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    SWEET JESUS--I just dug a GW Inaugural--IN LOUISIANA

    It's been hours since I dug this and I'm still shaking!

    My buddy, my wife, and I all went out for a dig and we got on a little site that had a couple of shoe buckle pieces and some nice pottery and clay pipe stems but wouldn't give up even one button or find. We got worn out with that little, tiny, petite habitants spot, and changed scenery. The killer find from the little site was Shangeolang's nice early complete SPUR!

    Before I get to the real story, here's the unbelievable video.



    In the next site we went to, we settled down and decided to stay a while. Almost immediately, flat buttons and musketballs started coming up. My buddy shouted me over to see a silver come out of the hole--and it was a dateless 17?? Half Real! Nothing like seeing some colonial era silver in the early morning sun!!!

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    He then got a nice dropped Enfield and I bagged a pocket watch winder

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    Flat buttons kept coming. One was laying right on top of the ground and Shanguloid picked it up

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    I also bagged a nice "Russian Blue" trade bead. Consensus is that these beads didn't circulate in the late 1800s, but I have found many of them at this early 1800s site before (no coins, etc. dug that dated after 1840). My personal hunch is that they date earlier than the "experts" think they do...

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    But the REAL shocker came in a tiny package when I dug a little gilded flat button that looked like it had a heart-shaped wreath on it. I thought "that's nice" and called my buddy and my wife over to see it.

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    After they'd started hunting again, I realized that there were LETTERS around the rim of the button and I wet the face of the button and was SHOCKED. It said "LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT" around the rim!!! I almost fell over and screamed for them to come back and see!

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    I had STRONG suspicions that this was a George Washington Inaugural button--but I was in such a state of disbelief and shock (which you will hear on the video) that one would/could--EVER be dug in Louisiana, that I didn't even half believe my intuition! Trip back to the truck to google search the button confirmed it--and I was totally floored! This is a GWI-17B (cuff sized) GW Inaugural with a rarity value of R-4 (less than 25 examples known)!!

    I just can't even hardly type right now just thinking about this. If you'd told me that I would dig a GW one day, I would have said "you're crazy!" If you'd said I'd dig it in Louisiana--I would have laughed at you! Well, here it is. Unbelievable--that this button made it down here, and that it survived the plow, and although it has some rim loss and no shank left, the gilding on it is almost ENTIRELY THERE. I just can't believe it--and perhaps I still will shake my head in disbelief a year from now at this find!

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    Here are the rest of the finds we made. Keep digging and have faith--you never know what will be waiting in the next hole!

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    Best Wishes and Happy Hunting,


    Buck
    Last edited by BuckleBoy; Feb 26, 2017 at 06:29 PM.
    2017 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    George Washington Inaugural Button GWI-17B
    Eagle "V" Voltigeurs Cuff Button
    1790s French Marine Artillery Button
    Federal Era Gold Ring with stone
    1830s Navy Button
    c.1812 regt Artillery button
    Three 1782's, 1786, 1798, 1806, Two 1807's, 1808, 1814 and Three Dateless Half Reales
    1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
    Three 1839-O's, Two 1840-O's, 1841, 1841-O, 1842-O, 1851-O, 1854-O, and 1858-O Half Dimes
    1842-O Seated Dime
    1893 Barber Dime
    1856-O Seated Quarter
    Dateless Standing Liberty Quarter
    1945 Silver Washington Quarter
    Counterfeit 8 Reales
    Two 1944 Philippines Occupation Silver Coins
    1943-P, two 1944-P, and two 1945-P Silver Nickels
    Henry Clay Campaign Button (1844)
    Complete antebellum spur
    Plantation Store Token
    FIVE GOOOOLD RINGS


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    Great looking button. Congrats
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    BANNER !I am voting officially as such. A remarkable find for the NE and especially for down there BB. A big Congrats! HH, Q.
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    The odds of finding that button in Louisiana are probable lower than that of a tree coin on avg. Absolutely unbelievable. Great day Buck!
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  5. #5
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    Outstanding find! And outstanding hunt! Congratulations

    HH, RN
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    Quote Originally Posted by VOL1266-X View Post
    BANNER !I am voting officially as such. A remarkable find for the NE and especially for down there BB. A big Congrats! HH, Q.
    Thank you so much for the banner vote! I'm speechless over this find--and probably will be in disbelief for a long time! Glad it responded well to cleaning--and my hands were shaking cleaning such a valuable little thing!
    2017 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    George Washington Inaugural Button GWI-17B
    Eagle "V" Voltigeurs Cuff Button
    1790s French Marine Artillery Button
    Federal Era Gold Ring with stone
    1830s Navy Button
    c.1812 regt Artillery button
    Three 1782's, 1786, 1798, 1806, Two 1807's, 1808, 1814 and Three Dateless Half Reales
    1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
    Three 1839-O's, Two 1840-O's, 1841, 1841-O, 1842-O, 1851-O, 1854-O, and 1858-O Half Dimes
    1842-O Seated Dime
    1893 Barber Dime
    1856-O Seated Quarter
    Dateless Standing Liberty Quarter
    1945 Silver Washington Quarter
    Counterfeit 8 Reales
    Two 1944 Philippines Occupation Silver Coins
    1943-P, two 1944-P, and two 1945-P Silver Nickels
    Henry Clay Campaign Button (1844)
    Complete antebellum spur
    Plantation Store Token
    FIVE GOOOOLD RINGS


