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  1. #1
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    metaldetector101

    May 2009
    Eastern PA
    Whites Spectra V3i
    129
    8 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    1st GW Inagural Button!!!! (1789) - video included!

    Hi my name's John Dwyer and I am 15 years old. I have been metal detecting for about 2 1/2 years now and in May 2010 I updraded to the Spectra V3i.


    Now for the exciting story of the find of a lifetime. It was a regular weekend, clear sky about 65 degrees and a gut feeling I was going to find something. I located a small patch of woods near a house that George Washington stayed at during the Revolutionary War. The even more crazy part was that I had a dream the night before of me finding a GW button. The day started of slow, I only found a 1953 wheatie and a pouch full of trash. Then next to a big rock, I got a 51 -52 signal on my spectra v3i. I pinpointed it a 4 inches, it was a promising sign. Then in the corner of the hole I saw something round. I first thought it was a large cent!! So I picked and tryed to rub some dirt off, no luck. Then a saw a part of a shank. I knew it was a colonial button. I find these all over the woods behind my house so I disreagraded it and put it in my pouch.


    About 2 hours in to the hunt, I took a break and sat down. I pulled out the button, wondering if it had a design. Rubbed it on my left knee, I started to see a figure. I didnt know what it was. Then put in under a ray of sun and a saw an eagle with a shield!! I started screaming , OH MY GOSH I JUST FOUND A GW BUTTON!!!!


    I went home and properly cleaned it and found out it had 63 border marks. In Alberts book WI12c with R2 rarity. There are only 51- 75 know to exist!!! Since the button has no shank it is worth $1000 to $1200!!

    I made a video of me finding it:
    Please subscribe


    It was a find of a lifetime. I love my Whites Spectra V3i

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  2. #2
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    Relics from a bygone era.....

    Jun 2009
    Nautilus
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    Re: 1st GW Inagural Button

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! BANNER!!!
    REB
    "Broken to pieces, and cast away, never more to be recollected, and formed into a Quart mug" Benjamin Franklin

  3. #3
    ca
    Detect everyday like it's your last day!

    Apr 2010
    Ontario Canada
    Garrett At Pro, Lesche - Piranha 35 Shovel, Garrett Pro-Pointer
    4,735
    1019 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: 1st GW Inagural Button!!!!

    Just an incredible find there man!
    Looks to be in great shape too!

    I'm voting BANNER for you as well!

    Congrats,
    Dave
    My passion is for hunting relic sites, as I feel the imprint of past lives often lingers there!
    Detectorists finds, are the background noise of antiquity!
    Don't question it ... just dig it!

  4. #4
    us
    Oct 2008
    New Jersey
    Whites DFX w/ Sunray pinpointer
    513
    1 times

    Re: 1st GW Inagural Button!!!!

    Great find!!!!!
    Finally in the 1700s

  5. #5
    us
    Dec 2007
    Virginia
    Silver umax w/ 7in Deep Search Wide scan coil
    438
    5 times
    Relic Hunting

    Re: 1st GW Inagural Button!!!!

    That's a great button and cool video.

  6. #6
    us
    Aug 2010
    648
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    Re: 1st GW Inagural Button!!!!

    awesome!!!! here is a site http://kirkmitchell.tripod.com/CobbGW/index.html krazyhorses
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    BOTTOMLESS HOLE

  7. #7
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    metaldetector101

    May 2009
    Eastern PA
    Whites Spectra V3i
    129
    8 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: 1st GW Inagural Button!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by KRAZYHORSES
    awesome!!!! here is a site http://kirkmitchell.tripod.com/CobbGW/index.html krazyhorses
    thx for the link and the vote

  8. #8
    us
    Id rather be there ^ than here

    Jul 2010
    Naples, Fl
    whites M6, Surfmaster PI
    1,530

    Re: 1st GW Inagural Button!!!! (1789)

    ill vote BANNER for this very nice find!!!!! and ill sub ya on Youtube WTG!!!!
    The statement below is true
    The statement above is false

  9. #9
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    donadagohvi

    Sep 2008
    Fresno, CA.
    (Whites) MXT, MXT PRO, SURF PRO/PI and COINMASTER 5500/D also a (Fisher) GOLDBUG.aT PRO(Garrett), CTX 3030(Mine Lab).
    1,382
    14 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: 1st GW Inagural Button!!!! (1789)

    May the Lord watch.
    Between me and thee.
    While we are absent.
    One from the other.
    Amen!

  10. #10

    May 2004
    So. Ca.
    281
    1 times
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    Re: 1st GW Inagural Button!!!! (1789)

    WOW! WOW! BANNER! CONGRATS!

  11. #11
    us
    Jan 2010
    New Hampshire
    Whatever Beeps
    6,393
    327 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (6)

    Re: 1st GW Inagural Button!!!! (1789)

    Congrats on your rare Find!
    Ya got a vote from me.
    Looking forward to seeing more finds! Keep it up!
    Desire is oft more pleasant than acquisition

  12. #12

    May 2005
    Maine
    Minelab Etrac Fisher F75 SE
    3,376
    8 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: 1st GW Inagural Button!!!! (1789)

    See you on the banner. 8)

  13. #13
    us
    "Hi, My name is Indiana Digger & I'm an addict..."

    Oct 2010
    E.C. Indiana
    White's Eagle II SL90
    509
    20 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: 1st GW Inagural Button!!!! (1789)

    Without a doubt! BANNER!

    Congrats!

    ~Indiana Digger~
    Dollar Coins - 1879 Morgan
    Half Dollars - 1826 Capped Bust - 1900 Barber
    Quarters - SLQ - 1909s Barber
    Dimes - 1875 Seated Liberty, 1901-02-12 Barber
    Nickels - 1899 "V"
    Pennies - 1811-12 Coronet, 1850-51-56 LC
    Non-US Coins - 1778 Spanish Silver Half Reale, 1857 Canadian Bank Token

  14. #14

    Oct 2004
    East Tennessee
    1,253
    5 times

    Re: 1st GW Inagural Button!!!! (1789)

    Very nice button. I still need one of those.

    Banner vote in

  15. #15

    Re: 1st GW Inagural Button!!!! (1789)



    Well as a Brit all I can say about that Button is BANNER super find

    It doe's look like there might be more detail hidding underneath the crud, I would have that looked at by a professional restorer

    SS
    Don't piss down my back, then tell me it's raining.

 

 
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