A couple Firsts and a Second, count at 70 Flat buttons

pa-dirt_nc-sand

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Back at the local spot in the park woods that I found a few weeks back. Got a nice 21 signal on the bank of the stream and out popped my first Half Cent, 1809! Took 7 years to find one and have been on a couple hunts when other guys had found one, so pretty stoked, not a looker but has a readable date.

Also found a Nipple Button, i think these are usually earlier in the 1700’s than tombacs, not 100% sure. Also another beat pewter button (no USA) and a small 3 piece with a bit of a pattern, rare to find a 2 piece here. No military buttons here which is very unusual.

In addition to the Half Cent another CT state copper popped out.

Still finding keeper targets at a rate of 4-5 per hour, so I’m thinking the site could hit 100 buttons if I keep at it, we’ll see if the Spring growth stops me short.
It will be unhuntable in about 3 weeks.

Last pic is coins so far, not a lot, but fun when they pop!
 

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Florida Finder

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Back at the local spot in the park woods that I found a few weeks back. Got a nice 21 signal on the bank of the stream and out popped my first Half Cent, 1809! Took 7 years to find one and have been on a couple hunts when other guys had found one, so pretty stoked, not a looker but has a readable date.

Also found a Nipple Button, i think these are usually earlier in the 1700’s than tombacs, not 100% sure. Also another beat pewter button (no USA) and a small 3 piece with a bit of a pattern, rare to find a 2 piece here. No military buttons here which is very unusual.

In addition to the Half Cent another CT state copper popped out.

Still finding keeper targets at a rate of 4-5 per hour, so I’m thinking the site could hit 100 buttons if I keep at it, we’ll see if the Spring growth stops me short.
It will be unhuntable in about 3 weeks.

Last pic is coins so far, not a lot, but fun when they pop!
Outstanding finds! Congratulations!
 

Digger RJ

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View attachment 2016547
Back at the local spot in the park woods that I found a few weeks back. Got a nice 21 signal on the bank of the stream and out popped my first Half Cent, 1809! Took 7 years to find one and have been on a couple hunts when other guys had found one, so pretty stoked, not a looker but has a readable date.

Also found a Nipple Button, i think these are usually earlier in the 1700’s than tombacs, not 100% sure. Also another beat pewter button (no USA) and a small 3 piece with a bit of a pattern, rare to find a 2 piece here. No military buttons here which is very unusual.

In addition to the Half Cent another CT state copper popped out.

Still finding keeper targets at a rate of 4-5 per hour, so I’m thinking the site could hit 100 buttons if I keep at it, we’ll see if the Spring growth stops me short.
It will be unhuntable in about 3 weeks.

Last pic is coins so far, not a lot, but fun when they pop!
Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

Steve in PA

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Congrats on your first half cent Thad :thumbsup:
I have found a couple 1809s and an 1810. The dates on those coins are so large they stand out even if the coin is toast. The Connecticut was a nice bonus too
 

Chilli

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View attachment 2016547
Back at the local spot in the park woods that I found a few weeks back. Got a nice 21 signal on the bank of the stream and out popped my first Half Cent, 1809! Took 7 years to find one and have been on a couple hunts when other guys had found one, so pretty stoked, not a looker but has a readable date.

Also found a Nipple Button, i think these are usually earlier in the 1700’s than tombacs, not 100% sure. Also another beat pewter button (no USA) and a small 3 piece with a bit of a pattern, rare to find a 2 piece here. No military buttons here which is very unusual.

In addition to the Half Cent another CT state copper popped out.

Still finding keeper targets at a rate of 4-5 per hour, so I’m thinking the site could hit 100 buttons if I keep at it, we’ll see if the Spring growth stops me short.
It will be unhuntable in about 3 weeks.

Last pic is coins so far, not a lot, but fun when they pop!
Great finds any day. 👍
 

Hunk-a-lead

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View attachment 2016547
Back at the local spot in the park woods that I found a few weeks back. Got a nice 21 signal on the bank of the stream and out popped my first Half Cent, 1809! Took 7 years to find one and have been on a couple hunts when other guys had found one, so pretty stoked, not a looker but has a readable date.

Also found a Nipple Button, i think these are usually earlier in the 1700’s than tombacs, not 100% sure. Also another beat pewter button (no USA) and a small 3 piece with a bit of a pattern, rare to find a 2 piece here. No military buttons here which is very unusual.

In addition to the Half Cent another CT state copper popped out.

Still finding keeper targets at a rate of 4-5 per hour, so I’m thinking the site could hit 100 buttons if I keep at it, we’ll see if the Spring growth stops me short.
It will be unhuntable in about 3 weeks.

Last pic is coins so far, not a lot, but fun when they pop!
congratz and keep swingin' til it grows over!
 

caretaker

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are they called nipple buttons, I have dug a few of them over the years, never knew what they were, and how old, nice bunch of finds
 

pepperj

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I tried to look up some examples of the nipple button but nothing with that type of shank back. Sweet recovery, not many are dug.
 

JerV3

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Thats some nice old stuff Thad.

Glad to see your still finding stuff and getting out.

I've been testing the Nokta legend past 3 weeks its a bad ass machine.

Been hitting a bunch of home sites through out the city. Sitting at 31 silvers for 22.

Haven't posted anything though. Started a new job and work alot of long days.

Always enjoy your post though.

Jer
 

ArfieBoy

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Congratulations on some great finds! Thanks for sharing with us.
 

Relicific

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Looks like you found a great spot.
Nice finds
 

Johncoho

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View attachment 2016547
Back at the local spot in the park woods that I found a few weeks back. Got a nice 21 signal on the bank of the stream and out popped my first Half Cent, 1809! Took 7 years to find one and have been on a couple hunts when other guys had found one, so pretty stoked, not a looker but has a readable date.

Also found a Nipple Button, i think these are usually earlier in the 1700’s than tombacs, not 100% sure. Also another beat pewter button (no USA) and a small 3 piece with a bit of a pattern, rare to find a 2 piece here. No military buttons here which is very unusual.

In addition to the Half Cent another CT state copper popped out.

Still finding keeper targets at a rate of 4-5 per hour, so I’m thinking the site could hit 100 buttons if I keep at it, we’ll see if the Spring growth stops me short.
It will be unhuntable in about 3 weeks.

Last pic is coins so far, not a lot, but fun when they pop!
Super nice find.
 

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