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    Apr 2007
    South Eastern Connecticut
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    1777 USA Continental Army Soldier's Button



    I'm new to posting on this forum but have been reading in the background and admiring all of your finds. Some of you may have seen this button earlier as DFXMatt and PBK were helping to identify this button. I thought it was about time I posted myself and get involved. I just subscribed to your magazine and looking forward to my first copy. I found this button at a relative's farm in CT. We have found flatware handles, teeth, folsom points, pottery, buttons and a few CT Coppers that were pretty much slugs by the time we found them. This button was nestled between some rocks when my DFX gave off a loud consistent tone. I moved a few rocks and there it was..a pretty 1777 Continental Army Soldier's button. Didn't even have to dig for it! We brought it to DT here in CT and had in authenticate it and he graded it to be in excellent condition. Love my DFX and looking forward to posting and getting more advise from you all. This button is also on the White's website for June 2007.









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    us
    Dec 2004
    east northport ny
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    Re: 1777 USA Continental Army Soldier's Button

    fantastic find cole and welcome aboard. Can't wait to see what else you post

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    us
    Jun 2007
    Southwest Michigan
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    Re: 1777 USA Continental Army Soldier's Button

    Fantastic Button!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the oldest military button I've found around Michigan is American Indian war era, that's a really nice find.

  4. #4

    Re: 1777 USA Continental Army Soldier's Button

    Yeap, remember it well. Great find in unbelievable condition.

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  5. #5
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    Re: 1777 USA Continental Army Soldier's Button

    VERY, VERY NICE FIND
    Love to detect history

  6. #6

    Jan 2007
    Long Island N.Y.
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    Re: 1777 USA Continental Army Soldier's Button

    Very very cool. I hope to find one someday.

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    **Bring History Back to Life**

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    Re: 1777 USA Continental Army Soldier's Button

    That is a great find! Congrats on a fine piece of History...........
    Keep on Digging!

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2007
    Western New York
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    Re: 1777 USA Continental Army Soldier's Button

    WOW!!! Nice, Congrats!

  9. #9
    us
    Nov 2006
    Central,Ny
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    Re: 1777 USA Continental Army Soldier's Button

    I LOVE that button Cole !!! 'specailly with that 1777 date !!! KILLER !!!

  10. #10

    Nov 2007
    Harrison city, Pa
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    That's a killer button!!

    That's high on my list! I've found the regular USA style but your type. Congrats

    Bill(pa)

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    us
    May 2003
    Eastern Shore, Maryland
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    Re: 1777 USA Continental Army Soldier's Button

    do you have an estimated value?

  12. #12

    Apr 2007
    South Eastern Connecticut
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    Re: 1777 USA Continental Army Soldier's Button

    I had various offers from $7500-$3000. Ended up selling it to a collector for
    $4000(+). The offer at $7500 was getting sort of shady so I didn't go with that. UCONN just opened up an artifact museum that I brought it into to see if they were interested in the button..not for $$, but as a donation for a year. I had all the arrowheads, musketballs, coins, buttons, jew harps, flint from the site. She said it was a nice button but that they really wouldn't have any interest. I think she was a grad student there at the museum. Oh well. Decided it was better in the hands of a collector than lost in some museum storage room.

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    Re: 1777 USA Continental Army Soldier's Button

    I must have somehow missed this post over the summer. That is an awesome find, and you made out great in the end!

    I will be heading up to CT next week (Middlebury area), and I am hoping to sneak in a quick hunt!

    Happy Holidays,
    Neil

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    Re: 1777 USA Continental Army Soldier's Button

    That is a great find and you did the right thing selling to someone who appreciates and gave you a great fair market value, the museums in this country and some historical societies have a different view on history than we do and true collectors.
    Again, it shows that relics have great value, especially buttons, and for us as detectorists, not as much worry about finding a relic and hearing from a company, "Cleaned- Environmental Damage, etc" oh , knock off 50% of value. does not happen as much with relics thank goodness.

    Don
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

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    Re: 1777 USA Continental Army Soldier's Button

    Wow! Incredible find!
    Research and ye shall find!

 

 
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