I found this story almost unbelievable. Dave Wise was hunting a 1750s home in Connecticut and found all of these at one site.
He recounted the story here:
“‘I’m not even sure today was real! Todd picked me up & we went back down to the 1750′s home he found his GW at 2 weeks ago. After about an hour of swingin around the yard I
decided to go in the area he dug his.about 5 feet away the tree line was and headed in that direction.got a nice signal dug down a large dandy button surfaced.it was plain.stood up swung and another signal.knelt down dug another dandy.flip it over i see the eagle! Stand up same thing, kneel down out pops another! Repeat process… another! 3 in a 6 inch radius! I figured since they were sold in sets of 4 this was it. Swinging around yard about 100 feet in middle of yard another 58-60 VDI dig down 4 inches another! I’m like this is not possible!”
They went to another site later…
“Workin that area i get a nice 60ish VDI at 5 inches.dig down out pops a nice silver washed large dandy. Flip it over and no freakin way! I kneeled there in utter amazement! I’m staring at my 5th 1789 George Washington inaugural button in one day! I don’t know what it was today? If ole George was lookin down on me or the stars were aligned just right? I’ll never know. But,one thing i do know is my very 1st GW a few years ago was my most memorable hunt. A day i will never forget!”
A big congratulations to Dave on this once in a lifetime hunt!
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