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  1. #1

    Jun 2007
    MA NH seacoast
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    Boston Light Dragoon button

    Found this yesterday, speed detecting
    Walking briskly and detecting , looking for a cellar hole we heard about but never found.
    Still gathering info.
    Believe they were a special , fast moving Rifle unit
    Had a penny ID Hoping to grab a Indian Head and popped this out. Sweet

    Sorry for pic i scanned it.
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  2. #2

    Jun 2007
    MA NH seacoast
    what ever works
    823
    65 times
    Not sure what i did but if you click on it a few times it opens big enought to see.
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  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2008
    Coos Bay, Oregon
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    Amazing button! I have found A's, I's, and C's, but never a D, also never that old as I live in Idaho. Congratulations on a great find.

  4. #4
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    Bob

    Jan 2018
    Central Massachusetts
    Minelab Equinox 600,Equinox 800 AT max, 6 coils, 2 Garrett carrots, 2 trash barrels (full) and some dull shovels.
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    8629 times
    Coin shooting
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    Cool, nice find
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    “I was a kid once, but I wasn’t very good at it”

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    Large coppers 17
    Silver rings 10
    Gold rings 5
    Silver items 20
    Skeleton keys 5
    Military buttons 7
    Flat buttons 72
    IHP 53
    Flying eagle cent 1

  5. #5
    us
    Aug 2008
    Southeast Iowa
    Equinox 800, E-Trac
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    983 times
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    Superb find! I love it!!

    Iowa Dale
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  6. #6
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    Jun 2006
    Moonlight and Magnolias
    Fisher F75, Whites DualField PI, Fisher 1266-X and Tesoro Silver µMax
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    Banner Finds (8)
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    That is quite a find right there!
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    Republic of Texas Navy Cuff Button
    US Civil War Belt Plate
    Eagle Breastplate
    Three Louisiana Pelican Cuff Buttons
    Louisiana Pelican Coat Button
    Shield from an 1820-30 Artillery Shako Cap Badge
    Corps of Artillerists and Engineers Button 1798-1802
    Four CW eagle coat buttons
    One CW eagle cuff button
    French Navy Equipages de Ligne button (1 piece, 1830-40s)
    New York Staff Officer Cuff Button
    Colonial silver sleeve link/button made from a half real
    Monogrammed Silver Love Token
    M1858 Remington Revolver Trigger Guard
    Silver spoon made by Alexander McGrew 1805-1836
    Coin Silver mid-1800s "Fede Ring"
    1820s-30s silver eyeglasses frame fragment
    End of a gold crucifix or mechanical pencil
    Tip of a silver mechanical pencil
    William IV farthing (1830-1837)
    dateless half real
    half-cut half real (“quarter real”)
    1781 and 1807 half reales
    1840 quarter franc French silver
    1850 20 centimes French silver
    1851-O, 1852 three cent silver and a dateless 1/4 of a three cent silver
    Two 1839-O, 1840, 1842, 1848-O, 1851, 1851-O, 1852-O, two 1853's, 1856, 1856-O, 1857, 1857-O, 1858 (holed) and three 1858-O Half Dimes
    1874, 1891-O, one dateless Seated Liberty Dime, and one dateless half-cut Seated Liberty Dime
    1877-CC and 1875 Seated Quarters
    1892-O, 1899 and 1906-O Barber Quarters
    1940 Washington Quarter
    1942-P, two 1943-S and two 1943-P War Nickels
    shotgun breechblock
    iron prisoner shackles
    picket pin
    Spurs
    Plantation tokens
    Minieballs, Beefaloes, V and Shield Nickels, and some GawGag


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  7. #7
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Simplex; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i
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    Sweet find, congrats!
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  8. #8
    us
    May 2018
    Worcester Massachuttes
    Garrett at pro Garrett at max
    219
    587 times
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    I love it!
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    21 years old my dream is to find my first gold coin last year my best finds was a big meteorite a 1915 Worcester license plate,1847 peace flask,1750/80 flat button,1800s silver perfume flask 1857 upper bank of Canada token a native American grinding stone,1876,1892,1902 Indian heads 14k gold Jesus cross Sterling silver cufflinks 1925,1919 1918,1926,1920 wheats [my older ones] and last but not least my 2019 palo quartz arrowhead. Very rare bryant pyrotite 1909 fuse

  9. #9
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    Randy

    Aug 2017
    SW Missouri/Oklahoma
    Minelab CTX 3030; Minelab Equinox 800
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    Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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  10. #10
    us
    Sep 2018
    Massachusetts
    Garrett AT Max
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    Very nice button to find! I've never heard of this button... but I'm a little new to the button game as only recently I found a mass militia button. You know it makes me wonder if the term "goons" is a shortened version of dragoons? Anyway that is an awesome find. Any idea of it's history or rough date on it?
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  11. #11
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    Priv8ear

    Aug 2018
    Shenandoah Valley Va
    WW2 Mine Detector, 2 Garrets and an Underwater Fisher (Older Machines)
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    Gman, this appears to have real potential. There was a posting on here a couple of months ago about a potential volunteer unit of Loyalist Dragoons (basically cavalry) or mounted infantry. I remember that Crusader had some info on that. Perhaps you could show us a good photo of the back?
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    Phil

  12. #12
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    Metal Detecting & Hotwheels Collecting

    Sep 2014
    Finger Lakes Region, Upstate NY
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    That's a great looking button, also would like to see the reverse, congrats on the save
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  13. #13
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    That's a killer button. Can you post a pic of the back?
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    1827 Capped Bust dime
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    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
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    Civil War Plates
    VA Militia Cross Belt, CS Tongue, CS Wreath, VMM, US Box, Model 1851 Sword, Militia Plate w/Star

  14. #14

    Jun 2013
    Hudson Valley, NY
    White's M6 AT Pro Garrett GTA350 White's F2
    474
    556 times
    Relic Hunting
    Great find!

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    Is this what the back looks like?
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  15. #15
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    Priv8ear

    Aug 2018
    Shenandoah Valley Va
    WW2 Mine Detector, 2 Garrets and an Underwater Fisher (Older Machines)
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    So we're not talking Loyalist Dragoons but Continental troops or early US Cavalry?
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    Phil

 

 
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