Bonanza of flat buttons, US button and early silver eagle piece ?? Military?

8Reales

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Found an old homesite.
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The oldest stuff is this bunch of flat buttons
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Modern stuff are 4 wheats and a 1941 Jefferson
1943 silver nickel
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Random bits of brass
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Best finds would be this 1830s US flat button that
Was turned into a two eye button. And a piece of
Silver, looks like a heraldic eagle ??
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Military eagle ?
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Rich in Central PA

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Those flat buttons look like late 1700's. Reminds me about a similar site I had that produced lots of flat buttons and eventually started digging colonial coppers and a few early American coins. Please don't give up, keep at it. Nice stuff:icon_thumright:
 

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Productive in the flat button division that's for sure, any of them any maker marks on the backs?
Now the little silver looking eagle (is it?) now that's different looking find. Wonder if anyone will be able to ID what it came off/cut out/part of? Very cool little piece! Well done.:icon_thumright:
 

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That looks like a good day, i know you are going back for more! Great Saves
 

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awesome finds, thanks
 
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Those flat buttons look like late 1700's. Reminds me about a similar site I had that produced lots of flat buttons and eventually started digging colonial coppers and a few early American coins. Please don't give up, keep at it. Nice stuff:icon_thumright:

Definitely going back today
There have to be period coins there
 

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That eagle is interesting...
You are on to something....
Look forward to see what else you discover :)
 
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Productive in the flat button division that's for sure, any of them any maker marks on the backs?
Now the little silver looking eagle (is it?) now that's different looking find. Wonder if anyone will be able to ID what it came off/cut out/part of? Very cool little piece! Well done.:icon_thumright:

The only button with a backmark is US great coat button, the backmark reads “ United States “
Still searching for info on the silver piece
 

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