Not a George Washington Button

Iron Patch

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Sep 28, 2007
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Not a George Washington button but as close as I will get digging here. 1789 King George III Long Live The King.

My hunt yesterday finally gave me a good reason to post. Ironhorse and I went to the site thinking more along the lines of maybe something Rev War, and I came home with this. I dug it just minutes after getting into the iron having caught it on the edge of my coil - looked down and seen a bent corroded button in the dirt. Of course I thought dandy button until I took a closer look and seen the ribbon running across the center and knew exactly what it was. I had always hoped to find one of these but figured the odds were so low it wasn't ever something that was at the top of my mind. I also got lucky it cleaned up well because there wasn't much to see when dug being as corroded as it was.
 

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cannonball

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East Coast NJ
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DEUS 11 Fisher F75ltd,TDI Minelab Excailber
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Not a George Washington button but as close as I will get digging here. 1789 King George III Long Live The King.

My hunt yesterday finally gave me a good reason to post. Ironhorse and I went to the site thinking more along the lines of maybe something Rev War, and I came home with this. I dug it just minutes after getting into the iron having caught it on the edge of my coil - looked down and seen a bent corroded button in the dirt. Of course I thought dandy button until I took a closer look and seen the ribbon running across the center and knew exactly what it was. I had always hoped to find one of these but figured the odds were so low it wasn't ever something that was at the top of my mind. I also got lucky it cleaned up well because there wasn't much to see when dug being as corroded as it was.
Outstanding congratulations nice find!
 

BLK HOLE

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Northern Virginia
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Congratulations on a outstanding save! I have never seen one of these on the forum:icon_thumleft:
 

Coinstar magnet

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Apr 5, 2020
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Northwest
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Tesoro compadre, which can find needles, but looking for something with a bigger coil/detects deeper, waterproof salt/fresh user friendly.
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Not a George Washington button but as close as I will get digging here. 1789 King George III Long Live The King.

My hunt yesterday finally gave me a good reason to post. Ironhorse and I went to the site thinking more along the lines of maybe something Rev War, and I came home with this. I dug it just minutes after getting into the iron having caught it on the edge of my coil - looked down and seen a bent corroded button in the dirt. Of course I thought dandy button until I took a closer look and seen the ribbon running across the center and knew exactly what it was. I had always hoped to find one of these but figured the odds were so low it wasn't ever something that was at the top of my mind. I also got lucky it cleaned up well because there wasn't much to see when dug being as corroded as it was.
As buttons go that is spectacular!
 

Digger RJ

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XP Deus 2
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Not a George Washington button but as close as I will get digging here. 1789 King George III Long Live The King.

My hunt yesterday finally gave me a good reason to post. Ironhorse and I went to the site thinking more along the lines of maybe something Rev War, and I came home with this. I dug it just minutes after getting into the iron having caught it on the edge of my coil - looked down and seen a bent corroded button in the dirt. Of course I thought dandy button until I took a closer look and seen the ribbon running across the center and knew exactly what it was. I had always hoped to find one of these but figured the odds were so low it wasn't ever something that was at the top of my mind. I also got lucky it cleaned up well because there wasn't much to see when dug being as corroded as it was.
Nice!!! Congrats !!!!
 

Hunk-a-lead

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Dec 20, 2020
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Kansas City
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Nokta Legend, Garrett Carrot, Predator Phoenix Shovel, White's hand digger
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Not a George Washington button but as close as I will get digging here. 1789 King George III Long Live The King.

My hunt yesterday finally gave me a good reason to post. Ironhorse and I went to the site thinking more along the lines of maybe something Rev War, and I came home with this. I dug it just minutes after getting into the iron having caught it on the edge of my coil - looked down and seen a bent corroded button in the dirt. Of course I thought dandy button until I took a closer look and seen the ribbon running across the center and knew exactly what it was. I had always hoped to find one of these but figured the odds were so low it wasn't ever something that was at the top of my mind. I also got lucky it cleaned up well because there wasn't much to see when dug being as corroded as it was.
great save, such a cool find. well done
 

pepperj

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Feb 3, 2009
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That's a fantastic unexpected catch IP.
It's one of those finds that not only make the day, but it makes the season's top self.
Congrats on recovery.
 

Relicific

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Feb 2, 2017
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X terra 705
Fisher F2
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That’s not only an rare button but she’s a looker too.
 

BuckleBoy

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Jun 12, 2006
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Moonlight and Magnolias
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Had to come back to congratulate you here as well my friend. Great find! 👏👏
 

CRUSADER

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May 25, 2007
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ENGLAND
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Congrats. I would be pleased to add that one to the collection!
 

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