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  1. #16
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    dan

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    one of the nicest ive ever seen,congrats
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    What an awesome button. Congratulations!
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  3. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by dansalata View Post
    one of the nicest ive ever seen,congrats
    Thanks! Yes the condition is the icing on the cake.

    I've been specifically looking for a button from the Continental Army for most of the summer. I mean, you would always want to find anything Rev War, but I've been on a mission for this. mbcuce has found a couple of British buttons and a loyalist button, but I had never found anything that was definitively from Revolutionary War. This particular button was on top of my list.

    Now, I need to find a cob coin.
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  4. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Signal View Post
    Thanks! Yes the condition is the icing on the cake.

    I've been specifically looking for a button from the Continental Army for most of the summer. I mean, you would always want to find anything Rev War, but I've been on a mission for this. mbcuce has found a couple of British buttons and a loyalist button, but I had never found anything that was definitively from Revolutionary War. This particular button was on top of my list.

    Now, I need to find a cob coin.
    Ill send you a cob for that button
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    1652 Pine Tree Shilling(Noe 1)-cut Pine Tree Shilling(Noe 10)-1656 4 Reales Cob-1698 2 Reales Cob-1852 Gold $1-1853 O Gold $1

  5. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by toasted View Post
    Ill send you a cob for that button
    Okay, I would put a Pine Tree Shilling higher on my list and really any very early U.S. coins. The reason I'm stuck on the cob coins is because the person I detect with has found 2 of them and 6 minted real coins. I've found zero!

    Not long ago, I dug a worn barber dime with a hole in it. When I saw that, without my reading glasses, I just knew I had my first Spanish silver.
    Last edited by Lost Signal; Aug 01, 2020 at 06:48 AM.

  6. #21
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    Standing Firm in the Faith, Wherever I May Roam- Nothing Else Matters

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    Nice teamwork, awesome button- Congrats!
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    beachcomber, treasure hunter, fisherman

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    Ya...you guys double teamed that one !! Nice work...congrats !!
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  8. #23
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    Congrats on the great looking USA button, a memory keeper for many moons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Signal View Post
    Thanks! It's scratched, but but now I need mbcuce to find one, so we don't have to fight over this one for the rest of our lives.
    Don't worry, I'm drafting shared custody papers now.

  10. #25
    ca
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    I agree,thatís a beauty
    Congrats
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  11. #26
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    Very nice.. What is a PN button?

    Thanks,
    G
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    Beauty find!
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  13. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoW View Post
    Very nice.. What is a PN button?

    Thanks,
    G
    G,

    I'm not an expert on the PN buttons, but here's what I've gleaned:

    They're coat-size pewter buttons, that are plain other than a raised "P" and "N" backmark. They seem to have their highest concentration in the lowcountry of SC, but have been found in neighboring states. Some have said that they are associated with Francis Marion's troops but others have found them on British Rev War campsites. When I found one earlier this year (pictured), VMI Digger shared that a couple of years ago a Tudor Rose button with the same backmark was found, suggesting that they date from the mid-18th century, maybe issued to British military. The one at the beginning of this thread was found about 30' from the USA button, but who knows if they are related.
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  14. #29
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    First congrats on an outstanding buton find. I understand in SC ground most butons and relics are not bothered by acid soil. Nicest USA to Be found I have seen. 2nd on the long asked questions about these P/N buttons who made them and what purpose.
    I hope today can definitely tell u they are indeed no doubt Brit Navy. I do own the Tudor Rose buton u mentioned . It was found by Wess Thompson in the St Lawrence river near Wolfe Island. It is about 22 mm with a Tudor Rose on the face, full shank on the back with a "P" on one side of the shank and "N" on the other. In Troiani's button book, if u have it , on page, 19 is the Navy button with todos Rose and "Bond" backmark. Elieved to be dated 1748-1775. No doubt Pre war but still Rev War used. Here r some pics . The two large P/Ns ,one with shank and one without are indeed from your neck of the woods. Here r pics and hope this answers the questions of what they r. Sorry my pics came up upside down. Thanks Gary
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  15. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by Castineman1779 View Post
    Lost Signal
    First congrats on an outstanding buton find. I understand in SC ground most butons and relics are not bothered by acid soil. Nicest USA to Be found I have seen. 2nd on the long asked questions about these P/N buttons who made them and what purpose.
    I hope today can definitely tell u they are indeed no doubt Brit Navy. I do own the Tudor Rose buton u mentioned . It was found by Wess Thompson in the St Lawrence river near Wolfe Island. It is about 22 mm with a Tudor Rose on the face, full shank on the back with a "P" on one side of the shank and "N" on the other. In Troiani's button book, if u have it , on page, 19 is the Navy button with todos Rose and "Bond" backmark. Elieved to be dated 1748-1775. No doubt Pre war but still Rev War used. Here r some pics . The two large P/Ns ,one with shank and one without are indeed from your neck of the woods. Here r pics and hope this answers the questions of what they r. Sorry my pics came up upside down. Thanks Gary
    Very Interesting. I hadnt seen that before. I wonder if the PN stands for Provincial Navy?

 

 
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