✅ SOLVED Civil War Eagle button?

RiverRat3

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Found button at a site that has produced everything from colonial era to the Civil War. Never seen a back of the button like this. Wondering possible age. Thanks and happy hunting.
 

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TheCannonballGuy

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It is a civilian-clothing "Fashion" button, an imitation of the actual US Army eagle-button.
Reasons:
1- It has a "self-shank" back. No actual US Army eagle-buttons had a self-shank back.
2- As your photo of it next to a quarter shows, it is larger than a US quarter-dollar coin (24mm in diameter). The largest size of actual US Army eagle-button was 23mm. Your button is at least 26mm, so it is not an actual US Army eagle-button.
 
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Bryanhashemi

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hard to see in the photo but it looks to be an eagle button from the 1890's. indian war button possibly
 
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