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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    My earliest US War of 1812 era buttons...

    I spent last week up at my cottage with my family and I am still finding some awesome buttons there!

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    I found most of these using the small coil since the area is nail infested.

    The below buttons are my oldest US military buttons I have found. They date from 1803-1812 if I remember correctly. All of the other buttons that we find are post War of 1812... 1812-1820 usually.
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    Below is a pic of two buttons. I dug the complete one a couple years ago and I dug the cut one last week. Nice clean cut...definitely done on purpose.
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    Here is the relic group shot. There are two tinkling cones (one partially made), a lock key hole, a musket ball, a half circle pc of lead, some plain flat buttons and ball button.
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    Thanks for looking! Jared
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    Oh yeah!!!!
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    The button mother lode is still paying off!

    They sure do come out of the ground in great shape there, don't they? Gorgeous!

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    That place is a gold mine! WTG on sniffing out more goodies!
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    That is my idea of detecting heaven! Congratulations!
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    Sound like the perfect site, relaxing and full of history. You find many musket balls there? What's the deal with the cut button? Great job Jared!
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    wow!!!! Amazing!!!!
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    Can you post a group photo(s) of all the buttons you have dug at your site?
    My wife does all the driving, I just hold the steering wheel!

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    OK here are a couple group shots as requested. I think I have a total of 120 War of 1812 era buttons that have some sort of design on them. Then I have a bunch of flat buttons and I am certain that some of them are military...in particular the 5 shiny tombac coat buttons in the lower left.

    I found the majority of these but my kids did find some. My mother has her own collection and she has about 50-60 buttons.

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    Here is a pic of my Indian relics. A fish hook, copper knife blade, copper bracelet, lots of trade rings and tinkling cones. My favorite though is the trade silver. Some of the silver I found a few years and thankfully saved it but it was not until this spring that I found out what it was when I found more of it and another detectorist clued me in on what I found.

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    That is a once in a life time site. Just awesome finds.
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    I wish I could enlarge your group pictures.
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    Those are dream finds for most of us-congrats on all your finds and hope the site keep on giving up it's secrets!
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