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    Need Help identifying this Eagle button , new pictures

    Can anyone help me with identifying this button , it is about the size of a dime , brass , 2 piece , has no markings on the back , any info such as age , military branch , etc,etc. would be great . It has an Eagle with wings spread , holding something in both feet , and a sheild . It was found in an old mining camp in Colorado . Thanks

    Thanks for the reply's everyone. I was starting to wonder if us Colorado boys were'nt welcome here
    I added 2 new pictures,that hopefully will help.
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    Re: Need Help identifying this Eagle button

    Nobody responded so I will try. It may be an Officers Staff button. There are various shield designs.

    Can we see a pic of the back and sides? http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,295338.0.html
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    Re: Need Help identifying this Eagle button

    With the amount of button NOT compressed...it might be a Civil War "general service" button.

    As BCH wrote...a back and side view might help.

    http://relicman.com/buttons/zArchive...c1840Later.htm

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    Re: Need Help identifying this Eagle button

    Lots of the CW eagles were turned into poker chips. This might be one.

    Daryl
    The only way to really understand something is to play with it.

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    Re: Need Help identifying this Eagle button

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcypresshunter
    Nobody responded so I will try. It may be an Officers Staff button. There are various shield designs.

    Can we see a pic of the back and sides? http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,295338.0.html
    Hi, Thanks for the answer ,& pic's. The head , tail , & feet look very similar , but the wings are different

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    Re: Need Help identifying this Eagle button

    Quote Originally Posted by Kieth-Tx
    With the amount of button NOT compressed...it might be a Civil War "general service" button.

    As BCH wrote...a back and side view might help.

    http://relicman.com/buttons/zArchive...c1840Later.htm
    I would assume if it's a CW button that it is Union army ??

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    Re: Need Help identifying this Eagle button

    Quote Originally Posted by BioProfessor
    Lots of the CW eagles were turned into poker chips. This might be one.

    Daryl
    Wow , never heard or thought of that one ! Thanks

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    Re: Need Help identifying this Eagle button , new pictures

    Yep. They had to use something. Buttons were poker chips and bullets were checkers.

    For this button, I think it is a modern blazer button. Just doesn't have the CW war look to it or the backmark it needs.

    Daryl
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    Re: Need Help identifying this Eagle button , new pictures

    pikespeakcharlie:

    If you dug that in the Teller Co gold fields I doubt it's modern. Welcome
    to the forums.

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    Re: Need Help identifying this Eagle button , new pictures

    In my world, as crazy as it is, a modern button is post WWI.

    Daryl
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    Re: Need Help identifying this Eagle button , new pictures

    I firmly believe it is pre WW1 as all the other items that were found date late 1890s. I came to this date by an embossed bottle that is dated from a local bottle book & also a city directory

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    Re: Need Help identifying this Eagle button , new pictures

    We seem to go around this tree quite a bit. You can't date a find from the finds around it. Just doesn't work that way.

    Daryl
    The only way to really understand something is to play with it.

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    Re: Need Help identifying this Eagle button , new pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by BioProfessor
    We seem to go around this tree quite a bit. You can't date a find from the finds around it. Just doesn't work that way.

    Daryl
    Its Ok Daryl , I won't run around the tree with ya

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    Re: Need Help identifying this Eagle button , new pictures

    Ah, come on Charlie. We don't have to hold hands or sing or anything.

    Daryl
    The only way to really understand something is to play with it.

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    Re: Need Help identifying this Eagle button

    Quote Originally Posted by PikesPeakCharlie

    I would assume if it's a CW button that it is Union army ??
    Yes it would be Union Army. While there may be variations, you realize your shield doesnt match. Some better pics may help. Do you have a macro lens setting?

    Also you have a lined field and no backmark.
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