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Thread: Silver Plated USAF Button and Some Other Silver Finds From New Site.

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  1. #1
    us
    My Find of a Lifetime!

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

    Silver Plated USAF Button and Some Other Silver Finds From New Site.

    I met up with Greg (CanYouDigIt) today at a site he got permission to detect. All was quiet until we hit a trough that was washed out from the recent rains. I got a bunch of Wheaties, a 1944 Mercury Dime and some other goodies, but my find of the day was when I eyeballed the silver plated US Air Force button sticking out of the sand. It may not be my best button, but it is a welcome addition to my button collection. No day of detecting is complete for me without finding at least one button!

    The backmark is not in the Albert's book but it is a variation of AF1A. This backmark reads "WATERBURY BUTTON COMPANIES, INC."

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  2. #2
    us
    Jun 2007
    Southwest Michigan
    Made in U.S.A.
    2,777
    233 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Nice score on the button and merc Neil that button's a beauty too!

  3. #3

    May 2012
    Ocean County, NJ
    Garrett ACE 350
    18
    5 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Indeed Neil,...turned out to be a "not too shabby" day of hunting! I'm going to find out about the adjacent property and see if I can't get the "ok" on it. I'll keep you posted.

    My haul wasn't quite as good as Neil's, but I did find my first ring! (albeit costume) Oh well. What can one expect only being barely a month into the hobby

    Let's do another hunt soon Neil!! Find us a "goodie" to hunt.
    Detecting since 04-07-12.
    YTD (clad) totals: $26.04 -updated 05-23-12
    Wheetie total: 11 - (no key dates/value)
    Silver coin(s): 1945 Merc, 1948 Roosevelt
    Oldest coin(s): 1917 & '18 Wheeties from same hole!
    Best find(s): .925 Sterling charm @ 2.2 grams
    Favorite find(s): 1948 dog registration/tag from my backyard

    **ALWAYS INTERESTED IN DETECTING W/ OTHER JERSEY DETECTERS. SHOOT ME A P.M.**

    "I always dig trashy signals, yet they NEVER yield anything other than.....TRASH!" - CanYouDigIt

  4. #4
    ca
    May 2008
    Omega, CZ3D, AT Pro
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    1113 times
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    Banner Finds (3)
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    Yes that is a nice one to add to your collection.
    I made a couple of eyeball finds myself this spring on freshly turned soil.

  5. #5
    us
    Sep 2007
    New Jersey
    Whites V3i and DFX
    3,212
    790 times
    How old do you think that button is Neil?

  6. #6
    us
    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
    Excalibur 1000, Teknetics T2 SE
    5,060
    225 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Quote Originally Posted by ticm View Post
    How old do you think that button is Neil?
    These buttons were made after 1949. I am not sure if they are still used today.

  7. #7
    us
    Nov 2010
    NJ Pine Barrens
    Minelab E-Trac, Pro Pointer
    4,068
    1441 times
    Metal Detecting
    Neil: Love the Mercury dime!

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2012
    Lorena Texas
    Whites XLT
    2
    2 times
    Metal Detecting

    USAF Button

    Neal
    Had those on my issued USAF Blue's (summer and winter) and Horse Blanket (Overcoat) in 1963

  9. #9
    us
    May 2010
    South Jersey
    Whites DFX, MXT
    963
    340 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Nice button and in good shape, cool find. Arty
    Its a small world until you have to walk somewhere.

  10. #10

    Apr 2006
    Suffolk County, Long Island
    85
    1 times
    Congrats on the silver and button Neil! How have you been?
    Whites M6
    Whites Prizm ll
    Whites Coinmaster 3900D
    Minelab Etrac
    Fisher F2

  11. #11
    us
    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
    Excalibur 1000, Teknetics T2 SE
    5,060
    225 times
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Quote Originally Posted by pulltabsteve View Post
    Congrats on the silver and button Neil! How have you been?
    Can't complain! (No one wants to hear it anyway!) Having another good year with the V3i.

  12. #12

    Jan 2007
    349
    91 times
    Nice button!

  13. #13
    us
    Aug 2009
    Sacramento Cailifonia
    V3i DFX MXT Excal II D2 6x10 950 4x6 & dx-1
    852
    257 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    nice finds Neil, sure nice when mother nature opens her arms to some of those long lost treasures.....well done!!!!

  14. #14
    us
    real pirate

    May 2011
    NE Ohio
    Garrett Ace 350 and AT Pro
    3,195
    191 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

  15. #15
    Charter Member
    us
    Oct 2008
    SE Virginia
    F75, MXT, CZ-21
    2,400
    2238 times
    Colonial relic hunting and pit digging
    Banner Finds (2)
    That AF button is a nice find Neil. Even though its not all that old, they seem to be difficult to find. In all the years of hunting I've only found one myself (coat-sized). Nice hunt!

 

 

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