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Thread: Several Beach Silvers and My Friend Found a Phoenix Button in WA State!!

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  1. #1
    us
    Sep 2005
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    Several Beach Silvers and My Friend Found a Phoenix Button in WA State!!

    Hey folks,

    I got out a little last weekend but didn’t have anything to report so I kept quiet.

    Today was a beautiful summer day in Seattle so I had to get out. I met up with a couple locals for some beach hunting near Seattle and had a great day! I came away with a silver ring, 2 silver Rosies (54-D and 56-D), a marble, a roached wheat and a unique toy gun.

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    Also found 2 great pieces of glass. First reads, “Pacific B...Tacoma, Wash”. Mostly like Pacific Brewing and Malting Co (1897-1919). Second reads, “Kerr Glass Mfg Portland, Oregon” (1904-1912). Cool local history!

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    Find of the day belongs to my buddy. He was like “Hey, I found a flat button.” We checked it out and couldn’t tell exactly what it was except that it was foreign. (None of us had ever seen a Phoenix button in person, give us a break). Anyways, this is a find that should make ‘ol Tom in CA proud.

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    After some research we did confirm there was historically a native community in the area. I like to think this was traded up the coast from one tribe to another in the 1820s/30s and was lost on the beach by someone being too careless. Such a cool find.

    Thanks for checking in everyone and happy hunting!
    -W

  2. #2
    us
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    I spoke with Tom_in_CA over email and he informed me he will not be able to reply here on TreasureNet as he is serving a 2 year ban. He did say “Atteboy” however and said you are welcome to find and PM him on other forums if you want to say hi.
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    us
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    Northern Virginia
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    Very nice finds!

  4. #4
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Nice finds, congrats!

  5. #5
    us
    Metal Detecting & Hotwheels Collecting

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    Great hunt, nice silvers including the ring, really nice button, congrats to your & friend
    Any day of hunting, whether good or bad is better than not hunting at all

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    Nice stuff I thought the gun looked real

  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2014
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    I found a 14th Regiment Haitian button in New England a few weeks ago. My detecting partner knew the story behind these buttons and it's a very interesting sequence of events. I also found a rather lengthy post in one of the forums regarding these buttons. These buttons were made during the reign of King Cristophe in Haiti who passed away in 1820. Apparently, for some reason, the buttons were not issued and were eventually sold to traders who transported them to the West Coast. Most are, apparently, found in California and Oregon and would have been from the trading companies.

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  8. #8
    us
    Oct 2011
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    a phoenix button is westcoast banner button find.
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  9. #9
    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclemac View Post
    a phoenix button is westcoast banner button find.
    Totally agree. Now I have to find my own so I can qualify for banner!!
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  10. #10
    us
    Oct 2008
    Northern California
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    Nice hunt and congrats to your friend on the Phoenix button. I'm up to about 15 of those now, but that pales in comparison to the probably 100 that Tom has found.

    BTW regiment #1 was the Kings army, regiment #2 was the Queens army, so very nice one to find indeed

    TomCA got a two year ban, I just can't imagine how that could be possible

  11. #11
    us
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal_Cobra View Post
    Nice hunt and congrats to your friend on the Phoenix button. I'm up to about 15 of those now, but that pales in comparison to the probably 100 that Tom has found.

    BTW regiment #1 was the Kings army, regiment #2 was the Queens army, so very nice one to find indeed

    TomCA got a two year ban, I just can't imagine how that could be possible
    Hey, this is Ca, where you would probably get 5 to life for stepping on a rare bug.
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    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

  12. #12
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    Randy

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    SW Missouri
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    Nice!!! Congrats!!!

  13. #13
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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
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    Nice bunch of saves. Congrats on the silvers.
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  14. #14
    us
    Mar 2013
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    Agreed, VERY Nice Finds...!
    I find the gun that I played with, as a youth, amongst YOUR stuff...! Very cool!
    The button is, or should be a rare find, tho - right?
    Stick With It - It's not *IF* you'll find the good stuff , but WHEN!

  15. #15
    us
    Sep 2005
    Puget Sound
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyemustdigtreasure View Post
    Agreed, VERY Nice Finds...!
    I find the gun that I played with, as a youth, amongst YOUR stuff...! Very cool!
    The button is, or should be a rare find, tho - right?
    The button is definitely a rare find, especially among these parts. Thank you!

 

 

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