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    us
    Jan 2009
    Westville, Nj
    Shadow X-5,T2 LTD
    660
    230 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)

    1789 GW Cuff Buttons! Colonial button bonanza.

    Well today was a day of legend. We hit up a spot that Arty is very familiar with and has done good in the past. With a recent deep plow and some nice days of rain this old tired field sprung life again. The day started off well with an indian head in an adjacent field but when we got into this particular field we were like a bunch of kids in a candy store. Button after button just came flowing out of the ground. Most of them were so shallow I just used my pro pointer and my hand to dig them up. This was the case with the FIRST most cherished and coveted of all buttons popped out of the ground and saw day light after 223 years in the ground. A small beautifully patina'd GW Cuff button. Number 13 on J Harold Cobbs catalog I believe. Small Wreath Copper variety as I don't see any stars. After cheers and coming down from the clouds we started hunting again. Not even 30 minutes later I was yelling over to Arty again saying"I found the other button in the pair!" In equally great shape! Needless to say these will be nearly impossible to top and have been on my wishlist for sometime.It was also on Arty's wish list to find one and see his post for a very amazing coincidence finding one for himself! I found over 26 buttons, some beautiful cufflinks, a silver piece of a shoe buckle,some indians a horse decorative shield piece and a flint. I had a blast today thanks again Arty and Mom









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  3. #2
    What a day!!! I bet there's at least one more!

  4. #3
    Man, all I can say is Wow! Not one GW in fantastic condition, but two in fantastic condition! It really doesn't get much better than that!

  5. #4
    us
    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
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    Quote Originally Posted by bookfisher View Post
    Man, all I can say is Wow! Not one GW in fantastic condition, but two in fantastic condition! It really doesn't get much better than that!
    So who gets the banner You or Artie. I say give it to Diane for bringing you guys the luck!!!

    Congrats!

  6. #5
    us
    Jun 2011
    Oklahoma
    White's XLT
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    totally awesome!

  7. #6
    amazing!they are both gorgeous! too bad on that shoe buckle.that was one sweet buckle when complete
    2014 large coppers 18 1/2
    2013 large coppers 57 1/4 * silvers-9* IH's-36 -1 gold ring 6 GW's
    2012 large coppers 92 * SILVERS 33 * IH'S 28 1 GW button
    2011 large coppers 80 3/4*SILVERS 49* IH'S 73 2 GW's
    2010 large coppers 34 1 GW button
    4-WHITE'S MACHINES- XLT, SILVER EAGLE, EAGLE SPECTRUM & BEACH HUNTER ID-300.GARRETT PRO POINTER

  8. #7
    us
    Mar 2006
    North Carolina
    Gold Bug, Tejon, T2 LTD, F75, & Nautilus DMC II B
    630
    2 times
    Relic Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Killer finds! Banner cuff buttons for sure!
    Mike

  9. #8

    Mar 2008
    upstate ny
    se pro
    1,100
    3 times
    dirty pennies
    Banner Finds (1)
    wowee.
    you'd be hard pressed to top a day like that,
    but another day at that site and you might!
    dirty pennies...

  10. #9
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    us
    Nov 2010
    NJ Pine Barrens
    Minelab E-Trac, Pro Pointer
    3,642
    1290 times
    Metal Detecting
    WOW! Amazing day. Hard to beat. Let's see those buttons on Thursday, please!!!

  11. #10
    us
    Sep 2007
    New Jersey
    Whites V3i and DFX
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    790 times
    Wow!! How can you top that.

  12. #11
    us
    Jun 2007
    Southwest Michigan
    Whites V3i, MXT & Beach Hunter I.D.
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    186 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    That was an amazing hunt indeed

  13. #12
    Super finds!!! Artie too! Is this the same site where one of our friend's from SJMDC found the same style button years ago? I may have the email from the Stack's cataloger on what he said about that one, which I believe was the same design.....

