George Washington? Is that you? YES!

RebelYeller

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White's TRX,
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XP Deus, XP Deus 2, XP MI-6
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
This week I received my new Deus 2 and decided to try it out on a recently acquired 250+ acre permission along a colonial-present road. Started the day walking towards what I thought was the original home site and found a few flat buttons along the way. The Deus 2 performed amazingly! At the home site I found a piece of a shoe buckle, and quite a few household trinkets. THEN it happened! Button signal... and out pops something square.. As I begin to clean it with a toothbrush, I catch a glimpse of an eagle wing. Needless to say I was freaking out by this point... George Washington's Inaugural symbol but it appears to be on a watch winder, instead of a button. I still can't believe it! Thanks for reading and I hope you are as in love as I am! Happy hunting!
 

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MD Ghost F75

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Mar 27, 2022
31
95
Harford County, Maryland
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Fisher F75 LTD
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
This week I received my new Deus 2 and decided to try it out on a recently acquired 250+ acre permission along a colonial-present road. Started the day walking towards what I thought was the original home site and found a few flat buttons along the way. The Deus 2 performed amazingly! At the home site I found a piece of a shoe buckle, and quite a few household trinkets. THEN it happened! Button signal... and out pops something square.. As I begin to clean it with a toothbrush, I catch a glimpse of an eagle wing. Needless to say I was freaking out by this point... George Washington's Inaugural symbol but it appears to be on a watch winder, instead of a button. I still can't believe it! Thanks for reading and I hope you are as in love as I am! Happy hunting!
Incredible find! I’d be hunting those fields for years to come. I foresee several coppers being unearthed in your future. Good luck!
 
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RebelYeller

RebelYeller

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May 6, 2014
76
363
Toano, Virginia
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Whites Coinmaster,
Tesoro Tejon,
White's VX3,
White's TRX,
Garrett Pro Pointer,
Garrett Pro Pointer AT,
XP Deus, XP Deus 2, XP MI-6
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
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villagenut

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Looks like the GW eagle to me.....wow, what a rare bird. Oh and BTW I am casting my vote right NOW. Well done:thumbsup:
 

Steve in PA

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13,226
Pittsburgh, PA
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Great find :thumbsup:
First one of those that I've seen. Hopefully further research will reveal whether those were issued to commemorate the inauguration, or if is a patriotic watch winder that borrowed the motif from the button.
 

pepperj

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Feb 3, 2009
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Now that's a real cool piece of history.
Congratulations on the recovery.
There me vote for this amazing winder
 

Lenrac2

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Apr 1, 2021
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3,613
Illinois
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Denise-Nokta Legend/Garrett Apex Nox600
Bob-AT Max/ Nox800
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Great find! Congrats!
 

Digger RJ

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SW Missouri/Oklahoma
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XP Deus 2
Primary Interest:
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This week I received my new Deus 2 and decided to try it out on a recently acquired 250+ acre permission along a colonial-present road. Started the day walking towards what I thought was the original home site and found a few flat buttons along the way. The Deus 2 performed amazingly! At the home site I found a piece of a shoe buckle, and quite a few household trinkets. THEN it happened! Button signal... and out pops something square.. As I begin to clean it with a toothbrush, I catch a glimpse of an eagle wing. Needless to say I was freaking out by this point... George Washington's Inaugural symbol but it appears to be on a watch winder, instead of a button. I still can't believe it! Thanks for reading and I hope you are as in love as I am! Happy hunting!
That GW piece is Super Cool!!!! Congrats!!!!
 

creskol

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That ranks as probably the most unique piece posted on T-net! Fantastic !
 

DiggerKid2003

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452
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Spotsylvania VA
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Would that perhaps be a mourning piece? What an incredible piece of history!
 

Gare

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Dec 30, 2012
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8,966
Canton Ohio Area
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Presently using Deus's have Minelabs, Nokta's Tesoro's Have them all . Have WAY to many need to get rid of some
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
This week I received my new Deus 2 and decided to try it out on a recently acquired 250+ acre permission along a colonial-present road. Started the day walking towards what I thought was the original home site and found a few flat buttons along the way. The Deus 2 performed amazingly! At the home site I found a piece of a shoe buckle, and quite a few household trinkets. THEN it happened! Button signal... and out pops something square.. As I begin to clean it with a toothbrush, I catch a glimpse of an eagle wing. Needless to say I was freaking out by this point... George Washington's Inaugural symbol but it appears to be on a watch winder, instead of a button. I still can't believe it! Thanks for reading and I hope you are as in love as I am! Happy hunting!
Amazing finds :) thanks for sharing !!!
 

smokeythecat

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Nov 22, 2012
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That is the same design as used on the one GW inaugural buttons. Excellent find.
 
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RebelYeller

RebelYeller

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May 6, 2014
76
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Toano, Virginia
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Whites Coinmaster,
Tesoro Tejon,
White's VX3,
White's TRX,
Garrett Pro Pointer,
Garrett Pro Pointer AT,
XP Deus, XP Deus 2, XP MI-6
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
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Thanks everyone for your kind words and shared excitement, planning on contacting Mount Vernon today to chat with one of their historians. Maybe They will have some insight.
 

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