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  1. #76
    us
    Sep 2018
    Massachusetts
    Garrett AT Max
    853
    1846 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I commented on this earlier and it looks like my comment never went through. I'll try to reiterate what I was saying: That button is fantastic and mother nature has made it a true work of art! There is a website dedicated to GW buttons it's not too hard to find but it identifies all the varieties and is packed with information and examples. My advice on cleaning consult with an expert maybe the person who runs that site. Probably don't clean it as others have said. My experience with the Ren. wax is that it can change the color and leave white wax in crevices / areas that may be undesired. Then you have the issue of trying to get the excess wax off without degrading the button. It will certainly preserve the button, but I'd find an expert. Congrats on such a cool find!
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  2. #77
    us
    Jul 2012
    USA
    Minelab E-Trac
    1,927
    2880 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    What an awesome piece of history to dig up! It cleaned up great, Congrats!
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  3. #78
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fisher F75, Garrett AT Gold, XP Deus, Fisher 1270
    7,042
    7000 times
    Banner Finds (3)
    The Banner hasn't changed in a while although there have been some worthy candidates, including this fantastic button.

    Those already on the banner are getting some great hang time
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    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 19
    Half Reals = 30
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars
    Civil War Plates
    VA Militia Cross Belt, CS Tongue, CS Wreath, VMM, US Box, Model 1851 Sword, Militia Plate w/Star

  4. #79

    Apr 2016
    South Western PA
    ACE 250 with DD coil Equinox 600
    2,717
    7807 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by xcopperstax View Post
    I commented on this earlier and it looks like my comment never went through. I'll try to reiterate what I was saying: That button is fantastic and mother nature has made it a true work of art! There is a website dedicated to GW buttons it's not too hard to find but it identifies all the varieties and is packed with information and examples. My advice on cleaning consult with an expert maybe the person who runs that site. Probably don't clean it as others have said. My experience with the Ren. wax is that it can change the color and leave white wax in crevices / areas that may be undesired. Then you have the issue of trying to get the excess wax off without degrading the button. It will certainly preserve the button, but I'd find an expert. Congrats on such a cool find!
    I really like the sheen and darkening from Renn wax on iron objects. Was super happy with the finish on a recent canon ball and horseshoe. I also like the look of it on brass buckles and crotal bells. I recently used it on some LCís for the first time and it was OK, did not add the extra level of sheen like on the larger items and was a challenge to not get the white residue look in the crevices. Iím keeping the GWI button as is. I did a final coat of good old fashion nose grease before I put it away. Might be the last time I physically touch it. Paranoid that I will damage it...
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  5. #80
    us
    Sep 2018
    Massachusetts
    Garrett AT Max
    853
    1846 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Not sure if my first banner vote went through so I voted banner again. This is an extraordinary find.
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  6. #81
    us
    Jan 2013
    Bounty Hunter Land Ranger Pro, Bounty Hunter Pioneer 505, 4 inch coil, 8 inch coil, 10 inch coil, 11 inch DD coil, Bounty Hunter Pin Pointer
    750
    370 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I'd keep searching that site hopefully there is another hiding there!!! That thing is in AMAZING condition!!!

  7. #82
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fisher F75, Garrett AT Gold, XP Deus, Fisher 1270
    7,042
    7000 times
    Banner Finds (3)
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA View Post
    The Banner hasn't changed in a while although there have been some worthy candidates, including this fantastic button.

    Those already on the banner are getting some great hang time
    Alright the will of the people has been served!! Congrats Thad!
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    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 19
    Half Reals = 30
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars
    Civil War Plates
    VA Militia Cross Belt, CS Tongue, CS Wreath, VMM, US Box, Model 1851 Sword, Militia Plate w/Star

  8. #83

    Apr 2016
    South Western PA
    ACE 250 with DD coil Equinox 600
    2,717
    7807 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by EccentricInTexas View Post
    I'd keep searching that site hopefully there is another hiding there!!! That thing is in AMAZING condition!!!
    Well... maybe, I was able to put in a couple more lunch hours there and found a plethora of incredible late 1700ís - early 1800ís stuff. New post coming soon. Thx!
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  9. #84
    us
    Oct 2017
    Bold Coast & Gold Coast
    Blue Excal 1000, Enox 800
    183
    303 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    WOW!!! Now that's a great button!!! Awesome find!!! Congratulations!!!

  10. #85
    us
    Dec 2006
    Ocean City, Md
    XP Deus. Have Blisstool V6 but only used once.
    1,321
    1464 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    God I love this button. Glad to see it atop the page.

  11. #86
    Charter Member
    us
    Patriot

    Apr 2016
    Georgia
    Excalibur 2, CTX 3030 Stealth 720i ,RTG 6" Lesche GS 36 Predator Raptor TRX pp
    2,835
    4506 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Congrats on the Banner. Very deserving.
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    USMC 67-70/ VN 69-70

  12. #87
    Charter Member
    us
    Oct 2017
    Currently Ringgold, Georgia, Formerly Vaudreuil, Quebec
    Equinox 800, Garrett ATPro, ProPointer AT, Retriever II
    1,267
    2282 times
    Documenting / Mapping Properties with Civil War History
    Awesome find, Congrats!!!
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  13. #88
    us
    Brian Cook

    Jun 2012
    north west Missouri
    Whites DFX
    84
    174 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Incredible!
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  14. #89

    Feb 2017
    Pa
    EQ 800 & 600, Fisher F75 +, Tesoro Tejon, Tesoro Conquistador, Bounty hunter Tracker iv
    2,395
    3699 times
    Metal Detecting
    AWESOME! Congrats Thad!
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  15. #90
    us
    Old Tom Cat.

    Jan 2013
    N.of , I-285...GA
    Whites Spc xlt & Tesoro Tejon- Now back ...Fisher 1266-X. TRX Pointer. New .Teknetics G2 + . New AT Pro .
    7,295
    5904 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by pa-dirt_nc-sand View Post
    Decided to take another shot at finding an 1862 dot in the park woods. What is interesting about this dot is that it disappears on the 1872 map and the aerials in the 1900ís show nothing but woods. I had tried a couple of times with my old detector with nothing but an occasional shotgun shell head stamp.
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    Today I wandered in the same area and got 2 quick cuff flat buttons and a partial big tombac button. These were really small 11-12 signals with the Nox.
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    A couple big rifle casings and head stamps, then a really nice deep 21-21 signal. This is often a 2 piece button or a zincoln.
    Attachment 1711212
    Thought cool, big dandy button. I have only dug a few of them in my area. Did the Hoover Boys ďplease be a GW...Ē chant and popped some dirt off.
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    Ok, canít be.... time to send some shaky pics to Steve...
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    I donít have a toothbrush on me and itís starting to dry out so I pack it in dirt and hike back to my car.
    Attachment 1711219
    Quick call to Steve to game plan next step. Should I... use mineral oil to keep from drying out, just toothbrush, use Renn wax, etc. Decided to pluck it out o the clod, toothbrush the dirt away and while I was still a little winded nose grease it up before it dries out too much... stressful moments.
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    There is a lot of gilt on the back and in the engraved front areas. Seems to have stabilized here. Thoughts on lemon juice to clean up gilt or next step??

    Wow, still shaking. Good luck out there!

    Cleaned up pics
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    What a beautiful button , I knew that site had some history.
    Congratz
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    As I am finding , In life we begin having the Blissful happiness & the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through true faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or true Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

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