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    Spayed up all night and went to shell swamp.

    Got out there at 7:00 and swung 3 hours in the shells and got a Burnside cartridge. So on the hour drive home I had a idea. This 1800’s park is along side a old river that brought oxen, liquor etc to my town. Well every time it floods it washes up river sand throughout the whole park. So I used Calabash’s relic program, beach mode 2, using the 15” coil on speed recovery 4 for the first time. I new anything would be extremely deep. In the first 30 minutes I found these 2 buttons a foot or more down....I was shocked!! Any advice to get this black crud off of the gold gilt button? Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1690866 On the front of the found buttons is the image of a 3-legged eagle surrounded around the rim with the words "ES DEVS SPES NOSTRA". Research reveals the origin is Latin and means, "GOD IS OUR HOPE". The buttons may be a reproduction / remake of buttons worn by Hessian soldiers during the Revolutionary War."Click image for larger version. 

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    This one was 14” Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1690875 I still haven’t cleaned it yet. Any help is appreciated

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    Oh man those are some really cool buttons! Congrats! Hope someone ID's them.
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    Awesome buttons brother, Wish I didn't have to work and been there to celebrate those cool finds!!! Congrats my brother, now get some sleep!!! "D"
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    Woah, 14” deep? That’s wild. Nice going!!
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    Great recoveries at those depths, congratulations on the cool buttons
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    Update:::Ok I look under jeweler glasses and I see JOHNSON & TINGLEY PHILADA w/ EXTRA RICH in the center. Can’t find it anywhere online. Attachment 1690905Attachment 1690906

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    Quote Originally Posted by washingtonian View Post
    Woah, 14” deep? That’s wild. Nice going!!
    Put it in that Beach Mode since the park is mostly sand now. Big 15”
    coil and it hit. I was shocked when I kept having to go down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector View Post
    Great recoveries at those depths, congratulations on the cool buttons
    Thank you Inspector I was just as surprised

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    Quote Originally Posted by Possum View Post
    Awesome buttons brother, Wish I didn't have to work and been there to celebrate those cool finds!!! Congrats my brother, now get some sleep!!! "D"
    I missed you best buddy
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    I also been getting a lot of these brass compactsClick image for larger version. 

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    Nice finds, congrats!
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    Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    WOW.....I'm not a button guy, but the depth and possible age is impressive!! I've had some luck cleaning gilt with toothpaste (Sensodyne) and a VERY SOFT used toothbrush.
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    Back to the hunt.........

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    A quantity of brass coMPacts, hmm, could there have been a brothel there? What an interesting site, a library trip might uncover more of what was going on there??!................63bkpkr
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    Out searching w/GMT & friend under my arm

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    That's the eagle's tail, not a third leg. Gary
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