    Don
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

  14. #13
    us
    Jan 2009
    Westville, Nj
    Shadow X-5,T2 LTD
    660
    230 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Quote Originally Posted by Don in SJ View Post
    Super finds!!! Artie too! Is this the same site where one of our friend's from SJMDC found the same style button years ago? I may have the email from the Stack's cataloger on what he said about that one, which I believe was the same design.....

    Don

    Hey guys thanks a lot still cant believe it! Don very far from where Henry got his. I would like to see the auction info as well as current rarity and value. Thanks again

  15. #14
    Charter Member
    us
    Chronic Droller

    Jul 2010
    Watkins Glen N.Y. Finger Lakes Region,Beaver Dams N.Y.
    Teknetics Omega,EuroTek Pro Fisher CZ5, Tesoro Toltec ll, ,Gray Ghost Ultimate's,Depth Master Super Phones II,Garrett Pro Pointer,Treasure Wise Diggers T10",T12" & T14" 28" Lesche Ground Shark
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    very nice hunt congrats
    I`v been detecting for 45 years owned my own detector shop G.A.P. Metal Detectors here in N.Y.
    See my old adds in Western & Eastern Treasures and Lost Treasure Magazines through the 90s
    I hunt the Sullivan Trail here in N.Y.
    Its the Golden Rule who ever has the Gold Rules
    NEL Tornado Coil 12" X 13"
    NEL Hunter Coil 12 1/2" X 8 1/2"
    NEL Sharpshooter Coil 9 1/2" X 5 1/2"
    ReadyShovel Holster

  16. #15
    I had No idea GW's came in cuff size! Tremendous banner find!!! Hogge
    1783 CFT. KG III 1/2 Penny (25-83A)-1 of 3 known *Sold $3,750, Vermont Landscape Coppers Ryder 6 *Sold $760, Ryder7 (Avatar)** Sold $1,275*,1st Batt Royal Artillery Cartridge Box Sling Belt Tip* SOLD $1,583*,(3)- GW Inaugural Buttons-2-Cobb# 17-J.* Sold both--$405 and $400. *GW Button Cobb 17-I-*Sold $316- New Jersey Copper M14-J Sold $125- Continental Army Button *Sold $800.....To be continued

  17. #16
    Charter Member
    us
    Nov 2010
    NJ Pine Barrens
    Minelab E-Trac, Pro Pointer
    3,642
    1290 times
    Metal Detecting
    Jim, I have the business card of an NJ button dealer. I will bring the info for you on Thursday.

  18. #17

    Jan 2007
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    All I can say is what a perfect day, with perfect weather and perfect friends. Love our outtings and I am glad that I can be your secret weapon and photographer I can't say enough how absolutely thrilled I am for you Jim (and Arty). For someone who loves to relic hunt and is as passionate as you, you are meant to find some great finds This has truly been the finds of a life time and you will be on that high for quite awhile I am afraid Can't wait until the next venture out. I hope that there is one button left for me to find but I believe that these finds went to the people that wanted them the most. Wow Wow Wow!!!!! Glad I was there to see you dance, twice!!!! You don't dance

  19. #18
    Charter Member

    May 2012
    Foothills, Siskiyou Mountains, southern Oregon
    Minelab Xterra 705, Tesoro Sand Shark
    241
    25 times
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    I cannot believe what nice shape those buttons are in for their age. That must be pretty neutral soil, eh?
    It's great to see you guys with your MD setups. Lots of inspiration for a dilettante like me!
    Thank you so much for posting, Jim.
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  20. #19
    us
    Apr 2012
    Massachusetts
    Garrett Ace 250
    227
    3 times
    Metal Detecting
    Vnf's! Looks like an amazing day.

  21. #20
    us
    Dec 2011
    Barnegat, NJ
    Teknetics T2 SE and G2, Garrett AT-Pro, Garrett Pro Pointer, Lesche digger and Relic Hunter Shovel.
    226
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    Congratulations Jim, great finds! You and Arty should be doing the Happy Dance, and if you can't Diane should do it for you!!! LOL. Great hunt.

 

 
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