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    Theory or opinion on these identically mashed buttons

    The first photos below shows two flattened 2- piece buttons I found in a Missouri field that has produced many pre-civil war buttons, relics and coins. I illuminated the buttons from above and below to show details. And yes, they are indeed 2-piece buttons, not flat

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    The photos below were posted by user 'edlynne' from Central MA. on 9/10/19. He posted it as being a flat button but in my response I disagreed with his flat button assessment because I believe it to be a 2-piece that was flattened in the same manner as both of mine using the same type of tool.

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    What is your theory or WAG on why, in two completely different areas of the US, (Missouri and Massachusetts) these buttons were flattened using the same type of tool? I don't believe it's coincidental.
    Some theories suggest they were used as poker chips or game pieces and I follow this line of thinking. Others claim that buttons were too valuable to waste on turning them into poker chips during wartime. That may be true to a point but I surmise that the buttons weren't flattened during times of battle but rather at training outposts or other times when idle or just plain bored out of their minds.

    I welcome any guesses and I'd also like to know if there are more of these buttons out there.
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    No photos, looks like the links have no hyper link....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post
    No photos, looks like the links have no hyper link....
    I don't follow. Pics aren't hyperlinked. They were uploaded from my phone.
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    dang!
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    I don't know but The pix are there for me! 4 of them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GopherDaGold View Post
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    dang!
    Tis strange... perhaps... it was a "code" between certain individuals... "the brotherhood of the bent button" :P

    IF these are a "fluke"... then the odds of you finding 2 of them from totally different areas are like the odds of hitting the lotto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    Tis strange... perhaps... it was a "code" between certain individuals... "the brotherhood of the bent button" :P

    IF these are a "fluke"... then the odds of you finding 2 of them from totally different areas are like the odds of hitting the lotto.
    The top two buttons were found by me in the same area of a field in Missouri. The other one was found by edlynne in Massachusetts so there's three known. I'm sure there's more out there.
    And I'm in the 'gaming piece' camp.
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