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  1. #91
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    On the Skinner auction one just like yours sold for $4700.
    Nice find.
    For cleaning, would an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner work?
    Last edited by bobinsd; May 16, 2019 at 11:11 PM.
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  2. #92

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobinsd View Post
    On the Skinner auction one just like yours sold for $4700.
    Nice find.
    For cleaning, would an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner work?
    Do you have a link to the auction you referenced? I have it in a proper secured case now. Happy with how it came out in the last pics I uploaded. I think ultrasonic cleaning works with silver coins, would not try it on this one. Thx
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  3. #93
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    Quote Originally Posted by pa-dirt_nc-sand View Post
    Do you have a link to the auction you referenced? I have it in a proper secured case now. Happy with how it came out in the last pics I uploaded. I think ultrasonic cleaning works with silver coins, would not try it on this one. Thx
    Bob
    https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2482/lots/47
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    Congrats on the up top. Well deserved
    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

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    What a beautiful looking GW button Thad, kudos to you on doing your research of the area!
    I just love this look when a Dandy comes out of the soil with an even verdigris.

    But as we all know, it doesn't stay that way once the air hits it.

    Congrats on achieving BANNER #2 my friend,
    Dave
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    The Holy Grail! WOW!!

    Don't you DARE put that in lemon juice. Its perfect just the way it is. Ask yourself, "WWAMCD" (What would a museum curator do?). For that matter... you might want to ask a museum curator.
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    Beautiful GW. I would leave it just the way it is. The hardest part is to stop when it's pleasing to the eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTIQUARIAN View Post
    What a beautiful looking GW button Thad, kudos to you on doing your research of the area!
    I just love this look when a Dandy comes out of the soil with an even verdigris.

    But as we all know, it doesn't stay that way once the air hits it.

    Congrats on achieving BANNER #2 my friend,
    Dave
    Thx Antiquitarian! Yeah, here are the 2 GWI’s from last week at the button site. Both came out of the ground a dark green, they were about 20’ apart, luckily the first one had hardened verdigris and a lot of gilt left, the second one’s green came off on my fingers picking it out of the hole flipping the dirt off. I would say the verdigris was very soft. Same 50/50 with the other buttons at this site, some had a solid green patina, some wiped off.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by pa-dirt_nc-sand View Post

    Thx Antiquitarian! Yeah, here are the 2 GWI’s from last week at the button site. Both came out of the ground a dark green, they were about 20’ apart, luckily the first one had hardened verdigris and a lot of gilt left, the second one’s green came off on my fingers picking it out of the hole flipping the dirt off. I would say the verdigris was very soft. Same 50/50 with the other buttons at this site, some had a solid green patina, some wiped off.

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    What a beautiful looking display those two GW's make Thad!
    Makes me think that if two buttons were lost, and they look to be of the same pattern, that maybe a coat was lost or accidentally left there.
    Of course, I'm sure you've already thought of this... where there's two, there's likely more to be found.

    As you mentioned, verdigris is primarily dependent on the soil conditions in a given area.

    "Verdigris occurs as a result of brass and copper's exposure or lack there of, to air though water, heat and acidic compounds can also induce corrosion. Oxidation adds a verdigris color to copper or copper carbonates like brass or bronze. This is especially true when contact occurs with anything acidic in nature such as soil. When iron rusts, or oxidizes, it produces that characteristic red outer layer. This layer of oxidation doesn't securely stick to the surface of the iron. It flakes off, weakening the metal and leaving it vulnerable to further rusting and structural decay. Copper oxidation, on the other hand, prevents further oxygen exposure and corrosion by solidly adhering to the metal's surface."

    Best of luck on your return to this site,
    Dave
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    Beautiful!
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  11. #101
    Quote Originally Posted by pa-dirt_nc-sand View Post
    Thx! I told my wife it was probably my most valuable find, but if I tell her it could be worth 5-10k she will sell it in a heartbeat...
    Late to this thread, but congrats all the same. I don't think you needed any help with all banner votes. The button has tremendous eye appeal in the contrast of naturally occurring patina and remaining gold gilt - a hard to find formula for a button or coin. Yes, the significant value of a find like yours always stirs up some interest from a spouse. I call my best finds a "two questions find" that I get from my wife when she knows I have something exceptional. "How much is it worth, and when are we selling it?" As you might expect, I'm a bit vague in my response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Tree Chaser View Post
    Late to this thread, but congrats all the same. I don't think you needed any help with all banner votes. The button has tremendous eye appeal in the contrast of naturally occurring patina and remaining gold gilt - a hard to find formula for a button or coin. Yes, the significant value of a find like yours always stirs up some interest from a spouse. I call my best finds a "two questions find" that I get from my wife when she knows I have something exceptional. "How much is it worth, and when are we selling it?" As you might expect, I'm a bit vague in my response.
    Thx! Actually you nailed it on the head, my wife asked the exact questions. These 2 will be a challenge. The value could move them beyond sticking in a showcase in my extra bedroom with all the other finds. Sort of like what would you do if you truly found a treasure chest of gold coins, just hold onto them for your own enjoyment or sell for $$ for the family. I don’t think there is a right or wrong answer, but I’m enjoying sharing them for now. If I could just find a couple more at this site... we’ll see.
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    Way late to the party, but OMG check out the patina on that bucket lister. No brainer on the banner, congrats!
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    well Done, you must be over the moon, your an inspiration to us all, to keep going, I wouldn't clean it any further, lemon juice is very harsh on copper and turns it burnt and pinky, only good diluted on gilding
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