Treasure Finds and Stories
Rare US Civil War Coat Button Found
Fisher's CZ-6A has been one of the best machines I've owned and helped me recover upwards of 400 buttons!
As a retired real estate broker I didn't have much interest in treasure hunting, but a friend of mine introduced me to the hobby and I've been metal detecting for about 15 years now. My favorite place to search is beaches and private property, since I live in Cape Coral, Florida, the beaches are easy to get to.
My favorite find to date was found while I was searching private property. I was with my hunting buddy, Jerry Cooper, and hunting with only my CZ-6A and a relic shovel. I've used this detector for six years, so I know it very well.
My buddy and I were hunting when I got a good signal. I had already been searching for about two hours, and the property was dry cow pasture, so the digging was fairly easy. I used my relic shovel to dig this signal and about 8" down I found my best find...
It's a U.S. Great Coat Button, with a rarity of 27 in existence! Valued at about $800.00, I felt fantastic when I picked it out of the ground! It's not often that a button like that is found in Florida. The first person I told was my wife Karen, and thanks to an Albert Button book I was able to identify it as soon as possible. See the attached pictures, the first is of the great coat button and you can see what good condition it's in.Chuck, Cape Coral, FL