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Old 01-31-2017, 06:54 PM
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Default 1803 dime button

This was found by a buddy of mine a couple of weeks ago. Any ideas on the value? I know as a coin it won't be much at all, but as a button we are wondering what the value might be.
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Old 01-31-2017, 06:55 PM
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No idea what its worth but that is awesome!

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Old 01-31-2017, 06:58 PM
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It is really nice. It is one of the best detecting finds he has.
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Old 01-31-2017, 07:16 PM
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Just a stab, but I would say $50 - $75 for a collector.
Now if you found the other one.........

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I could only pay melt.

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That is very cool...Let us know what happens to it if you learn any more about its heritage..Thank you!

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Amazing find! Very nice.


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Just a stab, but I would say $50 - $75 for a collector.
Now if you found the other one.........
What makes you think that there's only two buttons instead of a group of buttons? Just curious...
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Are you sure it is a dime and not a half-dime. It looks like a half-dime large 8 variety. The shank may be removable by an expert. I'd take it by a reputable coin shop and get their opinion. Maybe worthy of repair/conservation.
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I can just imagine the guy who made that thinking, "In 200 years, this is going to confuse the heck out of some metal detectorist! Is it a coin? Is it a button? Button? Coin? Button?"
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That's a very cool find!

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Originally Posted by NectarDetector View post
What makes you think that there's only two buttons instead of a group of buttons? Just curious...
I was kind of wondering the same thing myself.
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That thing is awesome! Nice score!

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Originally Posted by Ace400 View post
I can just imagine the guy who made that thinking, "In 200 years, this is going to confuse the heck out of some metal detectorist! Is it a coin? Is it a button? Button? Coin? Button?"
thinking 200 years ago metal detectors where not around so they had no idea what a detectorist was

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Are you sure it is a dime and not a half-dime. It looks like a half-dime large 8 variety. The shank may be removable by an expert. I'd take it by a reputable coin shop and get their opinion. Maybe worthy of repair/conservation.
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What ever it is...it is sure nice!

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Originally Posted by stinger View post
thinking 200 years ago metal detectors where not around so they had no idea what a detectorist was
Are you sure?
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I can just imagine the guy who made that thinking, "In 200 years, this is going to confuse the heck out of some metal detectorist! Is it a coin? Is it a button? Button? Coin? Button?"
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That's a shame, but still a cool find!

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