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    Pewter George II, Pewter button, 1838 Halfdime

    Got some oldies,
    my 2nd cft pewter GII HP,
    I've dug a lot of 17th c buttons, heres my first of this type,
    I see drilled and applied shanks on UKFD no integrals.
    solid cast acorn button with integral shank, (way off center)
    thin halfdime, 2nd year of issue,
    nice brass foliated button & shoe buckle frame,
    44 washington was a bonus
    Thanks for looking & HH all!!!
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    Last edited by steelheadwill; May 22, 2012 at 10:23 AM.
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    Nice button, my Mom would love to add it to her collection.

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    The button is one heck of a nice find, I think it is closer to the late 1500s up to mid 1600s era and I would be counting that as a "nipple" doublet button, not acorn, either way a great find.

    The KGII HP is in great condition for being a pewter based, I assume this was another find from the water area, otherwise I would think if a land find and pewter it would be crumbling away like my KGII Pewter was when found.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Don in SJ View Post
    The button is one heck of a nice find, I think it is closer to the late 1500s up to mid 1600s era and I would be counting that as a "nipple" doublet button, not acorn, either way a great find.

    The KGII HP is in great condition for being a pewter based, I assume this was another find from the water area, otherwise I would think if a land find and pewter it would be crumbling away like my KGII Pewter was when found.

    Don
    Thanks All
    Appreciate the info Don,
    of the relics I find, lead and pewter buttons seem to be the oldest.
    these metals are often better preserved in water than land, contrary to
    copper and silver. the old pewter gets a very hard black exterior,
    that blistering is a drawback though..
    am seeing 1737 on the reverse along with exuerge and shield.
    here's the other one I got earlier, crude casting with sprue.
    wonder if these were defective throwaways by the maker or discards

    from whoever they were passed to

    best wishes and HH
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    Last edited by steelheadwill; May 22, 2012 at 10:19 AM.
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    Good seeing you posting again Herbie! Was wondering if everything was ok. Awesome finds (as usual)! You really know how to pull the old stuff. Beauty of a half dime. Reverse looks slightly rotated but that was relatively common back then. Keep em comin!

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    You make me sick. Thats a compliment by the way. lol

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    Those are some great finds. I love the 1700's "I was born in the 1700's"

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    super cool finds!

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    Nice finds Herbie. HH, Quindy.
    View more Tenn. Trio hunts by going to "You Tube" & typing in "Quindy Robertson".

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    Thanks Everyone
    Rob, things have been busy..

    Gw, the feeling is mutual

    Quindy, it's good to hear from you!

    Submarine and Jewelerguy, Best digs to you all!
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    Great stuff Herbie. You have been on one of the oldest sites I have seen posted on the East, Mr. I hope to stumble onto something that old, I better brake out the history books... Very nice button and KG. Arty
    Its a small world until you have to walk somewhere.

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    nice george it wouldnt be made of pewter i think its just the soil that has made it that way

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    Take good care of that button. Wow really nice.

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    Thanks Jimmy and Ticm,
    Jimmy, the readings for these coins are consistent with pewter not copper,
    as is the surface appearance. coppers found here dont turn black and blistery.
    as I stated in my op, this site has produced several period copies 18th and early 19th C,
    other evidence this may have been a site where they were produced are impressions of coins on sheet lead found.
    here's a lead copy of an 1801 US Cent, it is almost double the weight of a genuine.
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