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|Old Button Found by Bernie C.|
On the second photo, you can see "WATERBURY" on the back of the button. Button backmarks can be a huge help in identifying buttons.
|Back of Bernie's Button Showing "WATERBURY"|
The Waterbury Button Company is still in operation in Connecticut and makes quality buttons for companies such as the Disney Cruise Lines.
Bernie has identified his button as a post Civil War Tennessee agriculture button like the one shown below.
You can easily learn more about the Waterbury Button Company online.
Here is a link that you might find helpful for conducting research on buttons.
|Picture of Button Like Bernie's Find|
I haven't cleaned them off yet, and haven't determined the exact dates, but I can tell that they aren't very old.
The fact that they are encrusted tells me that they aren't what I would call recent drops. Not real recent anyhow.
|Encrusted Coins Found in Coin Line Near Base of Cut|
The encrusted coins were either eroded out of the dunes since the previous detectorists were there, or they were missed by the previous detectorists.
Looking at the condition of the cut (obviously not real new) along with the depth of all the encrusted coins, suggested to me that the previous detectorist simply missed them.
They were found in a line (what I call a coin line) within a short distance from the cut. In the past I've explained how to identify a coin line and how to work it.
I expected to find coins at the foot of this cut, and I did. That wasn't a surprise. When I saw evidence of a coin line emerging, it told me the area that I should carefully search. As one encrusted coin after another emerged, the distribution pattern became more clearly defined, as did the depth of the coins. After the first few coins, I knew to work slowly and listen carefully for quieter signals.
I think that gives you some idea about some of the things to consider when you make a find, and how the information can influence your search pattern.
Not much new to say about beach conditions. There is a little stirring going on, but not enough to change my beach conditions rating.
The wind is out of the south with seas reaching around four feet and peaking today.