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    RARE Political/War of 1812 Militia Button!!!

    I went to a new field site yesterday that had a little age to it and hoped for some good finds. I didn't end up finding a whole bunch except a couple of 2-piece buttons and a rough 1847 LC. I decided to head to a field site that I pounded last year and was glad to see that it was a bean field. Last year it was corn and I found 6 or 7 coppers that included some KGIIIs and nothing newer than 1835. I found a few flat buttons right off the bat then I got a screaming 12-39 on the CTX, which is usually an old Large Cent, but it wasn't. It was a beautiful 1-piece button.

    My initial thought was that it was just a War of 1812 Regiment button of sorts, which would of been awesome by itself, but after seeing the E Pluribus Unum as the back mark that idea changed.

    I contacted a well renowned T-net researcher , and he couldn't find anything that combines a military front design with the matching political E Pluribus Unum back mark. Therefore, I agreed with him that it is was some sort of hybrid mix of the two government entities. Whatever it was used for, may never be exactly known, but I'm sure glad I found it. This button will be really hard to top as far as my finds go.
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    Great find! Congrats on a nice hunt.

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    is this a banner find ,,, sweet button

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsdq View Post
    is this a banner find ,,, sweet button
    Not sure of Banner material but it is unique and I've never seen one posted before.

  5. #5
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    Very interesting back mark indeed! I cant offer any info on the button but I will be watching to see if any one else can.


    VPR

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    Wow great buttons man!!!! I haven't seen one posted like that before congrats!!! Who is your button guy? I found one today that has "Independence and Commerce" on the back and i can't find anything on it? Thanks, Ryan.
    If it sounds good, Dig It

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    us
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    might want to check out this post. nice find!

    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...al-button.html

  8. #8

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    That's indeed a great KEEPER NB!!! WTG, Quindy.
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    Dec 2009
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    I believe your button is a NY state militia Pg. 32 Alberts either 58 or 59 depending on the size.HH
    Broken Knee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broken knee View Post
    I believe your button is a NY state militia Pg. 32 Alberts either 58 or 59 depending on the size.HH
    Broken Knee
    Different reverse

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    Awesome find & In great condition

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    sweet!

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    sweet button, sure hope you get the info you are searching for!

  14. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by grasshopper View Post
    might want to check out this post. nice find!

    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...al-button.html
    Yes those are all political buttons, but mine has a military obverse. The E Pluribus Unum back mark is the common backmark for political buttons during that time. Having the Militia style front makes it "unique" to those for some unknown reason.

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    Cool find, I like eagles and militias.
    Hunting For Lost, Hidden and Forgotten Treasures of the Past

    "Those who seek are those who find"

    "You never know what your going to find and your not going to find anything unless you look"

 

 
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