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    Beautiful! Congrats! Thats what we all want when a button pops up. I cant imagine how you felt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy View Post
    The odds of finding that button in Louisiana are probable lower than that of a tree coin on avg. Absolutely unbelievable. Great day Buck!
    Thanks for the reply, Scrappy. I'm just shocked!
    2017 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    George Washington Inaugural Button GWI-17B
    Eagle "V" Voltigeurs Cuff Button
    1790s French Marine Artillery Button
    Federal Era Gold Ring with stone
    1830s Navy Button
    c.1812 regt Artillery button
    Three 1782's, 1786, 1798, 1806, Two 1807's, 1808, 1814 and Three Dateless Half Reales
    1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
    Three 1839-O's, Two 1840-O's, 1841, 1841-O, 1842-O, 1851-O, 1854-O, and 1858-O Half Dimes
    1842-O Seated Dime
    1893 Barber Dime
    1856-O Seated Quarter
    Dateless Standing Liberty Quarter
    1945 Silver Washington Quarter
    Counterfeit 8 Reales
    Two 1944 Philippines Occupation Silver Coins
    1943-P, two 1944-P, and two 1945-P Silver Nickels
    Henry Clay Campaign Button (1844)
    Complete antebellum spur
    Plantation Store Token
    FIVE GOOOOLD RINGS


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    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

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    Banner vote.
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    Wow, that's nice! I felt the same way about mine when I dug it in Southwestern Virginia. Would be interesting to know the story if a button like that could talk and learn about how it ended up there.
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    Killer relic hunt, congratulations! The GW is a once in a life time find!
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  12. #12
    You found the button, and I just found hope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by relic nut View Post
    Outstanding find! And outstanding hunt! Congratulations

    HH, RN
    Thanks so much, relic nut!
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    2017 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    George Washington Inaugural Button GWI-17B
    Eagle "V" Voltigeurs Cuff Button
    1790s French Marine Artillery Button
    Federal Era Gold Ring with stone
    1830s Navy Button
    c.1812 regt Artillery button
    Three 1782's, 1786, 1798, 1806, Two 1807's, 1808, 1814 and Three Dateless Half Reales
    1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
    Three 1839-O's, Two 1840-O's, 1841, 1841-O, 1842-O, 1851-O, 1854-O, and 1858-O Half Dimes
    1842-O Seated Dime
    1893 Barber Dime
    1856-O Seated Quarter
    Dateless Standing Liberty Quarter
    1945 Silver Washington Quarter
    Counterfeit 8 Reales
    Two 1944 Philippines Occupation Silver Coins
    1943-P, two 1944-P, and two 1945-P Silver Nickels
    Henry Clay Campaign Button (1844)
    Complete antebellum spur
    Plantation Store Token
    FIVE GOOOOLD RINGS


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  14. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by danjsargent View Post
    Beautiful! Congrats! Thats what we all want when a button pops up. I cant imagine how you felt!
    My first thought was "what is that doing here??!!"
    danjsargent likes this.
    2017 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    George Washington Inaugural Button GWI-17B
    Eagle "V" Voltigeurs Cuff Button
    1790s French Marine Artillery Button
    Federal Era Gold Ring with stone
    1830s Navy Button
    c.1812 regt Artillery button
    Three 1782's, 1786, 1798, 1806, Two 1807's, 1808, 1814 and Three Dateless Half Reales
    1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
    Three 1839-O's, Two 1840-O's, 1841, 1841-O, 1842-O, 1851-O, 1854-O, and 1858-O Half Dimes
    1842-O Seated Dime
    1893 Barber Dime
    1856-O Seated Quarter
    Dateless Standing Liberty Quarter
    1945 Silver Washington Quarter
    Counterfeit 8 Reales
    Two 1944 Philippines Occupation Silver Coins
    1943-P, two 1944-P, and two 1945-P Silver Nickels
    Henry Clay Campaign Button (1844)
    Complete antebellum spur
    Plantation Store Token
    FIVE GOOOOLD RINGS


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    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarBaby View Post
    Banner vote.
    Thanks for hitting "Nominate Banner" on my post, WarBaby! I think this one would look great up top!
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    2017 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    George Washington Inaugural Button GWI-17B
    Eagle "V" Voltigeurs Cuff Button
    1790s French Marine Artillery Button
    Federal Era Gold Ring with stone
    1830s Navy Button
    c.1812 regt Artillery button
    Three 1782's, 1786, 1798, 1806, Two 1807's, 1808, 1814 and Three Dateless Half Reales
    1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
    Three 1839-O's, Two 1840-O's, 1841, 1841-O, 1842-O, 1851-O, 1854-O, and 1858-O Half Dimes
    1842-O Seated Dime
    1893 Barber Dime
    1856-O Seated Quarter
    Dateless Standing Liberty Quarter
    1945 Silver Washington Quarter
    Counterfeit 8 Reales
    Two 1944 Philippines Occupation Silver Coins
    1943-P, two 1944-P, and two 1945-P Silver Nickels
    Henry Clay Campaign Button (1844)
    Complete antebellum spur
    Plantation Store Token
    FIVE GOOOOLD RINGS


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    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

 

 
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