Metal Detecting trip to Vermont leads to find of a lifetime • Super rare GW Era Patriotic Button

Metal Detecting trip to Vermont leads to find of a lifetime • Super rare GW Era Patriotic Button

This hobby never ceases to amaze… I am so thrilled that Royal talked me into taking a 4 hour drive with him away from Syracuse to the beautiful mountains of Vermont for a day of detecting. We were hoping for something different, and old, but didn’t expect to unearth such an important piece of history as Royal scored the find of a lifetime … a superb example of a piece that less than 10 are known to exist, this should be in a museum. Real treasure. If you enjoy, please consider subscribing and hitting the notification bell. God bless and happy hunting my friends.

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  1. gary durk on January 10, 2023 at 9:46 am

    Hello fellas – found your video in my feed and love your passion at the very end – I get it. New subscriber and have been at this for only 2 years but was lucky enough to find this exact same Unity, Prosperity & Independence button in a friends farm field in Ohio. there are around 40 different types of GW buttons – this one is ultra rare RRR – The one I found is a beauty too and I have only cleaned it with a toothpick. . Congrats and keep on keepin on !!!

  2. Adam MachoManSavage Kirby on January 10, 2023 at 9:48 am

    I’m in Troy ny, not too far off from Syracuse.. button is an amazing recovery!

  3. Southern Relics on January 10, 2023 at 9:59 am

    Wow!!!! What a day!!! Y’all got on some SWEET stuff! A dream hunt.

  4. Ray Dunhill on January 10, 2023 at 10:02 am

    Well worth the drive gentleman!!! Great video and some wonderful finds! 👍👍

  5. joehinvt on January 10, 2023 at 10:04 am

    Up in my neck of the woods!! Next time you come you should do an invite … We can share permissions.

  6. Kaye's Diggin It on January 10, 2023 at 10:05 am

    What an incredible day for Royal 😃. Though I must say that you also had a wonderful hunt with finding the two CW era buttons, the Vermont and the Canadian buttons are both amazing finds ☺️. A V nickel, IHPs, Wheaties, the sterling pin; you made some great finds!! I agree that we never know what we’ll swing over when we change up our usual MO 👍. I’ve got to make my latest video because of some items I just found that were a total surprise for me ☺️

  7. Winnie Skees on January 10, 2023 at 10:09 am

    Are your bells the ones known as “crotal bells” ? To find that many at one place, one time, is quite lucky!

  8. Dawn Williams on January 10, 2023 at 10:09 am

    Great dig and what an amazing moment for Royal! Great video!

  9. DC Diggin on January 10, 2023 at 10:09 am

    That’s a great save!! I’m with you, I drive around looking at sites and wondering what relics are hiding there and where I would start swinging when and if I get permission, it’s a great hobby.

  10. John Wagner on January 10, 2023 at 10:11 am

    Great videos Brian,congratulations royal!!

  11. NorCal707Detecting on January 10, 2023 at 10:13 am

    Crotal bell spill is a first for me, excellent work my friend, great finds everywhere, new subscriber right here 😊, Gary at Norcal Detecting

  12. Penny Wise on January 10, 2023 at 10:13 am


  13. Cynthia Swearingen on January 10, 2023 at 10:13 am

    Congrats to Royal on his wonderful button! You both found some beautiful buttons, as well as some great old coins! I love the WW2 pin. Awesome, awesome hunt!❤️

  14. robert ware on January 10, 2023 at 10:15 am

    You guys really need pinpointer’s.

  15. Delaware County Diggers on January 10, 2023 at 10:18 am

    Huge Congrats to Royal!! (again LOL) I would have been screaming if I ever found a GW button. I would have been over the moon with the variety of finds that you guys found. Love the "rant" at the end of the day puts everything we do in the hobby in context. Now on to the next one……..

  16. Diggin' Duo on January 10, 2023 at 10:19 am

    Oh wow!! That’s insane. Absolutely beautiful button. Big congrats and nice finds all around. Just Amazing

  17. daniel morris on January 10, 2023 at 10:20 am

    I had a to do a quick google search on that button~ sure’nuff very rare, high value. Congrats!! Historically, never knew it existed until this video~ wow man!

  18. Keystone History Hoarders on January 10, 2023 at 10:32 am

    Amazing!! Great video and saves!!!

  19. Daniel Redler on January 10, 2023 at 10:32 am

    A true treasure indeed. That GW button is beautiful. What a find! Congratulations. Good video & great music. Gotta love it.

  20. Dave Torrey on January 10, 2023 at 10:35 am

    Wow, that GW button is a beauty! Just found your channel, awesome stuff!

  21. TreasureHuntingSWPA on January 10, 2023 at 10:36 am

    What an amazing button! I’m the same way. Just always in awe of the things I’ve found. I wouldn’t have them, or possibly even know about them, unless I had found it with my machine.

  22. Sandman4224 on January 10, 2023 at 10:39 am

    Great video, Brian!
    Hey, Royal! I’ll trade our recent hoard for that button of yours 🙂 Man, that was sweet!

  23. Clayton County History Hound on January 10, 2023 at 10:42 am

    What a incredible permission. That button is amazing. Congratulations. You said it at the end. I too lay there at night thinking all the same things. Thanks for sharing, good luck, happy hunting and take care.

  24. Ken Springer on January 10, 2023 at 10:43 am

    Did that button go to a museum? Or the historic society that owns the property?

  25. royal4463 on January 10, 2023 at 10:43 am

    Rant on brother, beautifilly done!!!!! thanks for coming along, thanks for sharing, thanks for recording . loved it WHAT A DAY!!!!!!!!!

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