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    Washington Inaugural Button

    This has been some weekend. I went back to the place that has been putting out all of the large coppers. Started to work on the neighbors property and was not finding much except a wheattie and three neat condom tins from the 20's I think. I'll post them separately. Something told me to go back over to a little rise in the other property. I did and got almost an immediate signal. I dug and pulled out a plug and there was this large colonial button face down at the bottom of the hole. I love the large old colonial buttons and this one still had the loop on it, although it was smashed in. I turned it over, and I wish I had a picture of my face. There looking up at me was the eagle. I new immediately what I had found. I don't think my feet touched the ground as I ran back to the car to get my camera. When things settled down I went back to hunting and found two more large coppers, a 1802 large cent and a very worn King George III half cent. Also found a neat little item with three initials that would have clamped on to leather. Appears to be GEC or JEC. I will have to research that one. What a weekend!!!!!
    Lance
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    Here is a couple of more pictures. One is of a very happy me and the other is the area where I have been hunting this weekend....Lance
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    Re: Washington Inaugural Button

    Awesome!!!? Please tell us more about the button...? And nice shot of the Creaping Charley Ground Ivy behind the button too, I hate that stuff.? ?

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    Very cool Button LANCE.

    CONGRATS !

    Jeff

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    Lance,
    Nice finds! However, there's a big clue on your hat as to where you are searching and people might come and take your spot. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SugarSand
    Awesome!!! Please tell us more about the button... And nice shot of the Creaping Charley Ground Ivy behind the button too, I hate that stuff.
    The buttons where made to commemorate the inauguration of George Washington. The edge of the botton says Memorable Era March The Fourth 1789. It is listed in Alberts at WI 1. The button is 34 mm across. The forth of March was actually the day appointed for the organization of our new government. Washington was not sworn in until April 30th. The buttons on the coat that Washington wore when he was sworn in as president were supposed to look like this. There were all kinds of novelties and buttons that were issued at that time to celebrate the event. This is one of them. All this information comes from Alberts Book...Lance

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    WOW WOW WOW I wish I was with you when you found the button. You are like a relic magnet. Great find congrats to you, may the remainder of the month be as fruitful and productive for you. Rick,

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    man lance that place has done you very well.congrats on all the finds.are you going to be hitting that place some more..i hope so..love to see them coppers
    A LOST COIN SHOULD NOT BE FORGOTTEN

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    May 2005
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    Thanks for the info, Lance, I see it now on page 387. Very nice find that you should be proud of, along with all the other things you've been finding. Can't wait to see what you dig up next!!!

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    I'm so happy for you, Comfy. You deserve it because of all the great information you're willing share on this forum.

    Thanks for the pictures of both you and the property that you're hunting. It makes it so much more exciting for me to see the actual property.

    Congratulations again.

    P.S. Do you have a price estimate on that button?

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    Quote Originally Posted by haupin
    I'm so happy for you, Comfy. You deserve it because of all the great information you're willing share on this forum.

    Thanks for the pictures of both you and the property that you're hunting. It makes it so much more exciting for me to see the actual property.

    Congratulations again.

    P.S. Do you have a price estimate on that button?
    No I don't I was thinking of sending some pictures to Mark Parker and finding out...Lance

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    Great Finds!! Iv heard that those are really rare buttons, probably worth hundreds....I know every time i see one its in W&E magazine under best finds

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    Nice finds, That's one rare button. Probably worth atleast a thousand. I would love to find one of those. I'll keep searching. You need to be in some old spots to make finds like yours.

    Keep up the good work

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    Most Excellent! One helluva' weekend!

    Chris
    .~.~.~.~. Dig it up .~.~.~.~.

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    LANCE!

    Your finds are mind boggling to me! You found a button that is TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN YEARS OLD!

    WOW!

    And those coins! What can I say?! REALLY GREAT FINDS!


 

 
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