Recent content by tormes

  1. More unidentified buttons from Chile

    Hello. Alfredo Herouard established a hat shop in 1828. he worked in Lima and Callao. Also is known as importer of guns, swords ... this advertisement is from Almanaque de Comercio de Lima 1876.
  2. 1738 Patriotic button

    And those 1738 buttons are similar to Detectormoe,s one?
  3. 1738 Patriotic button

    Some experts believe that it was used as a sign of rebellion against the British, others that it was considered a good luck charm by African slaves, but we have to think that this coin (and after the bust/spanish pillar coat of arms) was the first global currency and was legal tender in the USA...
  4. 1738 Patriotic button

    Nice find, it may be #HSD8 in Very curious the figure "8" also the moto PLUS VLTRA is not in a banner wrap ( as it is in coins) but inscribed along the pillar. It is an imitation of 8 reales (see acanthus leaves above columns) but smaller size...
  5. Counterfeit Charles III real or maybe just a button

    Congratulations for those pillar buttons, first of all permit me keep those images. I could add size and weight if you let us know. Also could you confirm if they are pewter or bronze?? About #BOT235 is the only I know with three or two pieces.
  6. Counterfeit Charles III real or maybe just a button

    Hello. Here you have the original post
  7. 1770s Brass Button Mold?

    There is in MID-18TH CENTURY BUTTON MOLD BY JOSIAH MILLER ? Horse Soldier another mold marked "IM", for -Josiah Miller- also from Connecticut; and, a mold for musket balls, also marked "IM" (they attribute to John...
  8. 1770s Brass Button Mold?

    Hi nice find. I refresh this topic. NM may be Nathaniel Miller ( from Connecticut) as Kenosha Kid stated. See Brass Button Mold | Sale Number 2684M, Lot Number 207 | Skinner Auctioneers. It is similar and also marked NM.
  9. On the board for 2016 - Hibernia KG III and Spanish Coin Button

    Nice finds, Steve. Congratulations. You can see more info about these buttons in BOTONISTICA. EXONUMIA , yours is coincident with #BOT217 (number 26), but different stamp. It is curious, although we can find these buttons in Spain, they are not so common (I think) as they are in USA East Cost...
  10. Rev War & not your Typical Counterfeit

    Continuing with this topic, If we check crowns and drawing inside worlds (like a palm ), they are designs very schematic . I post two buttons very similar to those produced by this mould. This design (this mould and buttons I post) I think are the last one of this type of buttons (they are...
  11. Hello from Spain

    Thank you happy to meet you. v.

    Congrats !!! Cross Potent, nice finds. On the big one I can see México City mint mark (M and O above), also assayer mark P, then this mint/assayer/type only can be 2 reales, king Philip IV and although date zone is gone, it must be from 1641 or 1654 (perhaps 1653, 1655 or 1657, but I dont know...
  13. 1725 Crowned Shield PHILIPPUS SPANISH REALE and nice BUTTON

    Nice 2 reales, it is from Seville mint (S) so it has different weight and silver contents than american mints in that years. I attach this table with weights, size and silver contents during Philip V reign. In red square "Moneda Provincial" (those minted in Spain), then this one must be 6,13...
  14. Rev War & not your Typical Counterfeit

    Great find!!! :notworthy: This type of buttons are common find trough all the east coast (as I can read in this forum) , also in Mexico, and scarcely in Spain. This mould confirms that they were (al least) made in east coast colonies or early United States. I am researching about it and this...
  15. 1725 Cut 2 Reales

    Nice pistareen ( in that link we can download an interesting article about them. I am not sure if it is counterfeit or not, anyway I think is from 1725, king Philip V, mint Seville -S- (pistareen coins were minted in Spain mainland with...