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    A mother load of buttons...and a mystery coin. 1683 site--Mass.

    Hi everyone, I'm writing to you from beautiful NH while I am on vacation. John did a bit of detecting today and found a large amount of buttons and a mystery coin. I do not have my coin book with me, so if any of you can ID this, we would greatly appreciate it. As for the buttons, we're curious about the shiny grayish one on the left of the photo, as well as the one with writing on it, it says "extra rich." Of course, I'm posting this from my cell phone, so I'm not sure how these photos are going to come out. OK, here you go. Thanks and hope all have a good night.--Lisa & John
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    Looks to be a King George II Lisa. 1727-1760 if memory serves. I'm on my phone at work so I'm not positive
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    Abe, thanks for your thoughts. It didn't match anything in John's American coins book, so I'm betting you're right! -L

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahab8 View Post
    Looks to be a King George II Lisa. 1727-1760 if memory serves. I'm on my phone at work so I'm not positive

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    I agree-King George II half penny or farthing-depending on the size.
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    Thanks, Down. Looks like about 29 mm, so the closest would be the halfpenny. Nice! -L&J

    Quote Originally Posted by DownNDirty View Post
    I agree-King George II half penny or farthing-depending on the size.

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    That's a great variety of buttons and other goodies, I'd love to way in on the mystery coin but have limited knowledge
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    Hi; The "EXTRA RICH" just stands for the fact they plated it extra heavy ok. Dates to 1770 - 1790's. Nice Find. PEACE:RONB
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    Thanks, CJ...I'm not great at IDing things yet either...but learning a bit every day from this great crew! -L&J

    Quote Originally Posted by cjon455 View Post
    That's a great variety of buttons and other goodies, I'd love to way in on the mystery coin but have limited knowledge

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    yer gettin' pretty good at this treasure thing----- roundball & some real old buttons plus the coppa
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    Thanks, Port! Any ideas about the shiny gunmetal-color button on the left in the group photo? It's a new one for us. -L&J

    Quote Originally Posted by port ewen ace View Post
    yer gettin' pretty good at this treasure thing----- roundball & some real old buttons plus the coppa

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    looks like a TOMBAC, so figure early to mid 1700's, any design on front? when clean they tend to look like a war nickel--silvery grey. good guess>>>the oldest of the group, the rest are likely brass, but the 6 sided one is quite unique---never seen that type. y'all got what I would call a MAJOR HONEY HOLE keep makin' us say WOW!!
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    Thanks, Port! Any ideas about the shiny gunmetal-color button on the left in the group photo? It's a new one for us. -L&J
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    Port, I'm pretty sure the fourth photo down is the inside of it. It's a weird button-the front is hollowed-out. Thanks for the info. I'll Google Tombac when I get a chance! The honey hole is a-buzzin'! -L&J
    Quote Originally Posted by port ewen ace View Post
    looks like a TOMBAC, so figure early to mid 1700's, any design on front? when clean they tend to look like a war nickel--silvery grey. good guess>>>the oldest of the group, the rest are likely brass, but the 6 sided one is quite unique---never seen that type. y'all got what I would call a MAJOR HONEY HOLE keep makin' us say WOW!!

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    Hey, Barker! Thanks for the info. We were curious about that! -L&J

    QUOTE=BARKER;5122061]Hi; The "EXTRA RICH" just stands for the fact they plated it extra heavy ok. Dates to 1770 - 1790's. Nice Find. PEACE:RONB[/QUOTE]

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