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    A Fisher of Land and Sea

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    GOLD in the old farm field!

    So ive been detecting a forgotten farm field. Theres very little trash and 80% of everything that comes out is old. Toe taps, shoe buckle parts, a three ringer, KG2s, a half cent, 1880 canadian dime, 1859 canadian largie are examples of what ive found in this field so far. On sunday i got out there again with a couple friends. I also broke my phone sunday so thats why the late post. My first find was a piece of a toe tap, then a watch winding key. And then i got a jumpy +10 to +30 on my mxt. Didnt think much of it due to the jumpy lower vdi signals being decent targets. The field is overgrown with about 6 inches of grass and other plant stubble so good targets usually have jumpy vdis. One of my friends was near by so i had him go over it with his vx3 and he confirmed the signal. I dug it out and i finally got it in my palm. Dirt covering the shank and just enough of the back that i thought i was holding a hammered gold coin. I brushed the dirt away and it was a button. With a shine only real gold can produce. Flipped it over and found a very ornate front. Must be a very old button. Theres some kind of markings on the back. Not sure what they are and “gold button” isnt really giving me any results on google. If yall have any ideas let me know.

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    Then i dug a KG2 and a watch winding key from Canada!

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    We spent another hour and a half there without finding anything else notable and moved on. Which is when i dropped my phone in a parking lot and smashed the screen. Bittersweet day. Old gold button but broken phone.

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    I guess things even out in the end. Thanks for checking it out and Happy Hunting!

  2. #2
    us
    Dec 2017
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    How come whenever I break my phone I don't find no gold? That's a sweet find! I look forward to seeing it ID'd!
    "God does not give us everything we want, but he does fulfill his promises,
    leading us along the best and straightest paths to himself" -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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  3. #3
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    A Fisher of Land and Sea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah_D View Post
    How come whenever I break my phone I don't find no gold? That's a sweet find! I look forward to seeing it ID'd!
    I think it only works the other way around. Find gold. Break something valuable. Fortunately, i had an upgrade available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeenFishin View Post
    I think it only works the other way around. Find gold. Break something valuable. Fortunately, i had an upgrade available.
    Oh, I see. It must be like how all of the best silvers get hit by the shovel.
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  5. #5
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    A Fisher of Land and Sea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah_D View Post
    Oh, I see. It must be like how all of the best silvers get hit by the shovel.
    My 1901 S Half Dollar can confirm!
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    Randy

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    Nice!!!! Congrats!!!!
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    What would life be without challenges, and detecting of course.....

  7. #7
    us
    Feb 2005
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    Nice finds,

    It does appear to have the look of gold.

    My guess is it's a worn out gold coin fashioned into a button maybe.

    I'd have to acid test that one.

    Jer

  8. #8
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    A Fisher of Land and Sea

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerV3 View Post
    Nice finds,

    It does appear to have the look of gold.

    My guess is it's a worn out gold coin fashioned into a button maybe.

    I'd have to acid test that one.

    Jer
    Thanks Jer, im pretty sure its gold but an acid test is in order. I am kind of thinking it may be an old gold coin due to the weird marks on the back. Ill have to do some more googling
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    us
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    I agree possibly spanish or foreign gold coin.

    Be a good idea to weigh it also.

    Jer
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    Jul 2010
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    Very unique button. You just don't see gold buttons, but you do see the occasional gold cufflink. So cufflink would be my guess. How big is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeenFishin View Post
    Thanks Jer, im pretty sure its gold but an acid test is in order. I am kind of thinking it may be an old gold coin due to the weird marks on the back. Ill have to do some more googling
    Those may be the hallmarks. Try to see if you can find similar ones online or in a book or something. Can we have some close ups of them? If they are hall marks, they a little crud witch could mean that they are older.
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  12. #12
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    Oct 2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA View Post
    Very unique button. You just don't see gold buttons, but you do see the occasional gold cufflink. So cufflink would be my guess. How big is it?
    Agree. IMO it's not a button, but a broken cufflink. Nice find!
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    Yeah button or cuff link that was not a reused gold coin. Great find no matter what.
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  14. #14
    lu
    Feb 2019
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    I don't see anyone else on here saying this but considering it's what looks to be an 18th-century button made out of GOLD, I'm voting BANNER!

  15. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by nkellam22 View Post
    I don't see anyone else on here saying this but considering it's what looks to be an 18th-century button made out of GOLD, I'm voting BANNER!
    What makes you believe it's 18th C?

 

 
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