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Thread: Early 1800’s Navy Button

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    Early 1800’s Navy Button

    Does anyone have a book they can look this button up in? I know it is very early Navy, but for some reason I cannot find a duplicate anywhere online.. maybe even a cleaned up version would be neat to see. It has 15 Five Point Stars. Not Asteriks. Eagle Facing left and the rope it is on is braided. No readable marking on back side.. it is not flat. It is rounded.. any help would be appreciated!Click image for larger version. 

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    what does the back look like?
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    Nice looking button, Congrats on the save and GL with the ID
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    Quote Originally Posted by creskol View Post
    what does the back look like?
    I just uploaded a pic of the back! Thanks!

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    That's a awesome button.
    Sorry I'm no help
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    Hmmm .. See some close , but not a match..
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    Quote Originally Posted by creskol View Post
    Hmmm .. See some close , but not a match..
    I just was hoping for some confirmation on exact year and maybe to see a duplicate... surely it isn’t a one of a kind.. but who knows.. with those buttons they needed so many so quick there were probably often mistakes in the manufacturing..
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    Quote Originally Posted by BanjoMan View Post
    I just was hoping for some confirmation on exact year and maybe to see a duplicate... surely it isn’t a one of a kind.. but who knows.. with those buttons they needed so many so quick there were probably often mistakes in the manufacturing..
    From what I can figure it is between 1830 and 1852.
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    BanjoMan, the button's finder, wrote:
    > I just was hoping for some confirmation on exact year […]

    It is impossible to time-date a button to an "exact year" it was made. So, the best you can hope for is to narrow it down to approximately a 10-year range. I'd say 1810-to-20, based on several known factors.

    It is a brass 1-piece button, and no 2-piece brass US Navy buttons existed until the 1830s... so your 1-piece brass one must pre-date that time. The 1798 version of US Navy buttons has the oval-shaped shield on the button's left. Around 1810 the oval shield was moved to the button's right. The oval-shaped shield was replaced by the spade-shaped shield in the very-early 1820s. Thus, logic indicates your button was made sometime between approximately 1810 and 1820.

    As Creskol indicated, the Albert button-book does not show an exact match for your button. And, because it has no backmark, the logic given above is the best we can do for you about time-dating it.
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    Thank you All! I appreciate the help! It was awesome to find this! Definitely a great early peice of American History!
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    Very nice find and in great shape too!
    My first thought was War of 1812 US Navy Button.

    This is an interesting website, the author talks about your button... * 1794 ? 1865 *~ The United States Navy ~* The Republic of Texas *Confederate Navy ? George Washington Inaugural Buttons

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    Great button nice piece of history
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