🔎 UNIDENTIFIED First Flat Button. Back mark? Lemon juice Or Leave it Alone?

USNFLYR

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I can barely see an “A N“ and maybe a “O“ in the opposite side. Maybe “warrANted“?
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Any experts on back marks? Guesses to age? Would lemon juice/ vinegar hurt or help in reading the lettering?

Thanks (as alway)!
 

ticndig

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you can get a close date by construction of the shank . dry rubbing with a tooth pick to clean up back mark , some times the liquid treatments make things worse . click on chart to enlarge. my guess is 1812-1820
 

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Despite it's rough condition congrats on finding your 1st flat button.
 
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