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    NAVY - MARINES & MISC. ANCHOR BUTTON THREAD

    With all the mini discussions that break out on Navy/Marines/Anchor buttons, I figured a thread to post em would be a good idea. So feel free to add anything you have.
    Last edited by Iron Patch; Apr 22, 2017 at 04:30 PM.
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    Royal Navy Surgeon at Sea. (1805-1812)
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    Royal Navy Master (1805-1812)
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    Royal Navy Captain/Commander - Quite large at 29mm. (1787-1795)
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    Royal Navy Captain/Commander. (1774-1787)
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    Thanks for starting this thread, IP. I look forward to seeing the future posts. Here is a button I found last fall within a few feet of a WW II Navy whistle ("USN 1944"). In looking at Albert's book I thought the button could be an early Coast Guard button but not sure.
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ID:	1448293Here are a couple of my finds, the gold colour is a Clancy Dublin,nice finds iron patch.
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    Found this recently...it is about the size or diameter of a U.S. Quarter. No clue how old or origin.

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    A few of mines.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aureus View Post
    A few of mines.


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    One navy and 4 marines. My numbers are the opposite for ratio, many more Navy than Marines.
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    I'm not a button guy. Seems to be lots of Anchor buttons out there that look very similiar. Can anyone help with this one? Has a nice patina to it and rust on the back.

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    Obviously not the best photographer either.
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    First a thank you to Iron Patch for starting this thread.

    I dug a tin back Marine Corps coat a while back but have yet to get a definitive date period for it as there is no available record of tin back MCs being made that I am aware of.

    An assumption was made that the tin back was a civilian commemorative since tin back would easily corrode in salt environment. Typically civilian copies lack the detail of the original or military issue.

    Another assumption was made that since it was tin back it would not date to the civil war period but there were civil war tin back buttons, particularly on the confederate side.

    I get the general feeling that the tin back I dug is a post Civil War since it's face design falls in line with some post war Horstmann's I have dug.

    If anyone has any reference or link to tin back manufacture of the MC I would appreciate a link. Here is the tin back flanked by Horstmann's.

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    Here are my few early ones.
    34mm at the time I found it it was the largest one known on this forum.
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    Best looker.
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    What do you make of this one IP with the canons. It is not shown on the two websites I normally look at.
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    And a couple more.
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