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  1. #1

    Jun 2007
    MA NH seacoast
    what ever works
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    Boston Light Dragoon button

    Found this yesterday, speed detecting
    Walking briskly and detecting , looking for a cellar hole we heard about but never found.
    Still gathering info.
    Believe they were a special , fast moving Rifle unit
    Had a penny ID Hoping to grab a Indian Head and popped this out. Sweet

    Sorry for pic i scanned it.
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  2. #2

    Jun 2007
    MA NH seacoast
    what ever works
    823
    65 times
    Not sure what i did but if you click on it a few times it opens big enought to see.
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  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2008
    Boise, Idaho
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    Amazing button! I have found A's, I's, and C's, but never a D, also never that old as I live in Idaho. Congratulations on a great find.

  4. #4
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    Bob

    Jan 2018
    Central Massachusetts
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    Cool, nice find
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  5. #5
    us
    Aug 2008
    Southeast Iowa
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    Superb find! I love it!!

    Iowa Dale
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  6. #6
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    That is quite a find right there!
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  7. #7
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Sweet find, congrats!
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  8. #8
    us
    May 2018
    Worcester Massachuttes
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    I love it!
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    21 years old my dream is to find my first gold coin last year my best finds was a big meteorite a 1915 Worcester license plate,1847 peace flask,1750/80 flat button,1800s silver perfume flask 1857 upper bank of Canada token a native American grinding stone,1876,1892,1902 Indian heads 14k gold Jesus cross Sterling silver cufflinks 1925,1919 1918,1926,1920 wheats [my older ones] and last but not least my 2019 palo quartz arrowhead. Very rare bryant pyrotite 1909 fuse

  9. #9
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    Randy

    Aug 2017
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    Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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  10. #10
    us
    Sep 2018
    Massachusetts
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    Very nice button to find! I've never heard of this button... but I'm a little new to the button game as only recently I found a mass militia button. You know it makes me wonder if the term "goons" is a shortened version of dragoons? Anyway that is an awesome find. Any idea of it's history or rough date on it?
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  11. #11
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    Priv8ear

    Aug 2018
    Shenandoah Valley Va
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    Gman, this appears to have real potential. There was a posting on here a couple of months ago about a potential volunteer unit of Loyalist Dragoons (basically cavalry) or mounted infantry. I remember that Crusader had some info on that. Perhaps you could show us a good photo of the back?
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    Phil

  12. #12
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    That's a great looking button, also would like to see the reverse, congrats on the save
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  13. #13
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    That's a killer button. Can you post a pic of the back?
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  14. #14
    Charter Member

    Jun 2013
    Hudson Valley, NY
    White's M6 AT Pro Garrett GTA350 White's F2
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    Great find!

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    Is this what the back looks like?
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  15. #15
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    Priv8ear

    Aug 2018
    Shenandoah Valley Va
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    So we're not talking Loyalist Dragoons but Continental troops or early US Cavalry?
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    Phil

 

 
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