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    Hanging By a Colonial Tread, Coppers

    Hey everyone,
    I had three 2hr colonial hunts and a 2hr park hunt the past two weeks. I left one of the coppers out of the group pic.
    3 coppers (oldies)
    Dandy button with thread!
    Ox knob
    Reins guide (late model )
    Other items
    The wheat and merc came from a park
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    very rarely do I get excited over dandy buttons anymore unless they have some fancy, usually just use them to date a site if I’m unsure but that sir is a really cool find! Any date off the tag? Haven't got out once this year but that button def gives me the itch, congrats.

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    Very cool Drew. I love those buttons that still have a bit of wool attached to them. Also love the colonial era acorn-shaped aluminum dog license
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    Congrats!
    Best finds GW Button and John Adams Cufflink.
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    It's pretty cool to see the thread on the button. Nice coppers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    It's pretty cool to see the thread on the button. Nice coppers!
    Nice going Drew !

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    Nice finds Drew, and the thread is a rare bonus. Congrats !
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    Nice finds, Drew! It's amazing to think about a piece of thread surviving over 200 years in the ground. One can't help but wonder about the life of the person who sewed that button on. One of the many reasons that the hobby of metal detecting is so rewarding, it teaches history and sparks the imagination.

    Can you identify any of the coppers?
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    interesting copper , any better pictures of the front and back ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oneil1979 View Post
    very rarely do I get excited over dandy buttons anymore unless they have some fancy, usually just use them to date a site if I’m unsure but that sir is a really cool find! Any date off the tag? Haven't got out once this year but that button def gives me the itch, congrats.
    I'm mildly amused by shanked dandies, unshanked is of no interest...after I conclude it's not a GW . The dog tag is a 1989. It was a very good year, I remember it well . Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    Very cool Drew. I love those buttons that still have a bit of wool attached to them. Also love the colonial era acorn-shaped aluminum dog license
    The dog probs wore it a week before it broke.
    I remember your USA button with the cloth!

    Quote Originally Posted by calabash digger View Post
    Congrats!
    Thank you, Sir!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    It's pretty cool to see the thread on the button. Nice coppers!
    It's not like your last hunt, Jared, but I'll take it

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheap Thrills View Post
    Nice going Drew !
    Thank you, George!

    Quote Originally Posted by Digger_O'Dell View Post
    Nice finds Drew, and the thread is a rare bonus. Congrats !
    I found some red cloth on one once...I still remember it. Thanks, Chris!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Two-Cent View Post
    Nice finds, Drew! It's amazing to think about a piece of thread surviving over 200 years in the ground. One can't help but wonder about the life of the person who sewed that button on. One of the many reasons that the hobby of metal detecting is so rewarding, it teaches history and sparks the imagination.

    Can you identify any of the coppers?
    I agree, Tony...still the best hobby on Earth! Dan seems like he might know something about the coppers...he's a walking library.

    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    interesting copper , any better pictures of the front and back ?
    The top one, Dan?

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    WTG Drew. I love it when we find buttons with the thread still there, always amazes me why it lasts.
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    Great digs Drew!
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