12 coil, Garrett Pro-Pinpointer
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    Thanks guys.
    "Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt

  15. #15
    us
    Jan 2014
    Newton, NC
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    I think the reason you were unable to post in the Annual 2014 Finds section is because there is a limit of 300 buttons from the 18th and 19 century! I would have greatly enjoying hunting the button hill. What a fantastic site.

 

 
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