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    Skunked on coins, but GW Button saves the day

    I was out early today with my buddy Chuck, not much to speak of for the first 3 hours. Then he finds an 1853 Seated Quarter....I'm so jealous lol! Then 5 feet away I hit a clean target and pull this from the plug. I don't have much experience with buttons, so I ask "hey Chuck, what's this big a$$ button?" and he runs over as he knew exactly what it was since one was dug on this same field last year by his other digging buddy. A George Washington Inaugural Button. Not in the greatest shape and a little bent but I'll take it!

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    My George Washington Inaugural Button.
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    Last edited by Ken C; 04-09-2017 at 04:43 PM.
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    Veteran Member The Rebel's Avatar
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    I'd take that GW any day! That's awesome! They came in sets of 4 I believe so there must be 2 more around there.
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    Congrats on the GW button Ken welcome to that selective club sir !
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rebel View Post
    I'd take that GW any day! That's awesome! They came in sets of 4 I believe so there must be 2 more around there.
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    Congrats on the GW button Ken welcome to that selective club sir !
    Thanks Del! I almost feel guilty digging it when I really didn't know too much about it before I did.
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    Oldest coin: 1199-1216 King John hammered (x3) / Oldest US coin: 1786-1788 NJ Copper (x4)
    Best relics: Medieval lead seal matrix (1200s) / 1789 George Washington Inaugural Button (x2)
    Personal website: www.Detectorist.com

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    Congrats on that GW!
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    That is one rare find!!! A chicken hawk is on my list. CONGRATS!!!
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    uuuuuhhhhhhhh WOW !
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    Supper nice finds, anyone ever get a GW in wisconsin?

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    Grats on the GW. A find that is more rare than that 1853 quarter.
    Future goals: Capped bust coin, Flowing hair LC, Classic head LC, VT copper, MA copper, Pistareen, Two-cent pc, SLQ, GW inaugural button, Excelsior button, Civil war token, and a gold ring.



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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    A sweet button and a great coin!
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    Nice finds guys. I think you out did the Seated by a long shot. You guys have some great history to dig. Congrats WD
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    Loooks in great shape to me!! NICE!!! I need some older sites to hunt!! IL is beginning to SUCK!!

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    congrats! That is one button I want to find really bad, again congrats on the finds.
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