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Item Found: Rare

Location: New York

Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0284-LSP)

June 23rd, 2008





Dear White’s Electronics,

I would like to submit on behalf of one of my customers. Mark M. purchased a DFX from my shop last fall. After detecting for a while he brought a button he found with his DFX in Schoharie New York to my shop for identification. Mark said that he had found the button 5” down in a farm field everybody hunts.

I almost jumped out of my sox. It was a 1789 long live the president George Washington inaugural button with only 6 to 10 known. This is one of the rarest inaugural buttons. To give you an idea of value, the 1913 v nickel with 5 known has a value of 2 million. This button is in the 5k plus range. This find proves that new hunters get along very well with the DFX.

Submitted by Bob for Mark  

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