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  1. #61
    Jul 2009
    new jersey
    minelab, white's xlt, deus xp, fisher aquanaut, white's twin box
    132 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: 4 GW BUTTONS -location pictures added

    Mountainman, I just discovered this site and your posting. First off, AWESOME!!! secondly, throw those "appraisals" out the window!! They are useless when evaluating something of such historic significance. Such appraisals are particularly meaningless to real historians who's interest is provenance rather than the "condition" and "grading" used by stamp and coin collectors. It looks like you have a real shot at proving some provenance! Remember that you have clearly found a "set" which is in itself rare, and the in this case the "whole" is of far greater value than the "sum of the parts".

    Your buttons were not randomly lost as most dug finds were, but instead were no doubt the remains of all that's left of a coat which was lost or forgotten, and subsequently dragged about. By researching the land records it is very possible you may find a link with a dignitary or politician who may have worn that coat.

    Having found one of the rarer varieties of the inaugural button myself (across the river from you) I did the same thing I suggest to you; find who owned the land, study the route to New York, review battles or engagements that might have taken place nearbye (and which may have been revisited after the war), and put a picture together of what might have happened.

    In my case the "laurel wreath" button was suggested to have been worn by General Monroe, the In where I found it was within eyesight of one of his engagements; it was an area where he re couperated; and it was on route to (or from) N.Y.. The button has provenance beyond value as a generic object, just as your set already has far more value as a set, and perhaps much more when you put two and two and together.

    You've made the find of a lifetime, and in a stomping ground dear to my heart, and where the humblest appearing locations are steeped in history. Congratulations! and good luck linking even more provenance to this astounding find!


  2. #62
    Apr 2007
    Costa Mesa CA
    Whites DFX
    6 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: 4 GW BUTTONS -location pictures added

    Those buttons are in great shape

  3. #63
    On extended Holiday.

    Dec 2008
    52 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: 4 GW BUTTONS -location pictures added

    Glad this one was brought to the top. Simply incredible finds. Congrats!

  4. #64
    Dec 2009
    New Jersey
    CTX 3030, Minelab Excalibur II, Minelab GT,Compass XP-Pro,Fischer 1210X
    215 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: 4 GW BUTTONS -location pictures added

    Great nice to see history preserved. You said there was a pond that was larger at some point. This maybe why they camped here? I can think of several reason why the coat was left or not retrieved.
    I think a good search of that water area will produce more finds. steve

  5. #65
    Jun 2010
    Danville Va.
    Garrett GTAx 550-Whites Classic 5 ID-Ace 250
    3 times

    Re: 4 GW BUTTONS -location pictures added

    Wow,,,Sweet Coins!
    Lil Eagle Eye

  6. #66
    R.I.P. Rich Hartford

    Aug 2006
    Extreme Northern NJ
    whites classic sl,whites surfmaster,garrett ATX
    439 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I had to resurrect this long dead post. I wanted to add an interesting pc of information i just discovered now. At the same location that the GWs were found, i had also found a small cufflink sporting a fox and the word Tallio over it. Just now, i researched it and found something very interesting about this cufflink. Here's the link. https://livesandlegaciesblog.org/201...-at-christmas/

    And the actual cufflink.
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  7. #67
    Charter Member

    Dec 2015
    Maryland's eastern shore
    whites MXTPro whites MXSport
    12945 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Thanks for the info. Your buttons were found before I got into the hobby. Congrats on a fantastic find and thanks for sharing
    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

  8. #68

    Nov 2006
    Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Whites DFX w/ Sunray DX-1 probe and Minelab Excalibur 1000, Whites TRX Pinpointer
    221 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    I never get tired of looking at those buttons. Congrats on the cuff link...I've seen quite a few of them posted over the years. The posters either write Tallio or Tally-Ho so I'm not sure if there are two types with different spelling or if people are taking their own liberties when posting.

    I hope you are well. I haven't been real active on here lately but looking to change that and get out a little more.

    NJ (John)

  9. #69

    Jun 2016
    San Diego California
    Minelab Equinox 600
    943 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    One day I hope to find one of those! Congrats!
    Metal detecting is 99 percent location and 1 percent luck.


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