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Item Found: Coin

Location: Pennsylvania

Metal Detector Used: Coinmaster


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April 1st, 2013

Dear White's,

I have had my Coinmaster now for going on 3 years, and have found everything but gold so far. I recently moved to another area in Pennsylvania. This town was founded in early 1800's. The day that I found the 1834 campaign button I was hunting alongside of a house, in between the sidewalk and the house. I found plenty of nails but I was trying to dig every hit on the Coinmaster and then I got a nickel range signal and it was about 3 inch down.

When it first came out of the ground I thought it was an older coin, and then I saw it was just another flat button. Which is a good find, but I have found plenty of them before. This one still had the shank on it, and when I got home and cleaned it up, I could see there was writing on the back.

I started to do some research on the internet and found out that there are plenty of flat buttons and ones with designs and faces on them. Well this one has a blank face to it, but on the back it says “E. PLURIBUS UNUM H. MERITON.” This saying is what helped me find that it was an 1834 campaign button.

The mercury dime that I found at a park in the same town, I was able to find out there was an old horse track, playground and school all in that one location. I tried to hunt were the old baseball fields were and pulled a few wheat cents, so then I moved over to where some bigger trees were and where the horse track was.

I got a few pull tabs and then I got what would normally be a zinc penny hit, so I dug and out popped the Mercury dime. I just want to thank White’s for making quality metal detectors and having the best customer service.

Shawn (PA)
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