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  1. #1

    Mar 2008
    upstate ny
    se pro
    1,100
    3 times
    dirty pennies
    Banner Finds (1)

    old "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" button, could it be...

    every time i'm out for a walk with a detector, and get skunked, i swing by my favorite old house site, and try to pull out something non-ferrous before calling it a day. got this button earlier in the week with the SE w/ pro coil. read like a screw cap, but i dig everything at this site. haven't pulled a coin younger than 1809 from this site, so it may be safe to assume that this button is referring to GW himself. no backmark...

    three of the large cents are from my general ramblings this week with detector in hand.

    the shield nickel and the draped bust large cent were pleasant surprises. there's an old, iron-infested road grade that i've pounded with the dfx and the se w/ pro coil up to the point that there are no longer any non-ferrous signals to be found. last night i put a 5" coil on the se, and worked a 10'x40' section really slow for over an hour. this site has produced three or four fatty IH's, and nothing else, so i dig anything that even hints that it's non-ferrous. only got two decent signals amidst the iron. the first was the nickel, and it rang and registered on the cross-hairs as a nickel, but was only an inch deep, so i was thinking i was gonna be pulling up a recent jefferson. imagine my surprise to see a shield nickel emerge from the dirt. 1869, still in the grass roots, and on a well-drained hill, so very nicely preserved. sweet! half an hour later, and ten feet away, i got another non-ferrous signal that sounded more like aluminum slaw or deep lead, and was astounded to to see a large copper disc pop up out of the hole, only three inches deep. most LC's come out of the ground here in upstate NY pretty toasty, but this one is one of the least-porrous i've seen. figures that it would be totally worn out, heh heh. i've dug 50-or-so large cents in the last year-and-a-half, some pushing a foot in depth, and have been fairly certain of what i was digging every time. this is the first that caught me off-guard. strange what iron and a different coil will do...
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    dirty pennies...

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  3. #2
    GL
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    us
    Mar 2008
    South Central, NC
    1,600
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    Re: old "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" button, could it be...

    I'll bet that President button is something nice.

  4. #3
    us
    Jun 2008
    Fisher F75 / Ace 250/ ATPro
    1,442
    102 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: old "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" button, could it be...

    I'm looking it up right now for ya. I believe you hit paydirt.

  5. #4
    us
    Jun 2008
    Fisher F75 / Ace 250/ ATPro
    1,442
    102 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: old "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" button, could it be...

    Congratulations...Number 13 ....Small wreath. Banner button my friend. Awesome.. Might be 14 on the list. I can't tell if it has a star or not. Here see for yourself...

    http://moscow2.pld.com/kirk/CobbGW/scratchplate.jpg

    Look at button 13 or 14 on that link.

  6. #5
    us
    Oct 2007
    Pennsylvania
    Minelab Explorer II, Minelab Excalibur 1000
    618
    3 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: old "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" button, could it be...

    George Washington or John Adams I believe. Great find!!! I hope someone can jump in with exact info. BANNER in my opinion!!!

  7. #6
    Charter Member
    us
    Mar 2009
    Northport, Maine
    Minelab E-Trac, Excalibur 1000, XP Deus, Garrett Scorpion.
    1,736
    151 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: old "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" button, could it be...

    Man O' Man Dwayne you got some great finds there especially the button awesome!!!

  8. #7
    us
    Apr 2009
    38

    Re: old "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" button, could it be...

    Quote Originally Posted by dwayne sueno
    every time i'm out for a walk with a detector, and get skunked, i swing by my favorite old house site, and try to pull out something non-ferrous before calling it a day. got this button earlier in the week with the SE w/ pro coil. read like a screw cap, but i dig everything at this site. haven't pulled a coin younger than 1809 from this site, so it may be safe to assume that this button is referring to GW himself. no backmark...
    Its entirely possible. It sounds very similar to slogans used by the British for their king/queen. In fact some people wanted to refer to the president as "His Magesty" But it was Washington himself (always the modest one) who said that he wanted to be referred to as simply "Mr. President"

  9. #8
    um
    Feb 2007
    Please don't yell !
    1,770
    1 times

    Re: old "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" button, could it be...

