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    I'm just a old southern field digger

    Nov 2008
    Chowan Co.
    Bounty Hunter Pioneer 2000 White mark 11
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    Relic Hunting


    found this button in a field where I found a few flat buttons and lots of early 1900s silver anybody ever seen one?

    smaller than a dime maybe cuff
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  2. #2
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Fisher F75, XP Deus, Fisher 1270
    12023 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (3)
    Very nice early Navy. Might be War of 1812 era, but I don't have my books at work to confirm.
    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 20
    Half Reals = 32
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars
    Civil War Plates
    VA Militia Cross Belt, CS Tongue, CS Wreath, VMM, US Box, Model 1851 Sword, Militia Plate w/Star

  3. #3

    Feb 2006
    Occupied CSA (Richmond VA)
    White's 6000, Nautilus DMC-1, Minelab
    11274 times
    Relic Hunting
    Your find is a US Navy uniform button, manufactured sometime between 1798 and mid-1813 (when the shield was removed from the emblem). Yours is from the earlier end of that range, because the oval-shaped shield precedes the spade-shape shield. The use of Old English lettering in the backmark strongly indicates it was made in Britain.

    Unfortunately, the Albert button-book shows very-very few cuff buttons, so I was unable to find an exact matchup for your cuff button in that book.
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