🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Eagle button

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Can anyone tell me what eagle button this is? it is 15mm. I have never seen one with 12 stars above the eagle's head. I have been told it may be from a kepi and from the 1970-1900 time period but I can't find another one like it.

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Can anyone tell me what eagle button this is? it is 15mm. I have never seen one with 12 stars above the eagle's head. I have been told it may be from a kepi and from the 1970-1900 time period but I can't find another one like it.

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I'm not sure, the eagle with "A" thought to stand for artillery. The design looks 1860-1900. But to me back of button looks repaired or possibly a fashion button. I'm no expert, just my thoughts.
 
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I am pretty sure it is a Artillery Button.from later then 1884 from 1808 to about 1884 They used a Eagle with a A in the shield. My book does not go past 1884 on this model button. All the pictures i have with the A on them does not have the 12 stars at your top
 
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I am pretty sure it is a Artillery Button.from later then 1884 from 1808 to about 1884 They used a Eagle with a A in the shield. My book does not go past 1884 on this model button. All the pictures i have with the A on them does not have the 12 stars at your top
I know, the 12 stars are stumping me. I am 99.99% sure it is military and U.S. The back style makes me think 1870-1900 give or take a few years.
 
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I'm not sure, the eagle with "A" thought to stand for artillery. The design looks 1860-1900. But to me back of button looks repaired or possibly a fashion button. I'm no expert, just my thoughts.
It is a tin back button and that back is consistent with the late 1800s time period.
 
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So were the tin back buttons marked with a makers name? I'm just curious & trying to learn a thing or two on them. Thanks.
I am not 100% sure but I don't think any were backmarked. I will try to find an answer and get back to you.
 
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