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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
    White's V3i, MX Sport, Dual Field PI, Minelab Excalibur 1000, Teknetics T2 SE
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    Button ID Help...

    With cabin fever at it's peak and temps in the single digits, I was looking at my finds from the Underground Railroad village. I found this flat button near the other two I posted a few weeks back. I thought this one was too far gone for any ID, until I looked at it under different lighting.

    The front was plated or gilted, but nothing remains. It measures 20mm and has an eagle on the back, with olive branches(?)around the bottom edge, and there is writing on top, but I can only make out the letter "P". Maybe PAT (patent)?

    ANY BUTTON EXPERTS PLEASE HELP!
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    Re: Button ID Help...

    Neil, Eagle backmarked buttons are fairly easy to find in our area, I lost count but sure I have a dozen or more, most were made in England to help sell them as being more patriotic in our country to have a plain front button but a nice Eagle on the backside.
    Ref: Warren Tice's Book on Dating Buttons, Page 44. Oh, circa just around and after 1800

    Don
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    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

  3. #3
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    My Find of a Lifetime!

    Oct 2006
    Philadelphia Area
    White's V3i, MX Sport, Dual Field PI, Minelab Excalibur 1000, Teknetics T2 SE
    5,152
    619 times
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    Re: Button ID Help...

    Thanks again Don:

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  4. #4
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    Always huntin' fer somethin'

    Dec 2006
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    Garrett Ace 250
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    Re: Button ID Help...

    Kewl button find ya got there.
    ~~~ I am the Prince of Tides ~~~

  5. #5
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    Sep 2006
    Montana
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    Re: Button ID Help...

    Nice Nice Nice... great ID too... WTG!

  6. #6
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    Feb 2005
    West Michigan
    A stick with a box at one end and a round thing on the other.
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    Re: Button ID Help...

    Cool find,

    hh

 

 

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