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  1. #1
    Jul 2018
    Gold Cost Long Island n.y.
    CTX 3030 Equinox 800 Equinox600 Makro Multi Kruzer Garret ATpro Garret ATX
    373 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Rare presidential campaign button

    Dug this up fairly recently about two months ago. At a very old very small park in a village 5 min. from my house. The park is on the 1873 historical map of the area. But it probably dates back 50 years earlier as you can see from the dates of the finds. I was very excited about these finds there as it made the park very promising. This is the best and rarest button I have found to date. Sadly the next time I went there the code enforcer chased me off yelling at me and threatening a 500 dollar fine. I told were to go as I have lived here my whole life. So I left, but not before I told him he could write all the tickets he wants I would not except them or contract with him by signing them or give him my ID. I have not gone back to that park. I may do some night hunts there..lol.
    But I did save these two beauties
    Henry Clay started the Wig party in 1834. Ran and lost to Andrew Jackson. He ran for the presidency in 1824, 1832 and 1844
    This button was from his final bid in 1845
    The Wigs became the Republicans after Clays death in 1852
    The Large cent was found about two feet away from the button and is the same year as the button.
    Maybe there was a big scuffle at a rally and the button was ripped off some guys coat and a drunk dropped the large cent.
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  2. #2
    Sep 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Garrett AT Pro, AT Gold, ATX, MH7 (oldie!) Minelab Explorer SE Pro
    1774 times
    Excellent finds. Goodies from that era would be awesome. Grats!
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  3. #3

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600, fisher gold bug pro.
    5048 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Nice finds. Congrats
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  4. #4
    BTV Digger

    Jul 2014
    Northern VT
    AT-Pro; Fisher F2; Tesoro Silver UMax
    757 times
    Relic Hunting
    Interesting story, but more interesting finds! Congrats on the early button.

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    Vermont relic hunting, one swing at a time

  5. #5
    Charter Member
    Jul 2004
    South Florida Cesspool
    Tesoro Sand Shark, Whites M6
    9651 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Super find!

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    Oct 2014
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II, Quattro & X-terra 705; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
    16494 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Nice old coin shooting and very cool relics!
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  7. #7
    Charter Member

    Nov 2013
    XP Deus
    9047 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

  8. #8
    Charter Member

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
    AT MAX
    14223 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Great find nice display case piece
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    Approved TreasureNet Stickers
    .:: $4.00 for 11" X 3" Bumper Sticker ::.
    .:: $2.50 for 1" x 4" Detector Sticker ::.
    (Free Shipping)

    SEE: TreasureNet Bumper Stickers

  9. #9
    Aug 2007
    Western New York
    CTX-3030, Equinox 800
    2713 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Nice finds!
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    CTX-3030, Equinox 800

  10. #10

    Aug 2017
    SW Missouri
    Minelab CTX 3030 ; GTA 1000
    2171 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Nice!!! Congrats!!!

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  12. #12
    Charter Member
    Apr 2016
    Xp Deus ,aka sorex pro, I have owned ctx 30/30,racer2,nokta fors core,at pro,tesoro cortes.
    6127 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    great find!
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    1781 Half reale, Spanish cob, 1802 1 Real
    1740 King George,Vermont state copper 178?
    1853 Trime
    1851 Large cent,1840 large cent
    6lb canon ball
    3 x N.C sunburst, Confederate block I coat,block I cuff
    S.C button
    Regiment Artillerists button 1811-1813
    Union Naval shell fuse
    Eagle I button,Eagle over canon button 1812
    Colonial cuff links intact
    1860 Indian Head fatty, 1859 fatty indian head
    1743 King George
    1861 Indian Head fatty
    1869 V nickel
    1902 Barber quarter, 1939 Walking half Dollar
    XP deus CTX 30/30
    Jas 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

  13. #13
    Jun 2011
    Southwest Georgia
    2438 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Mean old code enforcement officer. Probably hunts himself and didn't want you finding his stuff.

    Very nice button! Good luck.
    RelicMaster777 likes this.



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