    Might wanna have that one professionally preserved.










    Oh Yeah Banner !
    http://www.thegoldenolde.com

  10. #9
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    May 2005
    6,381
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  11. #10
    us
    Jun 2008
    Fisher F75 / Ace 250/ ATPro
    1,442
    102 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: old "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" button, could it be...

    $5000 or $14000 dollar button. Congratulations on that find. You got my heart beatin fast here. Man. Awesome.

  12. #11
    us
    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
    Excalibur 1000, Teknetics T2 SE
    5,056
    215 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: old "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" button, could it be...

    Congrats! You have found a George Washington inaugural button, with some of the Gilt still intact!!! Very high on every ones list!!!!

    Banner find for sure!

    Neil

  13. #12
    us
    Apr 2008
    Midwesterner
    DFX, Pro 6000XL, SunRay Probe, Centech Pinpointer
    3,161
    252 times
    Banner Finds (3)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: old "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" button, could it be...

    OMG....Can you say BANNER I think you can. That is one sweet find. Congrats big time Get that baby preserved properly and drooool all day over it.... jgas
    JGAS

  14. #13
    Charter Member
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

    Aug 2007
    Above: 1786 Vermont landscape copper ryder 7 variety. Found August 2007
    Whites VX3, Whites DFX (with 4x6 shooter DD coil and 12" spider coil)
    3,551
    481 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: old "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" button, could it be...

    Awesome find. Heres a similar one, if not identical. http://forum.treasurenet.com/whites/...c,16763.0.html
    2014 Notable Finds :

    1837 Hard Times Token (Millions For Defence Not One Cent For Tribute)
    2 Indian Heads including a nice 1872 Key date
    Gold Class Ring (1957)
    Native American knife blade
    NYC & HRRR Co. Lock
    Eagle button


  15. #14

    Jul 2007
    Maryland
    5,634
    9 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: old "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" button, could it be...

    Spectacular find!!! Great hunt.
    I just found my first shield nickel this weekend (1869 too).
    Congratulations!
    Definitely BANNER!!
    Ty

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  16. #15
    us
    Dec 2008
    Berks Co. PA
    Bounty Hunter Tracker IV & GC1023
    352
    3 times

    Re: old "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" button, could it be...

    That's fantastic...what a find.
    Congratulations!
    "If your not living on the edge your taking up too much room."

  17. #16
    us
    Jul 2004
    California
    421
    4 times

    Re: old "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" button, could it be...

    dwayne sueno is going to soil himself when he comes back here and finds how SWEET his discovery was. BANNER!!!

  18. #17

    Mar 2008
    upstate ny
    se pro
    1,100
    3 times
    dirty pennies
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: old "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" button, could it be...

    um, gosh guys, i was pretty excited, but i had no idea...
    thanks for the research, zaxfire and others!
    i believe i have "soiled" myself, in more ways than one!
    dirty pennies...

  19. #18
    us
    Feb 2009
    NC
    Whites XLT
    3,142
    19 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: old "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" button, could it be...

    Yeah that's a nice one

    Definitely not skunked this hunt

    Banner!!!!

  20. #19
    us
    Jan 2009
    Upstate New York
    Compass X-80 Challenger, Yukon 77B Professional
    626

    Re: old "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" button, could it be...

    UNBELIEVEABLE FINDS!!
    Super Congrats on that button!
    You must have some heck of a spot!
    Happy Hunting!!

    John
    John from Upstate New York

  21. #20
    us
    Dec 2008
    Michigan
    Ace 250
    906
    4 times

    Re: old "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" button, could it be...

    CONGRATS on an amazing find! what a piece of history. Just awesome! congrats again. best of luck and HH
    CRH Totals 2009

    Wheats 90
    Pre 1960 105
    Buffalo 5
    War Nic 2
    Merc 0
    Rosie 15
    Wash. Quarter 2
    Walking 0
    Franklin 0
    90% 1
    40% 12
    Canadian Silver 3

 

 
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