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George Washington Inaugural Button Unearthed

 
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 Posted 04/06/2020  8:57 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Detectorist to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Not a coin but last Sunday while out metal detecting deep in some woods I found this button. When I first popped the plug out of the ground I thought I had found my fourth Draped Bust Cent at four inches depth. In some ways more exciting so I thought some of you might appreciate a view.



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 Posted 04/06/2020  10:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SamCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, not something I've ever really taken much interest in, but even to my uneducated/not inherently interested eyes, that's a very nice looking piece! Just poking around on google, it seems like these things can go for thousands - any idea what it's worth in this condition?
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 Posted 04/06/2020  10:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ironhorse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
a great example of an early patriotic piece of history
some people are just as passionate about buttons as some are about coins...both are fun to collect and enjoy
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 Posted 04/06/2020  11:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Detectorist to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Right now there is one on Ebay for nearly 5 grand and not as clean as this one. Values in the thousands for sure and auction houses sell them. I'm seeking an estimate from one house so far. That's why I posted it here, not your average detector coin. For me it was special because I'm now a member of the George Washington Club,the group of detectorists who have found GW items. Long time detectorists who really know their colonial history can search decades without scoring one. I have the added benefit of knowing who mostly likely lost this button.
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 Posted 04/07/2020  09:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SamCoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, that's really cool stuff! Thanks for sharing. Who do you think lost it?
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 Posted 04/07/2020  09:38 am  Show Profile   Check edweather's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add edweather to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow! Great find!
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 Posted 04/07/2020  09:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
An amazing find! Gotta love the history on that one.
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 Posted 04/07/2020  12:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Badger Mint to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
John Kraljevich is the guy to talk to. https://www.jkamericana.com/contact...f34282c8ff94
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 Posted 04/07/2020  1:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DoctorBurnzy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow! Those buttons fetch a pretty penny. Nice find!
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 Posted 04/12/2020  10:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wizardnyc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Keep up the great finds! Hope to do out with ya this summer!
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