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  1. #1

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    Button Spot hunt gives me a LARGE smile!

    Hi and I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.
    JohnyMc and I snuck out Friday evening to TnT2000's button spot. John has been coaching college lacrosse full time and hasn't gotten out too much lately. We both got a couple flat buttons and each got a nice cufflink. We were just ready to leave and I got a great signal at 3 inches. I almost dropped over when I saw this 1797 large cent. It is in awesome condition and is the first large cent that I could plainly identify.

    Saturday morning TnT and I got right back there. No coins, but lots of buttons and what I think (from seeing posts on here) is a change purse of some sort. Any help ID'ing would be appreciated.
    Thanks for looking and HH
    Mark G
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  2. #2
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    Re: Button Spot hunt gives me a LARGE smile!

    Just amazing finds, I am drooling here.
    That large cent is one of the best dug ones I have ever seen, ciongrats big time on that!
    The change holder is such a cool relic. Too bad it wasn't filled with gold coins. WTG!!

    Smiles!
    BDoo
    "I'm a finder, not a loser!"

  3. #3
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    Aug 2005
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    Re: Button Spot hunt gives me a LARGE smile!

    That large cent is amazing. Congratulations on an awesome find.
    MXT,  and just dumb luck.

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    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
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    Re: Button Spot hunt gives me a LARGE smile!

    Fantastic job on the large cent. On the coin holder ,does it have a pattern on the case or is it just plain? Any markings on it?
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

  5. #5

    Oct 2004
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    Re: Button Spot hunt gives me a LARGE smile!

    I envy you!
    CZ-5
    Oxford,Al
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  6. #6

    Dec 2003
    Porter Township, Western Schuylkill County, Pa.
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    Re: Button Spot hunt gives me a LARGE smile!

    Nice Large Cent.

    Every "Purse" I found like that had those Pads in them.
    I don't know if it's a Coin purse of a Make-up Case.
    I'm leaning towards Make-up cases.
    and that the powder was Below

  7. #7

    Jan 2006
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    Re: Button Spot hunt gives me a LARGE smile!

    Quote Originally Posted by gypsyheart
    Fantastic job on the large cent. On the coin holder ,does it have a pattern on the case or is it just plain? Any markings on it?
    Hi gypsyheart
    The coin holder does have a design, but I don't see any words. Do you think I should use some brass cleaner or something on it? I think its brass and the clasp/button still works on it. My heart almost stopped as I opened it up.
    Thanks for the reply.
    Mark

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    Jan 2006
    Bethlehem, PA
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    Re: Button Spot hunt gives me a LARGE smile!

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa
    Nice Large Cent.

    Every "Purse" I found like that had those Pads in them.
    I don't know if it's a Coin purse of a Make-up Case.
    I'm leaning towards Make-up cases.
    and that the powder was Below
    Hi Jeff
    I thought it may be for make up, but the pads are different sizes. It looks perfect for two dimes and two nickles or two nickles and two pennies.
    Who knows? I opened it and thought the pads were coins and almost fell over!
    Thanks Jeff
    Mark G

  9. #9

    Apr 2006
    Easton, Pa.
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    Re: Button Spot hunt gives me a LARGE smile!

    That is a beauty mark congrats
    KenPa

  10. #10

    Oct 2005
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    Re: Button Spot hunt gives me a LARGE smile!

    1797...wow, nice!
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  11. #11
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    Jul 2006
    MICHIGAN
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    Re: Button Spot hunt gives me a LARGE smile!

    That beauty should be ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^UP THERE
    WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GO DIGGING.

  12. #12
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    Aug 2006
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    Re: Button Spot hunt gives me a LARGE smile!

    I bet your cheeks still hurt from that smile. Way to go! I like the case also!
    A kind word echos for eternity

  13. #13

    Dec 2004
    S.E. PA
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    Re: Button Spot hunt gives me a LARGE smile!

    oh, wow! that LC is in terrific condition, and I like the coin holder - can we see pix of the outside/ what it looks like closed?

  14. #14

    Re: Button Spot hunt gives me a LARGE smile!

    Wow...that LC IS in amazing condition!!!
    Finder of Things!

  15. #15

    Aug 2005
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    Re: Button Spot hunt gives me a LARGE smile!

    Probably worth a few hundred bucks on ebay. I saw some today selling for over $100 that were VERY worn....

 

 
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