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    okay button people show me what you got! aka help id this please.

    so i got this little guy about a week ago now and i can't seem to find any good markings at all. there could be a "C" on the back and an M somewhere on the front. details are super worn. sorry. any help would be awesome. thanks


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    It appears to be a brass (or perhaps "Tombac") 1-piece flatbutton, missing its loop on the back. It is a type which was manufactured from the 1790s through the 1830s, for use on civilian clothing, although a comparative few did get used on Militia uniforms. See the third one in the image below.
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    Agreed, its a circa 1780s-1800 tombac button with more than the usual green.
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    us
    Mar 2013
    reading, PA area
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    thank you for the info. i think i may have found a "- AD" across the front in a kind of arch. with a possible WM combo letter underneath any additional ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by normalnovice View Post
    thank you for the info. i think i may have found a "- AD" across the front in a kind of arch. with a possible WM combo letter underneath any additional ideas

    Just corrosion, or the remains of a design. You'd be hard pressed to find a lettered tombac button even looking online. I'm trying to think if I've ever seen one and nothing is coming to mind, and I've seen thousands of the things.

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    us
    Mar 2013
    reading, PA area
    garrett ace 250
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    27 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    thank you for the info. I'll consider this solved

 

 

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