Awesome Button with eagle sitting on Cannon ! I'd help

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How old is this military artillery button?
Any info would be greatly appreciated!
Foud in VT @ an old foundation along with this 1897 V nickle.
Thank you for looking.

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You are correct, that is an awesome button!
 
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Cool thanks ..that button looks a little different..my button my be from a little later...?
 

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I really like the military buttons from around this time period. Great find. Congrats.
 

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It's an 1820's to 1830's general use artillery button which means it could have either been a federal or a state militia unit.

These are special buttons to me as one of these was only the second I ever dug up detecting. And out of thousands of buttons I've dug to date, I've only found three so it's far from a common button. Congrats on the very good find!
 
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It's an 1820's to 1830's general use artillery button which means it could have either been a federal or a state militia unit.

Thank you for the info! That's awesome!
 

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Super find!! Really nice horseshoe too!
 

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Outstanding finds- Congrats!
 

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It's an 1820's to 1830's general use artillery button which means it could have either been a federal or a state militia unit.

These are special buttons to me as one of these was only the second I ever dug up detecting. And out of thousands of buttons I've dug to date, I've only found three so it's far from a common button. Congrats on the very good find!


In order to further my education on button identification can you please tell me what reference you used to ID it?
 

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The next time try taking the picture from the end of your driveway.
Just kidding, but do try to get a little closer next time.
Excellent find!
I'm the last one to judge photo quality!
 

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How old is this military artillery button?
Any info would be greatly appreciated!
Foud in VT @ an old foundation along with this 1897 V nickle.
Thank you for looking.

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Nice hunt getting that great looking button, congrats!
 

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In order to further my education on button identification can you please tell me what reference you used to ID it?

nhbenz was the first reference! :laughing7: Seriously, only my second dug button ever so I posted it here as a 'what is it?' on my first ever thread.

There does seem to be conflicting information online as to if the production started around 1808 or in the 1820's. https://www.georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com puts the varieties with the three cannon balls underneath (which this dug one has) in the 1820's to 1830's range. The backmark also seems to conform to the 1820's and 1830's civilian flat button style with the three word, simple font, and incised. The stylistic factors aren't always conclusive, but that's why I would lean towards the 1820's to 1830's date range over the War of 1812 range.
 
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The next time try taking the picture from the end of your driveway.
Just kidding, but do try to get a little closer next time.
Excellent find!
I'm the last one to judge photo quality!

I don't know if you know this or not but you can click on the picture and it will open up a link to a bigger picture, and if you click on that picture you'll get an even bigger picture. And from there you can pinch and zoom to further zoom into the picture. I have 20/20 vision I can clearly see everything. I'm not trying to be an ass just saying
 
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Nice hunt getting that great looking button, congrats!

Cool how did you do that ? ... I'm on an Android tablet and when I upload the pictures are very small unless you click on them.. probably my mobile browser
 

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