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Button surprise

September 22, 2019 10:03PM avatar
Volunteering out of town on a wildlife habitat project with the Oregon Hunters Association, I got the chance to detect in the evening after “work.” I headed off to a nearby school site and dodged being skunked by finding a Washington State sales tax token way back under a large sagebrush. It is aluminum but the soil at this site is kind to coins and it’s a very good specimen, and my first.

At our impromptu campsite I found a large Great Seal button. I thought it was cool but modern. I checked the backmark when I got home and discovered it was an American Button Co, meaning it it was manufactured between 1901 and 1920. More cool than I thought!

I used my XP Deus with the 9”x5” coil and switched between GM Power and the Hot program.

Pic #1 Buck and pole fence around a riparian meadow

Pic #2 and 3 Washington tax token

Pic #4 Great Seal button by American Button Co.
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Remfire 358 September 22, 2019 10:03PM

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OregonGregg 227 September 23, 2019 07:27PM

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Kickindirt 214 September 23, 2019 12:18AM

Congratulations, and 'Thank You.'

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